Live Updates

  • 2:36 AM IST

    IT’S STUMPS! Wet outfield delayed the start and now the rain has ended the proceedings earlier than the scheduled close of play. India 203/6 at stumps.

  • 2:22 AM IST
    Ooops, the rain has returned. The umpires are rushing back from the ground. The ground staff is getting the covers back onto the ground.
  • 2:18 AM IST

    The rain has stopped. The covers are taken off. Resumption of play likely to take place soon.

  • 2:11 AM IST

    Rain stops play in Antigua. India 203/6, Pant batting on 20, Jadeja on 3.

  • 1:53 AM IST

    FOUR! Toss up delivery from Roston Chase and Rishabh Pant makes full use of that. The ball moves past the long-off boundary rope. 200 up for India.

  • 1:44 AM IST

    Jason Holder returns into the attack. India 190/6 after 63 overs.

  • 1:29 AM IST
    GONE! SIX DOWN! Rahane drags one back onto the stumps. He departs for 81. Gabriel gets his second wicket.
  • 1:07 AM IST

    FOUR! Full toss and onto the pads and Rishabh Pant gets off the mark. India move past 180.

  • 12:58 AM IST

    WICKET! India five down. Kemar Roach gets his third wicket. Hanuma Vihari departs for 32 as Shai Hope takes a good low catch. India 175/5.

  • 12:54 AM IST

    54 overs gone, India 174/4. Ajinkya Rahane batting on 75, Hanuma Vihari on 32.

Highlights, India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day one: Ajinkya Rahane guides India to 203/6

India vs West Indies live cricket score and ball by ball commentary, IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 1, live score at Antigua

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the day one of the first Test between India and West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua on Thursday.

IND vs WI Match Preview

The first Test between India and West Indies starting Thursday in Antigua is the opening match for both teams in the new ICC World Test Championship, which began August 1 with the Ashes series in England.

Virat Kohli‘s team, ranked No 1 in Tests, resume playing the five-day format for the first time since January when it clinched a historic 2-1 Test series win on Australian soil.

(READ: India World Test Championship schedule: All you need to know)

There are a few members of India’s Test squad who are nearing statistical milestones.

Kohli is two wins away from surpassing MS Dhoni to become India’s most successful Test captain. With 26 wins in 46 matches, Kohli is second to Dhoni who led India to 27 victories in 60 Tests. Should India win both the matches against West Indies, Kohli will go past Dhoni’s tally.

(READ: Test cricket has gone up two-fold: Virat Kohli)

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja needs eight wickets to complete the mark of 200 in Tests. He has 192 wickets from 41 Tests, and if he gets eight more, Jadeja will become the tenth Indian bowler to 200. If he manages eight in the first Test, Jadeja will become the second-fastest Indian bowler to get to 200 after R Ashwin.

Ashwin, 32, has 342 wickets from 65 Tests. If he gets to 350, he will become the fourth Indian bowler to do so. Only Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh have crossed 350

Editorial team of CricketCountry.