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India vs Windies - 1st Test

Series: Windies tour of India, 2018
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Date: 04-08 October 2018

Windies 196/10 (50.5 Ovs) RR: 3.86 | India won by an innings and 272 runs

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That was a rather sad performance from the Windies, whose approach more than anything else was a big let-down. Not sure how much India can get out of this series as they prepare for their tour down under. Anyway, the visitors can only go upwards from here I guess. That's a wrap from us. It's a goodbye from Sagar Chawla, Akshay Maanay, MS Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Jadhav, Rishi Roy and our scorer Sulthan!

Prithvi Shaw, Man of the Match: It was a great win for the team, more happy for the team. Can't imagine my debut like this. Whenever you play international cricket, there's always a challenge. Was looking to play my natural game, like I do in first-class.

Kohli (2/2): Jaddu as well, he's scored important runs for us in the past. We believe he can change games for us and have match winning contributions with both bat and ball, he's electrifying in the field anyway. If you see the first innings, the way Shami and Umesh ran in to bowl was really good to see on a pitch that's not giving you much. Shami came in and bowled the way only he can. Spinners are clinical in these conditions anyway. Kuldeep outstanding in the second innings, Ashwin in the first, Jaddu was consistent as always. Over rates had to do a bit with the umpires who were pushing us, with these new rules coming in of not drinking too much water. Was quite difficult for the guys to not drink water for 40-45 minutes. Spinners bowl so much in India, we're never going to fall short of the overs anyway so that's something to consider.

Kohli, India captain (1/2): Don't think you can compare the two conditions (England and India). That was a bigger challenge, something we don't experience day in and day out. Knew when we come back home and the kind of quality we have, we will dominate in these conditions. Guys understand how to play in these conditions and they were clinical. That's not something for me to speak upon (surprised with Windies performance). I'm sure, as a team, they'd want to rectify their errors. We want to improve upon the things we need to do, not focus on what the opposition want to do. Happy that the guys put in a clinical performance. Especially delighted for Prithvi and Jaddu. The way Prithvi dominated on debut was outstanding to see. Easy conditions or not, you still have to go out there and back yourself to dominate. The guy showed he's different quality, which is why he's pushed into the Indian team so quickly. He just grabs his opportunity with both hands. Exciting to see from a captain's point of view.

Brathwaite, WI captain: Not the best of starts, credit to India. They showed us how to bat. Quite disappointed. Didn't get enough partnerships as a batting unit. Two or three partnerships would hold us very well. One thing we said in our meeting was to be as positive as possible. Not sure if Holder will be fit for the next game.

Kuldeep: It's very difficult to bowl with the red ball straightaway when you are coming from white ball cricket. Sometimes it takes time to adjust. I bowled too full in the first innings, I bowled according to the wicket and the batsman in the second innings. Kookaburra red ball is good to grip. SG is okay at the moment. Ravi Shastri told me to try and bowl from round the wicket. I was happy with that angle. I am more used to the white ball. I am learning and I am happy with the way it all came out.

Ravichandran Ashwin - I wanted to get my drift back, my rhythm back as it's difficult to come back after an injury. I was a bit apprehensive yesterday, feeling a lot better today. I had a good stint at NCA and before that in England. It's a fair amount of difference Kuldeep is talking about, adapting to the SG, Kookaburra and Dukes. The Kookaburra white ball seam is a lot more narrow these days, doesn't swing much and doesn't grip as well. That's where the adaptation is very important, we didn't get much time to do that. Right now I would say Kookaburra red ball is a lot better ball, Dukes is also right up there. Pretty disappointed with the current SG ball. It used to be top-notch, the seam used to stand up strong even after 70-80 overs. It's not the same anymore. I generally believe that in the second innings, the teams put up a better fight and there are a couple of partnerships here and there usually. There was one. This wicket was slightly better, it still is, hence I was surprised, shocked is the wrong word with the amount of attacking shots, the high risk shots that were played against the spinners. Maybe it was their strategy against the spinners but it clearly didn't work this time.

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STATS: Here are some numbers for you to munch on, thanks to Deepu Narayanan:

Biggest innings wins for India:
innings & 272 runs v WI, Rajkot, 2018
innings & 262 runs v Afg, Bengaluru, 2018
innings & 239 runs v Ban, Dhaka, 2007
innings & 239 runs v SL, Nagpur, 2017
innings & 219 runs v Aus, Kolkata, 1998

Biggest innings defeats for WI:
innings & 283 runs v Eng, Leeds, 2007
innings & 272 runs v Ind, Rajkot, 2018
innings & 237 runs v Eng, Oval, 1957
innings & 220 runs v SA, Centurion, 2014
innings & 217 runs v Aus, Brisbane, 1932

India's last four home Tests:
Beat SL by innings & 239, Nagpur
Draw v SL, Delhi
Beat Afg by innings & 262, Bengaluru
Beat WI by innings & 272, Rajkot

Windies last seven innings in India:
[Least Recent] 134 (57.2) | 234 (78) | 168 (54.1) | 182 (55.2) | 187 (47) | 181 (48) | 196 (50.5) [Most Recent]
Not once have they outlasted the first new ball.

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Quality and attitude of the opposition aside, there were definite gains for India. Gains in the form of 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw who dazzled on debut with a sizzling hundred. There was Kuldeep Yadav too, who made adjustments to his bowling today after a substandard first innings. He was noticeably bowling a little bit quicker through the air to get the ball to go through nicely, especially on a pitch which was painfully slow. Of course, Windies' fixation with lofted shots was a great help. It was hard to understand that kind of attitude, which was destined to fail against three relentless spinners who know all about these conditions. You'd have imagined that adjustments will be made from one innings to the next, but it didn't happen. Will that happen from one Test to the next?

14:48 Local Time, 09:18 GMT: Back to home comforts and back to creaming hapless opposition. Windies were no match for India at slow, dry Rajkot. On a pitch which, must be said, was very decent to bat on, they've batted twice and still haven't crossed the follow-on score. This is India's biggest ever win in Tests (by innings). It's like England never happened.

50.5
0
Jadeja to Gabriel, out Caught by Kuldeep Yadav!! Mid-on was sent back after the previous boundary, and Gabriel finds him! All over. Bit of flight on middle and leg, Gabriel can't resist, looks to loft but drags it off the inside half. Decent catch from Kuldeep pedaling back. Gabriel c Kuldeep Yadav b Jadeja 4(5) [4s-1]

Jadeja to Gabriel, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

50.4
0
Jadeja to Gabriel, no run, length ball sliding in towards off, gets his bat down straight and defends
50.3
4
Jadeja to Gabriel, FOUR, Shannon Gabriel loves a good slog, we know that. Clears the front leg and swings through the line over mid-on
50.2
0
Jadeja to Gabriel, no run, back of a length, flat on off, Gabriel camps back and defends
50.1
0
Jadeja to Gabriel, no run, floated up on off, defends
49.6
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, defended to backward point
49.5
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, may have picked the carrom ball but was still beaten by it. He was looking to go with the turn through cover, only that there was more turn than expected
49.4
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, guided away to backward point
49.3
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, floated up just outside off, Dowrich gets forward and steers into the off-side
49.2
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, slightly short, easily negotiated from the crease
49.1
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, would've been another sharp catch from Shaw had he held on, but it doesn't stick. A bit quicker at the stumps, turns in and flies off the inside edge to short leg. Difficult chance, but he did get both hands on it

Shannon Gabriel, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.6
0
Jadeja to Sherman Lewis, out Lbw!! That's a horrible shot from Sherman Lewis. The ball is drifting in on middle from round the wicket, he swipes right across it and misses it altogether. Had it gone on with the angle, it would've missed leg. But no, Jadeja got it to straighten on middle stump. Looked very out. Sherman Lewis lbw b Jadeja 4(15) [4s-1]

Jadeja to Sherman Lewis, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

48.5
1
Jadeja to Dowrich, 1 run, fired in full, punched to deep mid-off
48.4
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, slightly slower from Jadeja, 86kph, holds its line on off. Dowrich defends to silly point
48.3
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, length ball outside off, defended into the off-side
48.2
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, 93kph, a bit short outside off, Dowrich didn't have enough room though to muscle the cut. Chops it to backward point
48.1
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, drifting in on middle, defended
47.6
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, no problems bunting this carrom ball back to Ashwin
47.5
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, length ball turning back in towards off, Lewis gets forward, bends down on it and defends
47.4
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, overpitched outside off, drilled to mid-off
47.3
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, now a good stride forward to smother the ball
47.2
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, length ball turning in from wide of off, Lewis quickly makes his mind up and leaves
47.1
1
Ashwin to Dowrich, 1 run, 90kph, quite full on off, Dowrich works it to deep mid-on
46.6
0
Jadeja to Sherman Lewis, no run, fired in at the stumps, blocked
46.5
0
Jadeja to Sherman Lewis, no run, stops on Lewis as he gets forward to defend, hence it goes a little uppish into the off-side. No harm done though
46.4
0
Jadeja to Sherman Lewis, no run, better line, gets it a touch fuller around off, Lewis is drawn forward in defence
46.3
1
Jadeja to Dowrich, 1 run, drifting in at the toes on leg stump, nudged wide of midwicket
46.2
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, back of a length, little bit of turn away from off, Dowrich rocks back and punches to mid-on
46.1
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, 91kph, length ball outside off, Dowrich dabs it to silly point
45.6
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, drifting down leg, glances it to leg slip
45.5
4
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, FOUR, Ashwin has dragged this carrom ball halfway down the pitch and is duly punished for it. Lewis rocks back and whacks the pull through square leg
45.4
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, picks the carrom ball and defends it back down the pitch
45.3
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, prods forward and defends
45.2
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, shoulders arms to a ball that rips in from outside off, gets hit on the thigh but it wasn't coming back enough. May have been high too
45.1
0
Ashwin to Sherman Lewis, no run, flighted off-break that's a bit too full, Lewis defends into the off-side
44.6
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, fired in outside off, 94kph, Dowrich defends to short cover
44.5
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, defended to silly point
44.4
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, fails to capitalize on a short and wide one, cuts it to cover
44.3
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, well smothered back to Jadeja
44.2
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, fuller from Jadeja, not much turn, defended forward
44.1
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, flat, sliding on towards off, Dowrich defends off the back foot

Okay, back after tea. Let's get this done and over with.

Tea, Day 3: It has been India throughout and it stayed that way in this session as well. There was a glimmer here and there from the Windies batsmen but it did not sustain for a long period. Kieran Powell looked the best of the lot and he lacked support from the other end. There was some excellent bit of bowling from Kuldeep but the shot selection from some of the Windies batsmen was atrocious. Two wickets left and that should not take long going by how Windies have batted. Back soon to wrap things up..

43.6
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, out Caught by Pant!! Excellent review from India. Pant and Ashwin went up in unison and were soon joined by the close in fielders. Kohli challenged the decision and got it overturned. Fired down leg, Bishoo went on his knee to help it along the way, the ball brushed his glove before it was snapped up by Pant. Good take by the 'keeper, he had to move quickly to his right and he got there. Devendra Bishoo c Pant b Ashwin 9(12) [4s-2]

Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

India review: Pant and Ashwin were confident and that has made Kohli take the review. It is for a caught behind. Fair delivery. UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball goes past the glove. OUT!

43.5
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, no run, tucked with the angle to short leg
43.4
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, no run, flighted and Bishoo misses the sweep, struck near the tummy region. Ashwin went up for LBW but the ball had pitched outside leg
43.3
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, no run, quicker carrom ball and Bishoo blocks it with bat-pad close together
43.2
4
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, a well controlled shot. Bishoo was premeditated the sweep but this was bowled much slower and he adjusted nicely to play the paddle fine, no one bothered to chase that down
43.1
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, no run, round the wicket and going on with the arm, Bishoo misses the tuck and is hit on the pad
42.6
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, slower and outside off, Dowrich lifts his bat and lets it go
42.5
2
Jadeja to Dowrich, 2 runs, too straight, on middle and leg, Dowrich turns the bat face at the last second and nurdles it to fine leg, easy two
42.4
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, tossed up on off, Dowrich defends with a straight bat
42.3
1
Jadeja to Devendra Bishoo, 1 run, bit of air and Bishoo plays the sweep along the ground to deep mid-wicket
42.2
0
Jadeja to Devendra Bishoo, no run, turn and bounce. Bishoo is back in the crease and is undone by the bounce, struck on the thigh pad
42.1
1
Jadeja to Dowrich, byes, 1 run, fired down leg and everyone has missed it, Dowrich can't meet with the tickle and Pant doesn't glove it either
41.6
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, no run, drifting on the pads, Bishoo turns it gently in front of short mid-wicket
41.5
0
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, no run, carrom ball and Bishoo played it well in the end, soft hands and the outside edge goes on the bounce to Rahane at slip, who makes a half stop
41.4
1
Ashwin to Dowrich, 1 run, flighted outside off, Dowrich lunges forward to defend and the ball trickles away off the outer half behind point, just a single though
41.3
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, carrom ball on a shortish length, Dowrich has ample time to block it off the back foot
41.2
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, tossed up outside off, Dowrich presses forward and defends it back
41.1
0
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run, flatter and attacking the stumps, defended in front of mid-wicket

Ravichandran Ashwin [13.0-1-61-1] is back into the attack

40.6
0
Jadeja to Devendra Bishoo, no run, very full and Bishoo almost squeezes the drive back to Jadeja
40.5
4
Jadeja to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, off the mark in style. Flighted and overpitched, Bishoo just played an extended forward push but the timing was such that it beat mid-off to his left and raced away to the fence

Devendra Bishoo, left handed bat, comes to the crease

40.4
0
Jadeja to K Paul, out Caught by U Yadav!! Madness! Utter madness. Three balls he had played like a proper top-order batsman and now plays a typical tailender shot. Jadeja gives this a bit more air and tempts the batsman to go for it, Paul is not one to hold back, goes for the loft and slices it towards long-off, where Umesh was stationed 10-15 yards inside the boundary rope. He jogs to his left and completes the formalities. K Paul c U Yadav b Jadeja 15(15) [4s-2 6s-1]

Jadeja to K Paul, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

40.3
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, this is better from Paul. Tossed up around off, Paul plunges forward and blocks
40.2
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, now bat right next to the pad to keep out the flighted delivery
40.1
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, half a stride forward and defends with the bat in front of the pad
39.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, wrong 'un and he closes the bat face early on the nudge, the soft leading edge rolls to short mid-wicket
39.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, blocked back down the wicket
39.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, throws it up outside off, Dowrich drives and picks out cover
39.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, googly turns across from leg-stump, Dowrich stays back and drops it near his feet
39.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, flighted on off, Dowrich plunges forward and defends
39.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, this was almost the way he got out in the first innings. Sucked into the drive and left a gap, this time the thick inside edge rolls to mid-wicket
38.6
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, another big stride forward to keep out this delivery
38.5
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, on the front foot and defending
38.4
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, bigger shout for caught behind and this time from the close in fielders as well. Still nothing. Quicker and breaking away, Paul is beaten on his forward prod and Pant takes it on the second attempt
38.3
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, flighted outside off, Paul drives and misses, the ball turns to hit Pant on the glove. Lobs to Rahane and there is a polite enquiry from Jadeja for a caught behind. Nothing from umpire Llong
38.2
4
Jadeja to K Paul, FOUR, Paul is not going to hang around. Anything slightly in his range Paul is giving it his all, mows the heave over mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence
38.1
0
Jadeja to K Paul, no run, arrowed in @95kph, Paul defends down the wicket
37.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, pushed to the right of the bowler and Kuldeep moves across to stop
37.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, floated up outside off, Dowrich checks his drive and finds cover
37.4
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, FOUR, Dowrich taking a leaf out of Paul's playbook. Takes on Kuldeep and collects a boundary. Flighted delivery and right in the slot, he lofts it over mid-on and clears the fielder comfortably
37.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Paul, 1 run, dragged back length and Paul sensibly knocks it to long-on
37.2
6
Kuldeep Yadav to K Paul, SIX, lovely flight, tempting the batsman to go for the big hit, Paul takes the challenge and smashes a six over long-on. Kuldeep Yadav won't mind this approach though, he knows a mishit isn't far away with the ball turning out of the rough
37.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Paul, no run, backs away and tries to cut, mistimes it back to the bowler

Bowlers with five-fers in each of the three formats:
Tim Southee
Ajantha Mendis
Umar Gul
Lasith Malinga
Imran Tahir
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Kuldeep Yadav

36.6
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, fraction short and gripping the surface, Dowrich has a poke at that and is beaten by the turn. There was some extra lift as well for Jadeja
36.5
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, full and fast, Dowrich pushes it back to Jadeja
36.4
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, very full and outside off, Dowrich squeezes the drive out to extra cover

BREAKING: Kuldeep Yadav is the second bowler to take five-fers in each of the three formats for India after Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

36.3
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, quicker delivery @93kph, Dowrich goes on the back foot to deal with this
36.2
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, spears in a yorker, Dowrich digs it back down the wicket
36.1
2
Jadeja to Dowrich, 2 runs, fired down leg and Dowrich tickles it fine, adds a couple to his tally
35.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Paul, no run, wrong 'un around off, Paul is back in the crease to defend
35.5
4
Kuldeep Yadav to K Paul, FOUR, first ball and Paul brings out the sweep. He played a lot of those this morning. Picks it from outside off and brooms it past the diving mid-wicket fielder. No chance for deep mid-wicket as well

Keemo Paul, right handed bat, comes to the crease

35.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, out Caught by Prithvi Shaw!! Maiden 5-fer for Kuldeep in Test cricket. Stunner from Shaw at silly point. Powell is livid with himself. There was a hundred for the taking and he's missed out. Slams his bat in disappointment before walking off. Flighted delivery and Powell is drawn into the forward defensive, does not get on top of the ball and hence it balloons to silly point, where Shaw shows terrific reflexes to take it reverse cup in front of his face. K Powell c Prithvi Shaw b Kuldeep Yadav 83(93) [4s-8 6s-4]

Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

35.3
4
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, FOUR, drag down and a well-set Powell does not miss out like Dowrich. Back and across to play the cut and he places it square on the off-side. No one sweeping in the deep
35.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, 1 run, long hop and Dowrich misses out, winds up for the pull and connects it off the cue-end to deep mid-wicket, just a single. That should have been more
35.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, tucked with the spin to backward square, straight to the fielder
34.6
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, still 91kph and Powell blocks it to mid-off
34.5
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, keeps going with the angle and Powell has nothing to do with it, left alone
34.4
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, very full and outside off, squeezed out towards cover and Powell is sent back

Round the wicket now

34.3
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, darted in at 96kph, Powell comes down the track and pads it away
34.2
1
Jadeja to Dowrich, 1 run, drifting into the pads, clipped to backward square leg
34.1
1
Jadeja to K Powell, 1 run, quicker and outside off, Powell plays it with soft hands into the off-side
33.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, loopy delivery outside off, Dowrich strides forward and defends off the inner half to backward square
33.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, in the blockhole and Dowrich jams it back to Kuldeep
33.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, tossed up outside off, Dowrich plays an extended forward block to mid-off

Back over the wicket

33.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, trifle short and that allows Dowrich to slide back in the crease and defend
33.2
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, 2 runs, plenty of air and lands it very full, Dowrich drives it past Jadeja at cover and comes back for the second before Rahul from deep point tidies up
33.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, on the shorter side and Powell punches it to deepish extra cover
32.6
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, loops it up around off, Dowrich plunges forward and keeps it out
32.5
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, flatter on off, Dowrich goes back and across to defend
32.4
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, full and teasing the batsman, a sliced drive from Dowrich to mid-off
32.3
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, flighted on off, Dowrich presses forward and blocks
32.2
0
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run, tossed up on middle, Dowrich closes the bat face and the leading edge nutmegs Shaw at silly point
32.1
1
Jadeja to K Powell, 1 run, fast, straight and outside off, steered to third man, for a single
31.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, pitched right up and Dowrich drives it to mid-off.
31.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, sharp turn from outside off and Dowrich is behind the line to defend
31.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, slow turn and Dowrich is on the back foot to guard it out
31.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, flighted outside off, Dowrich pushes it to the left of Kuldeep
31.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, tad fuller and Powell wrists it in front of long-on, for a single
31.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, for once Powell looks to go across the line rather than straight and is beaten. The chinaman turns away to beat the outside edge. Fortunately he had not left the crease
30.6
1
Jadeja to K Powell, 1 run, fired down leg and Powell helps it along the way to deep backward square
30.5
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, slower and turning in, Powell misses the sweep and is struck near the tummy
30.4
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, lunges across and forward, defends in front of point
30.3
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, shimmies down and knocks it gently back to Jadeja
30.2
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, blocked off the front foot
30.1
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, in the air and short of Jadeja. Not sure if there was any bat though. Powell comes down the track and uses his pad as a second line of defence since he wasn't to the pitch of the ball
29.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, wrong 'un and Dowrich picked it well, prodded forward and blocked with a straight bat
29.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, fraction short in length and Dowrich hangs back to keep it out
29.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Dowrich, no run, throws it up outside off, Dowrich drives it to cover

Shane Dowrich, right handed bat, comes to the crease

29.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, out Caught by Ashwin!! The plan works. Kuldeep has a smile on his face. Floated it up and landed it almost near the crease, Chase bends down to squeeze out the drive and instead spoons a catch to Ashwin at cover. He looks at the base of his bat as he walks back to the pavilion. Another batsman goes while trying to play his shots. Fourth for Kuldeep. Roston Chase c Ashwin b Kuldeep Yadav 20(24) [4s-3]

Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

29.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, FOUR, rank long hop and it was poor Shaw in the firing line, Chase winds up for the pull and hammers it ferociously past the square leg umpire. No one in the deep to stop that

Round the wicket

29.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, comes down the track and drives the flighted delivery to deepish mid-on

Kuldeep Yadav [8.0-1-28-3] is back into the attack

28.6
4
Jadeja to Roston Chase, FOUR, anything slightly tossed up and the duo are taking the aerial option, not quite to the pitch of the ball but Chase used his reach to slot it over mid-on, one bounce four
28.5
0
Jadeja to Roston Chase, no run, once more blocks with bat and pad close together, rolls in front of mid-wicket
28.4
0
Jadeja to Roston Chase, no run, goes on with the angle, Chase defends off the inner portion
28.3
0
Jadeja to Roston Chase, no run, slower and on off, blocked
28.2
2
Jadeja to Roston Chase, 2 runs, drifts in with the arm and Chase nurdles it with soft hands behind square leg, called for two and got it before Shami swooped down on the ball

Slip and silly point in

28.1
1
Jadeja to K Powell, 1 run, fetched it from the rough and lapped it uppishly backward of square leg

Ravindra Jadeja [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

27.6
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, nice use of the feet, gets close to the ball and works it in front of long-on
27.5
1
Ashwin to Roston Chase, 1 run, another carrom ball but the line is outside off, stabbed towards the point region
27.4
0
Ashwin to Roston Chase, no run, carrom ball carries on with the angle, blocked off the front foot
27.3
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, slow turn from shortish length and Powell tucks it past Shaw at short leg
27.2
1
Ashwin to Roston Chase, 1 run, shade slower and on off, Chase wrists it to long-on
27.1
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, lands it very full and Powell drives it down to long-on

Ravichandran Ashwin [12.0-1-56-1] is back into the attack

Drinks! Three wickets in that session and India would be pleased with that. But, Windies have a strong lower-order, hence it wouldn't be that easy to get those wickets. We saw what Chase and Paul did in the morning session. Jadeja is getting sharp spin, so would be interesting to see how he bowls in the next one hour alongside Kuldeep and Ashwin.

26.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, no run, ends the over with a loopy delivery and Chase defends it in front of short leg
26.5
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, 2 runs, sharp spin into the batsman, Chase gets a faint inside edge on his front-foot defence. Rahul at leg slip was a touch casual, hence he couldn't stop the ball. Couldn't stop the batsmen from coming back for two as well
26.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, lot of revvs on that but Powell is set and he isn't going to miss out on those. Times his off-drive and gets a single at long-off
26.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, on his front foot to defend the loopy delivery
26.2
2
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 2 runs, shortish outside off, Powell cuts it past backward point and manages to come back for two
26.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, defends the tossed up delivery into the pitch
25.6
4
Jadeja to Roston Chase, FOUR, that was in the air but just eludes the fielder at cover. Chase chips the loopy delivery but as it wasn't timed nicely it could have been a catch for the man at cover. Fortunate it wasn't
25.5
0
Jadeja to Roston Chase, no run, driven firmly by Chase but straight to Jadeja this time
25.4
0
Jadeja to Roston Chase, no run, defends the straighter delivery in front of short leg
25.3
0
Jadeja to Roston Chase, no run, tossed up delivery around off, Chase blocks it down
25.2
1
Jadeja to K Powell, 1 run, down the wicket as he drills the tossed up delivery straight. The ball hits the stumps and deflects away
25.1
0
Jadeja to K Powell, no run, what a superb delivery! Jadeja could have got a wicket on his first ball of the innings. Pitches this one into the rough outside off and gets it to spin in sharply. Powell was looking to pad it away but the ball clips his pads and almost ricochets on to the stumps. So lucky

Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

24.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, no run, gives it a bit of flight and Chase finds no discomfort in playing that into the pitch
24.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, no run, very full, almost a yorker and Chase drives it back to the Chinaman
24.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, squeezes the loopy delivery in front of covers
24.3
6
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, SIX, he's striking at a rate of 100 after this six. A tossed up delivery around middle and leg, Powell takes his time to pick the loop on that and makes sure to thump it right over the bowler's head
24.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, full and low outside off, blocked in front of silly point
24.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, short and wide outside off, Kieran Powell's attempted back foot slap doesn't connect to perfection
23.6
0
Ashwin to Roston Chase, no run, the carrom ball around off, almost squares him up. Chase was a bit late in playing the defence as he got a leading edge into the off side
23.5
0
Ashwin to Roston Chase, no run, a bit of flight that compels Chase to come out of his crease and defend it down
23.4
0
Ashwin to Roston Chase, no run, huge amount of off-spin on that but Chase does well to deal with it, played with soft hands in front of short leg
23.3
0
Ashwin to Roston Chase, no run, very full and tossed up around off, pushed in front of covers by Roston
23.2
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, tossed up delivery around middle and leg, Powell eases it down to long-on
23.1
1
Ashwin to Roston Chase, 1 run, bit of flight on that as Chase drills it down to long-on. Casual effort by Ashwin in gathering the ball, maybe he got distracted due to the non-striker. Maybe
22.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, FOUR, wickets falling ain't gonna affect Powell's approach. If he gets a loosener, he'll put it away. A short delivery around off and Powell pummels it over mid-wicket with a pull. That also brings up the 100 for Windies
22.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, 1 run, off the mark with an easy single at mid-on

Roston Chase, right handed bat, comes to the crease

22.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Ambris, out Stumped!! Here's the googly, here's another wicket. The wristspinner is weaving his magic, like he often does. Comes up with the googly and makes a fool out of the batsman. Ambris had no clue about it as he walked down the wicket to play at it. Pant gathers it just near his helmet and whips off the bails before the batsman can drag his bat in. Kuldeep is happy and so is the crowd at Rajkot. Ambris st Pant b Kuldeep Yadav 0(3)

Kuldeep Yadav to Ambris, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!

22.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Ambris, no run, solid in his front-foot defence as Kuldeep tosses this up
22.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Ambris, no run, fligthed delivery around middle and leg, turned in front of short mid-wicket with strong wrists

Sunil Ambris, right handed bat, comes to the crease

22.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Hetmyer, out Caught by Rahul!! Another one bites the dust as Kuldeep strikes for the second time in as many overs. Gives this a good flight and tempts the batsman to go for it. Hetmyer looks to loft it and gets a thick outside edge that flies towards backward point. Rahul stationed there makes sure to cling on to a good low catch. Is this the start of another batting collapse for the Windies? Hetmyer c Rahul b Kuldeep Yadav 11(11) [6s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to Hetmyer, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

21.6
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, sliding down the leg side, Kieran Powell's faint tickle doesn't connect
21.5
1
Ashwin to Hetmyer, 1 run, tossed up delivery around off, Hetmyer chips it uppishly but gets an easy single as the ball rolls down to long-off
21.4
2
Ashwin to Hetmyer, 2 runs, should've been three but the batsmen are happy to settle for two. This was spinning away from the batsman and he plays it with soft hands. The ball catches the outside half of his willow and rolls down to third man as the batsmen take two runs. Very casual running between the wickets
21.3
0
Ashwin to Hetmyer, no run, short and quick outside off, chopped in front of point by Hetmyer
21.2
0
Ashwin to Hetmyer, no run, another loopy delivery by Ash that's been dead-batted by Shimron Hetmyer
21.1
0
Ashwin to Hetmyer, no run, flight on that and Hetmyer blocks it from within the crease
20.6
2
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 2 runs, tickles the tossed up delivery down to fine leg with soft hands. By the time the fielder can release the ball, the batsmen manage to take two
20.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, tossed up delivery around off, Powell defends it off his front foot
20.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, loopy delivery around off, Powell leaves it alone
20.3
4
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, FOUR, sixth fifty in Test cricket for Powell! Has shown intent right from the word go and deserves much more for this knock. This was spinning away from him and Powell steers it really late to beat the fielder at slip and find the third man fence
20.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, short and wide outside off, slapped in front of cover-point by Powell
20.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, tossed up delivery around off, Powell plays it into the off side
19.6
0
Ashwin to Hetmyer, no run, quicker and fuller outside off, left alone by Hetmyer
19.5
6
Ashwin to Hetmyer, SIX, that's better! A loopy delivery around off, Hetmyer takes on Ashwin and smokes it right over the bowler's head. First one of the innings for the southpaw
19.4
0
Ashwin to Hetmyer, no run, flighted delivery around off, Hetymer turns it towards mid-wicket
19.3
2
Ashwin to Hetmyer, 2 runs, in the air, but safe! A tossed up delivery around off, Hetmyer chips this one, but doesnt' get the timing right. Miscues it to wide long-off where the fielder is not able to reach, even after his sprint
19.2
0
Ashwin to Hetmyer, no run, loopy delivery around middle and leg, Hetmyer defends it down
19.1
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, nudged

Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease

18.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, out Lbw!! Finally, Kuldeep has struck. He has been really economical in this innings, went for plenty in the first one. Has kept the pressure on the batsmen and manages to get his first scalp with this sharp spinning delivery. Hope was caught in the crease as he got beaten due to the slightly fullish delivery. Gets hit in front of the middle-stump and the bowler thinks he's got his man. So does the umpire as up goes his finger. Replays confirm this was hitting the leg-stump, hence it was the right decision by the batsman to not go for the review. Shai Hope lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 17(34) [4s-1 6s-1]

Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

18.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, 73ks, short in length and Hope knocks it back to the bowler
18.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, shuffles a bit in his crease but somehow manages to play a drive back to the bowler
18.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, loopy delivery around middle and leg, driven firmly back to Kuldeep
18.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, turn and flight on that but too full, Hope finds no difficulty to defend it down
18.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, Powell plays an easy off-drive and gathers a single as the ball rolls down to wide long-off
17.6
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, the straighter delivery outside off, Hope leans ahead in a defence and gets beaten
17.5
2
Ashwin to Shai Hope, 2 runs, the flighted delivery outside off, Hope drives it through the gap at covers but Shami does well to stop it near the fence and keep the batsmen down to a brace
17.4
6
Ashwin to Shai Hope, SIX, shot! Amazing shot. A tossed up delivery around off, Hope gets on to his front foot and smokes it over long-on for a clean six
17.3
4
Ashwin to Shai Hope, byes, FOUR, that's a wayward delivery. Tries to bowl the carrom ball but sprays it well outside leg, Hope can't connect his sweep, nor can the keeper gather the ball
17.2
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, shortish around off, turned away in front of silly-point by Hope
17.1
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, flighted one outside off, Hope leans ahead in a drive
16.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, ends the over with a loopy delivery that's been dealt with easily by Powell, played with soft hands in front of silly point
16.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, very slower through the air, Powell has plenty of time as he goes back and steers it late in front of backward point
16.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, on the pads and Powell flicks it with ease in front of short mid-wicket
16.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, 1 run, takes a big lunge ahead and drives the flighted delivery towards mid-off to rotate the strike
16.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, gives this a bit of flight outside off, driven to covers by Hope
16.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, straighter delivery outside off, quicker too, Hope looks to defend but gets beaten on his outside edge
15.6
4
Ashwin to K Powell, FOUR, slammed! This is a great display of batting by the Windies opener. Has been ruthless against spinners, as well as the seamers. This had a bit of flight in it and Powell quickly gets to the pitch of the ball and off-drives it past the fielder at mid-off
15.5
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, another quicker delivery around middle, Powell defends it down once again
15.4
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, down the wicket to play at it and Ashwin cheekily darts it outside off, Powell does well to reach for it with a cover-drive
15.3
1
Ashwin to Shai Hope, 1 run, sharp offspin around middle and leg, Hope plays it with the spin and soft hands past the man at short leg
15.2
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, takes a forward stride to flick it with a strong bottom hand in front of short mid-wicket
15.1
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, pitches this up and outside off, Hope keeps his head still and defends it down
14.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, another sharp spinning delivery outside off, Powell lifts his bat and lets the keeper do the rest. Spin from both ends now but Windies batsmen have managed to deal with him nicely so far
14.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, turning away from him outside off, Powell sticks his bat out and steers it away
14.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, loopy delivery around off, Powell does well to defend it solidly off his front foot
14.3
2
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 2 runs, reaches for the away-spinning delivery with an expansive punch and finds the gap at cover-point
14.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, goes for a sweep against a sharp spinning delivery and gets undone due to the spin
14.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, 1 run, floated around middle and leg, Hope knocks it down to long-on

Kuldeep Yadav [1.0-1-0-0] is back into the attack

13.6
1
Ashwin to Shai Hope, 1 run, knocked down to long-on to end the over
13.5
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, defends off the front-foot does the batsman
13.4
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, drills the loopy delivery down to long-off for a single
13.3
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, tossed up delivery, fullish in lenth and dipping in, Powell defends it down
13.2
1
Ashwin to Shai Hope, 1 run, Powell is lucky to survive. Could have been in trouble at the bowler's end. The ball flicked Ashwin's fingers and kissed the stump at his end too. But, luckily for the non-striker the bails weren't disloged, else it was a very tight call. Back in his crease to knock the shortish delivery down the ground and get a single as the ball ricochets away
13.1
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, flighted delivery around middle and leg, eased into the pitch by Hope
12.6
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, goes full now, Powell plays a nice straight-drive but Umesh is quick to gather the ball in his followthrough. Mimes a throw at the batsman too
12.5
6
U Yadav to K Powell, SIX, that's showing no sort of respect to the bowler. A short delivery but not alarming bounce in it. Powell picks the length early, transfers his weight on to the back foot and pulls it fiercely over deep square leg. Such a sweetly timed pull that was
12.4
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, another skiddy length delivery outside off, Powell hangs back in his crease and dabs it in front of point
12.3
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, speared, quick on a good length but well outside off for the batsman to play at it
12.2
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, pulls back the length a touch but the line is the same, just arount the off-stump and Powell defends once again
12.1
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, round the wicket, wide of the crease and spears in a length delivery around off, Powell stays in his crease and defends it comfortably
11.6
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, another tossed up delivery outside off, Hope leans forward and times his cover-drive but straight to the fielder stationed there. Windies batsmen have applied themselves nicely in this innings as compared to the first one
11.5
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, gives it a bit of flight on off and forces the batsman to defend it off his front-foot
11.4
0
Ashwin to Shai Hope, no run, slower through the air, shorter in length and Hope has no trouble to defend it down
11.3
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, flatter in trajectory and down the leg side, Powell sweeps it down to fine leg and moves over to the other end
11.2
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, touch short around off and Powell rocks back and knocks it down to Ashwin
11.1
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, looks to take a quick single after a dab in front of point but is sent back by Hope
10.6
0
U Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, skiddy back of a length ball outside off, Hope doesn't bother offering a shot as the ball settles into Pant's mitts soon after
10.5
0
U Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, steams in and bowls a quick bouncer aimed at the helmet, Hope ducks underneath comfortably
10.4
0
U Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, straighter around the off-stump channel and Hope defends it off his front foot
10.3
0
U Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, a good length delivery outside off, pushed into the off side by Hope
10.2
0
U Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, on a length around middle and leg, tucked towards mid-on by Hope
10.1
4
U Yadav to Shai Hope, FOUR, leaking boundaries are the Indians. In their quest to bowl attacking lines, they're losing the radar. This was a harmless delivery on the pads and Hope just had to connect his flick. He does so and manages to get it over the fielder at square leg to find the fence

Umesh Yadav [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

9.6
4
Ashwin to K Powell, FOUR, continues to score against Ashwin. A tossed up delivery around middle and leg, Powell flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket and ends the over with four runs
9.5
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, darted on the pads and Powell flicks it in front of square leg
9.4
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, was there an edge? No there wasn't. Pant fumbled a bit while he was gathering that, and that created the excitement. It was turning into the batsman and Powell couldn't get bat on ball as he was early in his punch
9.3
6
Ashwin to K Powell, SIX, that's another good hit by Powell! Shimmies down the wicket and sends it sailing over the deep mid-wicket fence for a massive six. Got to the pitch of the ball quickly and timed his loft to perfection
9.2
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, appeal for a caught behind! This was a slider down the leg side, Powell looks to flick it but misses. Pant grabs it down the leg side and appeals for a caught behind, but it's been turned down by the umpire. Rightly so!
9.1
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, keeps it straight around off and the ball dips is a bit, Powell is quick to get his bat down in defence

Welcome back for the post-lunch session. Powell will take strike, whereas Ashwin will continue bowling.

11:32 Local Time: India are bossing this game. The wicket of Brathwaite just before the break will please the home team. The ball is spinning and Windies obviously don't have experience to handle the quality the spin trio have. It will be interesting to see if they can actually push the Indian bowlers hard. Kohli will bank on his spinners to get some wickets in the next session and get India closer to an innings victory. Kieran Powell has looked good thus far. Can he inspire his team-mates with a gutsy knock? We'll find out from 12:12 local time.

8.6
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, oh the googly almost runs back to the stumps off the face of the bat, Hope tried to defend with soft hands, but was troubled by the wrong 'un
8.5
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, turned to short leg
8.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, no run, oh driven uppishly after not really getting to the pitch of the ball to mid-off
8.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, 1 run, leg bye, Powell was down on one knee very early to paddle this, he manages to toe-end it to short third man. In fact, given leg byes
8.2
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, inside-edge onto pad and just wide of the diving Pant. The googly, Powell tries to defend, lucky that the edge went well wide of Pant to his left
8.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Powell shoulders arms

Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

Shai Hope, right handed bat, comes to the crease

7.6
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Prithvi Shaw!! Oh dear! Kraigg Brathwaite can't believe what he's done. Just one odd over left for lunch and he's given an easy catch to short leg. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Brathwaite goes back and tries to carefully work the ball into the on-side, they say too much pampering isn't good, but ends up flicking it straight to the debutant. This is a well earned wicket for Ashwin. He troubled Brathwaite throughout with lovely lines, almost had him earlier in the over wit a mis-hit, now Brathwaite loses patience and loses his wicket. Kraigg Brathwaite c Prithvi Shaw b Ashwin 10(30) [4s-2]

Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

7.5
4
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, oh Brathwaite is trying to attack Ashwin here because he's bowling a fine line to him. Lucky that the leading edge didn't go to hand and cleared the man at cover
7.4
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, the carrom ball, but Brathwaite reads it and defends from the crease
7.3
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, this time Ashwin goes wide of the crease and bowls the flighted delivery, Brathwaite defends
7.2
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, makes Brathwaite play with a flighted delivery slightly closer to off stump
7.1
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, offie outside off stump, Brathwaite moves across and lets it go

Poor first over from Umesh. He should be warmed up better for his next over

6.6
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, the bouncer is sprayed down the leg-side
6.5
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, much better, good length and around the off stump, Powell offers the full face of the bat on the defence
6.4
4
U Yadav to K Powell, FOUR, again a leg-side ball, Umesh's got to get his radar right. Powell lets the ball to come to him and wrists it through backward square leg
6.3
2
U Yadav to K Powell, 2 runs, tucked off the pads as Umesh bowls a leg-stump line, mid-wicket tidies up
6.2
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, back of a length again, happily defended off the back foot

Two slips waiting for the edge

6.1
0
U Yadav to K Powell, no run, nice good length delivery on the off stump, Powell was slightly opened up in his defence

Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

5.6
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, that's wide outside off stump, ignored
5.5
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short enough to defend off the back foot
5.4
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, great leave. Flighted just outside off stump, Brathwaite covers the sticks and shoulders arms. Wasn't far away from the sticks, so Ashwin goes "Ohhh" with his expression
5.3
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on the off stump, Brathwaite defends to short leg
5.2
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, lovely ball! Tempted Brathwaite to play at it, the batsman almost lunged forward and tried to push, withdrew at the last moment and let it pass to Pant
5.1
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, darted on the off stump, turned to short leg
4.6
4
Shami to K Powell, FOUR, the idea was to pitch it up and get it to swing, but Shami bowled this way outside off stump and allowed Powell to free his arms. Cover-driven to the boundary
4.5
0
Shami to K Powell, no run, full and angled in, hurried Powell on that occasion with pace, manages to push it to mid-off
4.4
0
Shami to K Powell, no run, straight, quick around off and Powell pushes that in front of mid-off
4.3
0
Shami to K Powell, no run, aimed at middle and off from round the wicket, eased back to the bowler by Powell
4.2
0
Shami to K Powell, no run, back of a length around off and Powell defends this comfortably
4.1
0
Shami to K Powell, no run, edged but safe! A regulation outside edge but falls just short of Rahul at second slip. Was angled into the batsman by Shami and Powell had a poke at it. Gets squared up but as he had played that with soft hands, it didn't carry to the man in the cordon
3.6
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, waits for the loopy delivery inside his crease and turns it away in front of FSL at the very last moment
3.5
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, deep in his crease to dead bat the straighter delivery in front of the wickets
3.4
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, back to the flight and Brathwaite is back to his front-foot defence
3.3
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, quicker and fuller outside off, Brathwaite takes a forward stride and lifts his bat stylishly
3.2
0
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, a lot slower through the air, around off, Brathwaite camps back and defends it to the right of Ashwin
3.1
1
Ashwin to K Powell, 1 run, a shimmy down the wicket to meet the tossed up delivery with a firm off-drive. Jadeja stops the ball at mid-off but can't stop the batsmen from taking a single. Quick legs by Powell on that occasion
2.6
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, straightening off the deck around off, keeps a tad low too. Brathwaite is quick to get his bat down and defend it away in front of cover
2.5
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a length around middle and leg, wristed in front of the fielder at short mid-wicket
2.4
4
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, he's got lovely wrists, isn't it? A fullish delivery around middle and leg, Brathwaite turns his wrist at the last nanosecond and flicks it over square leg for a nonchalant boundary
2.3
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a length around middle and leg, eased in front of mid-on by Brathwaite, wristy work there
2.2
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, that was a rising length delivery aimed at the off-stump, the ball sticks into the pitch a bit and takes Brathwaite by surprise to hit his willow's sticker
2.1
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, quick length delivery outside off, touch of away movement and Brathwaite pushes it in front of cover-point
1.6
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, flighted around middle and Powell defends it down
1.5
6
Ashwin to K Powell, SIX, Ashwin getting belted with the new ball. Tosses this ball up and Powell makes sure to send it sailing over the long-on fence getting out of the crease. Good to see this kind of approach by Windies rather than getting out while defending
1.4
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, on his front foot in order to defend that
1.3
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, walks down the wicket and pads the slider away into the off side
1.2
4
Ashwin to K Powell, FOUR, positive intent. That's the way. A loopy delivery around off, Powell shimmies down the wicket and nicely chips it over mid-off for a one bounce boundary. First runs for him in this innings
1.1
0
Ashwin to K Powell, no run, a floated delivery around middle and leg, touch full and Powell comes on his front foot to nudge it in front of short mid-wicket

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Indian captains enforcing follow-on most times:
7 M Azharuddin
5 V KOHLI *
4 S Ganguly/ MS Dhoni
3 S Gavaskar/ R Dravid

0.6
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, corrects his line and bowls a length ball outside off, Brathwaite decides to shoulder arms
0.5
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, appeal for an lbw, turned down! By no way was that going to be given out. It was clearly pitching on leg and struck the batsman outside leg as he failed to connect his flick. Wonder what compelled the bowler and the skipper to go up in an appeal. Waste of energy
0.4
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, in the channel outside off, on a good length and the opener shows no interest to deal with it
0.3
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, not a bad delivery, that. Almost squares up the batsman. It was full in length and kept a touch low as a result of which Brathwaite's bat turned in his hand and the ball was angled away in front of point
0.2
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, pitches this one up after keeping it rather short on the last one, Brathwaite is lured in as he drives it towards mid-off
0.1
0
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, back of a length and outside off, Brathwaite watchfully shoulders arms
0.1
3
Shami to Kraigg Brathwaite, no ball, 2 runs, starts off with a huge no-ball. Oversteps the popping crease by some distance and bowls a fullish delivery around middle and leg, Brathwaite looks to flick it away but doesn't get the timing he was looking for. However, it's enough to roll away to deep mid-wicket and fetch them a couple of runs

Kraigg Brathwaite and K Powell are at the crease. Kraigg Brathwaite is on strike. Shami will open the attack