West Indies vs India 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane's 81 Takes India To 203/6 At Stumps On Day 1

Updated:23 August 2019 02:29 IST

WI vs IND 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane completed 18th half-century of his Test career, helping India reach 203/6 on Day 1.

West Indies vs India 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane
West Indies vs India Highlights: Ajinkya Rahane scored his 18th Test half-century. © BCCI/Twitter

Ajinkya Rahane scored 18th Test fifty, before rain forced the umpires to take an early tea break. Rahane's half-century helped India reach 134/4 at tea on Day 1, recovering from three early blows during the morning session. While Rahane was unbeaten on 50, Hanuma Vihari was batting at 10. Opener KL Rahul frittered away a solid start and fell six short of what could have been a wonderful fifty. Earlier, Jason Holder's decision to put India into bat after winning the toss was proved right by his bowlers as they picked up three key wickets in the opening hour. (SCORECARD)

1st Test Day 1 Match, Highlights Between West Indies vs India, Straight from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

  • 02:28 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Thank you for tuning in!

    Thank you for joining with us for our live coverage of the first Test between the West Indies and India. The West Indies' bowlers bowled tight line and lengths that saw India lose six wickets on the first day. Do join us tomorrow for all the live updates from day of this Test match.  
  • 02:25 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Stumps on day 1!

    The persistent rain has forced the umpires to call stumps on day 1 in Antigua. India finish after being put into bat are 203 for six at the end of day's play.
  • 02:21 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    The covers are on again!

    No rain in sight but the umpires have called for the covers. Could be the end of day's play reckon Graeme Swann in the commentary box.
  • 02:17 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    The covers are coming off!

    It was pouring down a few minutes ago and now the skies are clear as the groundsmen take the covers off.
  • 02:09 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Comedy of errors! Rain stops play!

    With the rain coming down hard, the ground staff started to run onto the field with the covers but the umpires sent them back and as soon as they went off the field, the umpires called for covers. Another rain interruption in Antigua.
  • 01:52 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Four!

    Over pitched from Roston Chase and Rishabh Pant smashed it through the cover region for another boundary.
  • 01:44 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Four!

    Rishabh Pant drives that one through extra cover for a welcome boundary. It was a full delivery from Jason Holder and Pant found the gap on the off side.
  • 01:26 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Wicket!

    Ajinkua Rahane went for the backfoot punch but the ball took the inside edge and onto the stumps. Important breakthrough for the West Indies. India six down now.
  • 00:26 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    The players are out in the field!

    Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane to continue India's innings after rain led to early Tea on day 1 of the first Test.
  • 00:16 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Play to restart at 12:25 am!

    The covers have been taken off and the  play will restart at 12:25 am IST. 
  • 00:08 (IST)Aug 23, 2019

    Rain has stopped!

    The rain has eased down and the umpires are having a look at the pitch and the outfield as the the groundsmen take the covers off.
  • 23:49 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Early tea has been taken!

    The rain has forced the umpires to call for an early tea. Rahane is unbeaten on 50 while Vihari is batting on 18. 
  • 23:46 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Play stopped due to rain!

    It has started to drizzle in Antigua and the umpires have asked the groundsmen to bring on the covers. India are 134/4. 
  • 23:34 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Hanuma Vihari sweeps once again and this time thanks to the short fine leg fielder's misfielding he gets four runs.
  • 23:27 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Poor bowling.. poor shot!

    Roston Chase bowls a slider down leg side and Hanuma Vihari goes for a sweep but misses terribly. 
  • 23:19 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Rahane gets life!

    Ajinkya Rahane charges down the track, eyeing to clear the fence, ends up hitting it high in the air towards long on and Miguel Cummins fails to hold onto it despite getting his both hands to the ball running backwards.
  • 23:10 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Roston Chase bowls short and wide outside off stump and Hanuma Vihari cuts it to deep backward point to collect first boundary of his innings. 
  • 23:05 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Jason Holder angles the ball into Ajinkya Rahane but he plays it close to his body, rather too much, and steers it in the gap towards third man for a four.
  • 22:56 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Jason Holder drifts down on the leg stump, Ajinkya Rahane steers it off his pads towards square to claim a boundary.
  • 22:52 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Chase strikes in his first over!

    West Indies skipper Jason Holder has brought Roston Chase into the attack and he strikes in his first over. It was a poor delivery down leg but KL Rahul tried to glance it down the leg side but edged it straight into keeper's gloves. Rahul departs for 44.
  • 22:39 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    KL Rahul gets on the front foot and drives Kemar Roach's wide delivery through extracover for a four. With that shot he now moves to 44. 
  • 22:34 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Three maiden overs on the trot!

    The West Indies bowlers have kept the Indian batsmen quite in last two overs. Roach, Gabriel and Holder have bowled three maiden overs on the trot.
  • 22:21 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Shannon Gabriel bowls right in the slot and Rahane drives it past the non-striker's end towards long-on and fielder had no chance of stopping that, it has such immaculate timing. 
  • 22:15 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    With ball getting soft, the West Indies bowlers are drifting in their line and lengths. This time Shannon Gabriel bowls short and wide and Ajinkya Rahane drives it though extracover for a four.
  • 22:11 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Shannon Gabriel bowls half-volley on the fifth stump line and Ajinkya Rahane breaches the gap behind point by opening the face of the bat.
  • 22:03 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    2nd session begins!

    Kemar Roach to resumes the bowling the bowling after lunch and Ajinkya Rahane is on strike. Like first session, Rahane continues to leave deliveries outside off and defending those on the stumps. Roach starts the session with a maiden over. 
  • 21:25 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Lunch Day 1!

    India lost three wickets in the opening hour and the first session definitely belongs to the West Indies. But KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane had to ensure that India do not lose anymore wickets in the session and they did exactly that. However, West Indies would be happy with their overall effort.
  • 21:17 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Full toss... Rahul fails to score!

    Shannon Gabriel bowls a juicy full toss to KL Rahul who drives it but fails to breach the gap. He must be really gutted with his effort as it was up for the taking and missed a golden chance of scoring a boundary.
  • 21:12 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Shannon Gabriel tests Ajinkya Rahane with his short-pitch ball but Rahane got himself into a decent position and pulls him comfortably through square leg for a four. 
  • 21:05 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Jaosn Holder opens Ajinkya Rahane up with his seaming delivery but luckily for him the ball fell just short of second slip and races away to the third man fence.
  • 21:03 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Driven away for four!

    Miguel Cummins once again bowls an overpitch delivery and gets the treatment from KL Rahul who drives him straight down the ground towards mid-off for a four.
  • 20:54 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    First run off Holder!

    Jaosn Holder bowls on the middle and leg and Rahane works it towards square leg to complete a single.
  • 20:51 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Holder on maiden spree!

    Jason Holder has been impressive with the ball one and has delivered four overs without conceding a run.
  • 20:44 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Rahane survives!

    Jason Holder breaches Ajinkya Rahane's front foot defence but the ball went on to hit his front pad with impact just outside off stump.
  • 20:42 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Miguel Cummins overcompensates for his previous delivery and bowls a full ball. KL Rahul drives it past the bowler to collect second boundary of the over. 
  • 20:40 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Miguel Cummins gives room outside off stump, KL Rahul shifts weight on the backfoot and uses his wrists to cut it through covers for a four.
  • 20:31 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Back to back maiden overs for Holder!

    The West Indies skipper Jason Holder has started beautifully with two maiden overs. He has not allowed the two batsmen to free their arms. 
  • 20:29 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    India look to rebuild!

    KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane look to bring Indian innings back on track after the early blows. 
  • 20:17 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Change in bowling!

    West Indies skipper brings himself on to bowl. He starts with three slips and a gully.
  • 20:15 (IST)Aug 22, 2019

    Four!

    Shannon Gabriel pitches one full and KL Rahul leans forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past the bowler for a boundary.
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