India vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 2

Tanya Simon
October 6, 2018

Skipper Virat Kohli also hit a landmark ton, top-scoring with 139.

Ravindra Jadeja, who scored his maiden global century during India´s only innings, took the final wicket of Shannon Gabriel for four as the hosts celebrated an utterly dominant win over the former cricketing powerhouse.

India extended their dominance after 18-year-old opener Prithvi Shaw made 134 on day one to become their youngest batsman to score a century on debut.

India declared on a record 649-9 after centuries by Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja before reducing the West Indies to 94-6 by stumps on Friday (Saturday NZ Time) on the second day of the first test.

Kuldeep claimed his maiden five-for in Test cricket in his fourth Test, bouncing back after being battered on the third day morning by the West Indian novice in Keemo Paul.

He now shares the record with his team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara who got to 3000 Test runs at home in 53 innings during the last year's Sri Lanka series.

Ravindra Jadeja smashed his maiden worldwide century as India posted their highest total against the West Indies after declaring on 649-9 in the first Test in Rajkot on Friday.

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66 years later, the Kohli-led Indian team fared even better than Hazare's India.

The way Pant was plundering the bowlers, it seemed he would get to three figures before his skipper. Shai Hope, batting at No.3 struck two crisp boundaries down the ground before he was undone by a straighter one from R Ashwin that grazed his off-bail for 10. With wickets tumbling rather alarmingly, Ambris chose to take Ashwin and slammed him for two fours - one over extra cover and the other over deep midwicket. "If only the West Indies batsmen took a leaf out of his book", he added.

Kohli, 72 overnight, went on to complete a 24th Test century during the morning session, after wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant fell just short of his own hundred - out for 92, with India looking well set on 470 for five.

Trailing by 191, England needed a good start but they lost both their openers for as little as 15 and could never recover from that.

"Didn´t get enough partnerships as a batting unit".

The match ended in three days and the caravan will now move to Hyderabad for the second Test beginning from October 12.

After Kohli's departure, Ravindra Jadeja continued the attack and brought up his maiden Test hundred in the 150th over with a single off the fourth ball.

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