India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 2, Highlights: As It Happened

The Indian bowlers breathed fire as they never allowed West Indies any breathing space and prized out six wickets in 29 overs post their declaration. Earlier, three centuries, 2 half-centuries helped India post a dominant 649 runs in their first innings. West Indies toiled hard for very little. Skipper Virat Kohli brought up his 24th Test century. Rishabh Pant looked imperious, but then was dismissed by Bishoo for 92. Earlier, on Day 1, Prithvi Shaw smashed a sensational ton on his Test debut while Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli also slammed fifties as India reached 364/4 at stumps. Follow India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 2, Highlights, below - 

India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 2 Live Updates: India face West Indies on Day 2 of the 1st Test in Rajkot.(AFP)
India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 2 Live Updates: India face West Indies on Day 2 of the 1st Test in Rajkot.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 05:43 PM IST
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16:36 hrs IST

India on top and are ruling the show

What a day for India, what a forgettable day for the visitors. The batsmen piled on the runs and misery, and then a tired and wilted Windies batting never looked settled.

6 wickets lost, not even 100 runs on the board. It is going to an uphill battle from here!

16:21 hrs IST

Kuldeep’s turn to smile

Lovely ball, tossed up on off stump, Dowrich wanted to drive expansively through covers, leaves a big gap between bat and pads and the ball turns back in and clatters into the stumps.

16:15 hrs IST

Chase is looking to go for his strokes

If the ball is pitched up, Chase is looking to go big, he has connected a few so far, it seems to working for him, as of now!

16:07 hrs IST

Shaw at silly point

Reward for the debut century? Youngest member of the side is being shown so much love. Posted at silly point, he has already been clobbered twice there. Well, well!

15:54 hrs IST

Ahh, the jinx

Just as I say something positive, Jadeja trundles in, flights a ball on off stump, Ambris looks to thrash it over covers, gets an outside edge through to Rahane at slips. Shocking shot, to say the least

15:52 hrs IST

Windies need a partnership

Ambris and Chase have to put their heads down and grind it out and forge a partnership and bat till stumps today and then start the fight tomorrow once again

15:40 hrs IST

Ashwin in the groove

Back on home soil and Ashwin is already proving to be a threat. Getting the ball to jag around, getting the ball to straighten, he has that red thing on a ring, plenty of questions being asked!

15:30 hrs IST

And a run out

Complete breakdown in communication, Hetmyer tapped the ball to mid on and Ambris took off, both batsmen ended up shaking hands, Jadeja took the stumps out!

15:20 hrs IST

Ashwin strikes

Peach from the offie, pitched on off, does not turn as Hope looks to play for the turn, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and takes out the off peg

15:10 hrs IST

Hope looking good

Shami is making the ball move but Shai Hope is countering it well. Straight bat presented and the ball is driven crisply down the ground.

14:55 hrs IST

Shami breathing fire

Ha comes from around the wicket, length ball angled in, Powell shuffles and tries to flick it away, misses the ball and is trapped in front of the stumps. Umpire Gould gives him out, it has been referred.

But he is dead there, Powell departs, and he consumes a review in the process!

14:45 hrs IST

Shami strikes

Stunning ball from Shami, on the perfect length, Brathwaite neither forward nor back, ball decks back in takes the off stump. The check for the no ball, but Shami is just about ok.

14:38 hrs IST

Probing start by Shami

Right on the money from ball one. Aimed at the stumps, asking the batsman to play every ball, good start to the proceedings

14:31 hrs IST

We are back after Tea

India won the toss and have been dominant ever since. Three centuries and two half-centuries as West Indies were made to toil hard and look very mediocre.

How will the batsmen respond?

14:14 hrs IST

Century and the declaration

Suoerb knock by Jadeja, he was cautious to start with, then blazed away and got to his maiden century.

Kohli has seen enough and now wants to bowl. India declare their innings at 649.

13:54 hrs IST

Umesh departs

Length ball on off, Umesh belts it down the ground, connects well, but finds the long off fielder with precision. No declaration in sight!

13:50 hrs IST

Declaration imminent?

Perhaps, the captain is waiting for Jadeja to complete his century before he declares the innings? India have certainly motored along.

13:40 hrs IST

Here comes the acceleration

Plenty to cheer for the crowd as both Jadeja and Umesh have now started using the long handle to great effect. Runs coming along thick and fast

13:32 hrs IST

50 for Jadeja

Yes, the twirl of the sword surfaces. Stays back to a length ball spinning away and then dabs it past point. The local crowd cheers on as the dressing room applauds a solid innings

13:30 hrs IST

Kuldeep departs

Bishoo goes around the wicket, he lands the ball in the rough and gets it to spin back in. Kuldeep is on the backfoot, tries to defend it, but is trapped in front of the stumps.

13:22 hrs IST

India grinding West Indies down

They are keeping the strike ticking over, few boundaries here and there, West Indies are only hoping for the declaration to come soon.

13:06 hrs IST

No show of intent

Jadeja is still content in prodding, defending, and looking for singles. It is proving to be a strange session, meandering along, both sides content in what they are doing.

12:55 hrs IST

Turn...bounce...wicket

Woah, where did that come from? Tossed up on middle and off, Ashwin went back to defend, the ball spun, it bounced and it got the outside edge. Nice, Ashwin might not be too happy seeing the ball misbehave like that!

12:46 hrs IST

How will Jadeja and Ashwin approach this next phase?

The pitch does not have too much assistance for the bowlers and India could need plenty of overs to dismiss the visitors twice. Hence, the approach of Ashwin and Jadeja will be very interesting!

12:36 hrs IST

Kohli departs

He was looking to press on the accelerator and plunder runs. Good change of pace from Lewis as Kohli wanted to drive him over covers, but miscues it to the man at mid-on.

12:31 hrs IST

Kohli on the charge

First a slog sweep and then a flick of the bottom wrist, Kohli is looking to tee off and accumulate as many runs as possible in a jiffy. Exciting times ahead!

12:23 hrs IST

King Kohli scrips history

He becomes the first batsman to score more than 1000 Test runs in three consecutive years. What a stunning performance

12:11 hrs IST

Welcome back

Bishoo to start proceedings with the ball, Jadeja takes strike. What will be his approach?

How will Kohli go about his business?

11:35 hrs IST

Lunch, Day 2

Complete domination by India. Only 1 wicket lost, 142 runs scored.

West Indies looking flat and bereft of ideas.

Kohli got to his 24th hundred, Pant missed out on his second.

11:28 hrs IST

500 comes up

The sun is blazing down and West Indies are looking rather flat out in the centre. India cruising along and this is getting out of hand.

11:21 hrs IST

Tough chance grassed

Bishoo flighted the ball, Kohli smoked it down the ground, but Bishoo stuck his hands up and could not quite grab it. Chance there goes to ground

11:10 hrs IST

Jadeja joins Kohli

There is so much time left in the day and in this Test. Kohli could well look to bat once and bat big and then exert pressure on West Indies.

11:04 hrs IST

Pant departs

He wanted to bash the ball out of sight, Bishoo bowled it slow and outside the leg stump, Pant tried to muscle it away, outside edge taken and the ball goes across to the man at point. Easy catch and the partnership is broken!

10:59 hrs IST

Kohli seems to be having an extended net session

He has never looked hassled at all, no bowler has troubled him, the filed placements never challenged him as he kept milking the attack and kept accumulating runs. Top class effort!

10:56 hrs IST

Number 24 for Kohli

He has taken only 123 innings to achieve this feat is second fastest to Donald Bradman. Amazing run of consistency by the captain

10:46 hrs IST

Carnage since the drinks break

48 runs have been peeled off since the water break in 5 overs. Kohli is turning over the strike and Pant is grabbing all the attention.

10:42 hrs IST

A Pant party, folks

Kohli is giving the younger bloke the strike and then Pant is taking the bowlers to the cleaners. Down on knee, then biffs the ball over deep mid-wicket. Full swing of the bat and the ball sails over the ropes

10:36 hrs IST

Pant erupts

Down the wicket to Roston Chase, thumps him over mid-on. Then dances down the track again and belts a fullish over long off. He now wants a piece of this Windies attack

10:28 hrs IST

50 up for Pant

Woahh... block..block...bang... Edged one towards third man and then flicked a length ball angled in up and over deep mid-wicket. What a way to reach the 50!

10:23 hrs IST

Sedate phase of play

The Windies bowlers are looking to keep things tight and the Indian batsmen too are not looking to take any undue risks at the moment.

10:08 hrs IST

Testing over by Lewis

He has been impressive today. Banging the ball in, Lewis is asking different questions to Pant and this over was a good examination. Good probing over

9:59 hrs IST

50 runs partnership up for the 5th wicket

Good positive stand between the Delhi boys for the fifth wicket. They have been positive and have looked to tick the strike over at the same time. Nice start to the day for India

9:48 hrs IST

3000 runs for Virat Kohli in India

What a stunning way to achieve the landmark. Leaning into a length ball and then caressing it through covers with a bent knee and a high elbow. Ticked all the boxes there.

9:40 hrs IST

Windies are targeting Pant with the shorter length

Rishabh Pant likes to belt the ball around and the Windies bowlers want him to hook and pull the short stuff. He did not look very convincing yesterday and today could well be an extended examination.

9:30 hrs IST

Kohli to take strike, Shermon Lewis with the ball

Windies took the new ball in the 84th over, and the ball should be fairly new today. This is the time the visitors should look to attack.

9:26 hrs IST

Stage is set for Virat Kohli

The Indian captain put his head down and accumulated runs. They were not fluent runs, but they were Test runs and Kohli was prepared to grind it out.

09:07 hrs IST

Shaw’s historic knock

At 18 years and 329 days, Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian and fourth-youngest overall to score a ton on his test debut during a knock of 134 off 154 balls against West Indies in Rajkot. In the process Shaw, who led India to the under-19 World Cup title earlier this year, also became the 15th Indian to hit a century on debut.

08:57 hrs IST

High praise for Prithvi Shaw

Congratulating Prithvi, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: “Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw! Continue batting fearlessly. #INDvWI.” The teenage cricketer was also praised by Virender Sehwag who said: “It’s been the Shaw show. Congratulations Prithvi Shaw, abhi toh bas shuruaat hai , ladke mein bahut dum hai #IndvWI”

08:47 hrs IST

Kohli’s chance to shine

On Day 1, Virat Kohli played an unnaturally slow innings to take India’s score beyond 350 after Prithvi Shaw’s century. Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (41) added 105 for the fourth wicket to continue India’s progress before the latter was caught behind to off-spinner Roston Chase. With the skipper batting on 72, he will surely be looking to add another century to his resume.

08:36 hrs IST

‘Didn’t try anything different’

“I always try to play on my merits. In this match as well, I went with the same mindset. I did not make plans to do something different. While playing, I kept on remembering the innings I played during my first matches for India A.” - Prithvi Shaw after his century.

08:28 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

Welcome to Day 2 of the first Test match between India and West Indies in Rajkot. Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut as the hosts took opening day honours on Thursday. Shaw also became India’s second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar as he blasted his way to a century in 99 deliveries in Rajkot. India were 364 for four at stumps after electing to bat first. Skipper Virat Kohli, on 72, and Rishabh Pant, on 17, were batting at close of play.

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