India vs West Indies 1st Test: India dominate on Day 2, knock West Indies off balance

India take on West Indies on Day 2 of the 1st Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Friday. 

India vs West Indies 1st Test: India dominate on Day 2, knock West Indies off balance
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India outperformed West Indies on Day 2 of the 1st Test and look set to another comprehensive win at home. India first piled up a mammoth first innings score of 649 runs at Tea and wrecked the Windies’ batting line-up, reducing the latter to 94/6 at stumps on Friday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. 

Follow the highlights from Day 2:

Brief score: 

*West Indies 1st innings 94/6 (29): Roston Chase 27* (38) / Mohammed Shami 2/11. 

*India 1st innings 649/9 (d) (149.5): Virat Kohli 139 (230), Prithvi Shaw 134 (154) / Devendra Bishoo 4/217. 

# Stumps!! 

# West Indies 74/6!

# Wicket!! Kuldeep Yadav skids the ball between Dowrich's (10) bat and pad to knock the top of off-stump. West Indies in trouble. 

India have been clinical with the ball. Shami got India off to a great start. He got the better of both the Windies openers Kraigg Brathwaite (2) and Kieran Powell (1) in successive overs to trigger a collapse. The middle-order comprising of Shai Hope (10), Shimron Hetmyer (10) and Sunil Ambris (12) failed to put up a fight and fell to the probing Indian bowlers. India, on the other hand, look to wrap up the Indies' innings before the end of day's play. West Indies 61/5 after 22 overs.  

# Shane Dowrich is in at number seven. 

# Wicket!!  Jadeja joins the party. He dismisses Ambris with his first delivery. Ambris, in an attempt to hit Jadeja over the 30-yard circle, edges a catch Ajinkya Rahane at first-slip. West Indies 49/5!

# Roston Chase is in at number six. 

# Wicket!! A huge misunderstanding between Hetmyer and Ambris as Hetmyer fall short of his crease. West Indies 34/4!!

Sunil Ambris is in at number five. 

# Wicket!! Ravichandran Ashwin cleans up Shai Hope with a straighter one. What a delivery. West Indies 21/3!

# Shimron Hetmyer is in at number four. 

# Wicket!! Shami on fire. He gets the ball to nip back to trap K Powell plumb on the front. West Indies 7/2! 

# Shai Hope is in at number three!

# Wicket!! Mohammed Shami knocks Kraigg Brathwaite's stumps with a peach of a delivery. What a start!! West Indies 2/1!

# Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell open the innings for West Indies. 

#India dominated a pale West Indies bowling attack to pile up 649 runs at Tea on Day 2. This is India’s highest score against West Indies, surpassing their previous best of 645/9 in Kanpur (1979). The Indian innings saw three centuries, Virat Kohli (139 off 230), Prithvi Shaw (134 off 154) and Ravindra Jadeja (100 off 132), and half-centuries from Rishabh Pant 92 (84) and Cheteshwar Pujara 86 (130). India will now look to pick up early wickets against West Indies, who have an uphill task ahead.  

# Tea-break!!

# That's it! India have declared at 649/9!

 

 

 

 

# Century!! Ravindra Jadeja brings up his maiden Test century in 132 balls. 

# Wicket!! Umesh Yadav's carnage comes to an end as he skies Kraigg Brathwaite's pitched-up delivery straight to Sherman Lewis at long-off. India 626/9!

# 600-up for India!!

# Half-century! Ravindra Jadeja brings up his 10th Test half-century in 87 balls. 

# Wicket!! Devendra Bishoo strikes again. He traps Kuldeep Yadav plumb on the front. India 571/8!

# Wicket!! Devendra Bishoo gets the better of Ravichandran Ashwin with a flighted delivery. India 545/7!

# Wicket!! Virat Kohli attempts to clear Sherman Lewis over the on-side but ends up handing a catch to Devendra Bishoo at mid-on. Virat Kohli departs for 139 (230), India 534/6!

# 1,000 Test runs for Virat Kohli in 2018. He reaches the 1,000-run mark in a calendar year for the third successive time. He hit 1,059 runs (five 100s) in 16 innings in 2017 with an average of 75.64 and 1,215 in 2016 (four 100s) in 18 innings. He becomes only Indian player and captain to score 1000+ Test runs in three successive calendar years.

 

 

# Play resumes!

# Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Risabh Pant added 142 runs to India's overnight score. Both the batsmen dominated the West Indies bowlers, scoring at 4.29 runs per over. Virat Kohli scored his 24th Test century while Risabh Pant fell 8 runs short of his second hundred in Tests. India, at 506/5, are in the driver's seat in the first Test. They would look to score another 100 runs in the second session and may put West Indies to bat at the fag end of the day. India 506/5! 

# Lunch-break!

# 500-up for India. 

# Ravindra Jadeja is in at number seven. 

# Wicket!! Rishabh Pant falls short of his second-Test century. He attempts to smash Devendra Bishoo's tossed up delivery over the leg side but ends up edging a catch to K Paul at point. Rishabh Pant 92 (84), India 470/4 after 108 overs.  

# Century!! Indian skipper Virat Kohli brings up his 24th Test century, his fourth in 2018 and 17th as a captain. 

Half-century!! Risabh Pant brings up his half-century in style.

# Kohli reaches 3000 Test runs in India. He has taken 53 innings to do so. 

# Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant start the proceedings for India. 

# India 364/4

 

 

After a remarkable Day 1, the Indian batsmen will look to add on to their overnight score of 364/4 on the second day. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, batting at 72 (137), and Rishabh Pant (17) will try and push India to a 500+ score and put their side on the driver’s seat. 

Earlier on Day 1, 18-year-old debutant Prithvi Shaw stole the show with his scintillating 99-ball century. The ton saw him break several records and join a list of elite players. Shaw scored 134 runs off 154 balls and shared a 206-run with Cheteshwar Pujara (86) for the second-wicket, steering India to a rocker of a start. 

The West Indies bowlers, however, had a lackluster day. They failed to trouble the Indian batsmen and leaked runs at an alarming rate, allowing India to their highest score against West Indies in a Day’s play (364).

Playing XI: 

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite(Captain), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(WK), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel.

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