Live Updates

  • 5:06 PM IST

    Stumps on Day 1: India finish at 364/4 in 89 overs with captain Virat Kohli on 72* and Rishabh Pant on 17*. 10 runs from the final over of the day with Rishabh Pant hitting a six off Shannon Gabriel – the first of the day.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    350 up for India now

  • 4:43 PM IST

    New ball has been taken. Shannon Gabriel is back into the attack

  • 4:40 PM IST

    Birthday boy Rishabh Pant is the new man in. He turns 21 today

  • 4:36 PM IST

    WICKET! Roston Chase is celebrating. The umpire also raises his finger having given Ajinkya Rahane out caught behind on 41. Rahane seems unhappy. He reviews. But to no avail. UltraEdge shows a spike. India 337/4 in 83.3 overs

  • 4:30 PM IST

    100-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket now. Spinners in operation from both the ends now

  • 4:18 PM IST

    Now, the West Indies captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, himself comes into the attack. Batting legend Rahul Dravid was Brathwaite’s maiden Test wicket.

  • 4:10 PM IST

    FIFTY no. 20 for Virat Kohli in Test cricket – reaches the milestone with a couple. He has struck just two fours so far in his innings.

  • 3:56 PM IST

    With a triple, Virat Kohli takes India to 302/3 in 72.4 overs. The partnership between Kohli and Rahane is now worth 70 runs.

  • 3:53 PM IST

    India have maintained a scoring rate of four an over. They are nearing 300 now with Kohli and Rahane looking well settled.

Kohli Brathwaitte

Hello and welcome to our live coverage from the Day 1 of the first Test between India and West Indies to be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

Preview

Selection choices will be the talking point for both teams when India take on West Indies in the first Test in Rajkot from October 4, a venue known for being notoriously batsmen-friendly.

India, ranked No 1 in Tests, are coming off successive overseas series defeats and the look of their squad for the two-Test series versus West Indies is significantly different with Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik and Karun Nair dropped, Ishant Sharma out injured and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah rested. A very demanding four Tests lie ahead in Australia, and after the batting failures in England – where Virat Kohli’s team lost four of five Tests – there is a desperate need to address this issue. How India can gain for Australia with two matches against West Indies is debatable, but the fact that fresh faces have been added to their squad indicates that places are up for grabs. Click to read more

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