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.

  • 12:43 AM IST

    Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are getting a move on here. India nearing 170.

  • 12:34 AM IST

    FOUR! Hanuma Vihari was squared up by Miguel Cummins. But the ball races past the boundary rope. 150 up for India.

  • 12:31 AM IST
    FOUR! Chase errs and Rahane cashes in. Short and drifting down the leg side. Rahane makes sure the ball beats the short fine-leg. India 146/4.
  • 12:10 AM IST

    Some good news coming in from Antigua. The play to resume at 00.25 AM IST.

  • 11:45 PM IST

    RAIN STOPS PLAY! The players and umpires have left the field. India 134/5 after 47.2 overs.

  • 11:37 PM IST

    FIFTY! Ajinkya Rahane brings up his 18th Test half-century. Timely knock with the team in trouble.

  • 11:20 PM IST
    Chance goes down. Rahane gets a reprieve. Tries to clear mid-on but mistimes. Cummins fails to hang on to the ball. Could have been Chase’s second wicket.
  • 11:05 PM IST

    FOUR! Well controlled from Rahane. Holder bowls one short but Rahane lets the ball to come to him and then just guides past the slip cordon. Hundred up for India.

  • 10:50 PM IST

    OUT! A wicket out of nowhere. Rahul throws it away. Chase bowls one down the leg side and Rahul edges it. He departs for 44.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    Time for some spin. Roston Chase into the attack. India 93/2 after 34 overs.

  • 10:38 PM IST
    SHOT! FOUR! Delightfully driven through the covers, Rahul moves to 44. India into 90s.
  • 10:26 PM IST

    29 overs gone, India 85/3. Rahul batting on 40, Rahane on 24. India will need these to put up a big partnership. Rahane looking decisive in his footwork.

  • 10:25 PM IST

    IT’S LUNCH! West Indies’ session as they have scalped three wickets. KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane have added 43 runs together to take India to 68/3.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    Second four for Rahane. Gabriel goes short but the Indian vice-captain does well to control his pull. India move past 60. Rahane on 10.

  • 8:57 PM IST

    Fifty up for India after 19 overs. KL Rahul has taken a few blows but he has managed to stay put. He is batting on 27, Rahane is on 2.

  • 8:45 PM IST
    INJURY UPDATE: Dowrich was ruled out with an ankle injury so Hopie had to glove them today. Jahmar Hamilton and Chemar Holder have also been called into the squad as cover, tweets Cricket West Indies.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    KL Rahul is getting a move on. Two fours in space of three balls off Miguel Cummins. India 44/3.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    10 overs gone, India 32/3. KL Rahul batting on 11 and Ajinkya Rahane is yet to open his account.

  • 8:03 PM IST
    GONE! OUT! Gabriel gets the big wicket. Virat Kohli departs for nine. India three down. Shamarh Brooks, on debut, takes the catch. Two quick bouncers set this wicket up. Gabriel throws one wide and Kohli plays at it. India in tatters in Antigua.

  • 7:57 PM IST

    FOUR! Second four for Virat Kohli as he moves to nine off eight balls. He looks in control and India will need him to bat long after losing two early wickets. India 20/2.

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