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Dominant India Beat Listless Windies By Innings And 272 Runs

Highlights between India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3, straight from Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

15:00 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of the first Test between India and the Windies. 

India beat Windies by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test at Rajkot.

14:50 IST: And its all over for the Windies. Ravindra Jadeja takes the final wicket. India register an emphatic win over Windies in the first Test. WI 196 all-out.

14:43 IST: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja traps Sherman Lewis in front of the stumps. He walks back after scoring 4 runs. Jadeja gets his third wicket of the match. India are two wickets away from the win. WI 192-9 after 49 overs.

14:37 IST: Four! Sherman Lewis gets his first boundary of the match. First runs for Lewis in Test cricket. Carrom ball from Ashwin drops short. Lewis rocks on to the back-foot and pulls the ball to square-leg to collect four runs. WI 189-8 after 45.5 overs.

14:34 IST: Ravindra Jadeja starts the final session on Day 3 with a maiden. Ravichandran Ashwin will share the ball with Jadeja from the other end. WI 185-8 after 45 overs.

14:30 IST: Shane Dowrich and Sherman Lewis are out in the middle to start the post-tea session for the Windies. Ravindra Jadeja will start the proceedings for India. 

Tea Break, Day 3 – Windies 185 for the loss of 8 wickets. Still trail India by 283 runs. 

14:11 IST: OUT! Review for caught behind from India! Original decision is not out. And the decision is reversed. Rishabh Pant looked pretty confident about that one. Ultra edge shows that there was glove involved. Devendra Bishoo departs for 9 runs. And its tea on Day 3. 

14:09 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl the last over before tea. WI 181-7 after 43 overs.

14:01 IST: Out! Flighted delivery from Ravindra Jadeja and Keemo Paul goes after it. Mistimes the ball and Umesh Yadav takes a simple catch at long off. First wicket for Jadeja in the second innings. WI 172-7 after 40.4 overs.

13:55 IST: Four! Keemo Paul slams Ravindra Jadeja towards the vacant deep mid-wicket region to collect four runs. Brilliant timing on that one from Paul. Went against the spin and timed the ball to perfection. WI 172-6 after 38.2 overs.

13:44 IST: Out! Maiden 5-wicket haul for Kuldeep Yadav. Dismisses Kieran Powell for 83 runs. Prithvi Shaw takes a sharp catch at silly point. What a session this has been for Kuldeep Yadav. WI 151-6 after 35.4 overs.

13:41 IST: Another tight over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Kieran Powell (79) and Shane Dowrich (3) playing cautiously at the moment. WI 146-5 after 35 overs.

13:24 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav gets a wicket this time from round the stumps. Tossed up half-volley from Kuldeep and Roston Chase hits it straight into the hands od Ravichandran Ashwin at extra covers. Kuldeep picks up his fourth wicket. Chase walks back after scoring 20 runs.  WI 138-5 after 29.3 overs.

13:19 IST: Five runs from Ashwin’s first over after the drinks break. Ravindra Jadeja will continue from the other end. WI 126-4 after 28 overs.

13:13 IST: Drinks break – Windies have 121 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets. Kieran Powell is batting on 69 alongside Roston Chase on 8 runs. 

13:05 IST: Six! Kieran Powell is now looking confident against the Indian spinners. Hits Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground for a six. Powell is reading the spinners off the hand. He gets into the sixties with that strike. WI 110-4 after 24.3 overs.

12:57 IST: OUT! Stumped! Kuldeep Yadav deceives Sunil Ambris with a googly. Rishabh Pant does the rest behind the stumps. Ambris walks back without scoring. WI 97-4 after 22.4 overs.

12:54 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes for the second time in the post-lunch session. Trying to go over the in-field, Shimron Hetmyer fails to make a decent connection and top edges the ball. KL Rahul takes a good catch at backward point. WI 97-3 after 22.1 overs. 

12:50 IST: Four and 50 for Kieran Powell! Brilliant knock from the left-hander under pressure. Powell has batted with a lot of confidence in the second innings. Gets to his sixth half-century in Test cricket. WI 92-2 after 20.3 overs. 

12:47 IST: Six! Over-pitched delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin. Shimron Hetmyer charges down the track and presents the full face of the bat. Connects well and deposits the ball right in front of the side screen. WI 88-2 after 20 overs.

12:43 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket. Shai Hope plays down the wrong line. Yadav traps him right in front of the stumps. Hope walks back after scoring 17 runs. WI 79-2 after 19 overs.

12:39 IST: Six! Tossed up delivery from Ashwin and Shai Hope flat-bats it over long-on boundary to collect six runs. Great timing on that one from Hope. WI 76-1 after 17.4 overs.

12:34 IST: Four! Another boundary for Kieran Powell. Charges down the ground against Ashwin and hits the ball straight down the ground to collect four runs. Powell got to the pitch of the ball on that occasion and timed it to perfection. WI 65-1 after 16 overs.

12:31 IST: Three runs from Kuldeep Yadav first over after lunch. Ashwin will continue from the other end. WI 60-1 after 15 overs.

12:29 IST: Bowling change for India! Kuldeep Yadav comes in to replace Umesh Yadav. WI 57-1 after 14 overs.

12:24 IST: Six and 50 up for Windies! Kieran Powell pulls the short ball from Umesh Yadav and it goes over the fence with ease. Windies have 54 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket in the second innings. Kieran Powell (38) and Shai Hope (4) are at the crease for Windies at the moment. 

12:15 IST: Four! Poor delivery from Umesh Yadav. Bowls it on the pads and Shai Hope flicks the ball beautifully to collect a boundary. Hope gets off the mark in the second innings. WI 47-1 after 10.1 overs.

12:12 IST: Six! Another terrific strike from Kieran Powell against Ravichandran Ashwin. Hits him over the deep mid-wicket fence to collect his second second six of the innings. WI 39-1 after 9.3 overs.

12:10 IST: Kieran Powell and Shai Hope are back in the middle to start the post-lunch session for the Windies. Ravichandran Ashwin will start the proceedings for India from the pavilion end. 

Lunch, Day 3 – Windies 33 for 1 in the second innings. Trail India by 435 runs. 

11:31 IST: Just one run from Kuldeep Yadav’s first over in the second innings. Kieran Powell and Shai Hope remain unbeaten at lunch.  

11:27 IST: OUT! Ravichandran Ashswin strikes for India! Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite departs after scoring 10 runs. Prithvi Shaw takes a sharp catch at forward short-leg. Windies lose their first wicket in the second innings. WI 32-1 after 8 overs.

11:21 IST: Bowling change for India! Umesh Yadav comes in to replace Mohammed Shami. WI 22-0 after 6 overs.

11:17 IST: Four! Full and wide delivery outside off from Mohammed Shami and Kieran Powell pounces onto that one. Drives the ball beautifully through covers to collect his second boundary. WI 22-0 after 5 overs.

11:09 IST: Four! Lovely timing on that occasion from Kraigg Brathwaite. Mohammed Shami drifts on to the pads and Brathwaite flicks the ball beautifully towards square leg to collect his first boundary in the second innings. WI 17-0 after 2.4 overs.

11:04 IST: Four! Kieran Powell gets his first boundary in the second innings. Hits Ashwin straight down the ground to collect four runs. Gets off the mark with a boundary. WI 7-0 after 1.2 overs.

11:03 IST: Three runs from Mohammed Shami’s first over. Ravichandran Ashwin will share the new ball with Shami from the other end. WI 3-0 after 1 over.

10:58 IST: Mohammed Shami starts off with a huge no ball. Kraigg Brathwaite pushes the ball on the leg side and picks up a couple of runs as well. Windies and Brathwaite are off the mark in the second innings. WI 3-0 after 0.1 overs.

10:57 IST: Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell are out in the middle to start the second innings for the Windies. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India. 

Innings break – Windies 181 all-out. Trail India by 468 runs. 

10:46 IST: Out and its all over for Windies in the first innings. Shannon Gabriel fails to read the carrom ball from Ravichandran Ashwin. Rishabh Pant does the rest behind the stumps. India have enforced the follow-on. 

10:36 IST: Four! Tossed up delivery from Ravindra Jadeja. The ball was in the arc for Devendra Bishoo. Goes for the slog sweep and connects well with the ball. Gets his first boundary of the match. WI 167-9 after 44.2 overs. 

10:32 IST: OUT! Carrom ball from Ashwin and Sherman Lewis had no clue about that one. The ball after pitching spins the other way. Hits the top of the off-stump. Lewis walks back without troubling the scorers. WI 159-9 after 43.5 overs. 

10:28 IST: OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his first wicket of the morning. Teasing delivery outside off from Ashwin. Roston Chase goes for the drive. Gets the inside edge and the ball crashes onto the stumps. Chase departs after scoring 53 runs. Ashwin gets his second wicket of the match. WI 159-8 after 43.2 overs. 

10:23 IST: Tidy start from Ravichandran Ashwin. Just a single from his first over. Umesh Yadav will continue from the other end. WI 158-7 after 42 overs. 

10:20 IST: Bowling change for India! Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to replace Kuldeep Yadav. WI 157-7 after 41 overs. 

10:15 IST: 50 for Roston Chase! Scores his sixth fifty in Test cricket. Drives Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground and collects yet another boundary against the spinner. Brilliant timing on that one from Chase. WI 157-7 after 39.5 overs. 

10:13 IST: Four and 150 comes up for the Windies! Excellent shot from Roston Chase. Drives Kuldeep Yadav through covers to collect his 7th boundary of the match. WI 151-7 after 39.1 overs. 

10:09 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav strikes for India. Surprised Keemo Paul with the short pitched delivery. Paul goes for the pull but mistimes the ball. Cheteshwar Pujara takes a sharp catch at midwicket. Paul walks back after scoring 47 runs. WI 147-7 after 38.4 overs. 

10:03 IST: Umesh Yadav starts off with a maiden. He is looking in good rhythm. Hits the right lengths in his first over. Kuldeep Yadav will continue from the end. WI 135-6 after 37 overs. 

09:59 IST: Bowling change for India! Umesh Yadav comes in to replace Mohammed Shami.

09:58 IST: Four! Boundary to end the over. Roston Chase hits Kuldeep Yadav towards long on. Two bounces and the ball goes over the fence. Another expensive over from Yadav. 12 runs from it. WI 135-6 after 36 overs. 

09:53 IST: Four and 50-run partnership comes up between Roston Chase and Keemo Paul. Paul on this occasion guides the ball towards the vacant third man region to pick up four runs. Mohammed Shami is not getting his line right at the moment. WI 127-6 after 37.4 overs. 

09:49 IST: Four! Nicely put away by Keemo Paul. Over-pitched delivery from Kuldeep Yadav and Paul pounces on to that one. Drives it through covers to collect a boundary. WI 122-6 after 33.2 overs. 

09:43 IST: Missed chance! That could have been the second run-out for the Windies. Keemo Paul was late in responding to Roston Chase’s call. Direct hit and it would have been curtains for Paul. Kuldeep Yadav at covers misses the stumps. WI 108-6 after 32.1 overs. 

09:39 IST: Tidy start from Mohammed Shami at the other end. Just 2 runs from his over. WI 106-6 after 31 overs. 

09:34 IST: Four! Boundary to end the over from Kuldeep Yadav. 10 runs from it. Mohammed Shami will share the ball with Kuldeep from the other end. WI 104-6 after 30 overs. 

09:32 IST: 100 comes up for Windies! Keemo Paul pushes the ball from Kuldeep Yadav towards the cover region and picks up a couple of runs. WI 100-6 after 29.3 overs. 

09:32 IST: Four! Well executed shot from Keemo Paul. Kuldeep Yadav bowls full on the stumps. Paul gets down on his knees, gets on top of the ball and hits it along the ground. First runs for the Windies on Day 3. WI 98-6 after 29.2 overs. 

09:30 IST: Roston Chase (27) and Keemo Paul (13) are at out in the middle to start Day 3 for the Windies. Kuldeep Yadav will start the proceedings for India.

09:13 IST: Pitch report – Cracks have opened up a lot more. At the start of Day 3, it might not cause a lot of trouble to the batsmen but as the day progresses cracks and the rough will definitely come into play says Sunil Gavaskar in his pitch report. 

09:00 IST: We are 30 minutes away from the start. 

08:45 IST: The Windies were 94 for six at stumps on Day 2. India will look to wrap up the the visitors early on Day 3 and take a massive lead.  

08:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates of Day 3 of the first Test between India and the Windies.

A maiden five-wicket haul from Kuldeep Yadav tore apart the Windies batting order as the visitors went to tea with 185 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets on Day 3 at Rajkot. Kieran Powell (83) was the only bright side for the Windies as the rest of the team yet again succumbed in front of the Indian spinners. Resuming on 33 for one, the visitors lost three wickets for 18 runs right at the start of the post-lunch session. Shai Hope (17), Shimron Hetmyer (11) and Sunil Ambris (0) departed in quick succession leaving their side reeling at 97 for four. Kieran Powell and Roston Chase tried to fight back with a 41-run partnership but Chase gave away his wicket playing a poor shot against Kuldeep. Towards the end of the session, Kuldeep dismissed well set Powell claiming his fifth wicket in the second innings. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin too chipped in with the wickets of Keemo Paul (15) and Devendra Bishoo (9) respectively as India tightened their grip on the match. Earlier, India enforced the follow-on after they dismissed the Windies for 181 in the first innings. 

Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (10) early in the second innings as Windies went into lunch on Day 3 with 33 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket in their second innings at Rajkot on Saturday. Dismissing the visitors for 181 in the first innings, Indian skipper Virat Kohli enforced the follow-on after securing a mammoth 468-run lead in the first innings. At the start of the day, Windies resumed on their overnight score of 94 for six wickets. Roston Chase and Keemo Paul started aggressively, hitting boundaries against the Indian spinners. Both Chase and Paul stitched a 73-run partnership for the seventh wicket taking their team towards the 150-run mark after a dismal start on Day 2. But Umesh Yadav finally got rid of Keemo Paul (47) with a bouncer giving India their first breakthrough of the morning. Post the departure of Paul, Ashwin wrapped up the Windies tail picking up the remaining three wickets. Roston Chase (53) was the highest scorer for Windies while Ashwin bagged four wickets in the first innings.

India displayed an all-around performance on the second day of the first Test to put visitors Windies on the back foot at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday. India, resuming on the overnight total of 364/4, were boosted by Virat Kohli’s 24th Test ton and Rishabh Pant’s patient 92 to pile up runs against the Windies. Apart from Kohli and Pant, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made the most of the opportunity as he too scored 100 not out off 132 balls, with India declaring at 649/9. The West Indies, who are without their captain Jason Holder, never looked in place as they ended Day 2 with a first innings score of 94/6, trailing India by 555 runs.

The Windies are in all sorts of trouble, first against pacer Mohammad Shami and then the spinner, who cleaned up the middle order on day 2. The Indian bowlers will aim to quickly wrap up the Windies tail in the first session and enforce a follow-on so that they can bowl the tourists out twice by the end of Day 3. Shami, who bowled a fiery opening spell of four overs and ended the second day with two wickets, will be eyeing more wickets in the first session on the third day’s play. Apart from the pace department, the lower order Windies batsmen will also have to be wary of India’s spinning lethal spinning department.

Earlier, in the morning session of Day 2, Kohli and Rishabh Pant (92 off 84) had taken India to 506 for five. Kohli, who was 72 not out overnight, took time to knock off the 28 runs needed for yet another hundred while his partner Pant, who resumed at 17, went all guns blazing. A second Test hundred in his fourth Test was for the taking but Pant, attempting another six over mid-wicket, failed to pick the googly and top-edged it for a simple catch to Keemo Paul at backward point. His entertaining innings was laced with eight fours and four sixes.