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Rajkot Test, Day 2: Indian bowlers rattle WI batsmen after Kohli, Jadeja slam tons - As it happened

Rajkot Test, Day 2: Indian bowlers rattle WI batsmen after Kohli, Jadeja slam tons - As it happened

New Delhi, October 5: West Indies had yet another disappointing day into the middle during the second day of Rajkot Test and proved there is a great divide between them and No. 1-ranked Indian side. After being grilled for the first two sessions in the field by a dominant Indian batting line-up, Windies batting order cantered and lost six wickets in the final session of the day.

At the end of the day's play, West Indies were 94/6 in 29 overs after Mohammed Shami (2/11) gave them quick jolts within 3 overs. The tourists trail hosts by another 555 runs and face a daunting task of preventing this game folded in a gap of two days.

Day 1: As it happened

Spinners R Ashwin (1/32), Ravindra Jadeja (1/9), and Kuldeep Yadav (1/19) bagged a wicket each to keep the tourists under constant pressure.

Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja slammed his career's maiden Test century as the hosts declared their first innings at mammoth 649/9.


A depleted West Indies bowling attack was tormented by Indian batsman all through the day's play. Virat Kohli (139) and Rishabh Pant (92) helped India go past 500-run mark before lunch. Jadeja batted with the tailenders to take his team to 649 and even complete his career's first century.

The Saurashtra batsman - who missed out on a well-deserved hundred in the Oval Test against England as he ran short of partners - ensured he reaches his maiden international ton in front of home crowd. Jadeja reached his half-century in a composed manner but raced towards his century when the tail was exposed.

Courtesy sensational batting effort from skipper Kohli, Pant and Jadeja, India posted their biggest ever Test total against West Indies.

Earlier, captain Kohli played another sublime knock and slammed his career's 24th century. Starting the day's play from 364/4, Kohli and Pant grilled the visitors and scored runs at will. It was the aggressive batting from the two which helped their team amass 142 runs in the first session.

After Pant's dismissal, Kohli stitched crucial partnerships with Jadeja before getting dismissed for 139 and completing 1000-Test runs for the third consecutive year.

Jadeja shifted gears and started scoring runs quickly once Kohli was back into the dressing room. He stitched valuable partnerships with Ashwin (7), Kuldeep Yadav (12), Umesh Yadav (22), and Mohammed Shami (2*).

Earlier on day 1, India posted a massive 364/4 on a pitch that looks a batsman's paradise. Almost every Indian batsmen, except KL Rahul, added runs to their names on a day that predominantly belonged to debutant Prithvi Shaw.

18-year-old Shaw slammed a sensational ton in his debut innings and announced his arrival on the big stage after he was given an opportunity to open the innings with Lokesh Rahul. Shaw's aggressive approach against an inexperienced West Indies bowling attack reminded the experts of Virender Sehwag's exuberance and Sachin Tendulkar's class.

Shaw went down in the record books by becoming the youngest player to score a hundred on debut in the longest format, making a magnificent 134 from only 154 balls on day one in Rajkot.

Here are the live updates from the game:

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04:39 pm

Stumps, Day 2!! West Indies are 94/6 in 29 overs, they trail India by 555 runs. Roston Chase - 27* and Keemo Paul - 13* will resume innings tomorrow. Another dominating day for India.

04:24 pm

Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket of the innings as he cleans up Shane Dowrich with a chinaman and the batsman departs for 10. West Indies have lost their 6th wicket.

04:09 pm

Kuldeep Yadav has been brought into the attack as Chase and Dowrich look to revive tourists after departures of top 5.

04:03 pm

Four! A boundary to end the over and West Indies reach 57/5 after 19 overs. Roston Chase - 11* and Shane Dowrich - 7* are present into the middle. The team would hope for a composed knock from these two seasoned campaigners.

03:55 pm

Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja gets a wicket on the very first ball he bowled as Sunil Ambris (12) is caught at slip cordon and West Indies are 49/5.

03:55 pm

Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja gets a wicket on the very first ball he bowled as Sunil Ambris (12) is caught at slip cordon and West Indies are 49/5.

03:47 pm

That moment when Ravindra Jadeja had almost stunned fellow teammates while effecting that run out.

03:37 pm

Run Out! A mix-up into the middle costs Hetmyer (10) his wicket. Jadeja could do nothing wrong today as he effected the run out in such a manner that left the entire team in splits. WI - 32/4 in 12 overs.

03:27 pm

Wicket! R Ashwin cleans up Shai Hope (10) with a straighter one. The batsman failed to read the line of the ball and looked to defend it, thinking it was going to turn, but the ball remained straight and went brushing the off-stump. West Indies - 21/3.

03:18 pm

After 9 overs, West Indies have scored 20/2 and trail India by 629 runs.

03:06 pm

Umesh Yadav is also bowling in a disciplined manner from the other side. He might not have got a wicket so far but hasn't given the batsmen any opportunity to free their hands. WI - 12/2

02:59 pm

Wicket! Mohammed Shami is on fire as he traps Kieran Powell in front and the ball crashed into the pads of the left-handed batsman. The batsman went upstairs to review it but in vain. West Indies are two down now.

02:59 pm

Wicket! Mohammed Shami is on fire as he traps Kieran Powell in front and the ball crashed into the pads of the left-handed batsman. The batsman went upstairs to review it but in vain. West Indies are two down now.

02:50 pm

Wicket! Mohammed Shami draws the first blood for India as he clean bowls Kraigg Brathwaite for 2. Shami's foot landed just on the line but the TV umpire didn't call it a no ball. West Indies are 2/1 in 3 overs.

02:36 pm

Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell are into the middle to start their response against India. Shami starts with the new ball for the hosts.

02:20 pm

It's tea time at Rajkot and the tourists will begin their innings after the break.

02:20 pm

It's tea time at Rajkot and the tourists will begin their innings after the break.

02:18 pm

And here comes the declaration from the Indian captain! India have declared their innings for 649/9 in 149.5 overs. Prithvi Shaw - 134, Virat Kohli - 139 and Jadeja - 100* were the three centurions for India. While Cheteshwar Pujara (86) and Rishabh Pant (92) missed out on well deserved centuries.

02:15 pm

Century! Ravindra Jadeja has notched up his career's maiden Test Century. What an entertaining knock this has been from the local boy. He attacked the Windies bowlers all around the park in his innings.

02:05 pm

Ravindra Jadeja has moved on to 98*. Some powerful hittings from the southpaw as he nears his maiden ton.

01:56 pm

Wicket! Umesh Yadav's cameo comes to an end for 22. India have lost their 9th wicket for 626 in 144 overs. Kraigg Brathwaite breaks the partnership.

01:45 pm

Teams scoring 600+ most often: 34 Australia 31 India * 20 England/ Windies 15 Paksitan

01:43 pm

SIXXX! Ravindra Jadeja hammers Bishoo over long-on for a maximum and that brings up 600 for India.

01:40 pm

Fifty! Ravindra Jadeja brings up his second consecutive half-century with a boundary and it follows the trademark celebration.

India lost their 8th wicket in Kuldeep Yadav sometimes back but Jadeja is unfazed with it.

01:02 pm

Wicket! Ashwin is caught behind the stumps for 7 and India lost their seventh wicket. Devendra Bishoo gets another scalp in this innings. India - 545/7

12:42 pm

Wicket! Sherman Lewis gets a dream wicket of Virat Kohli in his debut game. Kohli is back into the pavilion for 139 and many would feel that the Indian captain missed out on a certain double century. India are 534/6 but they are still cruising.

12:26 pm

Another Milestone for Kohli as he completes 1000 Test runs for the third year on the trot.

12:25 pm

After 121 overs, India are 518/5. Kohli - 129* and Jadeja - 22*.

12:14 pm

Play resumes! Kohli and Jadeja are out into the middle again and they must be looking to grill West Indies bowlers further.

11:34 am

It's lunch time at Rajkot! India are 506/5 after 118 overs. 142 runs came in this session and just one wicket was lost. The hosts are in control. Kohli - 120* and Jadeja - 19* will resume innings after lunch break.

11:30 am

500 comes up for India in the 117th over and India look in control. India - 502/5. Kohli = 119* & Jadeja = 16*.

11:28 am

Dropped! Virat Kohli gets a breather on 114 as Devendra Bishoo failed to hold on to the return catch and gives a reprieve to the Indian captain. India - 497/5 after 116 overs.

11:07 am

BCCI hails King Kohli!

11:05 am

Wicket! Rishabh Pant departs for 92. He gifts his wicket to Devendra Bishoo and remains 8 runs shy of what could have been his first century at home and second consecutive. He tried to hit Bishoo for a big shot but mistimed it and was caught at point. India five down for 470.

11:00 am

Virat Kohli.. 24th Test 100 (in 123 inns. Only Bradman has done it quicker - in 66 inns!)

10:55 am

CENTURY! Another captain's knock from Run Machine Virat Kohli as he brings up his career's 24th Test ton with a boundary. Way to go skipper!

10:50 am

Pant has been dominating since morning and Kohli has been more of a spectator.

10:47 am

Prithvi Shaw has moved on to 81 off 71 deliveries. Who do you think will reach hundred quickly?

10:44 am

Monster SIX from Pant and the ball sails way into the stands. He moves on to 74 off 69 deliveries. That brought 100-run stand between him and Kohli (91*).

10:32 am

SIX! And that brings up a half-century for Rishabh Pant. He has made a habit of hitting sixes to complete fifties and hundreds.

10:26 am

Kohli's domination at home continues!

10:02 am

Another boundary from Prithvi Shaw and that brought up 50-run stand between him and skipper Kohli. India are 389/4 after 94 overs.

09:55 am

India have reached 383/4 after 93 overs. The partnership between Kohli and Pant is worth 46 now.

09:49 am

Blast from the past! BCCI shares the winning moments from the famous Mohali Test victory against Australia.

09:45 am

Rishabh Pant gets the first boundary of the day as India reach 373/4 in 91 overs.

09:39 am

Kohli practices ahead of the innings on day 2. Teammates are expecting another ton from their skipper today.

09:37 am

India's overnight batsmen Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant are out into the middle to resume innings from 364/4 on day 2. West Indies bowlers would hope for an improved show on the second day.

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    Story first published: Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:28 [IST]
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