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Rajkot Test: Dominant India crush listless Windies by an innings and 272 runs - As it happened

Rajkot Test: Dominant India crush listless Windies by an innings and 272 runs - As it happened

Rajkot, Oct 6: A dominant Team India registered their biggest-ever win in Test cricket by defeating a toothless West Indies side by an innings and 272 runs here on Saturday (October 6) in the Rajkot Test.

The No. 1 ranked side wrapped up the game within 3 days and were hardly challenged by the lower-ranked West Indian side in any department.

After enforcing follow-on by bundling the tourists out for 181 in the first innings, the Indian bowlers maintained same intensity to wrap up the second innings for 196. Kuldeep Yadav (5/57) grabbed his career's maiden five-wicket haul and starred for India in the second innings.

Day 2 Match Report

Ravindra Jadeja (3/35), Ravichandran Ashwin (2/71) took the remaining five wickets in the second innings to hand the tourists another big defeat. Kieran Powell (83) was the lone bright spot in the second innings for the visitors while no other batsmen showed any patience and looked in a mood to trouble the Indian bowlers.

Almost every Windies batsman played irresponsible shots and ended up gifting their wickets and hardly learned any lessons from their batting errors in the first innings. The tourists were struggling at 94/6 at stumps on day two and the storyline remained the same on the next morning as well when their remaining four wickets perished in the opening session on day three.

After being dismissed for 181, the tourists were invited to bat again as the Indian captain enforced the follow-on. The spirited Indian bowling attack once again put up a spirited show and got the remaining 10 wickets on day three itself.

Earlier, riding on Prithvi Shaw's phenomenal ton on debut on day one, skipper Kohli (139) and Jadeja (100 not out) made hundreds, India put up a mammoth 649 for nine in their first innings before declaring at tea. It was a maiden Test ton for Jadeja, who had to wait for almost six years to reach three figures in the five-day format.

As it happened:

03:29 pm

Manoj Tiwari lauds Team India's dominating performance.

03:29 pm

Prithvi Shaw gets the man of the match award for his 134-run knock in his debut Test.

03:28 pm

Will the series against West Indies' give India the necessary preparation for the Australia tour?

03:06 pm

Biggest innings wins for India in Tests: Inn & 272 runs v Windies, Rajkot, 2018 Inn & 262 runs v Afghanistan, Bangalore, 2018 Inn & 239 runs v Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2007

03:06 pm

India continues dominance againstt West Indies in Tests!

03:05 pm

Captain Kohli's winning streak continues!

03:05 pm

100th Test win for India at home!

02:56 pm

This is the Biggest Innings win for India in Tests.

02:54 pm

Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja takes the wicket of Shannon Gabriel (4) and West Indies have been bundled out for 196. They've lost the match by an innings and 272 runs. Another clinical win by Virat Kohli and his boys at home.

02:47 pm

Wicket No. 9! West Indies are falling apart in the second innings as well. Sherman Lewis (4) is trapped LBW in front and Ravindra Jadeja gets his second wicket of the innings.

02:38 pm

Play resumes after tea break and Ravindra Jadeja starts with a maiden over. Ashwin bowled the next over and Sherman Lewis got off the mark with a boundary. WI - 190/8 after 46 overs.

02:38 pm

Play resumes after tea break and Ravindra Jadeja starts with a maiden over. Ashwin bowled the next over and Sherman Lewis got off the mark with a boundary. WI - 190/8 after 46 overs.

02:16 pm

Wicket! Devendra Bishoo (9) becomes 8th West Indies wicket to perish. Rishabh Pant takes a sharp catch behind the stumps and skipper Kohli went upstairs to review it. The ultra-edge confirmed the ball brushed his glove and umpire Nigel Long had to change his decision. WI - 185/8 in 44 overs and it's tea time at Rajkot.

02:11 pm

Boundaries are coming for West Indies and the scoreboard is ticking but none of the batsmen are showing discipline and patience to stay on the crease.

02:04 pm

Another wicket! Keem Paul's cameo ends as he's caught at long-off for 15. He tried to take the aerial route but couldn't get the elevation this time and Umesh Yadav takes a simple catch. Ravindra Jadeja gets a wicket. WI - 172/7.

01:49 pm

Wicket No. 5 for Kuldeep Yadav in this innings and it was the big wicket of Kieran Powell for 83. This is the first fifer for the chinaman in Tests. West Indies have lost their sixth wicket in the course. WI - 151/6

01:27 pm

Wicket! Fourth wicket for Kuldeep Yadav in this innings as he removes Roston Chase for 20. West Indies are 138/5.

01:16 pm

After 27 overs, West Indies reach 121/4 (&181), trail India by 347 runs. Their seasoned campaigners Kieran Powell - (69*) and Roston Chase (9*) are present into the middle.

01:02 pm

Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav gets another wicket in a gap of 3 three balls and new-man-in Sunil Ambris is out for duck. Quick glovework from Rishabh Pant ensures the batsman was way out of his crease. WI - 97/4

12:57 pm

Wicket! 2nd wicket for Kuldeep in the innings as Hetmeyer's aggressive cameo comes to an end for 11. Rahul takes a good catch at backward point. West Indies - 97/3 after 22.2 overs

12:53 pm

Fifty! A perfect boundary down the third man region against Kuldeep and Kieran Powell gets to his sixth half-century in Tests. This has been a positive knock from the opener.

12:53 pm

Wicket! Shai Hope (17) is trapped in front by Kuldeep Yadav and West Indies lost their second wicket in this innings. WI - 79/2 after 19 overs, trail India by 389 runs.

12:31 pm

Harsha Bhogle on existing Windies Test team!

12:30 pm

Fifty comes up for West Indies with a mighty six off Umesh Yadav. The tourists are batting well in the second innings.

12:16 pm

Kieron Powell and Shai Hope resume innings in the post-lunch session and Powell targets R Ashwin in the very first over for a maximum and a boundary. WI - 43/1.

11:35 am

Lunch Time at Rajkot! West Indies are 33/1 as the umpires signal lunch break. This has been a dominant first session for India as they have picked up 5 wickets in 28 overs. West Indies scored 120 runs, but lost wickets at regular intervals as well.

11:31 am

Wicket! Prithvi Shaw takes a good catch at forward short-leg and Kraigg Brathwaite departs for 10. Ashwin draws the first blood in the second innings. WI - 32/1 in 8 overs.

11:31 am

Wicket! Prithvi Shaw takes a good catch at forward short-leg and Kraigg Brathwaite departs for 10. Ashwin draws the first blood in the second innings. WI - 32/1 in 8 overs.

11:31 am

Wicket! Prithvi Shaw takes a good catch at forward short-leg and Kraigg Brathwaite departs for 10. Ashwin draws the first blood in the second innings. WI - 32/1 in 8 overs.

11:31 am

Wicket! Prithvi Shaw takes a good catch at forward short-leg and Kraigg Brathwaite departs for 10. Ashwin draws the first blood in the second innings. WI - 32/1 in 8 overs.

11:31 am

Wicket! Prithvi Shaw takes a good catch at forward short-leg and Kraigg Brathwaite departs for 10. Ashwin draws the first blood in the second innings. WI - 32/1 in 8 overs.

11:25 am

West Indies are off to a positive start in the second innings as they reach 28/0 in 7 overs. Powell and Brathwaite are batting well.

11:12 am

India have enforced a follow-on most often!

11:10 am

Seventh time India have taken a 400+ runs lead in Tests.

11:09 am

Fall of West Indies wickets in first innings!

11:05 am

Second Innings begins! West Indies openers Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite are into the middle to begin second innings as they trail India by 468 runs. Shami starts with the new ball.

10:55 am

Biggest first innings leads for India: 492 runs v Ban, Dhaka, 2007 478 runs v WI, Kolkata, 2011 468 runs v WI, RAJKOT, 2018

10:53 am

Wicket! Shannon Gabriel (1) has been stumped by Rishabh Pant and R Ashwin gets another wicket. West Indies have been bundled out for 181 in 48 overs. They have enforced the follow-on.

10:35 am

Wicket! Sherman Lewis is cleaned bowled by R Ashwin for duck. There was hardly the debutant could do in front of the spinner. Second wicket for Ashwin in that over. WI - 159/9

10:32 am

Wicket! Well set Roston Chase departs for 53 as he's played on by R Ashwin. The off-spinner has got a breakthrough in his second over of the day. West Indies are 159/8.

10:22 am

Kuldeep Yadav has been replaced by R Ashwin. India are looking to get those remaining three wickets.

10:13 am

Wicket! First wicket of the day for India and it his Umesh Yadav who gets the breakthrough. Dangerous looking Keemo Paul departs for 47 and the partnership between him and Roston Chase has been broken. Paul pulled the short-pitched bouncer from Yadav and never looked in control to be caught at mid-wicket by Pujara. Good captaincy from Kohli for keeping the fielder there. West Indies - 147/7.

10:02 am

53-runs partnership between Keemo Paul and Roston Chase in 55 balls. This has been a positive start for the tourists. In the first 7 overs they have shown aggression and positive intent so far. WI - 135/6 in 36 overs.

09:50 am

Positive start for West Indies in the morning as Keemo Paul and Roston Chase are scoring runs quickly and targetting the bowlers. West Indies - 118/6 after 33 overs.

09:34 am

This is what Jadeja had to say about his performance on Day 2.

09:33 am

Kuldeep Yadav is bowling the first over for India on day three. Keemo Paul and Roston Chase resume innings for West Indies.

09:32 am

Hello and welcome to the live updates on day three.

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