India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Prithvi Shaw shines as hosts finish at 364/4

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India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 1 highlights: Prithvi Shawn and Cheteshwar Pujara dominated visitors after Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first.

India vs West Indies, score Day 1: Prithvi Shaw celebrates his century in first Test match in Rajkot. (PTI)

India vs West Indies, 1st Test Day 1: It was a good day for India as the hosts dominated the entire day today against the visiting West Indies. The day began with Indian skipper Virat Kohli deciding to bat first after winning the toss. Debutant opener Prithvi Shaw who opened the inning along with KL Rahul, was the star of the day. He scored his first Test century, becoming the second youngest to do so after Sachin Tendulkar. After losing the first wicket early, he and Cheteshwar Pujara continued to dominate visitors. Cheteshwar Pujara was also looking in sublime touch before getting out on 86 runs. From there on Skipper Virat Kohli also chipped in with valuable 72 runs and is well set to get another Test century of his career. For West Indies Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel and Roston Chase took one wicket each.

WATCH | India vs West Indies LIVE Score and Streaming day 2

The conditions look good for batting but the batsmen need to apply them well at the wicket. For the visitors, a lot will depend upon how Shai Hope and Roston Chase perform with the bat. Three of Chase’s centuries in Test cricket have come against India and Pakistan – a proof of his spin negotiating skills.

Here are the squads for India vs West Indies 1st Test:

Windies: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel

India: Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

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West Indies in India, 2 Test Series, 2018Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 10 August 2020

India 649/9 dec (149.5)


West Indies  181 (48.0) & 196 (50.5)

Match Ended ( Day 3 - 1st Test ) India beat West Indies by an innings and 272 runs

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India vs West Indies day 1 highlights -

17:13 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Stumps are out

Stumps are out for the day. Team India finish the day at 364/4. While Virat Kohli is batting on 72 runs off 137 deliveries, Rishabh Pant is on 17 runs after facing 21 balls. It was debutant Parthiv Shah's knock of 134 runs that was the highlight of the day. For visitors Chase, Gabriel, Lewis and Bishoo took one wicket each.

16:40 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Rahane out!

Ajinkya Rahane is caught by Dowrich off the bowling of Chase. He goes for 41 runs. With at least 5 overs remaining for the day before stumps are out India have now reached 344 runs  after the lose of 4th wicket.

16:11 (IST)04 Oct 2018
FIFTY for Virat Kohli!

The Indian skipper continues to pile up runs, scores his 20th Test half-century. That was slightly short outside off, Kohli goes on back foot and punches it past the backward point fielder for two.

15:53 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Another good partnership

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are continuing the good work. They have added 65 runs from 132 balls so far and have taken India closer to 300-run mark.

15:29 (IST)04 Oct 2018
India vs West Indies live score after 65 overs

India - 273/3 (65.0 overs)

Virat Kohli - 29 (62)

Ajinkya Rahane - 15 (43)

15:17 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Kohli, Rahane put on 37 runs partnership

Virat Kohili and Ajinkya Rahane have together put on 37 runs till now for the fourth wicket. At the moment, Team India is 269/3 in 62 overs. While Kohli is batting on 28 runs, Rahane is on 13 runs. The day saw a superb knock of Prthivi Shaw of 134 runs.  

15:02 (IST)04 Oct 2018
After 59 overs

India: 258/3

Virat Kohli: 23* runs (From 47 balls)

Ajinkya Rahane: 7* run (From 21 balls)

Current run rate is 3.40

14:50 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Four runs!

Virat Kohli hits a boundary off the bowling of Lewis. Kohli hit straight to the midwicket this time. Moves on to  18 runs of 34 deliveries. India now 250/3 in 56 overs. Rahane, on the other hand, is batting on 4 runs off 14 deliveries. Current partnership is 19 runs. Since last 10 overs India have score 37runs for the lose of 1 wicket.

14:39 (IST)04 Oct 2018
After 53 overs

India: 240/3

Virat Kohli: 12* runs (From 24 balls)

Ajinkya Rahane: 1* run (From 9 balls)

14:34 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Play resumes

The third session of the play on day 1 has started. Kohli hits a beautiful boundary to move on to 8 runs. India 236/3 in 51.3 overs. India will be looking to put on good score today on board before stumps today further consolidate from there tomorrow. At the moment visitors are looking a bit defensive .

14:29 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Tea Time now!

Its tea time now. Players have left the field. At the end of second session, Team India at 232/3 in 51 overs. While Virat Kohli is batting on 4 runs off 16 deliveries, Ajinkya Rahane is is yet to open his account. He has faced 4 balls till now. Earlier Prithvi Shaw's valiant knock of 134 runs have put hosts in strong position against West Indies.

14:15 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Prithvi Shaw out!

Brilliant knock by Prithvi Shaw comes to end. Goes for 134 runs. He is caught and bowled by Bishoo. His knock has put India in the strong position.  Ajinkya Rahane is the next batsman in. India at the moment is 232/3 in 51 overs. Skipper Kohli is at the crease along with Rahane. 

13:56 (IST)04 Oct 2018
First run for Kohli

The Indian skipper is off the mark. It took him 10 balls to score the first run. Very unlikely!

13:49 (IST)04 Oct 2018
India vs West Indies 1st Test live cricket score

India - 214/2 (46.0 overs)

Prithvi Shaw - 121 (137)

Virat Kohli - 0 (7)

13:33 (IST)04 Oct 2018
GONE! Pujara departs for 86

Finally, Windies get a wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara knicks one off Sherman Lewis. The medium pacer gets his maiden Test wicket. Pujara departs for 86 and misses out a ton.

Virat Kohli is the new batsman in.

13:22 (IST)04 Oct 2018
200 up for India

Another four for Prithvi Shaw, 16th to be precised. He takes India past 200 with that shot. The partnership also moves on to 197 runs. Great show by these two!

13:13 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Bishoo woes for Windies

Devendra Bishoo was supposed to be Windies' leading spinner on the tour but has proved very expensive so far. Both Shaw and Pujara have gone after him. The leggie has conceded 55 runs from his 12 overs and hasn't looked like picking up a wicket.

13:04 (IST)04 Oct 2018
The celebrations

The entire dressing room stood up and lauded the youngster. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were all smiles. Here is the moment which will be replayed again and again in the weeks to come:

12:57 (IST)04 Oct 2018
India vs West Indies live score after 35 overs

India - 182/1 (35.0 overs)

Cheteshwar Pujara - 74 (101)

Prithvi Shaw - 102 (107)

12:50 (IST)04 Oct 2018
100 for Shaw

This is the moment we all have been waiting for. Shaw picks up a couple runs and reaches his maiden Test. He becomes second youngest Indian after Sachin to achieve the feat.

READ | Prithvi Shaw becomes second youngest Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score Test century

12:37 (IST)04 Oct 2018
FOUR! Shaw on 97

Slightly good off length, Shaw moves on to front foot and guides it through covers for a gorgeous boundary. 

12:34 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Partnership moves on to 163

After a long time, two Indian batsmen are dominating the bowlers like this. These two have added 163 runs from just 176 balls. We still have 60 overs to play in the day.

12:24 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Four! Shaw into 90s

Another gorgeous four by Prithvi Shaw. He moves onto 91 from just 88 balls. 

12:20 (IST)04 Oct 2018
India vs West Indies live score after 27 overs

India - 153/1 (27 overs)

Prithvi Shaw - 85 (82)

Cheteshwar Pujara - 66 (78)

12:14 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Nine of the over

Shaw starts from where he had left. Two big shots against Bishoo and he steals nine of that over. He moves on to 84.

12:11 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Shaw, Pujara in the middle

The Indian batsmen are out in the middle and so are the Windies players. This is an important session for both the sides. While India need to consolidate on the start it got, Windies would be hoping to make a comeback with some quick wickets.

Devendra Bishoo will start with the ball.

12:02 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Problems for Windies

West Indies do not have a very strong bowling attack but their performance has been poor this morning. Shannon Gabriel gave away just 15 runs from his 6 overs, picking up the only wicket. But, others gave a total of 118 runs from 19 overs from the other end.

11:35 (IST)04 Oct 2018
That's Lunch; India - 133/1 (25 overs)

A great session for India. What was a poor start was turned into a great one by Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara. The duo didn't give any chance to the visitors and dominated the bowlers from the very first over. They have added 130 runs for the second wicket from just 146 balls, putting India in a very strong position. The second session would crucial for West Indies and if they fail to pick wickets, they would be staring a long evening session.

Prithvi Shaw - *75 (74)

Cheteshwar Pujara - 56 (74)

11:29 (IST)04 Oct 2018
FIFTY for Pujara

While all eyes have been on Prithvi Shaw, Pujara has silently done his job, scoring a well-crafted half-century. He moves on to 54 from 71 balls.

11:23 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Big moment for Shaw

Here is the moment when Shaw reached his fifty:

11:09 (IST)04 Oct 2018
India vs West Indies LIVE Score after 20 overs

India - 102/1 (20.0 overs)

Cheteshwar Pujara - 40 (54)

Prithvi Shaw - 61 (63)

11:03 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Record for Prithvi Shaw

He is now the second youngest India after Sachin Tendulkar to score a half-century for India.

Here are others on the list:

16y 214d S Tendulkar v Pak, Faisalabad, 198918y 301d Parthiv Patel v Aus, SCG, 200418y 329d PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 201819y 215d R Shastri v Eng, Delhi, 198119y 291d D Karthik v Pak, Kolkata, 2005READ | Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to score half-century on Test debut

10:58 (IST)04 Oct 2018
FIFTY for Prithvi Shaw

What a knock! FLAWLESS - Take a bow young man! Shaw reaches his half-century from just 56 balls with the help of 7 fours and has impressed everyone with his style. 

This boy will go a long way.

10:49 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Lack of leadership for Windies

While runs have been easy to come by, we haven't seen West Indies making too many changes in the field or doing things differently. In Jason Holder's absence, one could easily see lack of leadership in visitors.

Roston Chase comes into the attack.

10:36 (IST)04 Oct 2018
50 partnership up

This has been a good start for India despite losing KL Rahul early. Runs have come thick and fast from Pujara and Shaw's blade. The partnership is now of 53 runs with 67 balls. It's time for drinks!

10:22 (IST)04 Oct 2018
IND vs WI live cricket score from 1st Test

India - 36/1 (9.0 overs)

Prithvi Shaw - 25 (27)

Cheteshwar Pujara - 10 (24)

10:17 (IST)04 Oct 2018
First boundary for Pujara

Classic! Cheteshwar Pujara at his best. It was full and straight and Pujara shows the full face of the bat, past the bowler and goes for four. He is away, moves on to 6.

10:13 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Shaw-Pujara putting on a show

A young Prithvi Shaw has gone after the bowlers from the very first ball and has quickly moved on to 24 from just 20 balls. Pujara, on the other hand, has been calm and composed, in absolutely no hurry. He is batting on 2 from 18. Reminds you of Sehwag-Dravid days?

10:07 (IST)04 Oct 2018
India vs West Indies LIVE Score after 6 overs

India - 25/1 (6.0 overs)

Prithvi Shaw - 23 (18)

Cheteshwar Pujara - 1 (15)

09:55 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Debutant Prithvi Shaw off to a good start

Debutant Prithvi Shaw off to a good start. Scores 14 runs off 12 balls with 1 boundary. Hosts are now batting on 16/1 in  3.3 overs. This is a crucial series for India after a debacle in England. Hosts under Virat Kohli will try to win series and put back their poor performance in England. The current partnership between Shaw and Pujara is 17 runs and the run rate at the moment is 7.

Even though there are reports suggesting that grass might be left on the wicket to allow Indian batsmen to prepare well for the Australia tour, Rajkot is known for producing flat pitches without absolutely nothing for the bowlers. The conditions will make life tough for both the sides with temperature likely to go past 40 degrees.
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