Spinner R Ashwin’s spelled magic on Day 1 of the Kingston Test as India bundled out the hosts for 196 on Saturday. Quick Ishant Sharma ruptured West Indies with the new ball. In the middle overs, Ashwin did his job grabbing 5 for 52 in 16 overs claiming his 18th five-wicket haul in Tests as West Indies were all-out for 196 in 52.3 overs.
While the Indian batting lineup, led by KL Rahul, dominated the first two sessions, albeit at a rather slow scoring rate, the hosts managed to bounce back in the final session to remove both Rahul and in-form skipper Virat Kohli (44), followed by the departure of the centurion from Antigua, Ravichandran Ashwin, for a meagre 3.
India vs West Indies: Highlights so far
4.30 am: India 358/5 at stumps
02.41 am: Surprize! Ashwin comes ahead of Saha
02.40 am: WICKET! Chandrika removes Kohli. India 310/4.
01.00 am: 150 for KL Rahul. India 259/2
11.48 pm: WICKET! Pujara (46) run out. India 208/2
11.20 pm: Rahul moves to 114* – his highest Test score.
10.29 pm: India 185/1 at lunch. Batsmen running at a snail’s pace.
10.00 pm: KL Rahul completes his ton in style, with a SIX! All his three hundreds have come overseas.
9.10 pm : Rahul, Pujara going slower than expected! India crawling.
08.28 pm : A watchful start! Rahul and Pujara opt to let go deliveries.
08.24 pm : Unbeaten pair of KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara are out to face Caribbeans.