Ravindra Jadeja scored 58 as India manged to post 297 runs on the board in the first Test against West Indies. @AFP

Ravindra Jadeja went on to score 58 before West Indies bowled out India for 297 on Day two of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua on Friday.

India lost Rishabh Pant early on Day two. Pant perished in the third over of the morning as India resumed second day s play at 203/6. The wicketkeeper-batsman could only add four runs to his overnight score and got out off Kemar Roach s bowling.

But Jadeja and Ishant Sharma denied West indies any immediate success as the two put up a 60-run partnership. While West Indies pacers managed to test Ishant and Jadeja on a few occasions, the two stayed put to bring up a fifty-run stand, taking India past 250-run mark. Although Jadeja did not opt for an all-out attack approach, he cashed in whenever there was any opportunity to get some runs.


However, their stand was broken as Shannon Gabriel dismissed the Indian pacer for 19. Mohammed Shami fell soon after as Roston Chase scalped his second wicket, removing Shami for a duck.

India were nine down with Shami’s fall and Jadeja then opened his shoulders and on his way, brought up his fifty. While India could not go past 300-run mark, the pair of Jadeja and Bumrah added 29 runs for the last wicket, taking India to 297.

While Roach was the pick of the West Indies bowlers and returned with four wickets, Shannon Gabriel scalped three wickets.

Brief scores: India 297 all out (Ajinkya Rahane 81, Ravindra Jadeja 58; Kemar Roach 4/66) vs West Indies