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.

  • 3:46 PM IST

    Roston Chase is back into the attack now. His first spell reads: 6-0-39-0. Six runs from it including an edge past the ‘keeper for a four.

  • 3:44 PM IST

  • 3:22 PM IST

    First boundary for Ajinkya Rahane (13*). He’s coming off a forgettable tour of England where he managed just one half-century. Looks to be settling now. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has been as fluent as ever, moving to 29 off 55.

  • 2:57 PM IST

    Indian total has gone past the 250-run mark. Virat Kohli (21*) and Ajinkya Rahane (6*) are settling in. Spin in Devendra Bishoo and pace in Shannon Gabriel in operation currently.

  • 2:55 PM IST

    ‘Looks like India have another superstar’

  • 2:31 PM IST

    Welcome back the the third and final session of Day 1. And Virat Kohli starts the session with a four straight down the ground. Score 236/3

  • 2:20 PM IST
    Tea report: Prithvi Shaw’s record hundred hurts West Indies

  • 2:11 PM IST

    TEA ON DAY 2: India 232/3 in 51 overs. 99 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the session. Shaw was the star of the show hitting a century on debut. He scored 134 before being out. Kohli 4*, Rahane 0*

  • 2:08 PM IST

    Prithvi Shaw’s debut innings ends on 134 – caught and bowled by Devendro Bishoo. A soft dismissal to bring to an end a memorable knock from the teenage debutant. Score 232/2 in 50.2 overs

  • 2:00 PM IST

    The scoring rate has gone down a bit since Pujara’s dismissal. But India in full control of the proceedings. If West Indies can manage a couple of wickets here, they will be right back in the contest. So far, they have looked completely out of sorts. Although, the pitch is as flat as it gets.

  • 1:56 PM IST

    India captain Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a single off the 10th ball faced. India 219/2 in 47.3 overs

  • 1:22 PM IST

    Boundary no. 30 of the day, one that brings up the 200 for India, in the 41st over. The partnership between Pujara and Shaw has stretched to 198. This seems to be the beginning of a long day ahead for West Indies.

  • 1:05 PM IST
    Shaw becomes youngest Indian to hit century on Test debut

    READ: https://www.cricketcountry.com/?p=752151

  • 1:04 PM IST

    Five bowlers have been used by West Indies so far. None has been able to impress so far. Just one wicket – to Shannon Gabriel in the first over. Following that, it has been a one-way traffic with Prithvi Shaw grabbing the headlines.

  • 12:43 PM IST

    HUNDRED ON TEST DEBUT FOR PRITHVI SHAW! He reaches there with a couple off 99 deliveries. He’s the youngest Indian to hit a century on Test debut – and the fourth youngest overall to do so.

  • 12:37 PM IST

    Shaw moves to 97* with his 15th four. Score 170/1

  • 12:24 PM IST

    Another expensive over from Bishoo as he concedes two fours. Prithvi Shaw enters the 90s and is currently on 91 off 88.

  • 12:24 PM IST

    150 up for India – With a four through midwicket region, Cheteshwar Pujara brings up the 150 for India.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    Welcome back. Shaw gets going with consecutive boundaries off Bishoo after lunch. A sweep and a crash wide of mid-on. Beautiful batting. Shaw moves to 84. Nine runs off the first over after lunch.

  • 11:57 AM IST

    Prithvi Shaw’s record debut fifty leads India’s dominance

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