India vs West Indies

India vs West Indies

India vs West Indies

The right-handed Kohli stroked a high-quality 139 to add to 18-year-old opener Privthi Shaw's 134 from Thursday's opening day, an innings which helped power the hosts to 649 for nine declared - their highest ever total against West Indies. The guy showed he's a different quality, which is why he's pushed into the Indian team so quickly.

It was a maiden Test ton for Jadeja, who had to wait for nearly six years to reach three figures in the five-day format.

Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest Indian player to register 24 Test centuries.

Showing a penchant for counter-attack, Chase struck four fours - mostly lofted hits down the ground - in a breezy 38-ball knock while Dowrich was more watchful in his 35-ball innings. The guys struggled a bit because of that, it was hard for guys to bat 45 minutes without water.

Asked about the difference in conditions between Rajkot and England, where India lost the test series 1-4 last month, Kohli said the two cannot be compared.

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The Windies skipper believes there are a lot of learnings to take from India's batsmen going forward into the next Test and that it will put them in good stead. We understand that with the ability we have, we will dominate in these conditions. Asked to follow on, they were bowled out again, in less than two sessions of play, lasting barely three more overs than their first essay.

"It was a great win".

"I couldn't have imagined my test debut like this". The West Indies' performance is not for me to speak upon. Whenever you play global cricket, there's always a challenge. While there's no clarity over Jason Holder's fitness yet who's suffering from an ankle sprain, Shannon Gabriel too has picked up a slight niggle which kept him off the field for a majority of the day.

Indian cricketers Richabh Pant, KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw appeal successfully for a caught behind against West Indies Batsman Devendra Bishoo (R) during the third day´s play of the first Test cricket match between India and West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on October 6, 2018.

When Mohammed Shami got his eighth delivery of the innings to jag back in from a length spot to find enough space between Kraigg Brathwaite's bat and pad, it was evident that there was something severely wrong with the lengths pursued by the Windies' pacers than just the placidity of the pitch. I think the batters we have are fully capable of doing the job. We want to improve upon the things we need to do, not focus on what the opposition wants to do.

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