Rajkot Test: West Indies 94/6 at stumps, trail by 555 runs

Lynette Rowe
October 10, 2018

Completely dominating the Rajkot test match, India took just three days to beat a listless West Indies side to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match test series. Windies are having a full tour to India to play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is. "We believe he can change many games for us and have match-winning contributions with bat and ball".

Indian Cricket Team, India captain Virat Kohli and speedster Jasprit Bumrah maintained their respective top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings released Monday. The miscommunication between the two batsmen was what drew the attention here as the West Indies were falling like a pack of cards, not showing any resistance at all in front of the Indian bowling. Holder said it was not easy playing India in India and added he was focused on playing cricket instead of focusing on what critics had to say.

While Ravichandran Ashwin (4/37) was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings, Kuldeep was all over the opposition batsmen in the second innings on way to a maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.

India enforced the follow on in the second innings to West Indies and the travelling team once again failed to give a proper challenge.

"The team will have a camp before the start of the ODI series in Guwahati, so we had to select the squad before the start of the Super50 Cup, in order to organise flights and visas".

He trapped Hope lbw and then Shimron Hetmyer (11) was caught flashing at short third man, an unnecessary shot.

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West Indies are trailing by 555 runs, while R Chase (27) with Keemo Paul (13) still on the crease. Opener Kieran Powell was the only West Indian batsmen to make a significant contribution in the second essay, an entertaining 83 off 93 balls with eight boundaries and four sixes.

It was also India's best in terms of innings victory.

"Ranji Trophy debut hundred, Duleep Trophy debut hundred and Test match, first man to do it, really happy for him".

After teenage deutant Prithvi Shaw's 134 on the first day, it was Pant who shattered the West Indies' morale further on Friday with a knock of 92 that came off 84 balls.

Windies coach Stuart Law had initially said that Roach will join the team mid-way during the Test in Rajkot.

The second and final Test is at Hyderabad from 12-16 October.

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