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Ind vs WI, 1st Test Day 2: Dominant day for hosts as Windies restricted to 94-6

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: October 5, 2018 | Updated on: October 5, 2018

Score: West Indies 94/6, Keemo Paul 13*, Roston Chase 27*; Mohammed Shami 2/11, Ravindra Jadeja 1/9, trail India by 555 runs.

Virat Kohli slammed hisa 24th Test ton, whereas Rishab Pant was dismissed for 92 runs. (Photo: AP)

Virat Kohli slammed hisa 24th Test ton, whereas Rishab Pant was dismissed for 92 runs. (Photo: AP)

Rajkot: After a memorable run with the bat, India continued their dominance as they restricted West Indies to 94-6 on Day two of the first Test here.

India had earlier declared at 649-9, thanks to centuries from Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja.

Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets during the Windies innings, whereas Ashwin, Jadeja and Kuldeep scalped one wicket each.

Roston Chase has been the top-scorer for the visitors so far, who is unbeaten on 27 runs. Keemo Paul is the other batsman, who is batting on 13 runs.

West Indies 74-6 after 25.2 overs

WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav clean bowls Shane Dowrich, who is dismissed for 10 runs.

West Indies 49-5 after 16.1 overs

WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strikes as he sees off Sunil Ambris for 12 runs.

West Indies 32-4 after 11.5 overs

WICKET! Shimron Hetmyer is run-out by Ravindra Jadeja for just 10 runs.

West Indies 21-3 after 9.2 overs

WICKET! Shai Hope is clean bowled by Ashwin as the Windies lose their third wicket.

West Indies 7-2 after 4.1 overs

WICKET! Kieran Powell is struck lbw as Shami strikes again, and Windies are already in trouble.

West Indies 2-1 in 2.2 overs

BOWLED 'EM! Shami cleans up Kraigg Brathwaite after the batsman gets a huge gap between bat and pad

India innings

India declared at 649-9 as Ravindra Jadeja scored his maiden Test century. Kohli (139 runs) and Prithvi Shaw (134 runs) were the other centurions for India. Rishab Pant (92) and Cheteshwar Pujara (86) came close to scoring centuries but fell short.

Devendra Bishoo was the top wicket-taker for West Indies, with four wickets.

India 626-9 after 144 overs

WICKET! Umesh Yadav dismissed for 22 runs by Kraig Brathwaite. 

India 571-8 after 136.5 overs

WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav is dismissed for 12 runs by Devendra Bishoo as he is struck leg before wicket.

India 545-7 after 128.1 overs

WICKET! Devendra Bishoo gets rid of R Ashwin as he is caught behind by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.

'India 534-6 after 123.4 overs

WICKET! Sherman Lewis gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli, who is dismissed for 139 runs.

India 510-5 after 119.1 overs

MASTERCLASS! Virat Kohli goes past 1000 Test runs in 2018, the third time he has crossed that in a calendar year.

Lunch break report

Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 120 runs as he slammed his 24th Test ton to guide India to 506-5 at lunch on Day two of the first Test against West Indies.

However, Rishab Pant was dismissed for 92 by Devendra Bishoo.

Ravindra Jadeja is Kohli’s current batting partner, who is unbeaten on 19 runs.

India 470-5 after 108.1 overs

WICKET! Rishab Pant misses out on his second Test ton as he is seen off for 92 runs by Devendra Bishoo as Keemo Paul takes a catch at backward point.

India 463-4 after 106.2 overs

HUNDRED! Virat Kohli slams his 24th Test ton as India continue to dominate. How much more will India score?


While Virat Kohli will hold the key, India will also want their lower order to come good as they target a big first-innings score on Day two of the first Test against West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. 

It was a long day for West Indian bowlers on the field as the Indian batsmen opened a run-fest posting 364/4 at the stumps after the hosts elected to bat on the opening day of the first test, here on Thursday.

Teen prodigy Prithvi Shaw slammed a scintillating ton becoming second-youngest Indian Test centurion after Sachin Tendulkar. Shannon Gabriel took advantage of the prodigious green track which gave bowlers an edge dismissing opener KL Rahul for a duck in the first over. Rahul reviewed the decision only to lose his wicket to Shannon and a review.

What ensued after the dismissal of Rahul will go down in the history books. Shaw reached his hundred off just 99 balls to surpass the record of Abbas Ali Baig. The opener also became the fourth youngest player of all time to hit a debut ton.

He along with Cheteshwar Pujara together stitched a 206-run stand for the second wicket. But, Sherman Lewis managed to get the much-needed breakthrough as Pujara edged one to the bowler for a well-made 86 when India's score had surpassed the 200-run mark.

Shaw, was unrelenting and played an innings that delivered on everything that was expected of him - adventurous, calm strokeplay. On the contrary, his dismissal was soft. He handed a return catch to Devendra Bishoo and departed after a prolific 134 off just 154 balls when the Indian scorecard read 232/3.

Subsequently, skipper Virat Kohli Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane built on it with a century stand, but only one of them made it to stumps. Rahane tried to cut a Roston Chase's delivery skidding away from him and in the process got too far leg side of that to middle it giving wicketkeeper a simple catch. The Indian vice-captain missed out on yet another half-century making 41.

Kohli was batting on 72 and was in sight of a century. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, on 17, partnered with Kohli at the close of play in Rajkot.

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