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  • 4:38 PM IST

    STUMPS! What a day it has been for India. After piling on 649/9d, they have left West Indies in tatters after reducing them to 94/6 in 29 overs. The visitors are currently trailing by 555 runs with the hosts eyeing a massive first innings lead.

  • 4:32 PM IST

    Keemo Paul (13*) has decided he’s going to have fun. He has clattered a six and four off successive deliveries of Kuldeep Yadav. WI 92/6 in 28 overs, trail by 557 runs

  • 4:21 PM IST

  • 4:17 PM IST

    Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich have added 20 runs for the sixth wicket and are currently facing two left-arm spinners in Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. Score 69/5 in 24 overs

  • 3:56 PM IST

    WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja is laughing. He’s having that sort of a day. A maiden hundred, a funny run out and now a wicket off his first delivery of the match. Sunil Ambris gets an outside edge to be caught by Ajinkya Rahane at first slip on 12. Score 49/5 in 16.1 overs

  • 3:35 PM IST

    WICKET! This is just absolute chaos from both the teams. Sunil Ambris plays one to mid-on and calls for a quick single but then backtracks. However, Shimron Hetmyer is quick off the blocks and both the batsmen are at the same end now. Meanwhile, Jadeja picks up the ball and ambles towards the non-striker’s end, taking his own sweet time. And he fails to spot Hetmyer who has made a late dash to save himself. Jadeja spots it in just the nick of time and breaks the bails. Hetmyer scored 10. Score 32/4 in 10.5 overs

  • 3:22 PM IST

    WICKET! It takes just eight deliveries for Ravichandran Ashwin to make an impact. The ball skips past Shai Hope to crash on the off stump. He scored 10. Score 21/3 in 9.2 overs

  • 3:11 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami has walked off the field. First over of spin from India – R Ashwin to bowl his first over

  • 2:58 PM IST

    WICKET! Mohammed Shami pins Kieron Powell in front on 1 and umpire raises his finger. After a brief discussion with Shai Hope, Powell goes for the review. But it’s all reds and he has to walk back on 1. Score 7/2, trial India by 642

  • 2:47 PM IST

    WICKET! Off-stump goes for a walk as Kraigg Brathwaite is bowled by Mohammed Shami on 2. Brilliant from Shami. The third umpire checks for a no-ball, it’s close but the decision goes in favour of the bowler. West Indies 2/1

  • 2:42 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav are the two new-ball bowlers for India. West Indies 2/0, trail India by 647 runs

  • 2:36 PM IST
    Tea report: Kohli, Jadeja hundreds flatten West Indies

  • 2:34 PM IST

    Welcome back for the third and final session of Day 2! The Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, walks out to the middle. And out come the two West Indies openers – Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell

  • 2:13 PM IST

    India declare at 649/9 in 149.5 overs with Ravindra Jadeja remaining unbeaten on 100 off 132

  • 2:12 PM IST

  • 1:55 PM IST

    WICKET! Umesh Yadav out on 22 off 24. A half-tracker from Kraigg Brathwaite and Umesh flat-bats it straight into the hands of Sherman Lewis at long-off. India 626/9 in 144 overs

  • 1:42 PM IST

    600 up for India. Ravindra Jadeja has shifted gears since reaching his half-century. He takes India to 604/8 with a six off Devendra Bishoo

  • 1:34 PM IST

  • 1:29 PM IST

    WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav out lbw on 12. Leg-break from Devendra Bishoo and Kuldeep has been pinned in front. India 571/8 in 136.5 overs

  • 1:10 PM IST

    Kohli is first Indian batsman to 1000 Test runs in three straight years

  • 1:01 PM IST

    550 up for India in 129.2 over: With an edge going past a diving keeper for a four, Ravindra Jadeja takes India’s total to 553/7

  • 12:56 PM IST

    WICKET! Ashwin out on 7. Turn and bounce for Devendra Bishoo as he induces an edge from Ashwin to have him out caught behind. India 545/7 in 128.1 overs

  • 12:45 PM IST

    Ravichandran Ashwin is the new man in the middle. He has an outstanding record against West Indies – all four of his Test centuries have been scored against them!

  • 12:36 PM IST

    WICKET! Virat Kohli out on 139. A miscued shot from the India captain as he looks to go over mid-off but the bat rolls in his hands and the ball balloons to mid-on where he’s caught by Devendra Bishoo. Wicket no. 2 for Sherman Lewis. India 534/6

  • 12:31 PM IST

    Back-to-back fours to Virat Kohli as he sweeps and whips Devendra Bishoo to reach 139 off 229. India 529/5 in 123 overs.

  • 12:29 PM IST

    Fifty-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja

  • 12:18 PM IST

    1000 Test runs for Virat Kohli in 2018. With a sumptous boundary, Kohli becomes the first player in 2018 to go past the 1000-run mark

  • 12:12 PM IST

    Welcome back! Four sessions have gone India’s way so far in Rajkot. West Indies need wickets and in quick time. Kohli and Jadeja are the two unbeaten batsmen. Devendra Bishoo will kickstart the proceedings for West Indies.

  • 11:44 AM IST

india vs west indies 1st Test

Hello everyone! We’re back with our coverage from the India vs West Indies 1st Test in Rajkot. After a dominating display on Day 1, India will be hoping to continue to pile on the runs on the second day as well with well-set captain Virat Kohli and the big-hitting Rishabh Pant still unbeaten.

 

Here’s a brief recap of the first day’s play

A century on Ranji Trophy debut. A century on Duleep Trophy debut. A century on Test debut.

Prithvi Shaw, the youngest specialist Indian batsman to be handed a Test debut since Sachin Tendulkar in 1989, looked utterly at ease in his first innings at international level as his 134 off 154 balls laid the foundation for a total of 364/4 on day one of the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot.

Contributing to India’s domination were Cheteshwar Pujara with 86 in a second-wicket partnership of 206 with Shaw, and Virat Kohli with an unbeaten 72 as a threadbare West Indies attack – already without Kemar Roach, they lost skipper Jason Holder before the toss – was punished on a very good batting track. Click here to read more