Kemar Roach set the ball rolling as West Indies pushed India on the backfoot on Day one of the first Test. @AFP

Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel turned out to be too hot to handle as West Indies reduced India to 68/3 at lunch on Day one of the first Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua on Thursday.

At the lunch break, KL Rahul was batting on 37 while vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on 10 as the two added an unbeaten 43-run partnership.

Electing to bowl after a delayed start due to the wet outfield, West Indies set the ball rolling as Roach tested both Indian openers Mayank Agarwal and Rahul. While Rahul managed to stay put, Roach s burst saw Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara back in the dressing room in the same over.


Agarwal perished for five as West Indies opted for a review to overturn the on-field decision. Pujara was the next man to get out as he pushed at an away-going delivery and Shai Hope took his second catch of the match.

However, it was Gabriel, who scalped the big wicket as he dismissed Virat Kohli in the eighth over to give the home team their third breakthrough of the morning. The West Indian pacer set Kohli up, bowling two sharp bouncers. While the Indian skipper managed to tackle them, he threw his hands at a wide delivery that followed the bouncers and perished as Shamarh Brooks, making his debut, took the catch.

Brief scores: India 68/3 (KL Rahul 37*; Kemar Roach 2/12, Shannon Gabriel 1/26) vs West Indies