Ishant Sharma led India’s charge as the visitors bowled out West indies for 222, securing a 75-run lead. @AFP

Jason Holder scored 39 while Miguel Cummins played out 45 dot balls but West Indies, who resumed play on Day three at the overnight score of 189/8, were bowled out for 222 as India secured a 75-run lead in the first innings of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua on Saturday.

At lunch on day three, India were 14/0, with Mayank Agarwal batting on 8 and KL Rahul unbeaten on 6 and have now taken a 89-run lead with all the wickets in hand.

Holder was going to be a key wicket for India and the West Indian skipper did his bit to deny India early success with Cummins giving a solid company from the other end. The two added 41 runs before Mohammed Shami broke the partnership, dismissing Holder. Rishabh Pant took the catch as Holder tried to run one down to the third man.

Ravindra Jadeja then made sure that Shannon Gabriel and Cummins did not trouble India with quick runs as he ended Cummins stay in the middle, disturbing the timber to help India secure a 75-run lead.


Ishant Sharma was India’s most successful bowler and returned with the figures of 5/43. While Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami scalped two wickets each, Jasprit Bumrah got one wicket.

Earlier, on day two Ishant ran riot on second day, scalping five wickets to derail the West Indies’ innings. The Indian pacer dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Kemar Roach to complete his ninth five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Put in to bat, India were left in a spot of bother, being reduced to 25/3. But the visitors managed to score 297, with Ajinkya Rahane scoring 81 and Jadeja scoring 58.

Brief scores: India 297 all out (Ajinkya Rahane 81, Ravindra Jadeja 58; Kemar Roach 4/66) vs West Indies 222 all out (Roston Chase 48, Jason Holder 39; Ishant Sharma 5/43)