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  • 3:11 AM IST

    End of Day 1: Stumps drawn on the opening day of this 2nd Test with India finishing on 264/5. A crucial stand between Hanuma VIhari and Rishabh Pant this, after India lost Kohli and Rahane early in this session.

  • 2:02 AM IST

    OUT! India 202/5: Big wicket, no wait. That’s a huge wicket for West Indies as Virat Kohli departs. Slightly outside off and he nicks his counterpart Jason Holder, who by the way, has picked up his third wicket and bowled like a dream. Century No. 26 will have to wait for the India captain.

  • 1:19 AM IST

    WICKET! Just the kind of start West Indies wanted. A wicket early into the session, Ajinkya Rahane feathers Kemar Roach to wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton, who effects his first dismissal in Tests. India 164/4

  • 12:45 AM IST

    End of the second session: Tea taken in Jamaica with India’s score at 157/3. Virat Kohli has been the star of this session bringing up his 22nd half-century, and putting India back on track after they seemed to be stuttering a bit at 115/3. 85 runs scored with one wicket lost and India would be happy with that. We’ll be back shortly with the final session. Stay tuned!

  • 12:31 AM IST

    FIFTY for Virat Kohli, his 22nd in Tests. He’s batted a lot more fluently in the second session, cracking a couple of boundaries off Shannon Gabriel. He has a wonderful conversion rate. Rahane finding his groove too. India 149/3

  • 11:32 PM IST

    OUT! You just cannot keep Rahkeem Cornwall out of action. He takes his second catch; Holder his second wicket. India lose a well-set Agarwal. Too high and too close to cut and Agarwal nicks it to Cornwall, who once again has no expression on his face. It’s like he does this 7 days a week. Timely strike for West Indies as India are 115/3

  • 11:18 PM IST

    Third Test half-century for Mayank Agarwal. It took him 117 balls but no one would mind. A much-needed knock for India. The ball takes the edge and races through the vacant slip cordon. He needs to build on this. India 110/2

  • 11:10 PM IST

    The 50-run partnership is up between Kohli and Agarwal, and as is India’s 100. Kohli has been a lot more fluent and positive in the second session. Gets a couple of boundaries early. India beginning to build a partnership here. Gabriel is some sort of trouble, maybe it’s his left knee. Pulls up twice during an over.

  • 10:37 PM IST

  • 10:17 PM IST

    Lunch on Day 1: And India are 72/2 in what has been an attritional first session in Jamaica. West Indies have kept India from scoring runs freely but perhaps the biggest moment for them was Rahkeem Cornwall getting that maiden Test wicket. Virat Kohli is batting on 5 off 30, which clearly shows this is not the easiest of surfaces to bat on. Mayank Agarwal has grown in confidence and is batting on 41 off 99. Join us shortly for the second session.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    FIFTY up for India, and these runs have not been easy to come up. Mayank Agarwal has overcome a testing 90 minutes to move to 28 off 60. West Indies have not given any freebies. It’s been a tremendous effort from them to stifle the scoring after Shannon Gabriel leaked a few early.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    WICKET! Maiden wicket for Rahkeem Conrwall, and what a first wicket to get. Cheteshwar Pujara is the man dismissed as he chops the ball to backward point where Shamarth Brooks takes a regulation catch. Right there, India are 46/2 and out walks their skipper Virat Kohli

  • 8:38 PM IST

    GONE! Edged and Taken. India lose KL Rahul for 13 and the score in 32/1. A wicket maiden for Jason Holder to start with. Shannon Gabriel goes off the field, so Holder has to bring himself in the attack. Gets enough bounce for Rahul to just poke at the ball and edge it. Debutant Cornwall at first slip takes the catch at a nice height.

  • 8:33 PM IST

  • 8:25 PM IST

    Five overs gone, India 21 without loss: This is a hard surface, with patches on grass. And as expected, there is plenty of movement off the surface. Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel are moving it vehemently but KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are up to the task. A couple of crisp boundaries from Agarwal already. India looking steady. So far, no repeat of Antigua

  • 7:48 PM IST

    Virat Kohli: It is going to be challenging. I think the first session is going to be tough like Antigua. But the advantage of batting first is you have runs on the board and then you can put pressure on the opposition from thereon. That is exactly what we did in the last game even though they had a couple of partnerships. We were able to strike at the right moment and then gain some momentum by picking 3-4 wickets in a spell. That is pretty much the template we have been playing with. We are pretty happy to bat first. In and out of the breaks we need to be more focused and couple of soft dismissals as well that we need to take care of. The 70-80 run partnerships need to be big ones for you to capitalize on the opposition. The bowling has been outstanding, not much to add there. From the batting point of view there is always something to learn. Same XI as the last game.

  • 7:48 PM IST

    Jason Holder: We are gonna field first. There is bit of grass on the wicket and a bit of moisture as well. Normally there has been moisture here. So we will try to get into India’s middle order early. We have two changes – Rahkeem Cornwall makes his debut and replaces Miguel Cummins. We have one forced change at the last minute, Shai Hope is out and Jahmar Hamilton makes his debut as well. I have told the boys not to focus on the end result. We have to focus on our roles and process. If we can do that the end result will take care of itself. We have to be a lot more disciplined and a lot more patient. We need to spend some time and get through tough periods and hunt in partnerships. I am confident that guys will make things right. The last time we played here Roston Chase got a 5-fer in the second innings. It does offer a bit of spin as the game goes on and he’s (Cornwall) someone who gets a lot of revs on the ball. We expect big things from him.

  • 7:41 PM IST
    India are unchanged!

    India’s Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
  • 7:41 PM IST
    Debut for Rahkeem Cornwall!

    West Indies Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jahmar Hamilton, Rahkeem Cornwall (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
  • 7:33 PM IST

    TOSS: West Indies have won the toss and their skipper Jason Holder has opted to field against India.

  • 10:52 AM IST

  • 10:51 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 of the second Test between India and West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday.

India vs West Indies live cricket score and ball by ball commentary: Pant and Vihari keep India steady after Holder’s brilliance

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 of the second Test between India and West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica on Friday.

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Jasprit Bumrah displayed a new-found ability to swing the red cricket ball both ways as India claimed 60 World Test Championship points in Antigua with a record 318-run win over West Indies in the first Test.

Now on top of the WTC table, Virat Kohli‘s team will believe they can double their tally when they meet West Indies in the second Test starting Friday at Kington’s Sabina Park.

Bumrah recorded the most economical five-wicket haul by an Indian bowler when he ransacked West Indies with 5/7 on what proved the last day in Antigua, with four of victims bowled. Set an improbable target of 419, West Indies were bowled out for 100 in 26.5 overs for their lowest Test innings total against India. So devastating was Bumrah, that two Caribbean fast-bowling legends were prompted to wonder what he would have been like as part of that fabled West Indian quartet of the 1980s.

How does Jason Holder‘s team bounce back from a loss like that?

The West Indies skipper was left searching for words, and has demanded that the batsmen deliver. The problem is, the batting isn’t settled. The opener John Campbell is four Tests old; Shamarh Brooks made his debut in Antigua at the age of 30; Darren Bravo could not buy runs during the World Cup and before that, struggled in the Tests against England; and Shimron Hetmyer has not had a fixed batting spot.

West Indies’ major challenge is to cope with India’s strong pace attack comprising Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.

India themselves will hope that Mayank Agarwal builds on the promise shown during his first two Test matches in Australia, and puts behind him a poor outing in Antigua. His opening partner KL Rahul was left dismayed at two aborted starts, both times out to Roston Chase’s offspin, and will need a strong Test at Sabina Park to convince that he belongs in that role.

With rain expected on days one and four of the second Test, this match is set to be somewhat hampered.