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India In Control As Windies Lose 6 Wickets For Under 100

Highlights between India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2, straight from Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

16:45 IST: Day 2 of the first Test between India and Windies comes to an end. Thank you for joining us on our live coverage.

Stumps, Day 2 – Windies end Day 2 with 94 runs on the board for the loss of 6 wickets. 

16:38 IST: Final over of the day from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Roston Chase (27) and Keemo Paul (13) remain unbeaten at stumps on Day 2. 

16:30 IST: SIX! Keemo Paul launches Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground to collect six runs. Got the ball right in the middle of the bat. WI 88-6 after 27.1 overs. 

16:19 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav joins the party. Tossed up delivery from Kuldeep and Shane Dowrich goes for a flashy driver. Misses it completely and ball crashes on to the stumps. Kuldeep gets his first wicket of the match. WI 74-6 after 25.2 overs. 

16:13 IST: Maiden! Consecutive maiden overs from the Indian bowlers. After Kuldeep, Ravindra Jadeja also bowls a maiden from the other end. WI 63-5 after 23 overs. 

16:07 IST: Bowling change for India! Kuldeep Yadav comes in to replace Ravichandran Ashwin. WI 63-5 after 21 overs. 

16:02 IST: FOUR! Some aggression there from Roston Chase. Comes down the track against Ravichandran Ashwin and hits him straight over his head to pick up a boundary. WI 61-5 after 19.2 overs. 

15:55 IST: 50 comes up for Windies! Shane Dowrich pushes the ball in the cover region and takes a couple of runs. Windies are in a big trouble as they have lost five wickets already. WI 51-5 after 16.4 overs. 

15:52 IST: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja strikes on his first delivery! Ajinkya Rahane takes a simple catch at first slip. Sunil Ambris walks back after scoring 12 runs. Half of the Windies team is back in the pavilion and they have not even crossed the 50-run mark. WI 49-5 after 16.1 overs. 

15:48 IST: FOUR! Sunil Ambris goes over the in-field and collects his second boundary of the match. Hits Ashwin with the spin and the ball goes one bounce over the fence. WI 45-4 after 15.2 overs. 

15:47 IST: Another tight over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Just one run from it. WI 40-4 after 15 overs. 

15:38 IST: Dropped! That could have been wicket number two for Ravichandran Ashwin. The ball went quickly to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip. He got a hand to it but failed to hold on to the catch. It was a tough chance but should have been taken. Roston Chase survives. WI 37-4 after 13.2 overs. 

15:29 IST: OUT! Windies are in big trouble now. They have lost their fourth wicket here. Horrendous running between the wickets from Shimron Hetmyer and Sunil Ambris. Ravindra Jadeja, after teasing Hetmyer, finally breaks the stump at the non-striker’s end. Hetmyer walks back after scoring 10 runs. WI 32-4 after 11.5 overs. 

15:25 IST: Maiden over from Umesh Yadav. India building pressure on Windies with some tight overs here. Both Ashwin and Umesh bowling at terrific lines at the moment. WI 29-3 after 11 overs. 

15:18 IST: OUT! Perfect delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin! Goes straight with the arm. Takes the top of the off-stump. Shai Hope plays down the wrong line. He walks back after scoring 10 runs. Ashwin gets his first wicket of the match. WI 21-3 after 9.2 overs. 

15:13 IST: Tidy start from Ravichandran Ashwin. Three runs from his first over. Change of ends for Umesh Yadav. He will share the ball with Ashwin from the other end. WI 19-2 after 8 overs. 

15:10 IST: Bowling change for India! Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to replace Umesh Yadav. 

15:09 IST: FOUR! Great timing on that one from Shai Hope. Mohammed Shami bowls it full and Hope hits the ball straight down the ground to collect his second boundary of the match. WI 16-2 after 7 overs. 

15:04 IST: A boundary and a single from Umesh Yadav’s third over. Mohammed Shami will continue from the other end. WI 12-2 after 6 overs. 

14:55 IST: OUT! Review from Kieran Powell. Original decision is out. And the decision stays. Replay clearly shows that the ball was going to hit the stumps. Mohammed Shami gets his second wicket of the match. He is looking in very good rhythm at the moment. Kieran Powell walks back after scoring 1 run. WI 7-2 after 4.1 overs. 

14:52 IST: FOUR! Great shot! First boundary of the inning for Windies. Full length delivery from Umesh Yadav and Shai Hope hits it straight down the ground to collect four runs. 

14:44 IST: OUT! Terrific delivery from Mohammad Shami. Knocks the off stump out of the ground. Windies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite had no idea about that one. He walks back after scoring 2 runs. Great start from Mohammed Shami. WI 2-1 after 2.2 overs. 

14:42 IST: Tight start from Umesh Yadav as well from the other end. Just one run from his first over. WI 2-0 after 2 overs. 

14:38 IST: Kraigg Brathwaite and Windies are off the mark in the first innings. Brathwaite takes a single down the leg side on the final ball of Mohammed Shami’s over. Umesh Yadav will share the new ball Shami from the other end. WI 1-0 after 1 over. 

14:32 IST: Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell are out in the middle for the Windies in the first innings. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India. 

Tea, Day 2 – India declare their first innings on 649-9 after 149.5 overs

14:07 IST: 100 for Ravindra Jadeja! His first in Test cricket and that too on his home ground. It has been a terrific knock from the all-rounder. Scores his maiden century off just 132 deliveries. IND 648-9 after 149.4 overs.

13:59 IST: FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja gets another boundary on the leg side. Plays it fine and the ball races to the fence. Jadeja has now moved into nineties with that shot. IND 637-9 after 145.5 overs.

13:51 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav walks back after scoring 22 runs. Goes for another big hit against Kraigg Brathwaite but finds the fielder at long-off. Sherman Lewis takes a simple catch at the boundary line. IND 626-9 after 144 overs.

13:44 IST: SIX! Umesh Yadav uses the long handle brilliantly against Roston Chase. Clubs him over deep mid-wicket for another six. India scoring runs at a brisk pace now. IND 618-8 after 141.4 overs.

13:41 IST: Six and 600 comes up for India! What a strike that was from Ravindra Jadeja. Hammers Devendra Bishoo over the long on boundary to collect six runs. IND 604-8 after 140.5 overs.

13:37 IST: SIX! Colossal strike from Umesh Yadav. Hits Roston Chase straight down the ground to collect six runs. What a clean strike that was from Yadav. IND 582-8 after 138.1 overs.

13:31 IST: 50 for Ravindra Jadeja! Opens the face of his bat and guides the ball to the third man boundary to collect four runs. Scores his 10th half-century in Test cricket. IND 575-8 after 137.3 overs.

13:29 IST: OUT! Devendra Bishoo traps Kuldeep Yadav right in front of the stumps. Bishoo gets his fourth wicket of the match. Kuldeep walks back after scoring 12 runs. IND 571-8 after 136.5 overs.

13:23 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot from Kuldeep Yadav. Gets down on one leg and sweeps Roston Chase over square leg to collect his second boundary of the match. Great timing on that one from Kuldeep. IND 560-7 after 135.2 overs.

13:16 IST: Tidy start from Devendra Bishoo after the drinks break. Just one run from his over. Roston Chase will share the ball with Bishoo from the other end. IND 557-7 after 133 overs.

13:09 IST: Drinks break – India have scored 556 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja is batting on 40 alongside Kuldeep Yadav who is batting on 3 runs. India looking to go past 600-run mark before declaration.

13:00 IST: Edged and Four! Keemo Paul from round the wicket angles the ball in and it just straightens after pitching. Finds the outside edge of Ravindra Jadeja’s bat. Shane Dowrich puts in a full length dive but is not able to reach the ball. 550 also comes up for India with the boundary! IND 553-7 after 129.2 overs.

12:53 IST: OUT! Terrific delivery from Devendra Bishoo to get rid of Ravichandran Ashwin. Turn and bounce on that one from Bishoo. Ashwin plays the ball on back-foot. Only manages an edge. Shane Dowrich takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. IND 545-7 after 128.1 overs.

12:49 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Keemo Paul comes in to replace Sherman Lewis. IND 543-6 after 127 overs.

12:44 IST: FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his first boundary of the match. Sherman Lewis bowls it wide outside the off-stump. Ashwin reaches out and gets the ball to the left of the gully fielder. The ball was in the air but away from the fielder. Races to the third man boundary. IND 542-6 after 125.5 overs.

12:34 IST: OUT! Virat Kohli departs after scoring 139 runs. Trying to go over the top against Sherman Lewis Kohli mistimes his shot. The ball finds the toe end of the bat. Devendra Bishoo takes a simple catch at mid-on. Terrific knock from Kohli comes to an end. India loose their sixth wicket. IND 534-6 after 123.4 overs.

12:32 IST: FOUR! Thick outside edge from Ravindra Jadeja and the ball goes through the vacant gully region for a boundary. Sherman Lewis from round the wicket angles the ball in. Finds the outside edge but runs along the ground to the third man boundary for four runs. 

12:29 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja. Kohli pushes the ball to long off and 50-run partnership comes up between both of them off 87 deliveries. Jadeja (23) is also looking settled now at the centre along with Kohli. IND 521-5 after 122.3 overs.

12:27 IST: Tight over from Sherman Lewis comes to an end. Just one run from it. Devendra Bishoo will continue from the other end. IND 519-5 after 122 overs.

12:15 IST: FOUR! Beautifully driven straight down the ground from Virat Kohli. Length ball from Sherman Lewis and Kohli times the ball to perfection. 1000 Test runs for Virat Kohli in 2018. IND 510-5 after 119.1 overs.

12:13 IST: Devendra Bishoo starts the post lunch session with a maiden. Sherman Lewis will share the ball with Bishoo from the other end. IND 506-5 after 119 overs.

12:10 IST: Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja are out in the middle to start the post-lunch session for India. Devendra Bishoo will start the proceedings for the Windies.

11:30 IST: Lunch, Day 2 – India 506-5 after 118 overs.

11:26 IST: 500 comes up for India! Kohli pushes the ball to long on for a single and 500 comes up for India in 116.4 overs. Virat Kohli is batting on 118 along with Ravindra Jadeja on 16 runs. 

11:19 IST: Dropped! Virat Kohli hits the ball straight back to Devendra Bishoo but he fails to hold on to the catch. It was a difficult chance but should have been taken. Kohli survives. IND 493-5 after 114.4 overs.

11:12 IST: Decent over from Kraigg Brathwaite comes to an end. Four runs from it. IND 486-5 after 112 overs.

11:00 IST: OUT! First wicket of the morning for Windies! Tossed up delivery from Devendra Bishoo. Rishabh Pant goes for a hoick on the leg side. Mistimes and the ball takes the leading edge. Keemo Paul at point takes a simple catch. Pant misses out on a century. He walks back after scoring 92 runs. IND 470-5 after 108.1 overs.

10:53 IST: 100 for Virat Kohli! Another terrific knock from the Indian skipper. Scores his 24th century in Test cricket. 17th century for Virat Kohli as the Indian captain. Flicks the ball fine to fine leg for a boundary to reach his century. IND 463-4 after 106.2 overs.

10:48 IST: Another bowling change for Windies! Kraigg Brathwaite comes in to replace Roston Chase. IND 454-4 after 105 overs.

10:44 IST: FOUR! Excellent placement from Rishabh Pant on that occasion. Hits the ball in between the two fielders standing close to each other at point. Timing on the ball takes it over the fence. Pant has moved into the eighties now with that boundary. IND 449-4 after 103.5 overs.

10:41 IST: Six and 100-run partnership comes between Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. What a magnificent strike that was from Pant. Slams Devendra Bishoo over deep mid-wicket boundary for a six on the final ball of the over. IND 440-4 after 103 overs.

10:37 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Devendra Bishoo comes in to replace Keemo Paul.

10:34 IST: Four and a Six! Rishabh Pant is on the charge straightaway after drinks break. Slams Roston Chase for a boundary and a colossal six (over long-off) on the first two deliveries of the over. Beautiful footwork from the left-hander against the spinner. IND 427-4 after 101.2 overs.

10:30 IST: Drinks break – End of first hour of play on Day 2 and India are on top. IND 417-4 after 101 overs. 

10:27 IST: Six and 50 for Rishabh Pant! And what a terrific strike to get to his fifty. Flicks the ball neatly over deep mid-wicket boundary for a six. Fifty for Pant has come in quick time as well. Just 57 balls for it. IND 416-4 after 100.2 overs.

10:18 IST: Tidy start from Roston Chase. Just one run from his first over. Keemo Paul will continue from the other end. IND 402-4 after 98 overs.

10:15 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Off-spinner Roston Chase comes in to replace Sherman Lewis. IND 401-4 after 97 overs.

10:09 IST: 400 up for India! Rishabh Pant pulls the short ball from Sherman Lewis towards fine-leg, takes an easy single and 400 comes up for India after 96 overs. The partnership between Virat Kohli (88) and Rishabh Pant (37) has now moved on to 63 runs. 

09:59 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Rishabh Pant. Shannon Gabriel bowls it on the pads and Rishabh Pant flicks the ball to mid-wicket to collect four runs. Gabriel is losing the plot here. Concedes the second boundary of the over. IND 398-4 after 94.3 overs.

09:57 IST: Four and 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. Another good partnership in the middle order for India. Both batsmen have looked solid right from the start on Day 2. IND 389-4 after 94 overs.

09:53 IST: Short ball strategy working for the Windies against Rishabh Pant. Sherman Lewis digs the ball in short and Rishabh Pant goes for a flashy pull. Mistimes the ball. That could have been a wicket for the them but the ball falls short. The deep square leg fielder collects the ball on the bounce. IND 387-4 after 93.2 overs.

09:46 IST: FOUR! Gorgeous cover drive from Virat Kohli. Reaches to the pitch of the ball from Shannon Gabriel and times it to perfection. 3000 Test runs for Virat in India. IND 381-4 after 92.1 overs.

09:40 IST: Tidy start from Shannon Gabriel from the other end. Two runs from his first over. IND 373-4 after 91 overs.

09:35 IST: First over from Sherman Lewis on Day 2 produces seven runs. Shannon Gabriel will bowl from the other end. IND 371-4 after 90 overs.

09:32 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the day for India. Sherman Lewis struggling with his line in his first over. Yet again, bowls on the pads and Rishabh Pant flick the ball to square leg to collect his second boundary.  IND 369-4 after 89.4 overs.

09:32 IST: First run on the board for India on Day 2. Sherman Lewis drifts on to the pads and Virat pushes the ball to the on-side for a comfortable single. IND 365-4 after 89.3 overs.

09:29 IST: Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are out in the middle to start Day 2 for India. Sherman Lewis will start the proceedings for the Windies. 

09:01 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli warming up ahead of the start. 

09:00 IST: We are 30 minutes away from the start on Day 2.

08:45 IST: Youngster Prithvi Shaw stole the limelight on Day 1 with a his record knock on Test debut. On Day 2, skipper Virat Kohli (72) along with Rishabh Pant (17) will look to take India past the 500-run mark.

08:30 ISTHello and welcome to the live updates of Day 2 of the first Test between India and the Windies.

Kohli looked set for another hundred and was batting alongside Rishabh Pant (17 not out off 21) at the close of play. Eighty-nine overs were bowled on day one with India scoring at 4.08 runs per over. The West Indies handed a big setback even before toss with the last-minute withdrawal of captain Jason Holder, looked ordinary at best on the field. Barring pacer Shanon Gabriel (1/66), none of the bowlers troubled the Indian batsmen on a greenish surface which did not seem to do much.

The opposition attack was far from threatening but due credit must be given to Shaw, who batted like a seasoned campaigner in his first match for India. His back-foot play off the pacers was a treat to the eyes and when spinners were deployed, he was not afraid to use the long handle.