Team India scores 203 on the first day, Rahane's half-century; Kemar Roach took 3 wickets

Rahane's half-century
Image Credited By Hindustan Times


*Three out of the first four in India could not even touch the tens; Mayank 5, Pujara 2 and Kohli 9 runs out
**Kemar Roach dismissed Mayank, Pujara and Hanuma Vihari; Shannon Gabriel took two wickets

***Rahane forms half-century partnership with Hanuma Vihari and Lokesh Rahul

India have scored 203 for 6 against the West Indies in the first innings of the first match of the series of two Tests. Rishabh Pant (20) and Ravindra Jadeja (3) are unbeaten till the end of the first day's play on Thursday. West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl. Ajinkya Rahane scored 81 and Lokesh Rahul scored 44 runs for India. Hanuma Vihari contributed 32 runs. For the West Indies, Kemar Roach took 3, Shannon Gabriel took 2 and Roston Chase took one wicket.

Rahane hit his second consecutive half-century against the West Indies. Earlier last year, he scored 80 runs in Hyderabad. India's three batsmen had returned to the pavilion for 25 runs. Rahane then shared a 68-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Rahul. After Rahul was dismissed, he added 82 runs for the fifth wicket with Hanuma.


13 years later India lost 2 wickets in 5 overs against the Windies

Earlier, Team India started poorly. Roach gave the team two opening shocks after Mayank Agarwal (5), dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara (2). Gabriel then dismissed captain Virat Kohli for a personal score of 9 runs. This is the first time after 13 years that India lost two wickets within 5 overs in a Test against the Windies. Earlier in the 2006 Test in Kingston, India lost opener wickets within 5 overs in both innings. Rahul Dravid was the captain of the team then.

Ashwin, who took 60 wickets against the Windies, is not in the playing XI
India included Ravindra Jadeja as the only spinner in this match. Ravichandran Ashwin did not get a chance. Rohit Sharma was also not included in the playing XI. Ashwin scored 552 runs in 11 Tests against the Windies at an average of 50.18. During this, he scored 4 centuries. In bowling, he took 60 wickets at an average of 21.85. Took over 5 wickets in 4 innings.

Both teams
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah.

West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Craig Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Shamer Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Camar Roach.

Windies - India's first match in Test Championship

This is the first match of the two teams in the ICC Test Championship, which started on 1 August. The Indian team has not lost against the West Indies for 17 years. His last defeat was in 2002 in Jamaica. Since then 21 matches have been played between the two teams. During this time the Indian team won 12 matches. There were 9 draws. India had defeated the West Indies 2–0 in the previous series. This is the 50th Test in the West Indies between the two teams.

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