Prithvi Shaw scored a century on Test debut in the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot. @ AFP
Prithvi Shaw scored a century on Test debut in the first Test against West Indies at Rajkot. @ AFP

Boy wonder Prithvi Shaw’s century on Test debut set the tone for a thumping innings and 272-run victory against the West Indies in the first Test at Rajkot, but for the second fixture at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad that begins on Friday, the West Indies have their plans in place to stem the run flow.

“I am sure our guys would have learnt quickly from what happened in the first Test. W will know some of the strengths of the young Shaw, who really took us apart early in the game. I am sure we will learn from our mistakes in the first game and move on smartly in the second game,” West Indies allrounder Roston Chase said on Thursday.

“We had a long chat after the first Test and came up with some plans. We discussed how we are looking to bowl at him in the second Test along with some of the other batters. I can’t obviously discuss our plans in the conference. I think we have a better idea of what we are looking to do against him.”

West Indies will be reinforced with experienced pacers in Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder. “It’s always good to have the captain back. I am not sure what the line-up will be for the next match. Can’t really say who is playing, but it’s really good to have Kemar Roach back, a very senior player and brings a lot of experience to the team. So yeah, it’s good to have both of them back,” Chase said.

The visitors were thoroughly outclassed in all departments at Rajkot, and lacked gumption for a fightback. Chase explained what went wrong. “Firstly, India scored 600-odd runs. It was always going to be a hard task for us to comeback and surpass that score. I thought that on the first afternoon that we batted, guys were a bit tired having fielded so many overs. But after that, I thought we didn’t really apply ourselves on the pitch.

“We didn’t really mix the aggression with defence and weren’t really in control of some of the shots that we were playing. We attacked early and then when they set the field back, I thought that’s where we struggled after they took away our boundary options. I thought we didn’t really rotate the strike as well as we should, and that was what really led to our downfall.”