India vs West Indies Highlights, 1st Test Day 1: Prithvi Shaw's Historic Ton, Cheteshwar Pujara And Virat Kohli Put India On Top On Day 1
Highlights India vs West Indies: Opener Prithvi Shaw (134) scored his maiden Test century as India ended Day 1 of the first Test against the Windies with 364 runs on the board for the loss of four wickets.
Opener Prithvi Shaw scored a historic hundred in his debut match as India ended Day 1 of the first Test against the Windies with 364/4 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday. The 18-year-old Mumbai-lad showed no signs of nerves in his first match as he slammed a 134-run knock that comprised 19 boundaries. Riding on his maiden ton, Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on his debut. After winning the toss, India captain Virat Kolhi opted to bat in good batting conditions. The team got off to a poor start, losing KL Rahul in the very first over for a duck. After Rahul's departure, Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara stitched a mammoth 206-run partnership for the second wicket, taking India to a commanding position. Pujara (86) was looking set for his 16th Test ton but got out after playing a casual shot against debutant Sherman Lewis. Shaw then stitched a 23-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli but was caught and bowled off Devendra Bishoo just before Tea. In the final session, skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane stitched another 105-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Final wicket of the day for Windies came in the form of Rahane, who got out after scoring 41 runs. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 72 at stumps. Windies bowlers had a tough day as they could only manage four wickets.(SCORECARD)
Highlights between India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1, straight from Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
17:10 IST: Day 1 of the first Test between India and Windies comes to an end. Thank you for joining us on our live coverage.
1st Test, West Indies in India, 2 Test Series, 2018, Oct 04, 2018
Stumps, Day 1 - India 364 for four after 89 overs. (Prithvi Shaw 134, Cheteshwar Pujara 86; Sherman Lewis 1-56)
17:06 IST: That's the end of Day 1. Virat Kohli remains unbeaten on 72 runs alongside Rishabh Pant on 17 runs.
17:03 IST: SIX! Rishabh Pant hits the first six of the match. It was a short ball from Shannon Gabriel and Pant went after it. Gets the top edge of the bat and the ball sails over the fine-leg fielder for a six. IND 362-4 after 88.3 overs.
16:59 IST: Final over of the day! Shannon Gabriel has the ball in his hands. IND 354-4 after 88 overs.
16:52 IST: 350 comes up for India! Virat Kohli guides the ball from Shannon Gabriel and takes a couple of quick runs to take India past 350-run mark. IND 351-4 after 86.2 overs.
16:45 IST: FOUR! Rishabh Pant pulls the short ball from Shannon Gabriel to collect his first boundary of the match. Boundary to end the over from Gabriel. IND 344-4 after 85 overs.
16:39 IST: Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite has decided to take the new ball. Shannon Gabriel will bowl the first over with the new ball. IND 337-4 after 84 overs.
16:35 IST: OUT! Review from Ajinkya Rahane. Original decision is out from the umpire. And the decision stays. Roston Chase strikes for Windies. Ultra edge clearly shows that the ball got the toe end of Rahane's bat. Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. Rahane walks back after scoring 41 runs. IND 334-4 after 83.3 overs.
16:27 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Virat takes a single on the leg side and the partnership between the two batsmen reaches the 3-figure mark. IND 331-3 after 80.5 overs.
16:25 IST: FOUR! Poor start to the over from Kraigg Brathwaite. Drifts on to the pads and Virat filcks the ball fine to collect four runs. IND 329-3 after 80.1 overs.
16:21 IST: Second new ball will be available after one over. Will the Windies captain go for it straight away? IND 321-3 after 79 overs.
16:15 IST: FOUR! Brilliant drive from Virat Kohli. Reaches to the pitch of the ball from Roston Chase and hits the ball through extra covers to collect a boundary. Great timing on that one from the Indian skippe. IND 318-3 after 77.2 overs.
16:08 IST: 50 for Virat Kohli! Another solid knock from the Indian skipper. Scores his 20th half-century in Test cricket. India now looking in commanding position against the Windies. IND 313-3 after 76.3 overs.
15:55 IST: 300 comes up for India! Virat Kohli pushes the ball to mid-on and miss-field from Lewis helps Kohli add two more runs to his total. 300 comes up for India in 72.4 over. Virat Kohli (45) and Ajinkya Rahane (27) now have a 70-run partnership between them.
15:48 IST: FOUR! Devendra Bishoo bowls it short, Ajinkya Rahane rocks on to the back-foot and punches the ball through the cover region to collect a boundary. Brilliant timing and placement on that one from Rahane. IND 292-3 after 71.1 overs.
15:43 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Virat pushes the ball in the covers to pick up a single and India now have 282 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets.
15:39 IST: Another tidy over from Keemo Paul comes to an end. The Windies bowlers have bowled some tight here overs after the drinks break. The session run rate (2.71 rpo) has been on the slower side for India. Both Paul and Devendra Bishoo have kept things tight. IND 278-3 after 68 overs.
15:29 IST: Tidy over from Devendra Bishoo after the drinks break. Just two runs from it. Keemo Paul will continue from the other end. IND 273-3 after 65 overs.
15:22 IST: Drinks break - India have 271 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. Virat Kohli is batting 29 on alongside Ajinkya Rahane on 13 runs.
15:14 IST: FOUR! Driven beautifully straight down the ground. Ajinkya Rahane is now looking confident at the centre. Straight drive off Shannon Gabriel earns him his first boundary of the match. Great timing on that one from Rahane. IND 269-3 after 62 overs.
15:09 IST: Both Virat Kohli (28) and Ajinkya Rahane (9) are looking to rotate strike at the moment. Four runs from Devendra Bishoo's 22nd over. IND 255-3 after 61 overs.
14:57 IST: Tight start from Shannon Gabriel in the final session. Just two runs from his first over. Devendra Bishoo will continue from the other end. IND 255-3 after 58 overs.
14:52 IST: Bowling change for Windies. Shannon Gabriel comes back to replace Sherman Lewis. IND 253-3 after 57 overs.
14:47 IST: 250 comes up India! Ajinkya Rahane takes a single towards the point region and 250 comes up for the team in 55.4 overs. Virat Kohli is batting on 18 alongside Ajinkya Rahane on 4 runs.
14:45 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli opens the face of the bat and times the ball to perfection. Miss-field from Shannon Gabriel at long-off and the ball reaches the fence in to time. IND 248-3 after 55.1 overs.
14:41 IST: Tight over from Sherman Lewis comes to an end. Just two runs from it. IND 242-3 after 54 overs.
14:31 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot from the Indian skipper. Juicy half volley from Sherman Lewis and Virat Kohli hits the ball straight down the ground to collect his first boundary of the match. IND 236-3 after 51.1 overs.
14:30 IST: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle for the final session on Day 1. Sherman Lewis will start the proceedings for Windies.
Tea Break - India have 232 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets.
Prithvi Shaw falls for 134 on the stroke of tea after chipping one straight back to Bishoo, but what a maiden innings! India go into the second break in a strong position on 232/3 after Shaw and Pujara's 206 run partnership.#INDvWI LIVE https://t.co/bOSqMElBuo pic.twitter.com/Oaa5OFY1re— ICC (@ICC) October 4, 2018
14:07 IST: OUT! Prithvi Shaw takes the long walk back to the pavilion after scoring 134 runs. Soft dismissal. Simple caught and bowled for Devendra Bishoo. He picks up his first wicket of the match. IND 232-3 after 50.2 overs.
14:05 IST: 50 overs are up and India have 231 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. 7-run over from Roston Chase comes to an end.
13:50 IST: FOUR! Thick outside edge from Prithvi Shaw's bat and the ball races to the third man boundary. Shaw goes hard at the ball from Devendra Bishoo and the it goes right past the slip fielder for a boundary. IND 218-2 after 46.2 overs.
13:43 IST: Beaten! Shannon Gabriel goes past the outside edge of Prithvi Shaw's bat. The ball just moved away after pitching. Shaw was late to react on that one. IND 213-2 after 45.1 overs.
13:30 IST: OUT! Cheteshwar Pujara departs for 86 runs. Sherman Lewis gets his first wicket in Test cricket. Pujara gets a decent outside edge and wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich takes a simple catch behind the stumps. Windies finally get the crucial breakthrough. IND 209-2 after 43 overs.
13:21 IST: Four 200 comes up for India! It has been a dominating performance from both the Indian batsmen against the Windies on Day 1 of the first . The partnership between Prithvi Shaw (108) and Cheteshwar Pujara (85) has now moved on to 197 runs. IND 200-1 after 40.3 overs.
13:19 IST: Maiden! Tight over from Devendra Bishoo comes to an end. IND 196-1 after 40 overs.
13:03 IST: FOUR! Another good looking straight drive from Cheteshwar Pujara. Lull length delivery from Keemo Paul and Pujara drives the ball straight down the ground past the mid-on fielder to collect four runs. IND 193-1 after 36.5 overs.
12:48 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara waits on the ball from Devendra Bishoo and pushes it to the third man region to collect a boundary. IND 180-1 after 33.1 overs.
12:43 IST: 100 for Prithvi Shaw on Test debut! What a knock this has been from the 18-year-old. Reaches to his century off 99 deliveries. Takes a couple on the off side to get to his maiden century in Test cricket. Becomes the 15th Indian to score a century on debut. IND 174-1 after 32.2 overs.
Facts - Prithvi Shaw is now the youngest Indian to score a century on debut!
Shaw scored 120 in his Ranji Trophy debut against Tamil Nadu at Rajkot.
In his Duleep Trophy debut, Shaw scored 154 vs India Blue in Lucknow.
12:36 IST: FOUR! Another cracking shot from Prithvi Shaw on the off-side. Shannon Gabriel bowls it wide on the off and Shaw times the ball to perfection. He moves onto 97 with the boundary. IND 170-1 after 30.4 overs.
12:22 IST: FOUR! Short and wide on the leg side from Devendra Bishoo and Prithvi Shaw slaps the to the right of square-leg to pick up yet another boundary. He moves into the nineties with shot. IND 163-1 after 27.5 overs.
12:19 IST: Four and 150 comes up for India! Cheteshwar Pujara collects a boundary on the final ball of Shannon Gabriel over. Times the ball beautifully on the leg side to collect four runs. IND 153-1 after 27 overs.
12:12 IST: FOUR! First boundary for India in the post-lunch session. Prithvi Shaw goes for the slog sweep against Devendra Bishooand connects the ball well. Gets his 12th boundary of the match. IND 137-1 after 25.3 overs.
12:10 IST: Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara are at back in the middle to start the second session for India on Day 1. Devendra Bishoo will start the proceedings for Windies.
Lunch, Day 1 - India 133 for the loss of one wicket.
11:30 IST: Morning session on Day 1 comes to an end. Prithvi Shaw returns to the pavilion unbeaten on 75 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara batting alongside him on 56 runs.
11:23 IST: Four and 50 up for Cheteshwar Pujara! Scores his 19th fifty in Test cricket. Hits Sherman Lewis straight down the ground for a boundary and reaches to his fifty in style. Pujara is timing the ball brilliantly at the moment. IND 121-1 after 23 overs.
11:20 IST: FOUR! Prithvi Shaw cuts and cuts the ball hard. Hits Sherman Lewis over point to collect his tenth boundary of the match. Brilliant timing on that one from the youngster. IND 116-1 after 22.2 overs.
11:16 IST: FOUR! Great footwork from Cheteshwar Pujara against off-spinner Roston Chase. Reaches to the pitch of the ball and times the ball beautifully through deep mid wicket to collect a boundary. IND 108-1 after 21.1 overs.
11:07 IST: Four and 100 up for India! Prithvi Shaw slams Roston Chase for back to back boundaries. Shaw is timing the ball superbly at the moment. He is looking in sublime touch. Showing no signs of nerves at all. IND 102-1 after 19.5 overs.
10:56 IST: 50 for Prithvi Shaw on debut! Shaw scores his maiden fifty in Test cricket against Windies. Becomes the youngest player for India to score a fifty on debut. Brings his fifty from just 57 deliveries. What a start this has been for the youngster. IND 85-1 after 17.4 overs.
10:49 IST: FOUR! Devendra Bishoo bowls it short and wide on the the leg side. Pujara had all the time in the world for that one. Hits the ball to deep square leg to collect a boundary. IND 82-1 after 16.4 overs.
10:49 IST: Change in bowling for Windies. Roston Chase comes in to replace Keemo Paul.
10:43 IST: FOUR! Best shot of the day so far. Prithvi Shaw leans into the drive a collects yet another boundary on the off-side. He has now moved into the forties with that shot. IND 66-1 after 13.3 overs.
10:41 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Prithvi Shaw. Hits Keemo Paul straight down the ground to collect his sixth boundary of the match. Great timing on that one from the youngster. IND 62-1 after 13.1 overs.
10:40 IST: Good start from Devendra Bishoo after the drinks break. Just a couple of runs from his over. Keemo Paul will share the ball with him from the other end. IND 58-1 after 13 overs.
10:34 IST: Drinks break - India 56-1 after 12 overs. Prithvi Shaw is batting on 33 alongside Cheteshwar Pujara on 22 runs.
10:28 IST: Four 50 up for India! Tossed up delivery from Devendra Bishoo and Prithvi Shaw hits him straight down the ground to collect another boundary. Both Shaw (31*) and Pujara (21*) are batting fluently at the moment. 50-run partnership also comes up between both of them. IND 53-1 after 10.3 overs.
10:23 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara dealing in boundaries at the moment. This time hits Sherman Lewis through point to collect four runs. IND 40-1 after 9.2 overs.
10:21 IST: Tight start from leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo. Just one run from his first over. Prithvi Shaw takes a single on the final ball. IND 36-1 after 9 overs.
10:18 IST: Spin introduced for the first time in the match. Devendra Bishoo comes in to replace Shannon Gabriel. IND 35-1 after 8 overs.
10:16 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara gets his first boundary of the match. Straight drive from Pujara fetches him a four runs. Brilliant timing one that one from the right-hander. IND 31-1 after 7.3 overs.
10:07 IST: Tight start from Sherman Lewis on his Test debut. Just one run from his first over. IND 25-1 after 6 overs.
10:01 IST: Bowling change for Windies! Debutant Sherman Lewis comes in to replace Keemo Paul.
09:55 IST: FOUR! Over the slips for a boundary. Keemo Pauls this time bowls wide outside off and Prithvi Shaw flashes hard at the ball. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes over the gully fielder for a boundary. IND 24-1 after 4 overs.
09:51 IST: FOUR! Second boundary for Prithvi Shaw. Brilliant timing on that one from the youngster. Keemo Paul strays down the leg side and Shaw flicks the ball through square leg to collect four runs. IND 16-1 after 3.1 overs.
09:45 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara is off the mark with a single on the leg side. Shannon Gabriel drifts on to the pads and Pujara flicks the ball to fine-leg and collects a run. IND 9-1 after 2.3 overs.
09:41 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Prithvi Shaw and India. Wide delivery outside off from Keemo Paul and Shaw punches the ball through the cover region to collect his first boundary in Test cricket. IND 7-1 after 1.5 overs.
09:38 IST: Keemo Paul will share the new ball with Shannon Gabriel from the other end. IND 3-1 after 1 over.
09:36 IST: OUT! Review from KL Rahul! Original decision is out. And the decision from the on-field umpire stays. Wicket in first over for Shannon Gabriel. Traps KL Rahul right in front of the stumps. A poor review from India. Rahul walks back without opening his account.
09:31 IST: Prithvi Shaw and India are off the mark with three runs. A punch off the back-foot from Shaw and the ball goes through the covers towards the boundary. The fielders cuts the ball but Shaw manages to pick up three runs. IND 3-0 after 0.2 overs.
09:30 IST: Shannon Gabriel starts with a wide delivery outside the off-stump. Prithvi Shaw lets the ball go. IND 0-0 after 0.1 overs.
09:29 IST: Openers Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul are out in the middle to start the innings for India. Shannon Gabriel will start the proceedings for the Windies.
09:23 IST: Both teams are at the centre along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are just minutes away from the start.
09:05 IST: Here are the playing XI for both the teams.
India - Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.
The Windies - Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel.
09:01 IST: Proud moment for 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw! He becomes the 293rd player to represent India in Test cricket.
09:00 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to bat against the Windies in the first Test.
08:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates of the first Test between India and the Windies.
India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against West Indies in the opening Test in Rajkot on Thursday. Teenage opener Prithvi Shaw will make his international debut after receiving his Test cap from Kohli. The 18-year-old was already named in the final 12 on the eve of the game. The world number one Test side have gone in with three spinners and two pace bowlers in the first of the two Tests. "There's a bit of grass that holds up the surface. It's very warm and humid here so the best time to bat will be first," said Kohli. "(Let's) see what Shaw can do at the top," he added. "It's all about giving them this particular phase. Give them some confidence before the start of the series against Australia." West Indies are missing their regular skipper Jason Holder due to an ankle injury, Kraigg Brathwaite deputising as captain. Batsman Sunil Ambris and debutant fast bowler Sherman Lewis have been included in the XI. Ambris has been rewarded for his unbeaten 114 in the team's only tour game in India. "I would have had a bat first as well. Using the new ball is the key for us. Got to be aggressive and enjoy the game," stand-in-skipper Brathwaite said. "I think the guys are looking forward to this," he added.
The Indian cricket team, after an overseas series defeat in England, will seek to get back to winning ways, this time on home soil against the Windies in the first encounter of the two-match Test series starting October 4 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Before losing the England series 1-4, India had endured a 1-2 series loss against South Africa earlier this year and captain Virat Kohli would like to iron out the glitches ahead of the next away series in Australia from November. The home series against the Windies, led by Jason Holder, would provide Virat Kohli with the opportunity to clear out as many shortcomings as possible. The Indian team was criticised for making too many changes in England and as it panned out, openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan lost their place in the side for the home series.
Even India's second Test triple-centurion Karun Nair, who warmed the bench in England, was ignored for the West Indies series, triggering an intense selection debate. What is certain is that a brand new opening combination will be tried in the next couple of games with KL Rahul opening with uncapped talent Prithvi Shaw. The series does provide a good opportunity to Shaw and another uncapped player, Mayank Agarwal, who had been waiting for a call-up to the Indian side for quite some time.
In the bowling department, India are expected to play three spinners -- Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav - and Umesh Yadav will pair up with Mohammad Shami, who will lead the pace attack in the absence of the rested duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and an injured Ishant Sharma. Jadeja will be expected to perform with both bat and ball in the absence of an injured Hardik Pandya.