CALCUTTA Dec. 27, Reuter: Centuries by Gus Logie and Carl Hooper built on the solid foundation laid by Gordon Greenidge as the West Indies amassed 530 for five declared on the second day of the third cricket test against India on Sunday.
Although Greenidge added only eight to his overnight 133 before snicking a delivery from Kapil Dev to wicketkeeper Kiran More, Logie made 101, his second test century, and Hooper completed his maiden 100.
India, one down in the four match series, was 20 without loss in their first innings by the close.
Greenidhe looked jaded when he and Captain Viv Richards resumed at 263 for two. The opener struck 14 boundaries in a 265ball stay.
Richards hit two exquisitely timed boundaries off successive deliveries from medium pacer Chetan Sharma before falling to the same bowler on the third ball of that over.
His first four was a square cut, the second a cover drive and the third a mis-hook which went straight to Kapil Dev at long leg, He hit eight fours in his 68.
Logie took up the Gauntlet and sparked in a fifth wicket stand of 169 with Hooper which delighted a 45,000 holiday crowd.
Logie hit 15 fours off 136 deliveries, his second test century, before he was caught and bowled by left arm spinner Maninder Singh, It was Singh’s only wicket for 111 runs.
His dismissal set the stage for another superb partnership between Hooper and Jeff Dujon, who was outshone by his less experienced partner. HooPer hit three sixes and seven fours in his unbeaten innings. Dujon contributed 40 not out.
Article extracted from this publication >> January 1, 1988