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West Indies Vs India Live Score (TEST)

Date: Thursday, 22 August, 2019 19:00 IST Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Match Status: Match Ended

India beat West Indies by 318 runs

297/10
Overs
96.4
R/R
3.08
Fours
34
Sixes
1
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 4 15 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kemar Roach 25 6 66 4
Shannon Gabriel 22 5 71 3
222/10
Overs
74.2
R/R
2.99
Fours
22
Sixes
2
Extras
8
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shannon Gabriel not out 2 5 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 17 5 43 5
Jasprit Bumrah 18 4 55 1
343/7
Overs
112.3
R/R
3.05
Fours
24
Sixes
1
Extras
10
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ravindra Jadeja not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kemar Roach 20 8 29 1
Shannon Gabriel 16 3 63 1
100/10
Overs
26.5
R/R
3.77
Fours
6
Sixes
6
Extras
8
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Miguel Cummins not out 19 22 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 9.5 1 31 3
Jasprit Bumrah 8 4 7 5
  • Now, The hosts will have to bat really well as it is not an easy pitch to bat on while India will look to make use of the new ball and take early wickets. Join us in a little while for the second session.
  • However, they were pretty solid yesterday when they picked up three early wickets but Rahane played a good innings of 81 runs and helped India make a comeback in the game. Jadeja along with Pant did well to see off the final session on Day 1. Jadeja then continued the good work in taking India's total closer to 300.
  • For the hosts, Roach was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up four wickets. As far as today is concerned, none of the bowlers looked threatening and gave away easy runs. They started well by getting Pant out early but lacked discipline after that.
  • With that wicket, it is LUNCH ON DAY 2. It has been India's day so far as they have added 94 runs in the session. Although the visitors lost Rishabh Pant early on in the day but Ishant Sharma and Jadeja put on a brilliant 60-run partnership to frustrate the hosts. Ishant finally fell when the score was 260 and Shami followed him soon after. Jadeja went on to counter-attack and reached his 11th fifty in the meantime. India have scored 297 runs which is a respectable total on this wicket.
  • 96.4 OUT! Caught! Holder closes the Indian innings with his first wicket. Lands this one on the shortish length which is coming on the body of Jadeja. He looks to slam this with a pull but gets a top edge as the ball hurries on to him. The ball goes high in the air behind the keeper as Shai Hope goes back to pouch that one comfortably. A fighting knock from Jadeja as he batted with the tail.
  • 96.3 Good length ball on middle, Bumrah pushes it towards square leg to get Jadej on strike.
  • 96.2 Good length ball on off, Bumrah defends it back to the bowler.
  • 96.1 On a good length down the leg side, Bumrah looks to flick but misses.
  • Jason Holder comes into the attack.
  • 95.6 Good length delivery outside the off stump line, Jadeja goes for a wild hoick but fails to put any bat on it. 296/9
  • 95.5 Back of a length delivery on middle, RJ pushes this to mid on.
  • 95.4 Good length ball on off, Jadeja defends it onto the ground to cover.
  • 95.3 Short ball down the leg side, Jadeja leaves it alone.
  • 95.2 On a good length on off, Jadeja drives this to mid off.
  • 95.1 Shot! Bumrah drives this good length ball down the ground and they manage to take three and give Jadeja the strike.
  • 94.6 Fuller one on middle, pushed straight to mid-wicket. No single there which means Bumrah will face Roach. 293/9
  • 94.5 SIX! Heaved over mid-wicket for a maximum. Tossed up one on middle, Jadeja gets in the position and smokes it over mid-wicket. He is getting into the groove now.
  • 94.4 Short outside off again from Chase as Jadeja goes back and cuts it superbly to get a boundary. No chance for the fielder in the deep. Top shot to get to his half century, 11th in Tests. Brings out the sword celebration as well. He has battled for his runs here.
  • 94.3 Shorter one again, Jadeja pulls and refuses a single.
  • 94.2 Shortish one on middle and off. Jadeja looked to pull this first but looking at the slowness of the ball, just tucked it towards square leg and scamper back for a couple. On 48 now.
  • 94.1 Good length ball on middle, Jadeja blocks it towards the off side.
  • 93.6 And he does that with a solid defense coming forward. 281/9
  • 93.5 Fuller one on the pads, Jadeja tucks it towards short mid-wicket and calls for a quick run. He wants the strike next over. One ball to survive for Bumrah.
  • 93.4 Beaten on this outside off delivery which is on the good length area.
  • 93.3 Fuller outside off, Jadeja pushes it towards cover and refuses a run.
  • 93.2 FOUR! Slammed through covers. Fullish outside off for Jadeja. Enough room to power this through the cover to get a boundary. Nobody moved there.
  • 93.1 Starts with a fullish delivery which is wide outside off, Jadeja lets it be.
  • Kemar Roach replaces Shannon Gabriel.
  • 92.6 Plays the full toss straight back to the cover fielder. He sees of the over. 276/9
  • 92.5 Looped up ball on middle this time, Bumrah blocks off his front foot.
  • 92.4 Flighted ball on middle, Bumrah works it towards leg slip.
  • 92.3 Fullish one this time, Bumrah comes forward to block.
  • 92.2 Goes back to the crease to block this loopy ball to the leg side.
  • 92.1 Fullish one to Bumrah who lunges forward to block.
  • 91.6 Shortish one on off, Jadeja gets an inside edge which just misses the stumps. 276/9
  • 91.5 FOUR BYES! Wide outside off again. Jadeja looks to power this but misses. The ball falls short of Shai Hope who can't collect it cleanly and allows it to go between his legs. Frustrating for Windies.
  • 91.4 FOUR! Deliberate shot from Jadeja that one. Good length ball outside off, room for Jadeja there. He throws the bat at it and gets it past third slip and gully.
  • 91.3 Fuller on the pads, Jadeja goes for the flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 91.2 Good length on the fourth stump line, Jadeja blocks it towards point.
  • 91.1 Shortish one outside off, Jadeja pushes this towards cover.
  • 90.6 Another one down the leg side, Bumrah leaves it alone. 268/9
  • 90.5 Bowls a loopy delivery way down the leg side. Bumrah leaves it alone.
  • 90.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Bumrah defends it out.
  • 90.3 Loopy delivery on off, Bumrah blocks it out.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in for the visitors.
  • 90.2 OUT! Caught! Back to back wickets for West Indies. Soft dismissal this one. Loopy delivery on middle, Shami chips this towards the bowler who goes towards his right to pouch it comfortably. He went with a slightly harder hand to the ball but it goes off the inner half of the willow.
  • 90.1 Fuller one outside off, Jadeja pushes this towards mid off to take a run.
  • Mohammad Shami joins Ravindra Jadeja in the middle.
  • 89.6 OUT! Bowled him! West Indies have finally broken the stand. Gabriel goes for another fuller one outside off, rolled his fingers on that one. Ishant came forward to block this but gets an inside edge on to the Stumps. He looked solid out there. Chance for the Windies bowlers to wrap the innings before Lunch. Ishant's vital innings comes to an end. 267/8
  • 89.5 Fuller this time to Ishant who walks across the off stump and flicks it nicely but finds the square leg fielder.
  • 89.4 FOUR BYES! Poor line from Gabriel. Goes for the bumper but he is way down the leg side. The ball shapes further away from the diving keeper and rolls towards the fine leg fence. Important runs these.
  • 89.3 Shortish one outside off, Jadeja pushes it towards point and calls for a quick run.
  • 89.2 On the pads on a good length, Jadeja pushes it towards square leg to take a couple.
  • 89.1 Nearly chopped on! Good length ball outside off, Jadeja looks to defend but the ball hits the inner half of the bat and drops near the stumps. Could've easily went on to hit the timber but bounces over.
  • 88.6 Another one blocked coming forward by Ishant. 260/7
  • 88.5 Good length on off, Ishant lunges to keep it out.
  • 88.4 Fuller outside off, Ishant blocks it well.
  • 88.3 Full toss on the pads of Ishant who does well to flick it through square leg. Gabriel there shows some foot work to stop a couple. Ishant got the bat in time or else he would've yorked himself in front of the stumps.
  • 88.2 Fuller down the leg side. Sharma mises his flick on that one.
  • 88.1 Goes fuller outside off, Jadeja pushes this through mid off to take a run.
  • Roston Chase is on now!
  • 87.6 Another full delivery outside the off stump line, Ishant looks to defend but fails to put bat on it. There is a stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire. 257/7
  • 87.5 Goes for a full delivery outside the off stump, Sharma looks to defend but misses.
  • 87.4 BOUNCER! It is bowled way above the head of the batsman. Ishant ducks under it.
  • 87.3 Back of a length delivery on off, it goes off the splice of the bat towards short leg but falls well short.
  • 87.2 Full delivery outside the off stump line, Ishant leaves it alone this time.
  • 87.1 BEATEN! Good length ball outside the off stump line, Ishant goes for a drive but fails to get any bat on it.
  • Gabriel back on! His numbers so far, 19-4-64-2.
  • 86.6 Good length outside off, Jadeja is not bothered. 257/7
  • 86.5 Fuller on the pads of Jadeja who flicks it towards square leg and takes a quick couple to bring the 50-run stand. Vital runs added by these two as frustration grows for the Windies.
  • 86.4 Another one outside off on the fifth stump line, Jadeja lets it be.
  • 86.3 Outside off again, left alone again.
  • 86.2 Good length ball outside off, Jadeja shoulders arms. The ball shapes in after going past the batsman.
  • 86.1 Good length ball outside off, Jadeja blocks it towards the gully fielder.
  • 85.6 Short delivery aimed at the body, Jadeja goes for the pull but hits it uppishly. It just bounced ahead of the square leg fielder. The batters take a single. 255/7
  • 85.5 Back of a length delivery on middle, RJ defends it back to the bowler.
  • 85.4 Good length ball on off, Jadeja blocks it out.
  • 85.3 OHH! On a good length ball on off, Ishant looks to flick but gets a thick outside edge towards square leg. It lands in between the two fielders and the batters take a single.
  • 85.2 BEATEN! Beautiful delivery! It is a good length ball outside off swinging away. Sharma goes for the defense but misses.
  • 85.1 On a good length way outside off, Ishant leaves it alone.
  • 84.6 Fuller down the leg side from Roach, Jadeja looks to flick but misses. 253/7
  • 84.5 Good length ball on middle, Ishant works it fine down the leg side to take a run.
  • 84.4 Huge appeal from Roach and Windies but nothing from the umpire. Good length ball outside off, Ishant looks to defend but he is hit high on the pads. Roach goes for a huge appeal but nothing from the umpire. Good decision from Holder to not go for the review as the impact was outside off shown by the Ball Tracker.
  • 84.3 Fuller outside off, Ishant guides it towards the slip cordon.
  • 84.2 Fullish one on the pads of Ishant. He works it nicely towards mid-wicket to take a couple.
  • 84.1 Beaten! Good length ball outside off from Roach. Ishant wants to drive this one but the ball shapes away a bit goes past the outside edge. New ball is troubling Ishant here.
  • 83.6 Good length ball on middle and off, comes slightly into him who blocks it well. 250/7
  • 83.5 Bumper again but down the leg side. Jadeja lets it go to the keeper.
  • 83.4 Another bouncer but this time on the body. Ishant comfortably works it towards square leg to take a run. 250 up for India. Frustrating stand this one as long as Windies are concerned.
  • 83.3 Short and wide outside off, Ishant lets it go.
  • 83.2 Shortish delivery outside off this time, Ishant pats it towards gully.
  • 83.1 Back of a length ball coming in to the body of Ishant who hops to block it towards the leg side but is late and he is hit on the body.
  • The physio is out there to have a check on Jadeja who is having some issues with his right hand. He seems fine and is ready to continue the battle.
  • 82.6 Fuller on off, Jadeja blocks it well towards off side. 249/7
  • 82.5 FOUR! Crunched! Goes for a bumper on the body but this doesn't rise much. Perfect height for Jadeja to swivel and slams this deep down the leg side to get a boundary.
  • 82.4 Outside off on a good length, Jadeja pushes it towards cover to take a run.
  • 82.3 This time he is behind the line of the ball as he pats it towards the off side to change ends.
  • 82.2 Beaten this time! Short ball outside off, Ishant looks to defend but he is beaten as the ball shapes away.
  • 82.1 Back of a length on the body of Jadeja who works it towards square leg to take a run.
  • DRINKS! It has been India's hour. West Indies, after taking the early wicket of Rishabh Pant, have struggled to take a wicket thereon. Jadeja and Ishant are in the middle of a good partnership and have taken India close to 250. Kemar Roach will bowl after the break.
  • 81.6 Good length ball on off, Sharma pushes this towards point. 243/7
  • 81.5 Wide outside off this time, left alone.
  • 81.4 Edged but just short! Why didn't Shai Hope go for the catch there? Good length ball which shapes away from Ishant and takes the outside edge of the bat. It goes towards the first slip fielder but was closer to the keeper who could've swallowed that with a dive to his right.
  • 81.3 Short on the body this time, Jadeja pulls this towards mid-wicket to take a run.
  • The second new ball has been taken by the hosts.
  • 81.2 Bowls a full delivery on middle this time, Jadeja blocks it well.
  • 81.1 FOUR! Punched nicely. Short ball outside off, enough room for Jadeja to slam this between point and gully. The ball races towards the fence. It evades the diving fielder from deep point.
  • 80.6 Fuller outside off, Ishant taps it towards point. 238/7
  • 80.5 Shortish on the body this time for Ishant who tucks it towards the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 80.4 Back of length outside off, Ishant looks to poke at this away going ball but he is beaten as he plays down the wrong line.
  • 80.3 Good length ball outside off, Jadeja taps it towards cover and takes a run.
  • 80.2 Shortish on middle this time, Ishant works it down the leg side to take a single.
  • 80.1 Good length ball on off this time, Jadeja comes forward to block but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat to hit the pad and roll down the leg side. Jadeja crosses ends. India have scored their first run after three overs.
  • 79.6 Good length ball outside off, Ishant blocks this one well. 235/7
  • 79.5 Gets this one to shape away from the right-hander from the good length angle. Ishant pokes at it and is beaten.
  • 79.4 Bouncer down the leg side as Ishant misses his flick. The ball shapes away from Shai Hope who does well to pouch that.
  • 79.3 Good length ball on middle this time, Ishant blocks it well.
  • 79.2 Another good length ball outside off, Ishant covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper as he sees the ball shape in.
  • 79.1 Good length around off, Ishant blocks it well towards the off side.
  • 78.6 Shortish one closer to the body, Jadeja taps it close to his body. 235/7
  • 78.5 Full ball outside off on the fifth stump line, Jadeja lets it go once again.
  • 78.4 Bowls a full one this time, Jadeja lets it go to the keeper again.
  • 78.3 Shorter in length this time on off, the ball goes further away, Jadeja is not bothered and lets it go.
  • 78.2 Full delivery outside off, Jadeja lets it be.
  • 78.1 Fullish one outside off to start the new over, Jadeja times it straight to cover.
  • 77.6 BOUNCER! Holder bowls this one down the leg side and Ishant lets it go to the keeper. 235/7
  • 77.5 Another good length ball outside off, Ishant does not fiddle with it and leaves it alone.
  • 77.4 BEATEN! On a good length outside off, Ishant looks to defend but just misses the edge of the bat.
  • 77.3 Full delivery on off, Ishant drives this to cover.
  • 77.2 LEG BYE! Good length ball on off, Jadeja looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Holder makes a stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire. The replays show that the ball was missing the leg stump. Good decision not to go for the review.
  • 77.1 On a good length outside off, Jadeja guides it to gully.
  • Jason Holder comes back on.
  • 76.6 Good length outside off, Ishant defends this off his back foot. 234/7
  • 76.5 Shortish outside off this time, Ishant walks across and has a push but is beaten.
  • 76.4 Good length this time, Ishant times it straight to the cover fielder.
  • 76.3 Shortish one again outside off, Ishant pushes it off his back foot towards the off side.
  • 76.2 Slightly shortish on off, Ishant looks to defend but gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
  • 76.1 Good length on middle and leg, Jadeja tucks it towards the leg side to take a run.
  • First bowling change of the morning. Miguel Cummins comes into the attack.
  • 75.6 FOUR! Nicely played! Goes for a yorker but ends up as a low full toss. Ishant brings his bat down in time to squeeze this between third slip and gully. Nicely done. Another 7-run over for India. 233/7
  • 75.5 On the pads again from Gabriel on a fuller length, Jadeja works it towards mid-wicket to take a run.
  • 75.4 Down the leg side again on a good length. Jadeja lets it go to the keeper.
  • 75.3 Fullish on off, Jadeja pushes this towards cover and calls for a quick couple. Good running that from him.
  • 75.2 Bumper down the leg side from Gabriel. Jadeja lets it go.
  • 75.1 Shortish one on middle, Jadeja plays it towards point.
  • 74.6 Looks for a yorker but dishes out a full toss, Ishant does well to flick it towards mid-wicket to take a couple. 7 runs from the over. 226/7
  • 74.5 Good length ball on off, Jadeja pushes this towards mid off this time.
  • 74.4 Good length on off and middle, Ishant taps it onto the pitch to the off side.
  • 74.3 Good length ball on middle, Ishant pushes this towards mid on.
  • 74.2 Good length outside off, Jadeja works it towards cover to take a run.
  • 74.1 FOUR! Fullish ball outside off, Jadeja leans forward and directs the ball through the backward point fielder. The ball races to the fence as the fielder chases. However, the ball wins the race. First boundary of the day.
  • 73.6 Shorter one this time, Ishant goes on his toes and dabs it towards leg slip. 219/7
  • 73.5 Good length on middle and off, Sharma tucks it towards square leg to take a couple.
  • 73.4 Fullish outside off for Jadeja who drives it sweetly past the mid off fielder. Again, the slowish outfield means it won't reach the fence. The batters take three.
  • 73.3 Fullish length ball but this is down the leg side, Jadeja looks to tickle it fine down the leg side but the ball hits him on the pads and races towards the fence. However, Roach comes from deep fine leg to stop the ball. Two runs taken.
  • 73.2 Good length ball on middle, coming in to the batsman, Jadeja pats it back to the bowler.
  • 73.1 Fullish on the fourth stump. Jadeja blocks it well.
  • 72.6 Fullish ball on the fifth stump line, kept slightly low as Ishant looks to poke. He is beaten. 212/7
  • 72.5 Shortish on middle this time, coming into the body of Jadeja who works it fine down the leg side to take a run.
  • 72.4 Good length on the fifth stump line this time, Jadeja lets it be.
  • 72.3 Good length on the fourth stump line, Jadeja taps it back to the bowler.
  • 72.2 Goes for a bumper but this is just hip height on middle, Ishant works it towards mid-wicket to take a run.
  • 72.1 Fuller one to Ishant first up who blocks it straight to cover.
  • 71.6 Another good length delivery outside off, Jadeja leaves it alone. This means Ishant will be on strike for the next over. 210/7
  • 71.6 NO BALL! Shannon Gabriel oversteps here. It is a good length ball outside the off stump line, RJ leaves it alone.
  • 71.5 Short delivery which is bowled down the leg side, Jadeja does not fiddle with it and lets it go.
  • 71.4 On a good length outside off, Jadeja leaves it alone.
  • 71.3 Another shortish one on the body, this time to Ishant who hops to work it towards square leg to take a run. He's off the mark.
  • 71.2 Short on the body again, Jadeja looks to pull this one but doesn't time it well. The ball goes towards square leg and Jadeja crosses ends.
  • 71.1 Good leave! Gabriel is bowling well here. Shortish on middle and leg going away. Jadeja sways away from it.
  • 70.6 Good length ball on off, Sharma blocks it well off his front foot. 207/7
  • Ishant Sharma is the next batsman in.
  • 70.5 OUT! Caught! West Indies strike early. Number four for Roach. Good length ball closer to the fourth stump. Pant after hitting a couple of good shots goes hard at the ball. It shapes a tad bit away to take an outside edge and go to the Windies skipper, Holder who takes it comfortably at second slip. One would wonder if this style works for Pant as he looked to get in. Maybe he should play with the attacking instinct that he possesses. For now, West Indies have the upper hand now as he could've been dangerous. The question which stands is how Jadeja will play from here?
  • 70.4 Fullish outside off this time, Pant leans into the drive to time it superbly through the covers. The outfield is slow and the ball doesn't reach the fence. Two runs taken.
  • 70.3 Good length ball shaping away from the batter, Pant is not going to do anything on that.
  • 70.2 Good length on middle, Pant blocks it towards the leg side.
  • 70.1 Fuller one outside off, Pant leans to drive this past the diving cover fielder who gets his hands to it and slows the ball down. They take a couple before the ball is relayed back to the keeper. First runs off the day.
  • Kemar Roach comes into the attack.
  • 69.6 Fullish one outside off, Jadeja pats it towards point and looks for a run but is sent back. 203/6
  • 69.5 Shortish on middle again on the body. Jadeja hops but gets hit on the gloves.
  • 69.4 Good length ball on middle, goes down the leg side as Jadeja misses his flick.
  • 69.3 Ripper this time! Another shortish one on middle, going away from Jadeja who looks to fend at the ball. Lucky that the ball didn't kiss the bat or glove.
  • 69.2 Shortish one on middle, angling away from Jadeja who looks to cut this one through point and cover. Misses his slash.
  • 69.1 Good length ball on middle and leg, Jadeja pushes it towards mid-wicket.
  • Shannon Gabriel will start the proceedings from the other end.
  • 68.6 Starts with a shortish one on middle, Pant taps it to point. 203/6
  • Finally, the West Indian players make their way out to the middle along with the overnight batsmen, Jadeja and Pant. Roston Chase will finish his over with Pant taking strike. Here we go...
  • We should've been underway by now as per the information given at Stumps on Day 1 but we are yet to begin. Seems like we will have an extended final session which means we will be starting at normal time, 0930 local. If there is any further information, will keep you updated.
  • The first day of this Test ended early as rain took centre stage and as a result the play will begin half an hour earlier today (Local 0900). The visitors will be having mixed emotions following the play on Day 1 as they recovered from a bad start to end the day on 203/6. Looking forward to today's play, India will be looking to get to the 300-run mark which will be an above par score on this pitch. As for the Calypso Kings, they will try to bowl out the Men In Blue before they reach 250. Join us in a while as an important first session awaits us on Day 2.
  • Greetings and a warm welcome to our coverage of Day 2 of the Test match between West Indies and India. We have positive news in terms of the weather as the sun is shining and the chances of showers are minimal.
  • ... Day 2, Session 1 ...
  • Now, what will be on offer for Day 2? This is the last recognized batting pair for the Indians. The two left-handers can go bonkers from ball one and add quick runs for the Indians to take them towards a strong total. Or, bat long and hard, tire out the home side and take the total close to 300 without being separated. West Indies will look to get rid of this pair and then look to get through the tail. Also, we will be starting 30 minutes from the routine time to cover the lost overs of Thursday. Join us on Friday, 23rd August, 2019 at 9 am local (1300 GMT). Till then, goodbye!
  • The Windies opening bowlers, Roach and Gabriel returned to thump the Indians with two quick wickets as they removed Vihari and Rahane. Pant and Jadeja were looking decent in the middle when rain arrived to cut the day short.
  • West Indies were on top early on, courtesy brilliant spells from Roach and Gabriel. It looked like going towards their way but KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane stitched a superb 68-run stand to pull the things back towards the visitors. A fluent-looking Rahul failed to convert his start yet again, getting a soft dismissal down the leg side but Rahane continued the good work for the side. He, along with Hanuma Vihari, added 82 runs, raking up his half ton in the process, to take things slightly away from the Windies.
  • End of an exciting day's play then. The Indians have done well after early hiccups to reach 203 in 68.5 overs. Very difficult to say who holds an edge after Stumps but this is heading towards an exciting Day 2.
  • Done and dusted for the day then as rain becomes heavier. The umpires were doing an inspection when the rain became heavier. They decide that we won't be able to return and that will be Stumps.
  • Update 1650 Local (1250 GMT) - Scratch what we just said. It has started to rain again and the umpires are out in the middle with their umbrellas open. It's raining heavily right now and maybe that should be end of the day's play.
  • Update 1645 Local (1245 GMT) - It seems like the rains are playing hide and seek with us as it has stopped to rain now. The covers are coming off and the play should resume shortly. The umpires are out in the middle doing the inspection of the pitch.
  • Ha ha ha! Who knows the ground and the weather better than the local groundsmen. They sensed that the rain was around and started pulling the covers. However, the umpires asked them to return back. And, as they were going back, it started bucketing down and the umpires had to call them back. That means another rain stoppage as the players walk into the pavilion.
  • 68.5 Outside off again, Pant lets it go by covering his stumps.
  • 68.4 Fuller again to Pant, times it straight to mid off
  • 68.3 On middle and leg, defended back to the bowler.
  • 68.2 Shortish outside off, Pant pushes it towards point.
  • 68.1 Fullish outside off, no turn on that one. Pant lets it go to the keeper.
  • Looks like the groundsmen will be coming onto the pitch as rain looks imminent. Dark clouds can be seen coming from afar and the ground staff is looking ready for any stoppage. It is looking very very windy as the covers are not even staying on the ground.
  • 67.6 Slightly fullish outside off, Jadeja lets it be. 203/6
  • 67.5 Good length on off and middle this time, Jadeja pushes this towards point.
  • 67.4 Jadeja lunges to block this good length ball off.
  • 67.3 Good length on middle and off, blocked well by RJ.
  • 67.2 Fuller this time, came in to Jadeja who was late to bring his bat down. But lucky that got a thick part of the bat to block it.
  • 67.1 Shortish one coming into the batsman, Jadeja taps this off his back foot towards point.
  • 66.6 Fuller one again as Pant blocks towards cover. 203/6
  • 66.5 Fullish from Chase this time on middle, Jadeja works towards long on to cross ends.
  • 66.4 Lunges to this fuller ball again to block well.
  • 66.3 Good length on middle and off, blocked off his front foot.
  • 66.2 Comes forward to this good length ball to dab it towards point.
  • 66.1 Turned away from Jadeja that one. Good length outside off, Jadeja looks to work it towards off side but misses.
  • 65.6 On the fifth stump line outside off, Pant lets it go to the keeper again. 202/6
  • 65.5 Another one outside off on a good length, Pant lets it be.
  • 65.4 Good length on middle this time from Holder, tapped back to the bowler.
  • 65.3 Good length outside off, left alone by Pant.
  • 65.2 Beauty to get past the bat! Shortish one, angled into the left-hander. Pant looks to fend at it off his toes but this shoots off the surface. Lucky was Pant there as the ball didn't kiss his gloves.
  • 65.1 Shortish outside off, asking Pant to throw the kitchen sink at the ball. Pant leaves it alone.
  • 64.6 Good length on off, Jadeja blocks it well. 202/6
  • 64.5 Fuller on which is worked towards mid off.
  • 64.4 Fuller on the legs, blocked towards the leg side.
  • 64.3 Full ball again on middle, pushed towards mid off for a run.
  • 64.2 FOUR! Shot! Another full ball on middle, this time to Pant who slams this over the cover region to get a boundary. Top shot that one which brings the 200 up for India as well.
  • 64.1 In the air but safe! Fuller ball on middle as Jadeja looks to lift this over the cover fielder. He gets a leading edge to that as the ball lobbed in the air towards cover. Nobody there and the batters take one.
  • Roston Chase is back into the attack now. 9-1-36-1 so far from him.
  • DRINKS! Good initial hour for the Windies in this final session as they have removed set Rahane and Vihari. Rahane looked well set for his ton but got out very unfortunately. Pant has played a couple of top shots but have beaten on a couple of balls as well. With him and Jadeja in the middle, one would expect the runs to be flowing. Interesting to see if the Windies can get rid of the last recognized batting pair to into the Indian tail.
  • 63.6 Definitely a chance for three but the batters take just two. Pant drives this fuller one outside off towards the gap at covers. The ball does not have enough power on it to cross the fence. Shannon Gabriel gives it a tired chase and cuts it off a couple of yards inside the fence. Pant was halfway down the pitch but Jadeja sends him back as he didn't want the third. 196/6
  • 63.5 Full ball outside off, pushed to mid off.
  • 63.4 Fuller again but much straighter, pushed to mid on by Rishabh.
  • 63.3 Fullish ball outside off, Pant drives this one towards the mid off fielder.
  • 63.2 FOUR! Beautiful drive and the ball just trudges towards the fence. Good length ball outside off, Pant leans into the cover drive and finds the gap as the ball races to the fence.
  • 63.1 Outside off, left alone by Pant.
  • Jason Holder back on!
  • 62.6 Length ball on off pole, RJ blocks it out. 190/6
  • 62.5 Full outside off, pushed to the fielder at cover.
  • 62.4 Fuller this time on the off pole, Jadeja pushes this straight past the bowler but the fielder at mid on cuts it off.
  • 62.3 On a length outside off, Jadeja lets it be.
  • 62.2 Again outside off, Jadeja shoulders arms to it.
  • 62.1 Way outside off, left alone by Jadeja.
  • 61.6 Wide outside off, left alone by Pant. 190/6
  • 61.5 Short one outside off, Pant looked to pull initially but stopped to drop it off his back foot onto the pitch.
  • 61.4 This time Pant middles his flick to this fullish ball but finds the square leg fielder.
  • 61.3 Huge appeal now! Fullish ball on middle and leg from Gabriel and Pant misses his flick. Gabriel appeals for an LBW but that looked like pitching outside leg. Holder thinks for a review but decides against it. Good call in the end from the Windies skipper that as Ball Tracker confirmed that it was pitched outside leg.
  • 61.2 Fuller outside off, left alone by Pant.
  • 61.1 Good length outisde off from Gabriel, Pant has a poke at it only to get an outside edge towards third slip but the ball falls just shot of him.
  • 60.6 NOT OUT! Jadeja knew he had edged it and that's why he had straight away gone for the review. Length ball just outside off, it pitched and came back in with the angle. Jadeja looked to hit it towards the off side but it seemed that he missed the ball. The Windies team went all out in appealing and the umpire raised the finger after thinking about it for a while. Jadeja straightaway went for the review. Replays roll in, Hawk Eye comes into play and shows that yes, Jadeja's judgement was right. He did get an inside edge on it before the ball hit the pad. 190/6
  • Jadeja has been given out LBW after a loud appeal but Jadeja goes for the review instantly. He has got it right as well as he got an inside edge into the pads which is confirmed by the Ultra Edge. Decision overturned.
  • 60.5 Blocks this fuller one outside off back to the bowler.
  • 60.4 This time outside off but full, Jadeja leaves it alone.
  • 60.3 Length ball outside off, left alone by Jadeja.
  • 60.2 Jadeja has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 60.1 Full ball outside off, pushed to the fielder at cover.
  • 59.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 190/6
  • 59.5 On the pads, Jadeja flicks it towards fine leg and takes a single to get off the mark.
  • Ravindra Jadeja walks out to the middle. Will we see a sword celebration from him? India needs runs from him here.
  • 59.4 OUT! Bowled! Chopped on! Rahane is dismissed on 81 and one must say it is a very soft dismissal after a great innings so far. Length ball outside off, Gabriel bowls this one coming in with the angle. Rahane looks to cut it but gets an inside edge on it and the ball is chopped onto the leg stump. Rahane looks distraught at how he has got out and one can say he has rode his luck in this innings. Rahane departs and India are 6 down for 189 with two new batters are at the crease. Window of opportunity for the hosts?
  • 59.3 Good length delivery on the off pole, blocked out.
  • 59.2 Wide outside off, left alone by Ajinkya.
  • 59.1 Full ball on middle and leg, pushed to mid on by AR.
  • 58.6 Rahane plays this full ball towards the covers and takes a quick single. 189/5
  • 58.5 Good length ball and defended off the front foot by Rahane.
  • 58.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 58.3 Full and on the pads of Rahane, he flicks it towards deep square leg and takes a quick couple. The fielder from the deep does throw it quickly towards the keeper's end but Rahane is well in by the time Hope removes the bails.
  • 58.2 Rahane presents the full face of the bat and defends it towards the off side.
  • 58.1 Good length ball on the off pole, Rahane blocks this one towards the off side.
  • 57.6 Bouncer down the leg side, Pant ducks and leaves it alone. 186/5
  • 57.5 Length ball on middle and leg, the batter pushes it towards mid on.
  • 57.4 Good length ball on middle and leg, Pant defends it towards mid on.
  • 57.3 FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Pant goes onto the back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary. He looks in good touch here. Second boundary from Pant in this innings.
  • 57.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The ball goes towards mid on.
  • 57.1 Length ball just outside off, Pant looks to play the cover drive but gets a thick outside edge on it. The ball goes towards gully off the edge. No runs taken.
  • 56.6 Full and around off, Pant pushes it towards mid on and takes a single. 182/5
  • 56.5 Left alone but mightily close to the stumps as the ball swings in. The ball pitches on a good length outside off, it swings in and goes past the stumps. Pant must be pretty sure of where his wickets are.
  • 56.4 Full and around off, pushed to covers.
  • 56.3 Outside off, left alone by Pant.
  • 56.2 Length ball on middle and off, Rahane guides this towards deep point and takes a single as Hetmyer cuts it off running to his left.
  • 56.1 Good length ball on the off side, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 55.6 FOUR! Low full toss on the pads and given the right treatment by Pant. He just flicks it towards the gap at mid-wicket and the ball races towards the fence. First boundary for Pant and he is off the mark with this. 180/5
  • 55.5 Good length ball on the off side, Pant blocks this towards the cover fielder.
  • 55.4 Short of a length ball outside off, the ball shoots off the pitch and moves away too. Pant tries to put bat on it but misses. Luckily!
  • 55.3 On the pads again, Rahane nudges it towards deep fine leg and takes a single.
  • 55.2 Down the leg side, Rahane looks to flick but misses.
  • 55.1 Good length ball on off, Rahane defends it towards the off side.
  • 54.6 Oh! No slash there from Pant to this wide outside off delivery. How long will he be reluctant? 175/5
  • Rishabh Pant arrives! How will he start his innings? Aggression? Calmness? Plenty to look forward to as he walks out in the middle.
  • 54.5 OUT! CAUGHT! The West Indies have again found a breakthrough at a crucial moment and half the Indian side is back in the hut. Roach bowls this one on a length, on the fourth stump line. He gets this one to swing away after pitching. The edge is induced from Vihari and the ball barely carries to Hope but he dives well in front to take a low catch. Vihari will be disappointed to get a good start and then depart at such a crucial time. Third wicket for Roach in this innings.
  • 54.4 Way wide outside off, Vihari leaves it alone.
  • 54.3 Length ball outside off, Vihari guides it towards third slip on the bounce with soft hands.
  • 54.2 Good length ball on middle, Vihari blocks it out.
  • 54.1 Full and on the pads, Rahane pushes this towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 53.6 Short and wide again, Rahane cuts it towards deep point for a single. 174/4
  • 53.5 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 53.4 Beaten and a appeal out of desperation by the Windies for caught behind. Rahane slashes at this short and wide delivery but he misses. Gabriel appeals but even he knows there is not much in it. Ultra Edge confirms that no edge is on that delivery.
  • 53.3 Length ball on middle, Rahane defends it off the back foot.
  • 53.2 Outside off, left alone by Rahane.
  • 53.1 Awkward bounce here off the pitch. The ball is pitched on a good length and goes between the bat and pad of Vihari as he looks to push it towards the off side. It rises rapidly on keeper Hope and he fails to collect it. The ball hits his glove and rolls towards fine leg as they take a single.
  • Gabriel is on as well from the other end. His numbers till now - 10-2-38-1
  • 52.6 Beaten! Good length ball just outside off, Rahane is beaten this time as the ball swings away this time. It beats the outside edge of Rahane's bat and into the gloves of the keeper. 172/4
  • 52.5 FOUR! Cut and to the fence. Short and wide outside off, Rahane pounces on it as he goes onto the back foot and cuts it through point.
  • 52.4 Length ball on the off pole, Ajinkya blocks this one out towards the off side.
  • 52.3 Fuller on the pads, Rahane pushes this towards mid-wicket.
  • 52.2 On a length just outside off, Rahane blocks this one out.
  • 52.1 Outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • Kemar Roach replaces Chase.
  • 51.6 Defended off the back foot by Vihari. 168/4
  • 51.5 FOUR! Great shot by Vihari. He pushes this full one powerfully through mid on and to the fence for a boundary.
  • 51.4 Edged but well short! Outside off as Vihari fends at from the crease, played with soft hands and that's why it went to the slip fielder on the bounce.
  • 51.3 Fuller outside the off pole, Rahane whips this towards mid-wicket and sets off. The ball is slowly trudging towards the fence but Holder from mid-wicket gives it a chase and keeps it inside the field as the batters take three.
  • 51.2 Another one on similar line and length. Rahane blocks it out.
  • 51.1 Good length ball outside off, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 50.6 Shortish one outside off, Rahane pushes this towards cover to take a run. 161/4
  • 50.5 Fuller one this time, drives it towards mid on to take a run.
  • 50.4 Gives this a bit of air, Vihari blocks it well.
  • 50.3 Flighted on middle, pushes straight to the fielder.
  • 50.2 Fullish one on off, drives it towards mid on to take a run.
  • 50.1 FOUR! Short and wide outside off. Enough time for Rahane to go back and slam this through cover-point to get a boundary. The fielder races to stop this with his footwork, but the ball tickles to kiss the ropes.
  • 49.6 This one coming in to the batsman, worked it towards mid-wicket. 154/4
  • 49.5 Blocks this from within the crease to this good length ball.
  • 49.4 EDGED and FOUR! Short ball outside off, Vihari lures at it and goes for the cut over the point fieldsman but the ball gets an outside edge and flies over the right of first slip.
  • 49.3 Beaten this time. Length ball just outside off, the ball pitches and straightens. Vihari looks to defend but is squared up.
  • 49.2 EDGED AND FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Hanuma tries to block it out but gets a thick outside edge on it. The ball goes in the gap between gully and the slip cordon towards the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 49.1 Fuller outside off, Vihari blocks it out towards the off side.
  • 48.6 Goes back to this shortish ball and dabs it towards the leg side. 146/4
  • 48.5 Blocked this time off his back foot.
  • 48.4 Full ball on middle, blocked by Rahane.
  • 48.3 FOUR! Loosner down the leg side, Rahane pulls this one between the wicket-keeper and the short fine leg fielder to another boundary. 50-run stand between the two. India needed to steady the ship after the wicket of KL Rahul and the duo have done their job brilliantly.
  • 48.2 Another fullish ball on middle, Rahane walks across and whips this towards mid-wicket to take another couple.
  • 48.1 Fullish ball on middle, Rahane dabs it towards short leg who is alert to stop
  • Roston Chase to bowl from the other end for the hosts.
  • 47.6 Good length outside off, Vihari dabs it well towards point off his back foot. 140/4
  • 47.5 Full ball on leg, Rahane times it towards the right of the mid-wicket. Times it well but the wetness of the surface meant that the ball doesn't have legs to go to the fence. 3 runs taken.
  • 47.4 Short one again as Rahane swivels to pull this towards square leg to take a couple.
  • 47.3 Short ball on the body to start after the rain delay. Vihari looks to work it on the leg side but the ball rises a bit. The batsman does well to drop it fine to take a run.
  • The rain has stopped, the covers are off the pitch and we are all set to begin. The sun is shining and the dark clouds have gone away. The hosts are out on the field. Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane are also on the pitch with the former taking the strike. Miguel Cummins will resume proceedings for the Calypso Kings post Tea. Vihari on strike...
  • ... Day 1, Session 3 ...
  • Update 1440 local (1840 GMT) - We have an update after that inspection. We will begin the final session at 1455 local, weather permitting.
  • Update 1433 local (1833 GMT) - Well, the tea time is over but seems we will have a slightly delayed start for the final session of the day. No rain there but the covers are on the pitch. Also, we have the umpires doing the inspection. Shouldn't be long before we start.
  • So, the heavens have opened up and the umpires have declared for early Tea to be taken. The visitors are 134/4 and have just lost one wicket of KL Rahul in this session. He will be pretty disappointed in the manner in which it happened though as he was looking set for a big score. Ajinkya Rahane survived two scares before he reached his half ton as he was dropped on alternate balls by Miguel Cummins and Shai Hope respectively. After KL's departure, Vihari walked in and looked pretty solid out in the middle adding a 41-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane. Do come back and join us as we resume the third session on Day 1.
  • Covers coming on! Where did that came from. Smart from the umpires as they call for covers seeing the heavy wind. Also, they have taken an early Tea.
  • 47.2 Shortish on off again from Cummins, plays off his back foot.
  • 47.1 Shortish one off to start, Vihari pushes this back to the bowler.
  • 46.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends this length ball off the back foot towards the off side. 134/4
  • 46.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 46.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 46.3 A little confusion but no harm done. Rahane pushes this one towards point. Vihari wants one but is sent back by Rahane.
  • 46.2 Tossed up on the pads, Vihari tucks it towards square leg for one.
  • 46.1 Floated on middle, Vihari whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 45.6 Good length ball on off, Rahane blocks it out. 131/4
  • 45.5 FIFTY for Rahane, his 18th in Tests. Fullish ball outside off, Rahane leans and creams this through the cover region to get a couple. He has been off color in Tests for a while but he has stood up here for the side. A top knock from him.
  • 45.4 Good timing but straight to the mid on. Full ball from Cummins on off to which Rahane leans forward and times it sweetly. No run off a very good shot.
  • 45.3 Good length ball on fourth stump line, Rahane dabs this off his back foot.
  • 45.2 Shortish one outside off, Rahane lets it go.
  • 45.1 Shortish one outside off, came in to Rahane. He works it off his back foot towards point.
  • 44.6 Way short and on the body, Vihari looks to pull but it hits the top half of his bat and the ball falls on the leg side. 129/4
  • 44.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
  • 44.4 The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it.
  • 44.3 Good running now by the batters. Vihari pushes this shorter one towards third man, he quickly completes the first and goes the second as well. They complete two comfortably because of the slowness of the Windies players to react to the situation.
  • 44.2 FOUR! The sweep shot used to great effect here by Hanuma. He looks in good touch. Floated on middle and leg, Hanuma comes onto the front foot and sweeps this one towards fine leg where the fielder lets it go through his legs and the ball races to the fence.
  • 44.1 Floated on leg, Vihari flicks it towards mid-wicket.
  • 43.6 Vihari pushes this one towards cover with soft hands and takes a single. 123/4
  • 43.5 On the pads of Vihari, he flicks it towards the leg side. Good reflexes by the man at short leg to save a run.
  • 43.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 43.3 Full ball on the off side, pushed through covers and the batters take a single as the man from mid off cuts it off.
  • 43.2 This one shoots off the pitch. Bowled on a length on the body, the ball rises on Vihari. He gets a glove on it as the ball rolls towards square leg. The batters take one.
  • 43.1 Length ball outside off by Cummins, Rahane pushes it towards point and take one.
  • Miguel Cummins replaces Holder. 5-0-18-0, his numbers so far.
  • 42.6 Vihari goes for a wild sweep but misses this leg sided delivery. 119/4
  • 42.5 Floated on off and middle, Vihari blocks this one towards the leg side.
  • 42.4 Flat on middle, Hanuma blocks it out.
  • 42.3 Floated on the pads this time, Rahane flicks it towards square leg and takes a single.
  • 42.2 Flat and on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 42.1 Flat and down the leg side, Rahane looks to flick but misses.
  • 41.6 Fullish on off, Vihari lunges to block towards mid off. 118/4
  • 41.5 Wide outside off, Vihari leaves it alone.
  • 41.4 Short outside off this time, Rahane swivels and pulls this to deep square leg to take a run.
  • 41.3 That came in from the good length on off and middle, Vihari worked it nicely towards mid-wicket to get off strike.
  • 41.2 Shortish one on middle, Vihari blocks it off his back foot, short leg fielder does well to stop that.
  • 41.1 Shortish one this time, Rahane hops in his crease and works it towards the point fielder. Sets off for a quick single. Good running that.
  • 40.6 DROPPED AGAIN! But it was a tough one. Chase floats this down the leg side on a good length for Rahane who looks to tickle it fine but the ball kisses his gloves and goes fine. Shai Hope gets a hand to it down the leg side but the ball just deflects enough for him to miss the catch. Rahane is riding is luck here and he might soon run out of it if he is not careful. 115/4
  • 40.5 Fullish on middle, Rahane tucks it towards mid-wicket for no run.
  • 40.4 DROPPED! Lucky lucky Ajinkya Rahane. This was tossed up and on middle and leg, Rahane comes down the track looking to go for the biggie over mid on. He gets a leading edge on it and the ball goes high and straight over the bowler's head. Cummins from mid on runs back, gives it a chase, reaches the ball and gets two hands on it but puts it down. He quickly throws the ball back towards Chase and the batters take two in the meantime. Lifeline given to Ajinkya.
  • 40.3 Floated around off, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 40.2 Short and just wide outside off, Rahane rocks back onto the back foot and cuts it through backward point for a double.
  • 40.1 Flat outside off, Rahane blocks this one towards the bowler.
  • 39.6 Bouncer again by Holder to end the over. He ducks and lets the ball through to Shai Hope. 110/4
  • 39.5 Down the leg side, Vihari looks to flick but misses.
  • 39.4 On the pads of Hanuma, he flicks it towards the fielder at square leg.
  • 39.3 Wide outside off, Hanuma does not fiddle with it.
  • 39.2 Another bouncer, Vihari again sways away from it.
  • 39.1 Good bouncer by Holder, using his height well. This ball pitches short and well outside off, it comes back in more than Vihari expected. It goes past him near head height and he does well to evade it.
  • 38.6 Full toss timed straight to the cover fielder by Rahane. 110/4
  • 38.5 On the middle stump this time, Rahane times it well towards leg side where the short mid-wicket fielder does well to make a half stop. No run taken there.
  • 38.4 Blocked off his front foot to this short ball.
  • 38.3 Guides this shortish ball towards third man to take a run.
  • 38.2 Four! Cut away! Short outside off this time. Enough time for Vihari to rock back and cut this through the point region to get his first four.
  • 38.1 Poor line! Chase is looking to make the batsman play the ball but is missing his line. Goes way down the leg side, keeper does well to pouch that.
  • 37.6 On the pads of Rahane, he flicks it towards square leg and takes an easy double. 105/4
  • 37.5 On the off side, the batter pushes this one toward cover.
  • 37.4 Full and around off, Rahane pushes this straight down the ground past the bowler. The man at mid on is quite straight and cuts it off.
  • 37.3 Full and on middle, Rahane pushes this towards mid on.
  • 37.2 Outside off, Ajinkya leaves it alone.
  • 37.1 FOUR! 100 up for India! Good use of the pace by Rahane here. Length ball outside off, he just opens the face of his bat and guides this one between gully and the slip cordon towards the third man fence.
  • 36.6 On the pads of Vihari, he blocks it to short leg. 99/4
  • 36.5 Wide outside off, Vihari lets it be.
  • 36.4 Tossed up on the pads, Rahane pushes this one towards mid on and takes a single.
  • 36.3 On the pads, tossed up, Rahane flicks it away towards the leg side.
  • 36.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 36.1 Flat and on off pole, Vihari tucks this one towards square leg and takes a run. Off the mark with this one.
  • DRINKS! The game looked to be going away from the Windies as KL Rahul and Rahane were cruising along. But just before the break, Rahul gave his wicket away to Roston Chase giving the hosts a way back into the match.
  • 35.6 And again. Shortish one outside off, Rahane leaves this for the keeper. 97/4
  • 35.5 Another shortish one to which Rahane is not bothered.
  • 35.4 Shortish outside off this time, Rahane is again aware of his stumps and lets it go.
  • 35.3 Covers his off pole to this outside off good length ball, lets it go to the keeper again.
  • 35.2 Wide outside off this time, Rahane lets it be.
  • 35.1 FOUR! Whipped! Fullish ball on middle for Rahane brings his wrists into play and whips it nicely through the square leg region to get a boundary.
  • 34.6 Good length again, worked towards square leg for nothing. Wicket maiden from Chase. 93/4
  • 34.5 Good length ball on middle, worked off his back foot.
  • 34.4 Goes down the leg side, Vihari lets the keeper collect this one.
  • 34.3 Dishes out a fuller one to the new man, Vihari who works it towards mid-wicket.
  • Hanuma Vihari replaces KL Rahul. India needs to rebuild again.
  • 34.2 OUT! CAUGHT! Great keeping here by Shai Hope and KL Rahul is out of here in a very disappointing manner. This is bowled flat and down the leg side, Rahul looks to flick it but gets the faintest of touches off his glove on it. The ball goes further down the leg side, Hope follows it and takes a good catch. Rahul is gone and just short of his half ton. Rahul looks very disappointed as he leaves the pitch and he should be as well as this was a nothing ball. The 68-run stand between Rahane and Rahul is broken and the hosts get a much-needed wicket.
  • 34.1 Flat and around off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
  • Spin for the first time in this match. Roston Chase replaces skipper Holder.
  • 33.6 Good length ball just outside off, Ajinkya defends it out. 93/3
  • 33.5 Full and on the fifth stump line, Rahane presents the full face of the bat and blocks this out towards the off side.
  • 33.4 Just outside off, Rahane pushes this to the fielder at cover-point.
  • 33.3 On middle again, blocked out by AR.
  • 33.2 Full and on middle, pushed back to Roach.
  • 33.1 Full on middle and leg, Rahane pushes it towards the fielder at mid on.
  • 32.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman, presenting the full face of the bat. 93/3
  • 32.5 A mild appeal by Holder but nothing given. Going down the leg side to the naked eye and the replays confirm it. Length ball on the pads of Rahul, he looks to flick it but misses to get hit on the thigh pad. The ball rolls towards mid-wicket and the batters take a single. Holder was the only one appealing for this one.
  • 32.4 Fullish ball, pushed straight back towards the bowler by Ajinkya.
  • 32.3 Outside off, left alone by AR.
  • 32.2 Full and around off, pushed towards mid off. No runs taken.
  • 32.1 Just outside off, good length ball. Rahane leaves this one alone.
  • 31.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman, presenting the full face of the bat. 92/3
  • 31.5 Full again, pushed towards the fielder at mid off powerfully.
  • 31.4 Played to point off the back foot this time by Rahul.
  • 31.3 FOUR! Beauty! Grace! What a shot! Shot of the day for me. Full and wide outside off, Rahul leans into the cover drive and just pierces the gap at cover and the ball this time does cross the fence.
  • 31.2 Full again this one on middle and leg, Rahane punches this one down the ground through mid on. Roach bends down to his right and gets a hand to it which stops it from crossing the fence. Three runs taken.
  • 31.1 Full on middle and leg, pushed towards mid on.
  • Change of ends for Roach!
  • 30.6 Fullish and on off, defended towards the off side by Rahul. 85/3
  • 30.5 Length ball on the hips, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • 30.4 Full on off pole, pushed towards the cover fielder.
  • 30.3 KL defends it from within the crease this time.
  • 30.2 On the off pole this time, Rahul blocks this one out.
  • 30.1 Outside off on a good length, Rahul does not fiddle with it.
  • Skipper Holder back on. 6-4-8-0 for him so far.
  • 29.6 Fuller just outside off, Rahane blocks this one towards the fielder at cover. 85/3
  • The hosts have now removed the extra fielders at gully and in the slip cordon and placed them at positions where they can stem the flow of runs more.
  • 29.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 29.4 Full and on middle and leg, played towards mid-wicket.
  • 29.3 Full ball outside off, Rahane powerfully pushes this towards the fielder at mid off.
  • 29.2 Length ball, outside off, Rahane shoulders arms to it.
  • 29.1 Full ball on middle and off, blocked out by AR.
  • 28.6 Outside off, Rahul leaves it alone. Maiden over by Roach. 85/3
  • 28.5 Full and on middle and leg, Rahul pushes this towards the fielder at mid on.
  • 28.4 On middle and off, pushed straight back towards the bowler.
  • 28.3 The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads
  • 28.2 Lucky here that Rahul has got some bat on it. Full and on middle and leg, Rahul looks to push this towards mid-wicket but gets a thick outside edge and the ball rolls towards the fielder at gully. Had he missed it, he was out plumb in front of the wicket.
  • 28.1 Length ball just around off, played towards point off the back foot.
  • 27.6 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 85/3
  • 27.5 Slashed and missed. The sucker delivery here by Gabriel knowing that Rahane would be vulnerable and maybe overconfident as he looks to hit this one. Full and wide outside off, Rahane goes for the drive but totally misses the ball. He should be more careful or he might throw his wicket away.
  • 27.4 FOUR! Great shot, great punch! Full on middle and leg, Rahane takes one step forward and punches this through mid on for a boundary. Beautiful shot! One boundary in each of the last three overs for India.
  • 27.3 Full on middle, pushed back towards the bowler by Rahane.
  • 27.2 Good leave by Rahane. Pitching way outside off and moving in, Rahane knows exactly where his stumps are, takes a foot forward towards the pitch of the delivery and then shoulders arms to it. Signs of a set batsman.
  • 27.1 Good length ball on the pads, Rahul pushes this towards mid on and takes one.
  • 26.6 Again full and on off pole, Rahane blocks this one out. 80/3
  • 26.5 Fullish around off, pushed back towards Roach.
  • 26.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 26.3 FOUR! Great shot by Rahane. Looks like he is getting into the groove here. Full and wide outside off, Rahane pushes it towards the gap at cover and the ball slowly trudges towards the fence. Boundary signalled by the umpire.
  • 26.2 On the pads this time, Rahul tucks it between mid-wicket and mid on as he quickly takes a single.
  • 26.1 Full and on the off pole, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 25.6 Outside off, left alone by Rahane. Good over for India this, 7 off it. 75/3
  • 25.5 FOUR! Similar line to the last one, wide and full outside off. This time Rahane punches it in the gap and finds the cover boundary. First boundary after the break. Also, brings up the 50-run stand between KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane. A vital partnership here for the Men in Blue.
  • 25.4 Full again outside off, the ball goes to the fielder at point on the bounce.
  • 25.3 Rahane drives this fuller one down through mid off. The fielder there gives it a chase and the batters take two.
  • 25.2 Pushed towards the cover fielder with soft hands by Rahul, he quickly sets off and takes a single.
  • 25.1 Nasty! That has hit Rahul in the box. Good length ball just outside off, Rahul looks to block it out towards the off side but gets an inside edge onto it as the ball hits him in the box. He is down and in some pain here.
  • Shanon Gabriel to partner Roach after Lunch.
  • 24.6 Again full and on the off pole, Rahane pushes it back to the bowler. Maiden to start off after Lunch. 68/3
  • 24.5 Full on middle, played back to Roach off the front foot by Rahane.
  • 24.4 Again on middle and leg, Ajinkya plays this one towards mid-wicket.
  • 24.3 On the pads this time, AR blocks this out towards square leg.
  • 24.2 Short and wide, Rahane does not go for it and shoulders arms.
  • 24.1 First ball after lunch, outside off on a length, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • We are back after Lunch on Day 1. The Windies players are out on the field and so are the Indian batters, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane. Kemar Roach will continue with the ball for the hosts and will look to break this growing stand. Rahane will face the first ball.
  • ... Day 1, Session 2 ...
  • 68 runs for 3 wickets in 24 overs. After winning the toss, Holder, the Windies skipper, opted to bowl first. His bowlers didn't disappoint him as they picked up early wickets. And, if the three wickets which fell accounts Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara among them in single digits, one can understand who was on top early on. However, KL Rahul has looked fluent while Rahane has dug in well to add 43 runs between them. With this strong looking stand, one would feel that both the sides go to Lunch with confidence. When we come back after the break, Windies will look to break this grooming stand while the Indians would want the runs to keep flowing in the second session. We'll be back in a while.
  • 23.6 Wide outside off, Rahul leaves it alone. That is LUNCH on Day 1! 68/3
  • 23.5 Again short of a length outside off, Rahul sways away from this one.
  • 23.4 Bouncer this time just outside the off pole, Rahul evades it.
  • 23.3 Fullish ball around off, Rahul makes use of the pace on offer and he pushes it in the gap at covers to take an easy couple.
  • 23.2 KL chooses to leave this length ball outside his off stump.
  • 23.1 Rahul gets on the front foot and pushes this towards cover off the front foot.
  • 22.6 Outside off, played towards the gully fielder. 66/3
  • 22.5 Good running here by the Indian batters. Rahul pushes this fullish ball towards mid on and sets off for a quick single. The fielder from mid-wicket is slow to react and the batters are able to take a run from it.
  • 22.4 Outside off, Rahul lets it be.
  • 22.3 Ouch! That must have hurt Rahul. Short of a length on the leg side, Rahul looks to flick but misses to get hit on the abdomen.
  • 22.2 Length ball just around off, Rahul blocks this off the back foot.
  • 22.1 On the pads of Rahul, he flicks it towards square leg and take a couple.
  • Kemar Roach is back on as well. 5-1-9-2 for him so far.
  • 21.6 FOUR! Poor effort by Roach in the deep. This is a bit short and outside off, Rahane rocks onto the back foot and pulls it towards deep backward square leg. Roach runs to his left from fine leg, gets a leg to it but is unable from keeping it inside the field as the ball just kisses the fence. Gabriel looks very disappointed by that effort. 63/3
  • 21.5 Again length ball around off, it pitches and comes back in but not enough. Rahane shoulders arms to it.
  • 21.4 Length ball outside off, Rahane does not fend at it.
  • 21.3 Full again but this time around middle and off, pushed back towards Gabriel.
  • 21.2 Wide outside off, Ajinkya lets it be.
  • 21.1 Outside off and full, Rahul pushes this powerfully towards covers but the fielder there makes an outstanding effort as he dives to his left and stops the ball going to the fence. The batters meanwhile take a single.
  • Gabriel is on for a burst before lunch. He was superb in the first spell. 5-1-19-1 so far.
  • 20.6 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 58/3
  • 20.5 EDGY FOUR! Rahane being very careful here. This is just a bit short outside off, Rahane looks to block it out towards the off side but gets a thick outside edge on it. It flies away from the slip cordon and towards the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 20.4 Rahane chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 20.3 Full and just outside the off pole, in the slot for Ajinkya but he drives this straight towards the cover fielder.
  • 20.2 Outside off, Ajinkya lets it be.
  • 20.1 Good length ball just outside off, Rahane blocks this one off the back foot towards the third slip fielder.
  • 19.6 Outside off, KL leaves it alone. 54/3
  • 19.5 Good length ball just around off pole, pushed towards the cover fielder off the back foot.
  • 19.4 FOUR! Beautiful shot! Pouncing on the bad deliveries here, Rahul. Full and just outside off, he drives this one off the front foot through mid off for a boundary.
  • 19.3 Rahul blocks this ball back towards the bowler.
  • 19.2 The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 19.1 Beaten! Good length ball around off, it pitches and straightens. It beats the outside edge of Rahul's bat and leaves him squared up.
  • 18.6 Similar line and length, Rahul again does the same thing but this time it only results in a run. 50 up for India with this run. This is the first over from Holder off which runs have been scored. 50/3
  • 18.5 On the pads of Rahul, he shuffles across the wicket and flicks it towards square leg and takes a couple.
  • 18.4 Good length ball just outside off, Rahul pushes this towards cover.
  • 18.3 Shortish outside off, this time Rahul shoulders arms to it.
  • 18.2 Length ball on the hips of Rahane, he flicks it towards mid on and takes a run. His first run after 25 balls. Gritty!
  • 18.1 Shortish outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • 17.6 Again full and on middle and leg, pushed towards mid on. 46/3
  • 17.5 Rahul has pushed this one back towards the bowler.
  • 17.4 Full ball around off, Rahul drives this one beautifully through the covers. The ball is racing towards the fence but is slowed due to the sluggish outfield. The batters take two.
  • 17.3 Length ball just outside off, Rahul pushes it towards point off the back foot.
  • 17.2 Around the fifth stump line, Rahul again leaves this one alone.
  • 17.1 Good length ball outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to it.
  • 16.6 Outside off, Rahane does not fiddle with it. 44/3
  • 16.5 Full this time on middle and leg, pushed towards mid on.
  • 16.4 Good length ball on the off pole, Rahane looks to block it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 16.3 Outside off, Rahane does not fend at it.
  • 16.2 Full outside off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
  • 16.1 Clever bowling here by Holder. Cuts Rahane into half. This time he brings the ball into the batter when Rahane was expecting it to go away. He looks to block it out but the ball goes between his bat and pad to the keeper.
  • 15.6 Just outside off, left alone by Rahul. Good over for India, 8 off it. 44/3
  • 15.5 Similar length on middle, pushed to point again.
  • 15.4 Good length ball around off, pushed to point by Rahul.
  • 15.3 FOUR! Full this time just around off, a half volley. Rahul gets onto the front foot and pushes this through mid off for a boundary. Rahul oozing class at the moment.
  • 15.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 15.1 FOUR! Beautiful shot off the back foot. Good length ball just outside off, Rahul gets on top of the ball and pushes it through covers for a boundary. A treat to the eyes this shot.
  • 14.6 Outside off, played to point by Rahane. 36/3
  • 14.5 Good length ball around off, Rahane looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 14.4 Full this time around middle and off, pushed straight back to the bowler.
  • 14.3 Fuller again outside off, pushed again towards covers but straight to the fielder this time.
  • 14.2 Full and wide outside off, Rahane pushes this towards cover where the fielder dives to his right and stops the ball.
  • 14.1 Wide outside off, left alone by the batter.
  • 13.6 Full again on the pads, played towards the mid-wicket fielder. 36/3
  • 13.5 Outside off, left alone. Good carry to the keeper here as he collects it around his head height.
  • 13.4 Full on the pads this time, Rahul flicks this one towards mid-wicket and takes a couple.
  • 13.3 Length ball just outside off, Rahul defends it out.
  • 13.2 Full ball on off, pushed to point by Rahul.
  • 13.1 Good length ball just outside off, Rahane plays it back towards the bowler.
  • 12.6 Length ball outside off, pushed to point. Maiden by Holder. 34/3
  • 12.5 Wide outside off, left alone by Rahane.
  • 12.4 Length ball just outside off, Rahane plays this towards gully with soft hands.
  • 12.3 Again outside off, Rahane shoulders arms to it.
  • 12.2 Fuller and on off, Rahane blocks it towards the off side off the front foot.
  • 12.1 Length ball outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • 11.6 Wide outside off this time, Rahul leaves this one. 34/3
  • 11.5 Good length ball this time, Rahul pushes this towards mid on.
  • 11.4 Good shot but equally good fielding on this shortish ball outside off. KL looks to cut but Brooks at point dives to stop.
  • 11.3 Good length on middle this time, Rahane works it towards the leg side.
  • 11.2 Another good length ball outside off, Rahane pushes this on the off side.
  • 11.1 Starts with one outside off ball on the good length. Rahul plays it well off the back foot as the ball rolls towards covers. Rahul takes a run.
  • Miguel Cummins to start the proceedings after the drinks.
  • DRINKS! The hosts well and truly on top here as the visitors are 32/3 with Agarwal, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli all back in the hut. Roach and Gabriel bowled brilliantly with the new ball. They didn't offer any freebies and they got dividends for that with three top wickets.
  • 10.6 Fullish one to finish the over, Rahane leans forward to block. Maiden over start for the Windies skipper. 32/3
  • 10.5 Good length ball outside off again, Rahane plays this well again and shouts no run there.
  • 10.4 Outside off on a good length, Rahane lets it be as the ball shaped away from him.
  • 10.3 Shortish outside off again, Rahane dabs it on the off side again.
  • 10.2 Another same line and length ball, Rahane is on his back foot to work it well on the off side.
  • 10.1 Shortish one to start with which is outside off, Rahane dabs it towards the off side.
  • Skipper Jason Holder with the ball now.
  • 9.6 FOUR! Nicely done! Gabriel looks to bowl a yorker this time as he dishes a fuller one. KL leans forward and times it superbly and the ball races to the mid off fence. 32/3
  • 9.5 Good length in the channel outside off this time, KL covers his timbers and lets this go to the keeper.
  • 9.4 Shortish ball outside off, this one is left alone.
  • 9.3 Shortish one on the middle stump line, The ball rises as KL hops to block it off his foot. There is a short leg but KL dropped it on the pitch.
  • 9.2 Short ball on middle, Rahul ducks under it.
  • 9.1 Fullish ball on middle, KL flicks it nicely towards mid-wicket to get a couple.
  • 8.6 Length ball just outside off, Rahane plays this down towards mid off. 26/3
  • 8.5 Down the leg side, Rahane tries to flick but misses.
  • 8.4 Edged but safe as it flies wide of third slip. Gabriel pitches this on a length outside off and Rahul goes for the cut. He gets a thick outside edge on it but the ball falls safely in the third man region as the batters take one.
  • 8.3 That might hurt. Pitched outside off, coming into the batsman as KL looks to play it off the front foot but he is hit on the arms there. Physio out in the middle with the magic spray.
  • 8.2 On the stumps on a good length, KL looks to work it towards the leg side but the ball goes off the outer half of the bat to roll towards point.
  • 8.1 Good length ball, works it towards mid on.
  • 7.6 Hit on the body! Rahane is welcomed with a bumper which hits him on the body. Shortish ball outside off as Rahane prepares to leave it but this comes in with the angle to hit Rahane on the stomach. Top over from Gabriel. 25/3
  • Rahane out in the middle now.
  • 7.5 OUT! CAUGHT! Short ball and Kohli is gone. The plan to get the skipper out on the short one has worked here. Gabriel bowls this one just outside off, the ball pitches and shoots off the pitch. The skipper looks to fend at it but is only able to slice it towards gully where Brooks takes an easy catch down to his right. India three down and are in deep trouble here.
  • 7.5 FOUR LEG BYES! Shorter again just outside off, the ball sticks on the surface as Kohli looks to pull but misses. It hits him on the arm, pitches just before first slip, spins away and goes between him and the keeper Shai Hope towards the third man fence for a boundary. The first slip dives to his left in an attempt to stop it but does not get a hand to it.
  • 7.4 Welcome to the Caribbean, King Kohli! Gabriel bowls a bouncer at 137 kph and near head height. Kohli is barely able to evade it as he just gets his head out of the way in time.
  • 7.3 Outside off, Kohli leaves this one alone.
  • 7.2 FOUR! Pure class! Kohli showing the genius that he is. This is full and just outside off. Virat just leans into the straight drive and the ball races through mid on towards the fence. Counter-attack from Kohli.
  • 7.1 Outside off, Kohli lets it be.
  • 6.6 Risky single but he gets through. Kohli survives. Kohli pushes this one towards mid on and sets off for a quick single. The fielder picks it up and has a shy at the keeper's end but Kohli is in. 16/2
  • 6.5 Full and just outside off, Kohli pushes it back to Roach.
  • 6.4 Good length ball just outside off, Rahul pushes it towards cover and takes a quick single.
  • 6.3 Outside off on a length, Rahul shoulders arms to it.
  • 6.2 Good length ball just outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 6.1 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 5.6 Length ball outside off, Kohli looks to leave this one but the ball comes into him. It hits his thigh pad and the ball rolls towards the keeper. 14/2
  • 5.5 Length ball outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to it.
  • 5.4 FOUR! Good shot by Kohli. Fullish and outside off, Kohli gets on the front foot and guides this ball through the gap at point with the outer half of his bat. He gets off the mark with this shot.
  • 5.3 Full again on middle and off, played towards mid on.
  • 5.2 Full ball just outside off, Rahul gets off the mark as he pushes this one towards covers and takes three off it.
  • 5.1 Good length outside off, Rahul lets it be.
  • The skipper, Virat Kohli walks to the middle with India in trouble here. He needs to continue the momentum from the last ODI.
  • 4.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Roach is on fire! What a ripper to get Pujara. Superb delivery outside off, held its line again as Pujara looked to play at it. The ball kisses the outside edge of the bat and Shai Hope is not gonna miss out. The best batsman of the last Test series for India is outta here. He does not look to fiddle at the ball outside off this early in the innings but he felt for that one outside off, maybe because the ball was coming in but left a hint when it came close to the bat. But not the way Pujara starts his innings. What a start for West Indies though. 7/2
  • 4.5 Fuller on middle this time. This is bread and butter for Pujara as he works it well towards mid on to get a couple. He is off and running.
  • 4.4 Good length ball outside off, Pujara blocks it well this time.
  • 4.3 Short one to welcome Pujara who looks to duck but is hit on the back.
  • India's specialist Test batsman, Cheteshwar Pujara is the next man in.
  • 4.2 OUT! Caught! Beauty! Agarwal has to depart. Huge appeal from the Windies players as this go past the bat of Agarwal who has again not showed any feet movement. Good length ball from Roach which leaves the batsman just a hint to go past the bat. Holder and Windies appeal in unison but the Umpire is unmoved. That looked close though and Holder goes for the review as he thinks there's an edge. Ultra edge arrives to show a spike as the ball passes the bat. Roach gets a breakthrough for West Indies early on.
  • REVIEW TIME! Now the Windies seem very confident that it has took the outside edge of Agarwal's bat. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge show that there IS a spike! Agarwal is a goner!
  • 4.1 Beaten! Peach from Roach. Shortish ball outside off as Agarwal plays at this one from the crease and is beaten!
  • 3.6 Fullish one this time, outside off, KL is not fiddling on this one. 5/0
  • 3.5 Shortish one outside off again. Leaves this one alone as well.
  • 3.4 Shortish outside off again, a bit closer but still not enough to make KL play at that one.
  • 3.3 Too wide for KL to reach at that one. It was pitched on the shortish length as well.
  • 3.2 Shortish outside off this time, KL dabs it well on the off side.
  • 3.1 Good start to the over. Good length ball outside off, KL is not tempted this time as he lets it go to the keeper.
  • 2.6 Outside off on fifth stump line as Agarwal shoulders arms. Came into the batsman as it went past the stumps. 5/0
  • 2.5 Beaten again! That ball held its line. Pitched on the good length ball to beat the outside edge of Agarwal. The ball shaped away after passing the batsman there.
  • 2.4 Fullish one on the middle this time, Agarwal flicks it but it goes straight to the short leg fielder.
  • 2.3 Fourth stumper this time, Agarwal lets it be.
  • 2.2 Beaten! Good comeback as Roach bowls it in the channel outside off, makes the batter play again but this comes back in just a tad bit to get past the edge.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Shot! Sweet timing. Fullish ball outside off, Agarwal pushes this through mid off nicely. Brathwaite races the ball to save the four but is beaten. First boundary of the match. The decision was referred upstairs but the fielder was touching the ropes there.
  • 1.6 Beauty to end the over! What a ripper that one! Good length ball in the channel outside off, KL Rahul is squared up on this one as the ball comes into the batsman. He is beaten. Lucky to not edge that one. 1/0
  • 1.5 First runs! Good length ball outside off, Agarwal taps it on the off side and calls for a quick single.
  • 1.4 BEATEAN! Good delivery this time. Shortish one from Gabriel on the fourth stump line. Makes Agarwal play who hops to defend but is beaten.
  • 1.3 Good length ball outside off again, Mayank plays it well towards gully.
  • 1.2 Gets the batsman to play this one as this comes into the batsman from a shortish length, Agarwal blocks it well.
  • 1.1 Gabriel starts with one outside off on a slightly shortish length, Mayank lets it go.
  • Shannon Gabriel to bowl from the other end for the hosts as expected. Gabriel has picked up 25 wickets in the last four Test matches he has played on this venue.
  • 0.6 Another one which comes into the batsman, KL plays at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 0/0
  • 0.5 Outside off on good length again, Rahul blocks it well.
  • 0.4 Another shortish length on off, KL Rahul blocks this onto the pitch with solid defense.
  • 0.3 This time a short one, coming into the batsman, Rahul looks to work it through the third man fielder but plays it a bit awkwardly to dab it to the slip cordon.
  • 0.2 Gets this to move in from off stump, just a bit from the good length area. Rahul plays across the line to get hit on the pads. A slight appeal but nothing serious.
  • 0.1 Roach starts with a shortish ball outside off, KL Rahul lets it go to the keeper. Would look to come closer to the batsman.
  • We are all set to begin! The Indian openers, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are out in the middle. Kemar Roach to start the proceedings for West Indies. Three slips and a gully in place. Here we go...
  • Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is happy with how it has panned out. The skipper informs that they want to put runs on the board and put the Windies under pressure. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will be opening the innings for India. Kohli informs about the changes and mentions that Saha, Ashwin, Rohit, Kuldeep and Umesh are left out of the playing XI.
  • West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says they are going to field first. Holder informs that his team will bowl first as he feels there is more moisture on the pitch. States the guys are prepared and they are looking forward to face the no. 1 side in Tests. States that they want to start the series well. Informs they are going in with 4 pacers and they have one debutant, Shamarh Brooks.
  • INDIA (PLAYING XI) - Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
  • WEST INDIES (PLAYING XI) - Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope (WK), Shamarh Brooks, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (C), Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach.
  • TOSS - Up goes the coin, Kohli calls heads and it is... tails. The hosts have won the toss and will be bowling first.
  • Daren Ganga informs that the weather is cloudy here in Antigua. There is a hint of grass on the pitch and it will result in varying bounces. There are dark patches on the pitch due to moisture. Pace will be the dominating factor. Have to bat carefully early on in the innings. Very good looking pitch but there is more for the seamers than the spinners.
  • An exciting Test series awaits us in the Caribbean and both the sides will be eager to start their ICC World Test Championship campaigns on a positive note.
  • The Men In Blue have dominated this tour completely as they have won every match that has been played. A whitewash in the T20 series was followed up by a 2-0 win in the ODI series. The hosts were in a couple of winning situations but failed to capitalize on it. Jason Holder mentioned that they need to take more responsibility in these kind of situations and make the most of them. The visitors need to be on their toes and not take the hosts lightly as they won the last Test series they played at home against the English.
  • Welcome to our coverage of the first Test of India's tour of West Indies in Antigua. It is the start of both sides' ICC World Test Championship campaign and they will be looking to grab the whole 60 points on offer in this match.

West Indies Vs India Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • John Campbell comes into the attack.
  • India were frustrated in the first half as they were unable to pick up wickets. Now they will look to build up a good lead and bat Windies out of the game. Windies, on the other hand, will look to pick up early wickets and reduce the deficit. Be back in a while for the third innings.
  • Many Windies batsmen got starts but threw their wickets away at crucial moments. Ishant Sharma was the star for India as he picked a five-fer. Chase was the only batsman who looked like sticking it out and it is not a good looking scorecard for them.
  • West Indies have been bowled out for 222 and they trail by 75. West Indies have added 33 runs today and credit goes to Holder for sticking it out and playing a handy innings of 39 runs. Cummins played out 45 balls without scoring a run before Shami got the big wicket of Holder. Jadeja then got the last wicket of Cummins.
  • 74.2 OUT! BOWLED! The Windies have been bowled out for 222 and trail India by 75 runs going into the third innings. Cummins is the last man to be dismissed after he faced 45 balls without scoring a single run! Jadeja comes around the wicket and bowls this one flatter and on the off pole, it spins back in just towards Cummins. He goes to slog sweep it but misses the ball altogether and it crashes into the off pole. The stumps are shattered and after a frustrating opening hour for the visitors, they have taken both the wickets quickly after Drinks.
  • 74.1 Jadeja around the wicket, bowls this one flatter and on middle and leg, it hits the inside half of Gabriel's bat and the ball rolls towards fine leg for a single.
  • 73.6 PLAY AND A MISS! On a good length outside off, Cummins attempts to defend but fails to put ball on it. 221/9
  • 73.5 Full delivery on middle, Gabriel flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 73.4 BEATEN! It is a good length ball outside off, Gabriel looks to drive but misses the ball completely.
  • 73.3 Good length delivery on off, Gabriel plays it to mid off.
  • 73.2 NOT OUT! BIG SHOUT FOR LBW! Shami bowls a full delivery on the leg stump, Gabriel goes for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Shami goes for a huge appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Shami and co. go for a review but it looks desperate. The replays roll in and the Ball Tracker shows that the impact was outside leg stump. Poor review from India and they have lost their first review.
  • REVIEW TIME AGAIN! This time India take the review but it seems to be going down the leg side to the naked eye and yes, the Ball Tracker has confirmed it. Impact is way outside leg.
  • Shannon Gabriel is the last man in for the hosts. The skipper is out of here and India will be looking to wrap this up now as soon as possible.
  • 73.1 OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Excellent delivery from Shami. It is a good length ball outside the off stump line, Holder goes for a drive but gets a thick outside edge back to the keeper. The Windies seriously needed Holder to stay out there in the middle in order to get any closer to India's score. A good partnership of 41 runs comes to an end. The hosts still trail by 77 runs.
  • 72.6 Again similar delivery, Cummins is beaten again. 220/8
  • 72.5 Cummins is beaten at this one. Flatter trajectory and going away from Cummins with the angle, he looks to defend but misses.
  • 72.4 Holder takes a single and gives the strike to Cummins to negotiate the last 2 balls of this over. Full and pushed towards mid on as Holder crosses end.
  • 72.3 Tossed up on off, pushed towards the off side.
  • 72.2 This time slower through the air, again defended by Holder.
  • 72.1 Flat outside the off pole, blocked out by Jason.
  • 71.6 Bouncer! It is bowled on the leg stump line, Cummins does well to duck under it. 219/8
  • 71.5 NOT OUT! It is a full delivery outside the off stump line, Cummins goes for a defense but misses. Shami and the keeper goes for an appeal and the umpire gives it out. Cummins goes for the review straight away indicating that it has not hit the bat. The replays roll in, the front foot is fine and Ultra Edge shows that there is a distance between the bat and ball. Cummins survives. He has faced 40 deliveries and is yet to get off the mark.
  • REVIEW TIME! This time the hosts have taken the review and Cummins looks pretty confident that he hasn't edged it. Replays roll in and nothing on the Ultra Edge. Good review by Cummins.
  • 71.4 Good length ball on the off stump line, Holder pushes this to cover-point and takes a single.
  • 71.3 Good length ball on middel, Holder defends it off the back foot.
  • 71.2 Another full delivery on middle, Holder pushes this to short mid-wicket.
  • 71.1 Full delivery on middle, Holder flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • DRINKS! Holder and Cummins have shown tremendous resistance here. Cummins is yet to get off the mark but has managed to stay in there. Holder has looked good and should look to continue inorder to get closer to India's score.
  • 70.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Cummins defends it off the front foot back to the bowler. 218/8
  • 70.5 Looped up ball on middle, Jason pushes this to mid on and gives Cummins to face the last ball of the over.
  • 70.4 Floated delivery on middle, Jason defends it to short leg.
  • 70.3 Fullish delivery on middle, Holder flicks it towards square leg and takes a couple to keep the strike.
  • 70.2 Loopy delivery on middle, Holder blocks it out.
  • 70.1 Flighter delivery on off, Holder pushes this towards cover.
  • 69.6 This time Shami attacks the stumps, Cummins blocks it out well off the back foot. 215/8
  • 69.5 Another length ball outside off, Cummins looks to block this one out but bails out in the end.
  • 69.4 Outside off, Cummins lets this one through to Pant. Wasteful ball by Shami.
  • 69.3 Some pondering by Holder but he trusts Cummins this time and takes a single. Length ball around off, Jason guides it towards the empty point region and takes a single.
  • 69.2 Beaten! Holder living dangerously here. Length ball around off pole, it pitches and moves away. Holder hangs his bat at it but the ball whizzes past his outside edge.
  • 69.1 Fuller one around off, pushed towards cover by Holder.
  • 68.6 Third play and a miss in a row! Cummins has faced 35 balls in this innings and is yet to get off the mark. It is a flighted delivery on the fourth stump line, Cummins looks to defend but misses the ball again. He has played and missed a lot of ball in this innings so far and should consider himself lucky to not edge any of that. 214/8
  • 68.5 Another play and a miss! Cummins attempts to defend this flighted delivery outside off but misses the ball completely.
  • 68.4 BEATEN! Another one from Cummins. Jadeja comes around the wicket and pushes this ball outside off, Cummins goes for a defense but misses.
  • 68.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Cummins defends it back to the bowler.
  • 68.2 Looped up ball on middle, Cummins blocks it out.
  • 68.1 Flatter delivery outside the off pole line, Cummins leaves it alone.
  • 67.6 FOUR! Boundary to end the first over of Shami today. Length ball outside off, Holder pulls this one towards mid-wicket for a boundary. 214/8
  • 67.5 Length delivery just outside off nipping back in, Holder misses his pull and is hit on the thigh pad.
  • 67.4 Fuller this time, pushed towards mid on by Jason.
  • 67.3 Again beaten! Outside off, length ball, Holder looks to defend but does so inside the line.
  • 67.2 NOT OUT! However, the review has been retained by India. The umpire signaled not out but the ball is clipping the top of middle and leg. This one is pitched on a good length around off, the ball nips back in with the angle and hits Holder on the back pad and carries to Pant after that. Jason is on the front foot and maybe it's his big stature that the umpire takes into account as the Indian players are denied after a loud appeal. After a bit of consideration with Shami, Kohli goes for the review. Ultra Edge comes in and shows no bat involved. Now comes the Ball Tracker, pitched outside off, impact in line, clipping the top of middle and leg. Umpire's call and Holder survives. India though retain the review.
  • REVIEW TIME! This looks to be hitting middle but Holder is a tall man so you never know. The Indian players think for a while before taking the review.
  • 67.1 Full on middle and leg, Holder flicks it to deep fine leg but does not take the single as he wants to keep the strike.
  • Mohammad Shami comes into the attack.
  • 66.6 BEATEN! Another flighted ball outside off, Cummins right now is unable to put bat on it. Miguel goes for a defense again but misses. 210/8
  • 66.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Cummins finally puts bat on it and defends it to cover.
  • 66.4 Flatter delivery ooutside off, Cummins attempts to defend again but is unable to put bat on it.
  • 66.3 Another play and a miss! Loopy delivery on off, Cummins goes for another defense and misses the ball.
  • 66.2 BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Cummins goes for the defense but misses.
  • 66.1 Full delivery on the pads, Holder flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • Spin for the first time in the day. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
  • 65.6 Very full delivery outside the off pole line, Cummins this time leaves it alone. 209/8
  • 65.5 Another play and a miss! It is another full delivery on the fourth stump line. Cummins looks to defend but fails to put bat on it. It is fifth play and a miss in the span of three overs.
  • 65.4 BEATEN! Full delivery outside off, Cummins attempts to defend but misses.
  • 65.3 BOUNCER! A good one at that. It is aimed at the body and Cummins ducks under it.
  • 65.2 Very full delivery outside the off stump line, Cummins leaves it alone.
  • 65.1 Good length ball on middle, Cummins defends it off the front foot.
  • 64.6 Back of a length delivery on middle, Holder pushes this to the leg side off the back foot. 209/8
  • 64.5 Good length ball outside off, Holder goes for a defense but gets an outside edge which bounces in front of first slip.
  • 64.5 NO BALL! It is a low full toss on off, Holder flicks it but does not time it well. It goes past the mid on fielder and they take a couple.
  • 64.4 FOUR! Nicely played from Holder. It is a back of a length delivery on off, Holder rocks back and lofts this over the mid on fielder for a boundary.
  • 64.3 Good length ball on middle, Jason plays this towards mid on.
  • 64.2 Full delivery on off, Holder pushes it to mid off.
  • 64.1 On a good length on middle, Holder blocks it out.
  • 63.6 Third play and a miss from Cummins! Excellent over comes to an end from Ishant. It is another full delivery outside off, Cummins attempts to defend but gets beaten again. It misses the bat by a whisker. 202/8
  • 63.5 Another play and miss! It is a full delivery on the fourth stump line, Cummins again goes for a defense but misses it again.
  • 63.4 BEATEN! Good ball from Sharma, bowls this on the fourth stump line, Cummins looks to defend but is unable to put bat on it. Ishant should look to bowl more on this channel.
  • 63.3 Bowls a full delivery coming around the wicket outside the off pole line, Cummins is happy to leave it alone.
  • 63.2 On a length outside off, Cummins lets it go to the keeper.
  • 63.1 Good length ball outside off, Cummins leaves it alone.
  • 62.6 FOUR! 200 up for the hosts. This is almost identical to the last boundary. Full and outside off, Jason opens the face of the bat and guides this to the point fence. Cummins now will have to face the first ball of the next over as Holder fails to retain the strike. A very rare expensive over by Bumrah, 9 runs off it. 202/8
  • 62.6 Wide! Way wide outside the off stump and Holder does not fiddle with it. Wide signaled by the umpire.
  • 62.5 FOUR! First boundary of the day for the hosts. Full and around off, Holder just opens the face of the bat and guides it between point and gully towards the third man fence.
  • 62.4 Another fuller one outside off, pushed towards the cover fielder again.
  • 62.3 Good length ball on off, Holder pushes this to cover.
  • 62.2 Fuller on middle and leg, Holder pushes it towards mid on.
  • 62.1 Good length ball wide outside off, Holder looks to push it through covers but gets a thick outside edge on it. The ball rolls towards third man. There was a run on offer but Holder will keep as much of the strike as he can and that's why he does not take a run.
  • 61.6 On a good length outside off, Cummins leaves it alone. 193/8
  • 61.5 BOUNCER! It is aimed at the body, Cummins does well to duck under it.
  • 61.4 Back of a length delivery outside off, Holder pushes this to cover-point and takes a single.
  • 61.3 Good length ball on off, Holder looks to defend but gets an outside edge which bounces just in front of Pant. It is another good delivery from Ishant which induces this edge from Holder who plays this with soft hands. The keeper makes a good diving stop on the bounce behind the stumps.
  • 61.2 Good length ball on middle, Holder flicks it to fine leg but refuses to take a single.
  • 61.1 BEATEN! Good ball from Ishant. It is a good length ball on the fourth stump line, Holder looks to defend but misses. Lucky not to have edged that ball as it just passed the bat by a whisker.
  • 60.6 Good length delivery on off, Cummins defends it off the front foot. 192/8
  • 60.5 Bumrah loses his line here. It is a full delivery way down the leg side, Miguel looks to flick but misses.
  • 60.4 On a length outside off, Holder guides it to third man and takes a single. Cummins has two balls to survive.
  • 60.3 Good length delivery on off, Holder drives this towards cover and takes a brace. Mayank Agarwal runs after the ball and cleans it up.
  • 60.2 Full delivery on middle, Holder drives this nicely towards mid on. No run.
  • 60.1 Good length ball on off, Holder defends it off the front foot.
  • Jasprit Bumrah will continue the attack from the other end. 15-4-36-1 so far from him.
  • 59.6 On a length on off, Cummins blocks it out. 189/8
  • 59.5 Good length delivery on middle, Cummins defends it back to the bowler.
  • 59.4 Another full delivery outside off, Cummins looks to defend but changes his mind and lets it go in the end.
  • 59.3 BEATEN! Bowls it full on the fourth stump line, Cummins looks to defend but misses it completely.
  • 59.2 Back of a length delivery outside off, Cummins leaves it alone.
  • The physio is out in the middle right after the first ball of today's play. Cummins is hit on the box and he looks pretty shook up one can say. The good news is Cummins is alright and he is ready to continue the battle.
  • 59.1 Starts with a good length delivery on middle, Cummins attempts to defend but misses and gets hit on the box. He looks in serious pain here and is lying down on the ground.
  • We are all set to begin Day 3. The Indian players are in a huddle and take their respective fielding positions. Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins make their way out to the middle. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for the day.
  • Daren Ganga is there for the pitch report. He says that the cracks have opened up and there is rain predicted in the morning session. He is joined by Sunil Gavaskar and he says the pitch has played well but there are cracks which will worry the batters but it should still be good for batting. He further says that the batsmen should not look to drive uppishly on this wicket.
  • Murali Karthik is down for an Interview with Ishant Sharma. He says that he will look to continue bowling well. He further states that he was not expecting that Windies will come out all guns blazing and after discussions with the skipper, he changed his length to a back of a length delivery where it is difficult to hit the ball. On the commentators suggesting to bowl over the wicket, Ishant says that he is not sure and it depends on the conditions. Says that he started bowling more fuller deliveries over the last two years which helped him get more wickets in England and Australia. Sharma states that County cricket has helped him over the last few years.
  • The wicket of the Windies skipper holds the key for both the sides today because if India get him out early on, the hosts would be in big trouble and the Calypso Kings would want their skipper to take them as close to the visitors total as he can. An enthralling and match-deciding first session awaits us and both the sides will be geared up for it.
  • Welcome to Day 3 of the first Test match between the West Indies and India. Day 2 ended with the hosts 8 down with just 189 runs on the board. They trail the visitors by 108 runs with skipper Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins on the pitch.
  • ... Day 3, Session 1 ...
  • Earlier in the day, Jadeja's half ton took India to a above par score. That knock could well prove to be the difference in the end. However, if Holder can do something similar, then we can be in for an exciting day of cricket on Saturday. Do join us at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Until then, its goodbye!
  • India did not start as well as they would have hoped with the ball but got their lines and lengths right soon after and kept picking wickets at regular intervals. Ishant Sharma was the star as he picked up his 9th five-wicket haul in Tests. Other bowlers supported him well and all except for Vihari, chipped in with a wicket at least.
  • The hosts started well with the bat but ended up being three down at Tea. After the break, Chase and Hope stitched a good 42-run stand before Chase threw his wicket just before his half century. Hetmyer and Hope continued the good work before a short rain break halted the momentum. The break proved to be a bad one for the Windies as they slipped from 174-5 to 179-8. Now Windies' hopes lie on skipper Holder to get them as close as possible towards India's score.
  • That is Stumps on Day 2! It has been an absorbing day of Test match cricket with India in a commanding position by the end of it all. West Indies end the Day 108 runs behind the visitors with Holder being the only recognized batsman at the crease.
  • 58.6 Slower one this time but closer to off pole, blocked nicely by Holder. And, that's STUMPS on Day 2. 189/8
  • 58.5 Good length around off again, blocked towards gully by Holder with a solid push.
  • 58.4 Fullish around off, Holder lunges forward to block it back to the bowler.
  • 58.3 Goes for a slower on this time but it is again wide on the off side, leaves it alone.
  • 58.2 Good length outside off, Holder covers his off pole and lets it go to Pant.
  • 58.1 Good length ball on middle, rises slightly on the hips, Holder works it fine down the leg side but denies a run.
  • Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack.
  • 57.6 Wide outside off, left alone. 189/8
  • 57.5 Another leading edge as Holder looks to flick this fullish ball towards the leg side. The ball goes to the cover fielder and Holder takes a run. He is farming the strike here.
  • 57.4 Wide outside off this time, left alone.
  • 57.3 In the air but safe! Good length ball on middle this time, Holder looks to heave this towards mid wicket but the ball takes the leading edge and lobs high in the air. Vihari runs from third man and makes a diving effort but can't reach the ball. Ishant Sharma is not a happy man because of that effort there.
  • 57.2 Fuller this time as Holder flicks it nicely towards square leg. He denies the single there.
  • 57.1 Goes past the outside edge of the opposition skipper with a beauty. Pitched on a good length closer to the off pole. Holder has a poke at it but misses to put bat on ball.
  • 56.6 Shortish length on the hips, worked down the leg side for nothing. 186/8
  • 56.5 Fullish ball on the pads, Holder flicks it nicely through mid-wicket. They take three before the ball is back to the keeper.
  • 56.4 FOUR! Fuller length outside off from Shami. Holder opens the face of the bat and guides this through the vacant third man region to get off the mark with a boundary.
  • 56.3 Fuller again outside off, Holder times it straight to mid off.
  • 56.2 Full ball outside off, pushed back to the bowler by Holder.
  • 56.1 Good length ball on off, blocked by Holder.
  • Miguel Cummins is the new batsman in.
  • 55.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Fifer for Ishant as Kohli gobbles this catch in the second slip. West Indies in all sorts of trouble now. Fullish ball around the fifth stump, Roach looks to drive this one but the ball takes an outside edge and goes straight to Kohli at second slip. The skipper is not going to miss out on that one. He takes it comfortably and celebrates with his bowler. 9th fifer for Ishant and this one has left Windies reeling. The hosts are still trailing by 118 runs. 179/8
  • 55.5 Good length ball on stumps this time, blocked again.
  • 55.4 Good length ball outside off, Roach blocks it off his back foot.
  • Kemar Roach joins his skipper out in the middle.
  • 55.3 OUT! Superb catch of his own bowling by Ishant. They again check for the front foot no ball but this is safe. Good length ball on middle and leg, Hetmyer looks to push with hard hands towards mid on but because of the closed bat face, the ball lobs towards Ishant. He does really well to get down and grab that one nicely. Number four for Ishant as he removes another set Windies batsman. It is just his third caught and bowled in 91 Test matches. Can he take a fifer here?
  • 55.2 Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer looks to guide it again in the same direction but he is beaten this time.
  • 55.1 FOUR! Shortish length outside off from Ishant, Hetmyer guides it nicely through the gully region for a boundary.
  • 54.6 Slightly shorter in length, closer to the fifth stump line. Holder lets it go to the keeper again. 175/6
  • 54.5 Wide outside off this time, Holder leaves it alone.
  • 54.4 Fullish ball on middle and off, Holder pushes this straight to mid on.
  • 54.3 Good length ball which is coming into the batter, Holder covers his off stump and lets it go to the keeper.
  • 54.2 Slightly fuller this time around off, guided through the gully region for a single.
  • 54.1 Good length ball on the body, worked towards mid on for nothing.
  • Jason Holder is the new man in. A lot depends on him if the Windies hope to reach closer to the Indians score.
  • 53.6 OUT! Caught by Pant coming forward. Yes, a clean catch that one. Fullish length ball outside off, shapes a tad bit away as Hope has a poke. Gets an outside edge and the ball goes to the keeper. It dips as it goes to Pant who comes forward to pouch this one comfortably. Some doubts there regarding the catch but Hope has to walk back as it looks a clean catch and the same has been confirmed by the third umpire. Another timely wicket for India and another Windies batter walks back after getting a decent start.Ishant gets his third. West Indies still behind by 123 runs. 174/6
  • Third Umpire has been called into question for a caught behind. The soft signal is out from the umpires.
  • 53.5 Wide outside off this time, Hope lets it be.
  • 53.4 Goes round the wicket and looks to bowl a shortish one on the body. It goes down the leg side with the angle but Hetmyer manages to pull nicely to pick up a single.
  • 53.3 Shortish one this time, closer to the body again but Hetmyer is right behind the line to block it well again.
  • Some Sawdust has been brought on to cover the run up area as the bowlers might be slipping.
  • 53.2 Good length ball closer to the off stump, Hetmyer lunges forward to block.
  • 53.1 Good length ball down the leg side, Hetmyer looks to flick but misses.
  • Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack.
  • 52.6 This time he defends it solidly. 173/5
  • 52.5 This time outside off, Hope comes forward to dab it towards the leg side but dabs it off the inside edge closer to the short leg fielder.
  • 52.4 Loopy fullish one this time, pushed back to Jadeja
  • 52.3 Full ball down the leg side, flicked down the fine leg by Hetmyer to take a run.
  • 52.2 Another fullish ball, pushed towards mid on, Jadeja looks to stop but misses. They take a run.
  • 52.1 Fuller one, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 51.6 Shortish ball on middle, pulled through square leg for a run. 171/5
  • 51.5 Outside off, comes across to block this one.
  • 51.4 Wide outside off, asking for a drive but left alone.
  • 51.3 Nearly a wicket for Vihari! Quicker ball to which Hetmyer looks to push but gets an inside edge which sneaks between bat and pad. Ishant chases it down to the third man to save a boundary. Three taken there.
  • 51.2 Shortish one outside off, Hope cuts it through point to pick up a single.
  • 51.1 Loopy one Outside off, left alone.
  • 50.6 Another full ball tapped right of the bowler. They take a single. 166/5
  • 50.5 Too straight and flighted one, pushed confidently towards mid on. Hetmyer takes a run.
  • 50.4 Fullish one which is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 50.3 Flighted ball on middle, worked towards mid off and take a quick run.
  • 50.2 Loopy ball outside off, worked towards cover to change ends.
  • 50.1 Fullish one on middle, tucked straight to mid-wicket.
  • 49.6 Shortish ball outside off, Hope wanted to heave this down the leg side but pushed awkwardly straight to mid off. 162/5
  • 49.5 Loopy ball on off and middle, worked straight to mid on.
  • The sun is shining now and we are all set to resume. The Indian players go back to their fielding positions after being in a huddle. Out come the Windies batsmen, Hope and Hetmyer.
  • 1648 local (2048 GMT) - Looks like it was just a passing shower as the covers have been taken off with the umpires doing an inspection in the middle. Play should resume soon.
  • It has started to rain heavily now and the umpires are calling for the covers and this might be Stumps as it is the same time as yesterday when the rains had resulted in Stumps.
  • 49.4 Loopy ball around off, turns away from the right-hander who looks to play at it but decided against it at the last moment.
  • 49.3 Full toss on off, Hetmyer pushes this through mid off to take a run.
  • 49.2 What a stop that from Jadeja! Short ball outside off, Hetmyer crunches this towards point but can't get past Jadeja. He has been a live wire on the ground.
  • 49.1 Starts with a loopy shortish one, Hope pushes it past the bowler who dives to his right to stop but fails to do so. They take a run as the ball goes towards mid on.
  • Hanuma Vihari comes into the attack. As we speak, it has started to drizzle a little bit and the groundsman are getting ready near the boundary.
  • 48.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Hope flicks it to fine leg and takes a single. 160/5
  • 48.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Hope plays it to cover.
  • 48.4 Shorter delivery on middle, Shimron flicks it towards square leg and takes a single.
  • 48.3 Looped up ball on middle, Hetmyer blocks it out.
  • 48.2 FOUR! Flighted delivery on off, Hetmyer comes down the track and lofts this over between the mid off and cover fielder for a boundary.
  • 48.1 Loopy delivery on off, Hetmyer defends it off the front foot.
  • 47.6 Wide outside off, left alone this time. 154/5
  • 47.5 Wow! Another solid timing from Hope. A straight one on a fullish length from Bumrah. Hope gets in the perfect position again and pushes this past the bowler sweetly to pick up another brace.
  • 47.4 Goes for a yorker this time. Hetmyer gets his bat in time to block. The ball rolls towards mid-wicket and the batters take one.
  • 47.3 Timing on that one was superb! Fullish ball outside off, Hope gets into position and plays a perfect cover drive. The ball was racing towards the fence but Agarwal chases it and save a run as the batters take three.
  • 47.2 Shorter around off this time, Hope guides it through gully and takes a couple. Ishant chases the ball and sends it back to the keeper.
  • 47.1 Length ball on the pads, worked towards the leg side to take a run.
  • 46.6 Hope Blocks this by getting right behind of the line of the delivery. 145/5
  • 46.5 Fuller one again. Hetmyer Looks to go over the mid on fielder but gets it off his bottom half of the bat towards long on. A run taken.
  • 46.4 Fuller and flighted, Shimron pushes this back to the bowler this time.
  • 46.3 Good length on off, blocked off his front foot.
  • 46.2 Loopy down the leg side, Hetmyer works it fine down the leg side to take a couple. The fielder was slow there allowing the second.
  • 46.1 Start with a loopy fuller ball, defended towards cover.
  • Ravindra Jadeja is back for another spell.
  • 45.6 Short ball on the body, pulls it towards square leg to take a run. 142/5
  • 45.5 Fuller one this time, Hetmyer pushes it towards cover. This was in the air again but just short. Living dangerously is Hetmyer.
  • 45.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 45.3 FOUR! Another outside edge but this one looked deliberate. Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer dabs it towards the third slip fielder. The ball falls just short of him and he fails to collect and the ball goes for a boundary.
  • 45.2 Edge but short! Fullish length ball on off, Hetmyer looks to drive this one but gets an outside edge but the ball goes off the outside edge towards KL Rahul at second slip.
  • 45.1 Starts with a fuller one on middle, Hetmyer blocks it by coming forward.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is on after the break.
  • 44.6 Fuller on the pads, Hetmyer works it nicely towards mid-wicket to get a single. They wanted a couple there but Jadeja was quick to the ball and they decided against the second run. 137/5
  • DRINKS! West Indies are in a serious need of a partnership here as Holder is the the only recognized batsman after this pair. Indian bowlers will look to make further inroads before end of play today.
  • 44.5 Goes past the outside edge this time! Superb ball around the fifth stump line on a good length. Hetmyer has a poke but the ball goes past his hanging bat straight to the keeper.
  • 44.4 Another good length ball coming into the the batter, Hetmyer lunges to block.
  • 44.3 Good length ball on off and middle, blocked nicely with soft hands.
  • 44.2 Bowls a full length down the leg side, Shimron attempts to flick but misses it completely.
  • 44.1 On a good length on off, Hetmyer pushes it to point.
  • 43.6 Shortish ball around off, Hetmyer looks to work it towards gully but is early into his shot. The ball takes a leading edge and goes towards cover. Hetmyer gets a run. 136/5
  • 43.5 Back of a length ball on off, Hetmyer gets behind the ball to block it on the off side.
  • 43.4 Back of a length on the body of Hetmyer who swivels and pulls this towards square leg. Jadeja hares at the ball and flicks it back before it touches the rope. Saved two there
  • 43.3 Good length ball around off, pushed towards the off side off his back foot.
  • 43.2 Beaten! Shortish length which comes back in. Hetmyer looks to punch this off his back foot but is beaten. Lucky not to edge.
  • 43.1 Fullish ball around the fourth stump line, Hetmyer comes forward and times it through covers to take a couple.
  • 42.6 Good length ball outside off, left alone by Hope. 131/5
  • 42.5 Slightly fullish one and closer to the off pole, Hope lunges forward to block.
  • 42.4 Good length ball on the stumps, Hope does well to block.
  • 42.3 Bumper on the body to welcome the new man, Hetmyer, who hops in his crease to work it towards square leg to get off the mark.
  • Shimron Hetmyer is the new man in for the hosts.
  • 42.2 OUT! Caught! Sharp catch that by KL Rahul! Chase departs just two short of his half century. Oh wait! The umpires are checking for the no ball there. That looks very close. Well, legal one confirms the umpire and Chase takes the long walk back to the pavilion. This is a good length ball on middle, Chase flicks it off his back foot but KL Rahul at square leg takes a sharp catch. End of a 42-run stand. Timely wicket for India this one.
  • 42.1 Starts his new spell with a good length ball outside off, blocked nicely by Chase.
  • Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack.
  • 41.6 length ball on middle, Chase looks to cut but gets an inside edge and the ball goes fine down the leg side. Single taken. 130/4
  • 41.5 Fullish one this time, pushed firmly towards the bowler.
  • 41.4 That sneaked in! Beautiful ball from Shami. Good line and length from Shami, the ball comes in from a good length ball to cut the batsman into half. The ball goes between bat and pad to Pant who can't gather it cleanly as it came to him on the bounce. Looked in pain but is ready to go.
  • 41.3 Blocked this good length ball by getting right behind the delivery.
  • 41.2 FOUR! Nicely timed! Wide outside off from Shami on a fullish length. Hope times it superbly through covers. Jadeja gives it a chase but the ball wins the race. If Jadeja can't get to the ball, one should know that the timing is superb on that one.
  • 41.1 Starts with a shortish one on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 40.6 Fullish one pushed towards the cover fielder. 125/4
  • 40.5 Flatter and quicker this time, blocked off his front foot.
  • 40.4 Shorter one this time. Hope goes back to cut it through gully and point. Takes another couple of runs.
  • 40.3 Played off his front foot to this loopy ball around off.
  • 40.2 Fuller one to Chase who works it towards mid off to take a run.
  • 40.1 Poor effort from the deep cover fielder there. Loopy ball outside off, Chase pushes this through point. The fielder in the deep is lazy to go down quickly which allows Hope to return for the second run.
  • 39.6 Good ball to end the over. Lets this one to come into the body of Hope who blocks it well towards leg side. 120/4
  • 39.5 FOUR! Creamed through the covers. Full ball from Shami to which Hope leans forward and drives it beautifully through mid off. The fielder there gives it a chase but no chance for him.
  • 39.4 Shorter ball this time. Hope ducks under and lets the keeper collect that one.
  • 39.3 Shortish one outside off, Chase punched it off his back foot through point to take a single.
  • 39.2 Good line and length there from Shami. Chase covered his stumps and allowed this one to go the keeper.
  • 39.1 Good length ball outside off, Chase leaves it alone.
  • 38.6 Shortish one outside off, Chase works it through covers to take a single. 115/4
  • 38.5 Fuller down the leg side, worked fine by Hope for a single.
  • 38.4 Fuller one from Jadeja, Hope pushes this to mid off.
  • 38.3 On the middle stump this time, blocked well.
  • 38.2 Worked on the off side off his back foot, takes a single.
  • 38.1 FOUR! Lucky there maybe. Shortish ball on off and middle, Chase goes back and pulls it nicely for a boundary. It was not too far away from the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 37.6 Bumper around off to finish the over. Chase ducks under it. 108/4
  • 37.5 Fuller one around off, blocked nicely again.
  • 37.4 Back of a length outside off, Chase dabs it towards cover to change ends.
  • 37.3 Good length ball on the stumps, blocked nicely again by Chase.
  • 37.2 Good length ball around off, Chase pushes this off his back foot towards short cover.
  • 37.1 Starts with a fullish one on off, Chase pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Mohammad Shami is back into the attack.
  • 36.6 Gets forward to this one to block it well. Tidy over from Jadeja. 107/4
  • 36.5 Loopy and fuller, worked towards mid off.
  • 36.4 Fullish on off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 36.3 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 36.2 OHH! Flighted and quicker on off and middle, Hope is beaten and the ball goes between bat and pad. Just a bit high or else it would've hit the stumps. Pant fails to collect that one cleanly.
  • 36.1 Shortish outside off, cut away through point and cover to take a single.
  • 35.6 Fuller one this time, aiming the timbers. Hope gets his bat down in time to block this one out. 106/4
  • 35.5 Bumper outside off, Hope does well to sway away from it.
  • 35.4 Slightly shortish in length again, Chase works it nicely towards mid on to get off strike.
  • 35.3 Shorter one on the body of Hope who works it off his back foot towards square leg to get a run.
  • 35.2 Outswinger outside off, Hope looks to fend at it but the away movement meant that he couldn't get any willow on that one.
  • 35.1 Good length ball around the off stump channel, blocked well.
  • 34.6 Fuller one down the leg side, Chase looks to work it down the leg side but gets hit on the pad. 104/4
  • 34.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 34.4 Sharp turn on that one. Shortish length on off and middle, Chase looks to cut but is beaten.
  • 34.3 Blocks well to this loopy one by coming forward.
  • 34.2 Loopy ball outside off, Chase looks to push this towards the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • The physio is out there to have a look at Mayank Agarwal who has got hit near his neck. The ball was flicked hard by Chase towards him. He seems to be fine and will continue.
  • 34.1 OUCH! That would've hurt. Loopy ball on shortish length, Hope looks to flick this off his back foot but hits the short leg fielder closer to the neck. Agarwal looks in pain.
  • 33.6 Nice shot! Shortish ball outside off this time from Bumrah. Chase works it nicely through the point and gully region. Jadeja chases the ball and stops it before it touches the fence. Three runs taken. 104/4
  • 33.5 Another bumper! But this is too high for Chase to do anything on that. Ducks under it.
  • 33.4 Good length ball coming into the batter, blocked off his back foot.
  • 33.3 Bouncer on middle, Chase ducks under it.
  • 33.2 FOUR! Shortish one outside off, chance to throw the bat at it for Chase who looks to cut but the ball flies off his outside edge over the slip and gully region. Lucky boundary that one. 100 up for Windies with that boundary.
  • 33.1 Good length ball on off and middle, Chase blocks it towards mid on off his back foot.
  • 32.6 Pushed straight to cover this time. 97/4
  • 32.5 Ohh! Flighted delivery on middle this time but Hope looks to block off his front foot, the ball turns a bit and gets an inside edge onto the pads. Lucky that he got an edge there.
  • 32.4 Fuller one again, slapped straight to short cover.
  • 32.3 Flatter one short of a length, blocked off his back foot.
  • 32.2 Fullish this time, Chase drives it through mid off to get off strike.
  • 32.1 Loopy one on middle, worked straight to point.
  • 31.6 Wide outside off again, left alone. 96/4
  • 31.5 Good length ball coming in to the body of Hope who blocks this off his back foot.
  • 31.4 Wide outside off this time, left alone.
  • 31.3 Fuller ball outside off this time, Hope leans into the drive and times the ball sweetly through the point region. Jadeja chases the ball and cuts it off. A couple taken.
  • 31.2 Bouncer down the leg side, ducked by Shai.
  • 31.1 Shortish outside off, left alone by Hope.
  • 30.6 Full delivery on middle, Chase blocks it out off the front foot. 94/4
  • 30.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase defends it back to the bowler.
  • 30.4 Looped up ball on off, Chase defends this to the off side.
  • 30.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Chase blocks it out.
  • 30.2 SIX! Nice shot from Chase. It is a full delivery on middle, Chase plays a lofted drive over the long on fence for a maximum. Chase is batting with a lot of confidence here.
  • 30.1 Loopy delivery on middle, Chase plays it back to the bowler.
  • 29.6 Another good length ball outside off, blocked by Hope off his back foot. 88/4
  • 29.5 Good length ball outside off, blocked nicely by Hope.
  • 29.4 Wide outside off this time, left alone by Hope.
  • 29.3 Good length ball around off, blocked by Shai.
  • 29.2 Good length ball outside off first up to Hope, he shoulders arms to this one.
  • Shai Hope is the new man in.
  • 29.1 OUT LBW! Bumrah strikes first ball of his over after Tea. Or has he? Bravo has decided to take the LBW decision upstairs. Good length ball on around off, Bravo looks to flick but he misses and is hit on the pads. Bumrah and the Indian team make an appeal and the umpire raises his finger after taking his time. Replays roll in with Ultra Edge confirming no bat involved. And then, Ball Tracker comes in and it confirms the decision of the umpire that the ball was shattering into the middle and leg stump. Great decision by the umpire there. The Windies have lost their first review. Number 50 for Bumrah in Test match cricket.
  • REVIEW TIME! Bravo has been given out LBW and he has opted to review. It looked out in real time and let's see what happens.
  • Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.
  • 28.6 Fullish ball outside off this time, Chase creams this through the cover region this time get a boundary this time. 88/3
  • 28.5 Loopy ball on middle and off, bloked by Chase coming forward.
  • 28.4 Short ball outside off, Chase goes back to push it though covers to pick a couple.
  • 28.3 Blocked off the back foot this time.
  • 28.2 Fullish one this time, worked towards mid on.
  • 28.1 Loopy delivery on off, looked to block but goes from inner off his bat towards mid on.
  • We are back for the final session of the day and it should be an interesting one. Roston Chase and Darren Bravo make their way into the middle along with the Indian players. Jadeja to start the proceedings for India.
  • ...Day 2, Session 3...
  • When we return for the final session, the hosts would look to get to stumps without further hiccups while the visitors would want to get into the tail of the opposition's batting line up by picking quick wickets. Join us back in a while.
  • Ishant removed the other opener, Kraigg Brathwaite to pull things in India's court. And then, Jadeja got rid of debutant Shamarh Brooks to leave the Windies in trouble. However, Bravo arrived and scored quick runs to keep the scoreboard ticking. Chase along with him made sure India doesn't get another wicket.
  • After Lunch, West Indies started briskly with Campbell going after the bowling and scoring quick runs against the pacers. However, Shami dismissed Campbell in his first over to peg the Windies' run flow. He along with Bumrah didn't offer any freebies after the first wicket.
  • 27.6 Good length ball on off, Chase plays it towards point and takes a single. With that it is TEA ON DAY 2. 82/3
  • 27.5 Full delivery on the off pole line, Chase pushes it towards mid on.
  • 27.4 Bowls this full delivery down the leg side, Roston attempts to flick but misses.
  • 27.3 Full delivery on middle, Chase pushes this back to the bowler.
  • 27.2 On a length outside the off pole line, Chase shoulders arms to this one.
  • 27.1 Good length ball on the pads, Bravo flicks it towards square leg and takes a single. Jadeja has a shy at the keepers end but misses. It would not have mattered as the batsman was well in.
  • Ishant is back on as well from the other end.
  • 26.6 BOUNCER! It is bowled above the batsman's head who is happy to let it go. 80/3
  • 26.5 Short ball aimed at the body, Chase uncomfortably fends at it and gets an inside edge into the ground.
  • 26.4 Good length delivery on off, Bravo defends this to point and takes a single.
  • 26.3 Back of a length delivery outside off, Chase cuts towards point and takes a single.
  • 26.2 OHH! Bumrah bowls an excellent yorker on middle, Chase does well to block it out.
  • 26.1 Good length ball outside the off stump line, Roston leaves it alone.
  • Bumrah back on for a burst before Tea.
  • 25.6 Bravo leaves this good length ball back to the bowler. 78/3
  • 25.5 Good length ball outside off, Bravo defends it to point.
  • 25.4 Good length delivery on off, Bravo gets an outside edge while trying to defend it.
  • 25.3 Back of a length delivery outside off, Chase punches this off the back foot past the cover and point fielders and take a couple.
  • 25.2 On a length on off, Chase defends it off the front foot to cover.
  • 25.1 Back of a length delivery on middle, Chase defends it off the back foot.
  • 24.6 Fuller one on middle, worked towards mid on to take a quick single as the fielder makes a half0stop. 75/3
  • 24.5 Fullish length to which Bravo comes forward and pushes towards mid-wicket to take a run.
  • 24.4 SIX! Shot! Loopy one on the middle this time and Bravo reads it well and slams this with the spin over the mid-wicket fence. Terrific timing on that one from Bravo.
  • 24.3 FOUR! Shortish length ball on the fourth stump line. Bravo looked to slash it hard through point but the ball flies off the outside edge past Rahane in the first slip.
  • 24.2 Loopy one on middle, blocked well.
  • 24.1 Flighted one on middle, Bravo tucks it towards mid on.
  • 23.6 Good length ball on off, Chase defends it off the front foot. 63/3
  • 23.5 FOUR! Good shot from Chase. It is a full delivery outside off, Chase prods forward and drives it past the mid off fielder for his first boundary and along with that gets off the mark.
  • 23.4 Good length ball on middle, Chase plays it back to the bowler.
  • 23.3 Good length ball on off, Chase this time defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
  • 23.2 Back of a length delivery on middle, Chase defends it off the back foot.
  • 23.1 BOUNCER! Very high this time from Shami. Chase ducks under it and Pant jumps to make an excellent stop over his head behind the stumps.
  • 22.6 Shorter delivery outside off, Bravo leaves it alone. 59/3
  • 22.5 Flighted delivery on off, Bravo defends this off the back foot.
  • 22.4 Full delivery on middle, Bravo plays this towards square leg.
  • 22.3 Shorter delivery on off, Bravo pushes it to cover.
  • 22.2 Flighted delivery on middle, Bravo blocks it out.
  • 22.1 Full delivery on off, Bravo pushes this to cover.
  • 21.6 Good length ball on middle, Chase blocks it back to the bowler. 59/3
  • 21.5 Good length ball on middle, Chase defends it off the back foot to mid-wicket.
  • 21.4 OUCH! Good length delivery on middle, Chase looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the box. The ball nipped back in after pitching.
  • 21.3 Good length delivery on the pads, Bravo flicks this towards the fine leg fielder and takes a single.
  • 21.2 FOUR! Bravo is off the mark. It is a good length delivery on off, Bravo leans into the drive and hits it past the mid on fielder for a boundary. His first boundary of the game.
  • 21.1 BEATEN! On a good length outside off, Bravo attempts to defend but misses.
  • Shami is back on!
  • 20.6 Drives this fullish ball but finds the silly point fielder. 54/3
  • 20.5 Fullish ball pushed towards mid off.
  • 20.4 4 Byes! How did that not shatter the stumps! What a ripper from Jadeja. Arm ball on the middle and off. Chase lunges forward to block but gets beaten. Also, Pant is beaten as well and the ball goes just above the stumps. Lucky there, Roston Chase.
  • Roston Chase is the new batsman in.
  • 20.3 OUT! CAUGHT! Debutant is outta here. Three down West Indies! Shortish ball on middle, Brooks went back to cut this through point but he gets an outside edge which hits Pant on the pads and lobs straight to Rahane. Might consider himself unlucky there. The top three are in the hut for Windies.
  • 20.2 Full delivery on middle, Brooks pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 20.1 Loopy ball on the middle stump line, tucked straight to mid-wicket.
  • 19.6 Wide outside off from Ishant to finish the over. Bravo lets it be. 50/2
  • 19.5 Good length ball on middle and leg, Bravo blocks it awkwardly as the ball shoots off the surface.
  • 19.4 Good length ball on the fifth stump line, Bravo looked to drive initially but pulled back from the shot as it came close to him.
  • 19.3 Good length outside off, left alone.
  • 19.2 Bumper this time, Bravo ducks under it.
  • 19.1 Shortish length on middle to start, Bravo blocks off his back foot.
  • 18.6 Fullish one on middle, pushed to mid off. 50/2
  • 18.5 Blocked this loopy ball on middle by coming forward.
  • 18.4 Short one this time, Brooks goes back and drives it straight to the cover fielder.
  • 18.3 Fuller one which is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 18.2 Short outside off this time, Brooks goes back and cuts it through cover and point to pick up a couple. 50 up for West Indies with that couple.
  • 18.1 Fuller on off, Brooks finds the cover fielder.
  • 17.6 Beaten! Goes through the outside edge of the new man this time. Shortish ball on off, Bravo looks to fend at it off his toes but is beaten. Wicket maiden from Ishant. 48/2
  • Darren Bravo is the new batsman in.
  • 17.5 OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! This time Brathwaite lobs it back to the bowler. His vigil ends. Fuller ball on the fourth stump line for Kraigg who looks to drive this through mid off but he has his bat face closed as he drives. The ball lobs towards Sharma who takes an excellent catch off his own bowling.
  • 17.4 Another good defense from Kraigg to this good length ball outside off. Comes forward and blunts it on the off side.
  • 17.3 Good length on the fourth stump line, blocked well by Brathwaite.
  • 17.2 Fullish ball on off, KB looks to push this towards mid off but plays it uppishly towards the bowler as he gets it off his inner half of the bat. Lands well short of Sharma.
  • 17.1 Good length ball outside off, going further away. Brathwaite lets it be.
  • 16.6 Fuller one on off, blocked off the front foot. Tight start from Jadeja. 48/1
  • 16.5 BEATEN! Looped up ball outside off, Brooks attempts to defend but fails to put bat on it.
  • 16.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Brooks defends it off the front foot.
  • 16.3 Flatter delivery on middle, Brooks flicks it to fine leg and takes a couple.
  • 16.2 Loopy delivery on middle, Brooks defends it to cover.
  • 16.1 Loopy delivery on the pads, Brathwiate flicks this to fine leg and takes a single.
  • Spin time! Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack.
  • 15.6 FOUR! Pitched up ball from Ishant on the pads, Brooks flicks it nicely through square leg and the ball races to the fence. This is Shamarh Brook's first boundary in International cricket and it is a good shot from him. 45/1
  • 15.5 BEATEN! Good ball from Ishant. It is a full delivery on the fourth stump line, Brooks attempts to defend but gets beaten due to the outswing on it.
  • 15.4 Back of a length outside off, Brooks leaves it alone.
  • 15.3 Good length ball on middle, Brooks defends this off the back foot to the leg side.
  • 15.2 Good length ball on middle, Shamarh blocks it out.
  • 15.1 On a good length outside the off stump, Brooks leaves it alone.
  • Change of ends for Ishant Sharma. 4-0-26-0 so far.
  • 14.6 On a good length outside the off pole line, Brathwaite leaves it alone. 41/1
  • 14.5 Good length ball outside the off stump line, Kraigg defends it off the front foot.
  • 14.4 BOUNCER! Bowls this one way above the batsman's head. Brathwaite ducks under it.
  • 14.3 Good length ball on middle, Brooks flicks this nicely towards the mid-wicket region and takes three. Shamarh gets off the mark in International cricket after 15 balls.
  • 14.2 Good length ball on off, Brooks defends it towards the off side.
  • 14.1 BOUNCER! Excellent one. It is bowled at the body, Brooks does extremely well to duck under it.
  • Drinks! West Indies have done well here in the first hour against this sharp Indian attack. They started well with Campbell attacking from the word go. Shami came in to remove him in his first over to stop the run flow. Brathwaite and Brooks have not allowed another wicket but the runs are not coming the way they did at the start. Interesting to see how things pan out in the next hour.
  • 13.6 On a good length on off, Kraigg flicks it to square leg. Maiden over. 38/1
  • 13.5 Good length ball on middle, Brathwaite flicks this towards square leg. No run.
  • 13.4 On a length on off, Brathwaite defends it towards the leg side.
  • 13.3 Full delivery this time, KB drives this towards mid on.
  • 13.2 Good length delivery on middle, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.
  • 13.1 Back of a length delivery on off, Kraigg guides it to gully.
  • 12.6 IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! A good short one from Bumrah. It is bowled on the body, Brooks looks to flick but gets hit on the gloves and the ball just misses the short leg fielder. 38/1
  • 12.6 NO BALL! Bumrah oversteps here. It is a back of a length delivery, Shamarh defends it off the back foot.
  • 12.5 Goes for a yorker this time, Brooks gets his bat down in time and plays it towards square leg.
  • 12.4 Brooks shoulders arms to this good length ball outside the off stump.
  • 12.3 Good length delivery on middle, Brooks defends this nicely to cover.
  • 12.2 On a length outside the off stump line, Brooks shoulders arms to this one.
  • 12.1 Back of a length delivery on off, Brooks defends it off the back foot to the leg side.
  • 11.6 Good length ball on middle, Brathwaite defends it to square leg. 37/1
  • 11.5 Full delivery on off, Kraigg drives this straight to mid off.
  • 11.4 Back of a length delivery on middle, Brathwaite flicks it to square leg.
  • 11.3 Good length delivery on middle, Kraigg defends it out.
  • 11.2 On a length on middle, Brathwiate blocks it out off the back foot.
  • 11.1 Full delivery on middle, Brathwaite drives this to mid on.
  • 10.6 ANOTHER BOUNCER! This one as well goes over the head of Brooks. Shamarh leaves it alone. 37/1
  • 10.5 BOUNCER! It is bowled way over the head of Brooks. Shamarh does not feel the need to play at it and ducks under it.
  • 10.4 Good length ball on off, Brooks blocks it out.
  • 10.3 Short ball outside the off stump line, Brooks looks to defend but decides to leave it alone in the end.
  • 10.2 Good length delivery on off, Brooks defends it to the off side.
  • 10.1 Full delivery on the middle stump line, Brooks facing his first delivery in International cricket plays this towards mid on.
  • 9.6 Back of a length delivery on middle, Brathwaite blocks this one towards the leg side. 37/1
  • 9.5 Good length delivery on middle, Kraigg defends it back to the bowler.
  • 9.4 Good length ball on off, KB defends it to the off side.
  • 9.3 Back of a length delivery on off, Kraigg blocks it off the back foot.
  • 9.2 On a length outside the off stump line, Brathwaite leaves it alone.
  • 9.1 Good length ball on off, Brathwite defends this off the back foot.
  • 8.6 Good length ball on off, Brathwaite drives this to cover and takes a single. 37/1
  • 8.5 BOUNCER! A good one at that. It is bowled on the body, Brathwaite does well to duck under it.
  • 8.4 Good length ball on middle, Brathwaite flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 8.3 Good length on off, blocked well by the batsman.
  • 8.2 Wide outside off, left alone.
  • 8.1 Just short of the gully fielder there. Superb delivery outside off, Brathwaite fends at it and the ball goes off the outside edge towards the gully fielder but just short of him.
  • Debutant Shamarh Brooks is the new man in.
  • 7.6 OUT! Knocked him over! Shami has a wicket in his first over. Bowled a fuller ball on the fourth stump line to the left-hander. Campbell comes forward to jam the ball but drags it back to the stumps. Campbell was going all guns blazing but this was one shot too many for him. 36/1
  • 7.5 Fullish one again but on the pads. Campbell looks to flick but misses. Pant does well to stop down the leg side.
  • 7.4 Fuller one on the pads, KB tucks it towards min on to take a run.
  • 7.3 Wide outside off, left alone.
  • 7.2 Beaten outside off this time! Good length ball on off, Brathwaite pokes at it but lucky to not edge.
  • 7.1 FOUR! Welcome to the attack, Mr. Shami, says Kraigg. Fullish ball outside off, Brathwaite leans into the drive and times it sweetly through covers to get a boundary.
  • Shami is on now.
  • 6.6 Shortish ball outside off, Campbell leaves it alone. 31/0
  • 6.5 Short ball on middle, Campbell pulls hard but finds the square leg fielder and takes a single. Jadeja hits the stumps and the ball goes towards cover. The batsmen think of taking an overthrow but decide against it but then the cover fielder throws the ball at the bowler's end thinking of running the batter out but misses. And there's no one to backup the underarm throw and they eventually get the second run. Sloppy stuff this from India.
  • 6.4 Good length ball on off, John wanted to leave it at first but changes his at the last moment to defend it.
  • 6.3 On a good length outside the off stump line, John lets it be.
  • 6.2 IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Sharma bowls a full delivery outside off, John goes for a drive but does not time it well. However he gets enough to go over the point fielder. The batters take a couple.
  • 6.1 Good length delivery on off, John defends it off the back foot towards cover and takes a single.
  • 5.6 On a length outside off, Campbell leaves it alone. 26/0
  • 5.5 Loses his line does Bumrah here, bowls a good length delivery down the leg side, John looks to flick but misses.
  • 5.4 Good length ball outside the off pole line, Campbell lets it go.
  • 5.3 Bowls a full delivery on the pads, Campbell goes for the flick but gets hit on the pads. There is a muffled appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire.
  • 5.2 Full delivery on middle, Campbell pushes this to mid on.
  • 5.1 Good length ball on middle, John defends it off the back foot.
  • 4.6 On a length outside the off stump line, Kraigg leaves it alone. 26/0
  • 4.5 Inswinger which is bowled down the leg side, Brathwaite looks to flick but misses.
  • 4.4 Short ball on the body, Campbell pulls this nicely towards square leg and takes a single.
  • 4.3 Good length delivery on off, Campbell defends it to point.
  • 4.2 On a length outside the off stump line, John leaves it alone.
  • 4.1 Full delivery on middle, KB flicks it to fine leg and takes a single.
  • 3.6 BOUNCER! It is bowled way down the leg side, Campbell does not feel the need to play at it and ducks under it. 24/0
  • 3.5 On a good length on the pads, Campbell looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
  • 3.4 Full delivery on the pads, Brathwaite flicks this nicely towards the square leg region. Ishant Sharma hares at the ball to stop the ball very close to the rope. Good effort that from the Indian pacer. The umpire wants to check if Ishant was touching the rope when he pulled the ball back. Looks a clean stop. Three runs taken.
  • 3.3 Good length delivery on the fourth stump line, KB defends it to the off side.
  • 3.2 Good length delivery on the off stump line, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.
  • 3.1 Fullish length outside off, left alone by the batsman.
  • 2.6 On a good length ball on off, Campbell defends it off the front foot. 21/0
  • 2.5 FOUR! Excellent batting from Campbell this. Ishant bowls a full delivery outside the off stump, John prods forward and lofts this over the cover fielder for another boundary. Aggressive cricket this from Campbell.
  • 2.4 FOUR! It is not a bad ball from Ishant as he bowls this on a length on off, Campbell pushes it through the gully region for a boundary. Campbell is in some mood here.
  • 2.3 Inswinger on the pads, Brathwaite flicks this towards fine leg and takes a single.
  • 2.2 BEATEN! Good ball from Sharma. It is a good length delivery outside the off stump line swinging away from the batsman. Brathwaite looks to drive but misses.
  • 2.1 Good length delivery on middle, KB flicks it but the fielder at short leg makes a good stop.
  • 1.6 Shortish one outside off, Campbell taps it towards point. 12/0
  • 1.5 Good length ball outside off this time, the batter lets it be.
  • 1.4 Back of length on middle which comes in to the left-hander. Campbell looks push this off his back foot towards the leg side but gets hit high on the pads.
  • 1.3 Good length on middle and leg, the ball seams away. Campbell looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Stifled appeal from the bowler but no excitement. It was going down.
  • 1.2 Bowls this one on a fuller length but too straight as Brathwaite flicks it towards square leg to get off the mark.
  • 1.1 Starts with one on a good length outside off, Brathwaite covers his stumps and leaves it alone.
  • Jasprit Bumrah to share the attack with Ishant Sharma from the other end.
  • 0.6 On a good length ball on off, Campbell looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads. 11/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! Positive start from Campbell. It is a good length ball outside off, John throws his hands at it and drives this towards the point region for his second boundary. The fielder at point dives to take the catch but does not get a hand on it.
  • 0.4 Bowls it too straight again does Sharma, John flicks it towards mid-wicket and take a brace.
  • 0.3 FOUR! Good shot. It is a full delivery on the pads from Sharma. Campbell flicks it towards the square leg region for the first boundary of the innings. This will give a lot of confidence to John.
  • 0.2 On a good length on middle, Campbell defends it back to the bowler.
  • 0.1 LEG BYE! Starts with an inswinger on middle, Brathwaite looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to fine leg and a leg bye is taken

West Indies Vs India Live Score (TEST) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • The stars for India were Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli. Rahane scored his first Test ton after two years which provided a big relief for him. Vihari narrowly missed out on his ton as he was dismissed on 93. Skipper Virat Kohli also scored a half ton. Vihari provided the much needed impetus in the innings as he accelerated the run rate. The West Indies did not have a lot in their locker and Roston Chase was the pick of the bowler's for them as he picked up a 4-fer. Join us in a while to see how the Windies innings unfolds.
  • The Indians had partnerships all along the way in the second innings. The two big ones especially, one between Rahane and Kohli and the other between Rahane and Vihari completely took the game away from the hosts. The Windies bowlers looked completely out of sorts and the only bowler who impressed for them was Kemar Roach. Another problem for them was the fitness of the bowlers. Cummins, Gabriel and Roach were struggling throughout the innings as they were repeatedly going back into the dugouts.
  • So, India have declared their innings after scoring 343/7 in the second innings and they now lead by 418 runs. The Windies will need to beat the world record set by their predecessors if they want to chase this down.
  • 112.3 OUT! CAUGHT! No century for Vihari then. And that is a very poor ball to get out to. This is shortish ball going down, Vihari looks to pull this one away but gets a faintest of touch of the gloves and the ball goes down the leg side for Hope to swallow. He does not make a mistake. Kohli declares with that wicket. Target for West Indies will be 419 runs.
  • 112.2 Bumper outside off, Vihari is not going to do anything fancy with it. Ducks under it.
  • 112.1 Full ball on middle and pads, Jadeja tucks towards mid-wicket and gets Vihari on strike.
  • 111.6 FOUR! Vihari going big now as the declaration edges closer. He uppishly plays this one towards mid-wicket by going down on one knee. The ball goes past Holder, from his left at mid-wicket and into the fence. 342/6
  • 111.5 Floated wide outside off, Vihari drives this towards cover and takes a couple.
  • Jadeja is the new man in.
  • Drinks! Lead for India continues to grow with Vihari closing towards his maiden Test ton. Rahane already reached the milestone before getting dismissed. Pant came in and went in the search of quick runs but Kohli doesn't seem to be interested in the declaration at the moment. Interesting hour ahead.
  • 111.4 OUT! CAUGHT! Substitute Keemo Paul takes the catch at deep fine leg and Pant's short innings comes to an end. This one was tossed up on the leg pole, Pant gets down on one knee and looks to slog sweep it for a maximum. He does not get proper contact on it as it comes off the toe end of the bat and Keemo Paul does well as he dives forward and takes a difficult catch. India 6 down now and they are looking towards the skipper for the declaration. He says no as he wants Vihari to complete his ton maybe.
  • 111.3 Short and flatter this time by Chase, Vihari cuts it towards third man and takes a single.
  • 111.2 Very wide outside off, VIhari tries to guide it to third man but misses.
  • 111.1 Floated on the leg pole, he nudges it towards fine leg and takes a single.
  • Roston Chase back into the attack now.
  • 110.6 This has been driven superbly to the covers by Vihari. 334/5
  • 110.5 Full toss on the middle pole and Vihari strikes it back at Holder who grabs it with one hand.
  • 110.4 FOUR! This time Vihari mistimes his shot. Bumper on the body, Vihari goes for the pull but top edges it high in the air towards fine leg. Hetmyer hares across to catch that but it falls shot and rolls to the fence.
  • 110.3 Goes for a heave over mid off this time but this flies off his outside edge towards backward point. Falls short of the fielder. Pant crosses ends.
  • 110.2 Bouncer outside off, Pant looks to upper cut this but plays it awkwardly towards slip.
  • 110.1 Fuller one on off, Pant drills it straight to mid off. No runs taken which means he wants to go for the fours and sixes.
  • 109.6 Bouncer going down leg. Vihari ducks under it. 329/5
  • 109.5 Fuller one outside off, Vihari comes across the off side to block.
  • 109.4 Bumper on the body, Pant goes for the pull but he is not in a great position. Mistimes the shot which lobs in the air off his gloves and goes to fine leg for a single.
  • 109.3 Good length ball around off, tapped towards point for a quick single.
  • 109.2 Bumper this time, Vihari ducks under it nicely.
  • 109.1 Length ball on the middle and leg, tucked fine for a run.
  • 108.6 Edged but dropped! Short ball on the body of Pant who hops a bit to guide it over the slip cordon but can't get the direction it wants. The ball takes outside edge and goes high towards Shai Hope. He plucks his right hand in the air to catch that but can't hold on. The ball rolls behind him and the slip fielder runs to get the ball back. They take one. 326/5
  • 108.5 Pant is off the mark with a nice cut shot. Short and wide outside off, Pant cuts it nicely through point and takes a quick couple. The lead is 400 now. How much more Kohli and India wants?
  • 108.4 Fuller one wide outside off, Pant throws his bat at it finds cover.
  • 108.3 Fuller ball on off, punched towards long off for a run.
  • 108.2 Vihari comes down the track but misses it completely.
  • 108.1 Vihari guides it to third man off the back foot. No runs taken
  • Next man in for India is Rishabh Pant. Also there is a bowling change as Holder is back into the attack.
  • 107.6 OUT! CAUGHT! Signs of urgency? Good length ball on off and middle, Rahane looks to slam this one over cover but mistimes it as the bat turns in his hand and the ball goes off the toe end of his bat towards cover. Holder takes a simple catch running back. Vihari runs towards Rahane to congratulate him. The commentators on air wondered if he was going off with him but that wasn't the case. A brilliant innings by him comes to an end and he is dismissed for 102. He has done well to put India in a dominating position as they lead by 397. The 135-run stand has been broken here. 322/5
  • 107.5 Bouncer around off! Rahane does well to sway away from this one.
  • 107.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery
  • 107.3 NOT OUT! Umpires call and the review is retained by the West Indies. Now this looks very close and indeed it is. Clipping the top of leg pole. This one pitches on middle and leg, and nips back in with angle, Rahane misses his flick and is hit on the thigh pad. The Windies players put in a soft appeal but the umpire denies it. The hosts review as they think it is a close one. Replays roll in, Ultra Edge shows no edge on this one. Hawk Eye comes in and shows that the ball is clipping leg. Nothing going the Windies' way here.
  • Review time! West Indies have gone for a review after Rahane has been adjudged not out by the umpire. Looked close.
  • 107.2 Off the toe end of the bat this one, Rahane looks to smash this full ball outside off over the mid off fielder but does not get enough of the bat on it. Two runs taken as the fielder mops it up.
  • 107.1 Length ball on middle and off, pushed towards mid on off the back foot.
  • When will Kohli think about declaration? Because he is not waiting for the score or target. What he would be thinking is - 'If I declare now and give West Indies 4.5 sessions to play, what if they drain out my bowlers keeping them 100-plus overs in this heat? The second Test is just 3 days away and there will not be time to recover. Better keep batting and declare with an hour to go for the day.'
  • 106.6 Beaten! Roach has done this number of times today but has failed to get the outside edge. Another one just outside off, Vihari looks to defend this but does so inside the line and is beaten by the away movement. 320/4
  • 106.5 Fuller on the pads, driven towards mid on.
  • 106.4 Bouncer this time, around the off pole line. Vihari does well to sway away from it.
  • 106.3 Another one just outside off, blocked out by Vihari.
  • 106.2 good length one just outside the off pole, the ball hits the splice of his bat and bounces onto the pitch.
  • 106.1 Down the leg side, Vihari looks to flick this one but misses as the ball kisses his pads and carries to the keeper. The Windies put in a desperate apppeal but to no avail.
  • 105.6 Wide outside off, left alone. 320/4
  • 105.5 Full toss but can't make the full use of it. Vihari looks to push this towards the leg side but gets a leading edge and ball goes towards cover. They take a run
  • 105.4 Blocked off his front foot this time.
  • 105.3 SIX! That sailed over. First six of the innings! Shortish ball outside off, too high but Vihari plays this late and helps the ball sail over the third man fence.
  • 105.2 Shortish one on the hips, tucked away behind square leg for a couple.
  • 105.1 On the pads, flicked firmly by Vihari but straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • Shannon Gabriel is on now!
  • 104.6 Misfield from the fielder in the deep. Vihari flicks this full ball on his pads towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder from long on runs to his right but is sloppy in picking up the ball. He fumbles and the batters are able to complete the third easily. 311/4
  • 104.5 Played to the point region by Vihari off the back foot.
  • 104.4 100 up for Rahane! Tenth Test ton for him and he has compiled his innings really well after being dropped by Campbell. This one was on the pads, Rahane just pushes this towards mid-wicket and takes a single to get to his 100. The monkey is off his back now and he must be thinking to up the ante from here on. He gives a big hug to the non-striker Vihari and then lifts his bat towards the dressing room as he soaks in the applause.
  • 104.3 Full again on the off pole, Rahane pushes it towards mid on.
  • 104.2 On the pads of Rahane this time as he shuffles down the track, he flicks it straight to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 104.1 Length ball on off, pushed towards the man at point.
  • 103.6 Another full one, pushed towards long on for a run. 307/4
  • 103.5 Fuller on this time, pushed towards mid off for a run.
  • 103.4 FOUR! Top shot. Fuller ball on off, Vihari creams his drive wide off Chase and the ball races to the fence in no time. Mid on and long off had no chance
  • 103.3 Fuller one on off, jumps out of the crease to push it towards cover for a run.
  • 103.2 Flatter, blocked towards the off side.
  • 103.1 Loopy ball on middle, punched straight down the ground to pick a couple. 300 up for India with that single.
  • 102.6 Beaten! Goes past the hanging bat of Vihari with a superb ball going away from from Vihari. Lucky not to edge there. 298/4
  • 102.5 Shortish delivery outside off, Rahane guides it through gully and point for a single.
  • 102.4 Stays in the crease to this good length ball and blunts it towards point.
  • 102.3 Fuller on the pads this time, flicked for a single down to backward square leg.
  • 102.2 Good length in the channel outside off, blunts this off his back foot.
  • 102.1 Fullish ball on off and middle, Rahane looks to push this towards the leg side but the ball goes off his outside edge towards point for a run.
  • Kemar Roach to bowl from the other end. He is feeling fine after the Lunch break and will be looking to dent the Indian batting now.
  • 101.6 FOUR! Loopy ball on middle and leg, Vihari dances down the track and makes this fuller one into a full toss. He launches this wide off mid on to get a boundary. First boundary of the second session. 295/4
  • 101.5 Fuller ball on off, pushed towards mid on to take a run.
  • 101.4 Flatter outside off, Rahane goes back into the crease to flick this towards mid-wicket. Takes a quick couple.
  • 101.3 Flighted on middle and leg, blocked off the front foot by Rahane.
  • 101.2 Slightly short and shoots off just a bit off the surface, pushed off the back foot towards point for a run.
  • 101.1 Loopy fullish ball on middle from round the wicket, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • The umpires walk out to the middle and are followed by the hosts. Rahane and Vihari make their way to the middle as well with the latter taking the strike. Roston Chase will continue the proceedings for the West Indies.
  • ... Day 4, Session 2 ...
  • The Men In Blue lost skipper Virat Kohli early in the day but his troops continued the good work after his dismissal. Vihari came to the crease and didn't look even a bit out of place and started to score runs at a very good rate as he brought up his half ton in just 77 balls. Rahane played cautiously and is 10 short of completing his tenth Test match ton. The West Indies bowlers have not bowled well and given runs away cheaply. Two of their pacers are in the dugout with some injury issues and the hosts will be hoping that they come back and join them after the Lunch break. Do come back and join us for the second session of Day 4.
  • LUNCH ON DAY 4! India are CRUISING along! 29 overs, just the 1 wicket and 102 runs in this session. The 100-run stand also came up between Vihari and Rahane off the last ball of this session and the visitors couldn't have asked for much more. They lead by 362 runs.
  • 100.6 Full toss on the pads, pushed towards mid-wicket for a single. 100-run stand comes up between the two. AND THAT WILL BE LUNCH. 287/4
  • 100.5 Shorter one, pushed towards point.
  • 100.4 FOUR! Loopy fullish ball down the leg side, Vihari sweeps firmly towards the fine leg fence.
  • 100.3 Fuller one this time, finds cover.
  • 100.2 Shortish one, worked towards the leg side for a run.
  • 100.1 Fullish one this time, pushed to covers.
  • 99.6 Fullish outside off, pushed to mid off this time. 281/4
  • 99.5 Flatter outside off, blocked this time.
  • 99.4 Jumps out of the crease to drive this fullish ball nicely but can't beat the mid off fielder.
  • 99.3 Shortish one around off, blocked off his back foot by Vihari.
  • 99.2 Flatter on the body, Rahane goes back to the crease to push towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 99.1 Loopy ball outside off, Rahane blocks out.
  • 98.6 Good length ball, angling into the batter, tucked towards the leg side. 280/4
  • 98.5 Another fullish ball, Vihari punches it straight to bowler this time.
  • 98.4 Fuller again around off, Vihari again strokes it straight to the mid off fielder.
  • 98.3 Another fuller ball, driven straight to mid off.
  • 98.2 Good length ball angling in, worked towards square leg with the angle for a single.
  • 98.1 Full on the pads, worked towards mid on, Vihari wanted a run there but is sent back by Rahane.
  • 97.6 Blocked off his front foot this time. 279/4
  • 97.5 Shortish one on middle and leg, pushed towards square leg for a run.
  • 97.4 Comes down the track to this wide ball and blocks.
  • 97.3 Blocked towards the leg side.
  • 97.2 Full one on the stumps, worked with the turn to change ends.
  • 97.1 Loopy one on off, pushed through mid on for a run.
  • 96.6 FOUR! Top shot to get to his second half century in Tests. Fuller ball on off, Vihari drives it firmly through mid off. No chance for the fielder there. Also, the lead is 350 now. Nothing going Windies' way at the moment. 276/4
  • 96.5 Shortish ball on the pads, looks to place this down the leg side but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 96.4 Good length ball coming into the batsman, he pushes this towards cover.
  • 96.3 Bumper on the body this time, fended towards point this time.
  • 96.2 Good length ball on the body, tucked fine down the leg side to take a couple.
  • 96.1 Bumper to start the over, Vihari ducks under it.
  • 95.6 Full and floated just outside off, pushed towards mid on for a single. 270/4
  • 95.5 FOUR! Another boundary. Loopy fullish ball on middle, Vihari crunches it through mid-wicket for another boundary. Top shot that.
  • 95.4 FOUR! Length ball but going down, pulled nicely by Vihari. The ball goes to the fine leg fence all along the ground.
  • 95.3 Fuller one on off, punched straight to mid off.
  • 95.2 Loopy ball on middle and leg, pushed to mid-wicket.
  • 95.1 Loopy ball outside off, Rahane comes down the track and pushes this towards mid on for a run. Half stop from the fielder there.
  • 94.6 Wide outside off, left alone by Vihari. Maiden by Holder. 260/4
  • 94.5 This time fuller and outside off, Vihari again leaves this one alone.
  • 94.4 Outside off, left alone by Vihari.
  • 94.3 Length ball just outside off, defended towards the man at cover-point.
  • 94.2 Length ball outside off, pushed to third man.
  • 94.1 Good length ball on middle and off, Vihari blocks it out back to the bowler.
  • 93.6 Loopy one on off and middle, pushed through mid on for a run. 260/4
  • 93.5 Fuller one and wide. Pushed towards off side.
  • 93.4 Blocked coming forward to this flatter ball.
  • 93.3 Drives this one towards long on to take a run. Sensible from Rahane.
  • 93.2 Another flighted ball. Rahane dances down the track to convert it into a full toss and slams this through mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor effort from the long on fielder there as he made almost no attempt to stop the ball.
  • 93.1 Loopy full toss on off, pushed straight to the cover fielder.
  • 92.6 Short one, closer to off stump, worked through covers for a single off his back foot. 254/4
  • 92.5 Good length on middle, pushed towards the leg side.
  • 92.4 Fuller outside off, blocked nicely by Rahane coming forward.
  • 92.3 Fullish one on the pads, tucked towards fine leg for a run.
  • 92.2 Bumper but too high. Vihari ducks under it.
  • 92.1 Good length ball on off, placed towards point for a run.
  • 91.6 Vihari blocks out the last ball off his front foot and into the ground. 251/4
  • 91.5 Full and floated on middle, flicked towards mid on for a single.
  • 91.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 91.3 Short again on the body this time, Rahane pulls it towards square leg.
  • 91.2 Short of a length outside off, Vihari takes one as he cuts it towards backward point.
  • 91.1 Full and floated on middle, Rahane pushes it towards long on and takes one.
  • 90.6 Wide outside off, left alone. 248/4
  • 90.5 Fuller one on the pads, stroked straight to mid on.
  • 90.4 Shortish one again, pushed towards cover for a run.
  • 90.3 Short one around off, tapped towards point.
  • 90.2 FOUR! Creamed through the covers. Fullish ball outside off, Rahane leans forward and crunches this through covers
  • 90.1 Good length ball on off, blocked nicely.
  • Jason Holder changes ends.
  • 89.6 Full ball on the legs, worked fine for a couple. 243/4
  • 89.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 89.4 Fuller one going down the leg side. Vihar looks to sweep but misses.
  • 89.3 Flatter one outside off, left alone.
  • 89.2 Loopy one again on off and middle, blocked.
  • 89.1 Starts with a fuller loopy ball, Vihari pushes it back to Chase.
  • Roston Chase is back into the attack. Also we can see Kemar Roach going off the field. Two of the four Windies pacers are in the dugout right now.
  • 88.6 Good length ball outside off again, blocked off his front foot. 241/4
  • 88.5 Good length ball outside off, tucked towards the leg side.
  • 88.4 Fuller one this time, Rahane looks to work this through mid-wicket but misses his flick and is hit on the pads. A mild appeal from Windies player but it was going down the leg side.
  • 88.3 Good length ball on the stumps again, blocked comfortably by Rahane.
  • 88.2 Fuller one on middle, tucked straight to mid-wicket.
  • 88.1 Length ball on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 87.6 Wide outside off, left alone. 241/4
  • 87.5 Poor fielding this time. Good length ball outside off, Vihari directs this through the diving slip fielder with soft hands to take a couple. The fielder gives it a chase and slides to push the ball back in play. Saves a couple.
  • 87.4 Good length ball on off, pushed towards cover to take a quick run. Hetmyer there has a shy at the stumps but misses.
  • 87.3 Wide outside off, Rahane guides it off his back foot towards third man but Brooks dives to his right to save runs.
  • 87.2 Good length ball outside off, left alone.
  • 87.1 Starts with a good length ball which angles in, blocked towards cover by Rahane by getting right behind the line of the ball.
  • The skipper Jason Holder has brought himself into the attack.
  • 86.6 Good length ball coming into the body, blocked off his back foot towards the leg side. 238/4
  • 86.5 Fuller one outside off, pushed to mid off this time.
  • 86.4 Shortish one outside off, Vihari guides it through gully and point to take a couple. The 50-run stand is up with that.
  • 86.3 Good length ball on the fifth stump line, left alone.
  • 86.2 Fuller ball on off and middle, Vihari blocks it back to the bowler.
  • 86.1 Starts with a good length ball around off, blocked nicely.
  • DRINKS! India still in a dominating position after an hour of play on Day 4. They lost Virat Kohli early in the day but Vihari came in and hasn't looked in trouble. He along with Rahane have scored runs at a very good pace in this hour and have stitched up an unbeaten 49-run stand between them.
  • 85.6 Shortish around off this time, blocked on the leg side. 236/4
  • 85.5 Bumper on the body! Shortish ball coming into Rahane who hops to work this down the leg side but is hit on the body. Rahane looks in pain as the ball has hit him hard. Gabriel struggling too here as he grimaces after bowling the ball. Goes back to finish the over though.
  • 85.4 On the pads on a fuller length this time, Rahane works it through mid-wicket for another couple.
  • 85.3 Good length ball outside off, rises a bit, Vihari taps it towards point and takes off for a quick run.
  • 85.2 In the channel outside off this time, Vihari lets this go to the keeper. Gabriel looks in some discomfort after that ball. However, he goes back to his run-up mark to bowl the next one.
  • 85.1 Full ball on the pads, Rahane works it nicely towards deep square leg. The fielder down there cuts it off, so just a run.
  • 84.6 Beaten for the third time in the over. Roach looks distraught but gets a clap from his captain. Another one just outside off, Vihari looks to block this one out but again is beaten by the away movement on the ball. A menacing over from Roach comes to an end. 232/4
  • 84.5 Again beaten! Great bowling by Roach. This time on a driving length, Roach lures Vihari into the shot. He looks to push this one towards mid on but gets beaten all ends up.
  • 84.4 Good length ball outside off, Roach is angling the ball into the batsman. Vihari covers his stumps and leaves it.
  • 84.3 Beaten! In the corridor of uncertainty this one, on the fourth stump line. Vihari looks to block it out but does so inside the line.
  • 84.2 Fuller this time, attacking the off pole here Roach. Vihari flicks this exactly towards the man at mid-wicket.
  • 84.1 Outside off, left alone by Vihari.
  • 83.6 Good running that. Shortish one coming into Rahane who tucks this one towards mid-wicket and takes a quick couple. 232/4
  • 83.5 Back of a length around off this time, blocked off his back foot.
  • 83.4 Shortish ball into the ribs, Rahane works it fine down the leg side to take a couple.
  • 83.3 That made a crunching sound. Fuller one again, Vihari punches it nicely to the left of Roach who made a half stop. The ball rolls towards long on and the batters change end.
  • 83.2 Shortish one around off, blocked off his back foot.
  • 83.1 FOUR! Sweetly timed. Full toss on off, Vihari drives this nicely wide off the mid on fielder to get back-to-back boundaries off Gabriel. The lead goes over 300 with that boundary.
  • 82.6 Fuller again, blocked towards cover. 223/4
  • 82.5 Good length ball on off, blocked off his front foot.
  • 82.4 Fuller one on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 82.3 FOUR LEG BYES! This one is on middle and leg, Rahane looks to flick this one but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. The Windies players appeal but nothing from the umpire. Ball Tracker comes in and shows to be missing leg. Good that Holder decided against taking the review.
  • 82.2 Fuller again, this time on the pads. Rahane flicks this one towards fine leg and takes a couple.
  • 82.1 Fuller and just outside off, pushed towards the fielder at cover.
  • 81.6 FOUR! Superbly timed! Fullish ball on off, crunched through mid off for a boundary. 7 runs from that over. 217/4
  • 81.5 Wide outside off, Vihari lets this one go.
  • 81.4 Bumper this time, Vihari sways it away.
  • 81.3 Wide outside off this time, left alone.
  • 81.2 Beaten! Good length ball which came into the batsman with the angle. Vihari looks to cut but he is beaten.
  • 81.1 Overpitched ball around off, Vihari leans forward and drives it superbly between cover and point. Paul chases the ball, slides and saves a couple of runs for his side. Good work from the substitute.
  • Shannon Gabriel comes into the attack for the first time on Day 4 to partner Kemar Roach.
  • 80.6 Another ball in the channel outside off, Rahane covers his stumps and lets this go to the keeper. 211/4
  • 80.5 Good length ball in the channel outside off this time. The ball shapes a bit into Rahane. He blocks by lunging forward.
  • 80.4 Another fullish ball on the stumps, blocked nicely again.
  • 80.3 Fullish one on the stumps, Rahane works it towards mid-wicket this time.
  • 80.2 Good length ball around off again, pushed towards cover this time.
  • 80.1 Starts with a good length ball around off, blocked towards the leg side.
  • Kemar Roach is into the attack now. Also, the West Indies have taken the second new ball at the first opportunity.
  • 79.6 Fuller around off, driven straight to Chase. 211/4
  • 79.5 Blocked by lunging forward this time by Vihari to this full ball.
  • 79.4 Fuller one on middle, worked towards the leg side.
  • Mr. Gavaskar suggests that the hosts should look to bring in the long on fielder in an attempt to create some pressure on Rahane and Vihari. They are taking easy singles and as a result, Vihari is getting the time to adjust himself out in the middle.
  • 79.3 Flat and wide, Rahane guides towards third man to take a run.
  • 79.2 Flighted on middle this time, worked nicely towards mid-wicket to change ends.
  • 79.1 Loopy ball on middle and leg, worked nicely through mid on for an easy single.
  • 78.6 FOUR BYES! Goes for the sweep this time as Campbell pushes this down the leg side on a fullish length. Vihari can't get his bat on it while Hope can't do anything else either. The ball races fine for a boundary. 208/4
  • 78.5 Flighted ball this time, blocked off his back foot.
  • 78.4 On the pads this time, tucked fine down the leg side to take a couple.
  • 78.3 Comes forward to block this one.
  • 78.2 Drives towards mid on again to this loopy ball on middle for another run.
  • 78.1 Flatter one on middle, worked towards the leg side to take a run.
  • Campbell is on now! Also Keemo Paul is onto the pitch now as a substitute fielder for Miguel Cummins.
  • 77.6 This time Rahane pushes this back to Chase. India are now 275/4 effectively. 200/4
  • 77.5 Another loopy ball outside off, pushed to cover again.
  • 77.4 Comes down the track and pushes this one towards cover.
  • 77.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 77.2 Another shortish ball outside off, this time Vihari goes back into the crease to cut it hard towards third man. The fielder chases the ball and stops it before it goes to the fence. The batters take three. 200 up for India.
  • 77.1 Short and wide this time, Vihari guides this towards third man to take a couple.
  • 76.6 Full ball this time, stroked straight to mid on. 195/4
  • 76.5 Good length ball on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 76.4 Good length ball on the pads, tucked towards mid-wicket.
  • 76.3 Good length ball outside off this time, blocked nicely by Rahane .
  • 76.2 Short one on the body, Rahane works it off his back foot towards mid-wicket. Vihari wanted a run there but Rahane is not keen on that.
  • 76.1 Good length ball on off, comes into Rahane who stays in his crease to block this towards mid-wicket.
  • 75.6 Shortish loopy ball on the pads, flicked fine by Vihari to take a couple. 195/4
  • 75.5 Flatter outside off, Vihari comes out of the crease to blunt this onto the pitch.
  • 75.4 Rahane works this towards mid on to take a run.
  • 75.3 Comes forward to this flatter ball to block it off his front foot.
  • 75.2 This time a loopy ball on middle, comes down the track to push it back to the bowler.
  • 75.1 Flatter one around off, Rahane looks to cut this one but is beaten.
  • 74.6 Short outside off, Vihari ducks under it. 192/4
  • 74.5 Full on the pads this time, Vihari flicks towards mid-wicket to get a couple.
  • 74.4 Good length ball coming into the batsman, pushed towards mid off.
  • 74.3 Short ball outside off, Rahane guides it through the point and gully region to take a run.
  • 74.2 Shortish one outside off, Vihari pushes this towards cover and takes a run.
  • 74.1 Fullish ball on the fourth stump line, pushed towards mid off.
  • 73.6 Another one on the pads, Vihari guides it towards fine leg and takes a single to get off the mark. He retains strike for the next over too. 188/4
  • 73.5 Full and floated on the pads. Vihari pushes it back towards Chase.
  • Hanuma Vihari walks out to the middle to replace his skipper.
  • 73.4 OUT! CAUGHT! Chase removes skipper Kohli in his very first over of the day. Flighted delivery around off and middle, Kohli looks to work this towards the leg side but he closes the face of the bat early and gets a leading edge. The ball lobs towards Campbell at short cover who takes the ball over his head in the second attempt. Early blow for India. The 106-run stand between Rahane and Kohli is broken. A very soft dismissal for Kohli this, which we do not see very often. Third wicket for Chase in this innings.
  • 73.3 Flatter one on middle, worked off his back foot.
  • 73.2 Slightly shortish, turning away, Rahane works it towards mid-wicket with the spin to take a run
  • 73.1 Starts with a loopy fullish ball on middle, Rahane walks down the ground to push towards mid-wicket.
  • Roston Chase to bowl from the other end. 25-5-69-2 from him so far. Just seven overs before the new ball is available and Chase will be looking to make the most of the old ball until then.
  • 72.6 Good length ball on middle, worked towards mid-wicket to get a run. First run of the day. 186/3
  • 72.5 Fullish around off again, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 72.4 Shortish length ball which comes towards Rahane with the angle, pushed towards point.
  • 72.3 Goes slightly fuller, Rahane comes forward and blocks it well.
  • 72.2 Good length ball in the channel outside off, Rahane taps this off his back foot onto the pitch.
  • 72.1 He starts with a good length ball on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket.
  • We are all set to begin Day 4. Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli walk out to the middle along with Jason Holder and his troops. Ajinkya Rahane will take strike and starting the day for the West Indies with the ball will be Miguel Cummins. Here comes the first delivery and...
  • Pitch Report - Daren Ganga says it is a little bit cool, cloudy and windy. Ganga reckons that the batters can get some runs here around the good and fuller length. Sunil Gavaskar is alongside Ganga and he says that the follow through of Cummins has made some foot marks and Chase might benefit from it. Kemar Roach is gonna be the key says Mr. Gavaskar for the Calypso Kings. Daren Ganga suggests that the hosts will need their best bowlers to step up and the hosts should be aiming for a draw at the very best.
  • Going into Day 4, India will be looking to score big and take their lead above the 400-run mark. The Windies bowling has looked toothless thus far except for the bowling of Kemar Roach and it is pivotal for them to take early wickets. A decisive first hour of play awaits us and both the sides will be looking to take an advantage early on.
  • Welcome to the coverage of Day 4 of the Test match between West Indies and India. The visitors are in a commanding position after three days of play as they have a 260-run lead over the hosts. The Men In Blue have their captain and vice-captain at the crease amidst an unbeaten 104-run stand.
  • ... Day 4, Session 1 ...
  • Earlier in the day, India had managed to get a lead of 75 runs when they wrapped up the Windies innings for 222. India started well with Agarwal and Rahul batting cautiously before Mayank threw his wicket away. Then, Pujara and Rahul continued the good work before they fell in quick succession. Looking forward to Day 4, India will look to bat the Windies out of the game while the hosts will look to take wickets as quickly as possible. It promises to be an exciting Day of Test cricket. Join us at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Until then, Adios and take care.
  • West Indies bowlers were poor in the last session as they were wayward with their lines and lengths and allowed Kohli and Rahane easy runs. Barring Roach, none of the other bowlers were able to trouble the Indian batsmen. Kemar bowled with intensity and troubled both the batsmen at the crease but was unlucky to not end up with a wicket in the final session.
  • An excellent session for India here. They have managed to add 87 runs in the 35 overs and swelled their lead to 260. Kohli and Rahane started this session when India had just lost 3 wickets before the break. They have done a magnificent job here with a brilliant 104-run stand and are going really strong at the moment. Both the batsmen registered their respective fifties and have taken the visitors to a commanding position.
  • 71.6 BYES! Loses his line does Gabriel here. It is bowled down the leg side, Kohli looks to flick but misses and ball goes past the keeper for 2 byes. It is STUMPS ON DAY 3. 185/3
  • 71.5 Good length delivery on middle, Kohli plays it to short leg.
  • 71.4 BOUNCER! It bounces way above Virat and he does well to duck under it.
  • 71.3 Short delivery aimed at the body, Rahane swivels and pulls this one to square leg and crosses over for a single.
  • 71.2 Short ball on middle, Rahane does well to duck under it.
  • 71.1 Full delivery on middle, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • 70.6 Back of a length ball on middle, Kohli defends it off the back foot. 182/3
  • 70.5 Good length delivery on middle, Rahane flicks it to square leg and takes a single.
  • 70.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli punches this to point and takes a single. With this single, it is the 100-run stand between these two.
  • 70.3 Good length ball on middle, Kohli defends it off the back foot.
  • 70.2 FOUR! 21st Fifty for Virat Kohli. It is a short ball on off, Kohli rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. It has been an excellent innings from Virat Kohli. It is his only his second boundary of the innings.
  • 70.1 OHH! It is a short delivery on the middle, Kohli tries to flick but gets hit on the pads towards the gully fielder.
  • Miguel Cummins is back into the attack from the other end.
  • 69.6 Full delivery on off, Rahane drives this to cover. Maiden over. 176/3
  • 69.5 On a good length on middle, Rahane flicks it to square leg. No run.
  • 69.4 Very full delivery outside the off stump line, Rahane does not fiddle with that and leaves it alone.
  • 69.3 Good length ball outside off, Rahane lets it go to the keeper.
  • 69.2 On a good length on middle, Rahane defends it off the front foot.
  • 69.1 Good length ball outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • Shannon Gabriel is back into the attack now.
  • 68.6 Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli blocks it off the front foot. 176/3
  • 68.5 On a good length on off, Kohli attempts to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball rolls to point.
  • 68.4 Full delivery on the pads, Kohli flicks it well but straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 68.3 On a length outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to this one.
  • 68.2 Good length ball on middle, Kohli drives this back to the bowler.
  • 68.1 Good length ball on off, Kohli plays it towards the third man region and takes a couple. The lead is now 251.
  • 67.6 Good length ball on middle, Rahane defends it off the front foot. 174/3
  • 67.5 Good length ball on middle, Kohli flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 67.4 Short delivery aimed at the body, Rahane pulls it to fine leg and takes a single.
  • 67.3 The batsman has played it to the point region. They pick up a single.
  • 67.2 50 up for vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane! He brings it up with this single. Ajinkya pushes this length ball outside off towards the point region for one. A simple celebration as he lifts his bat towards the dressing room. He has rode his luck but he will be happy as he is still out in the middle with his skipper and will be looking for the ton now.
  • 67.1 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • Miguel Cummins is back into the attack from the other end.
  • 66.6 Good length ball on off, Rahane guides it to point and takes a single. 170/3
  • 66.5 Good length ball on off, Rahane blocks it otwards the off side.
  • 66.4 BIG SHOUT FOR LBW! It is a good length delivery on off, Rahane attempts to defend it off the front foot but misses and hits him on the pads. Roach goes for an appeal but nothing from the umpire. The Windies players opt for a review but opt against it. It is not a good decision as the replays show that there is no bat on it and the ball is going on to hit the middle stump. Rahane survives to fight another day. He has been lucky in both the innings.
  • 66.3 Very full delivery on middle, Rahane flicks this nicely towards mid-wicket.
  • 66.2 Full delivery on middle and leg, Rahane drives this to mid on.
  • 66.1 On a good length, Rahane defends it off the back foot to the off side.
  • Kemar Roach Is back into the attack now.
  • 65.6 Flatter delivery to the leg side, Kohli looks to flick but misses. 169/3
  • 65.5 Kohli defends this loopy ball back to the bowler.
  • 65.4 Flighted delivery on off, Rahane plays it to mid off and crosses over for a single.
  • 65.3 Short delivery on middle, Rahane plays it off the back foot.
  • 65.2 Shorter delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to square leg and takes a single.
  • 65.1 Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 64.6 Full delivery on middle, Rahane plays it to mid on. 167/3
  • 64.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane plays it towards the leg side.
  • 64.4 Looped up ball on off, Rahane flicks it to square leg.
  • 64.3 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 64.2 Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 64.1 Full delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to fine leg for nothing.
  • 63.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out. 166/3
  • 63.5 Another loopy ball on middle, Rahane plays it back to the bowler.
  • 63.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 63.3 Floated delivery on middle, Rahane plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 63.2 Full toss on middle, Rahane plays it back to the bowler.
  • 63.1 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane plays it to short leg.
  • 62.6 Rahane drives this loopy ball towards cover and takes a single. 166/3
  • 62.5 Looped up ball on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot.
  • 62.4 Floated delivery on middle, Kohli flicks this to mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 62.3 Short delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 62.2 Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 62.1 Flighted delivery on off, Kohli defends it off the back foot.
  • 61.6 Rahane blocks this full one showing the full face of the bat. 164/3
  • 61.5 Another one floated on the pads, again flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 61.4 Flicks this floated one towards mid-wicket.
  • 61.3 Kohli pushes this one towards mid on where substitute Keemo Paul is positioned but he misfields and a single is taken.
  • 61.2 Full again on the pads, pushed straight to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 61.1 Full and floated on middle, blocked out towards mid on.
  • 60.6 Rahane pushes this full delivery to cover. 163/3
  • 60.5 Loopy delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 60.4 Short delivery on off, Rahane cuts it to point and takes a couple.
  • 60.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 60.2 Looped up ball on off, Kohli defends it back to the bowler.
  • 60.1 Flighted delivery on off, Kohli blocks it out.
  • John Campbell is back into the attack now with 12 overs left in the day.
  • 59.6 Looped up ball on off, Kohli plays it to point and takes a single. 160/3
  • 59.5 Flighted delivery on off, Rahane plays it to point and takes a single.
  • 59.4 Short delivery on middle, Rahane flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 59.3 Looped up ball on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot.
  • 59.2 Flatter delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 59.1 Loopy delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 58.6 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 158/3
  • 58.5 Loopy delivery on off, Rahane pushes it to cover.
  • 58.4 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane gets a leading edge back towards the bowler.
  • 58.3 Short delivery on middle, Kohli plays it to mid on and rotates the strike.
  • 58.2 Full delivery on middle, Rahane pushes it to mid on and takes one.
  • 58.1 Flatter delivery on middle, Kohli pushes this to mid on and takes a single.
  • DRINKS! India are in a very comfortable position as they lead the hosts by 229 runs. They still have 7 wickets in hand and some power hitters are yet to come down the order in Pant and Jadeja. They will be aiming at least the 350-run mark as a target for the Calypso Kings.
  • 57.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane plays this to mid off. 154/3
  • 57.5 Looped up ball on off, Kohli guides it to third man and takes a single.
  • 57.4 Flighted delivery on off, Kohli plays it to mid on.
  • 57.3 Flatter delivery on middle, Rahane flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • 57.2 Full delivery on off, Kohli prods forward and plays it to third man for a single
  • 57.1 Short ball outside off, Rahane rocks back and slaps it to cover for a single.
  • 56.6 Short ball outside off, Rahane cuts to point and crosses over for a single. 150/3
  • 56.5 Full delivery on middle, Kohli plays this down to mid on and takes a single.
  • 56.4 Flatter delivery on middle, Kohli flicks this off the back foot towards the leg side.
  • 56.3 Full delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 56.2 Floated on middle and off, Rahane flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 56.1 The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 55.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane drives this to mid off. 146/3
  • 55.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 55.4 Flighted delivery on off, Rahnae lunges forward to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 55.3 Loopy delivery on middle, Rahane plays this to mid-wicket.
  • 55.2 Another full toss on off, Rahane drives this to cover.
  • 55.1 Full toss which is played back to the bowler by Rahane.
  • Roston Chase is back into the attack now. 19-3-60-2 so far from Roston.
  • 54.6 Short delivery on off, Rahane cuts it to point and takes a single. 146/3
  • 54.5 FOUR! Excellent shot from Rahane. It is a loopy delivery on off, Rahane lunges forward and drives this towards the cover region for a boundary. The fielder at cover tries to make a diving stop but is only able to put a hand on it.
  • 54.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 54.3 Loopy delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 54.2 Flighted delivery on off, Rahane drives this to cover.
  • 54.1 Full delivery on middle, Kohli drives this towards mid on and takes a single.
  • 53.6 Good length delivery on off, Rahane blocks this one out. 140/3
  • 53.5 Full delivery around off, Rahane lunges to drive this ball towards cover.
  • 53.4 Short delivery on middle, Rahane rocks back and pulls it towards square leg and takes a couple.
  • 53.3 Full delivery on off, Kohli drives this beautifully towards the left of mid off and takes a single.
  • 53.2 On a length outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to this one.
  • 53.1 Full delivery on middle, Kohli drives this to mid off.
  • 52.6 Rahane blocks this floated ball out towards the bowler. 137/3
  • 52.5 Floated on off, driven to cover.
  • 52.4 Punched off the back foot by Kohli towards point for a single.
  • 52.3 Another one played towards the point region for a single.
  • 52.2 Blocked out towards the off side by Rahane.
  • 52.1 The batsman has played it to the point region and they have run through for a single.
  • 51.6 Good length ball outside off, Rahane goes for the cut but this time gets an inside edge back to the keeper. He has to be careful here, Rahane as he got out in a similar fashion in the first innings. 134/3
  • 51.5 BOUNCER! It is bowled above the head of Rahane who ducks under it.
  • 51.4 On a good length on off, Rahane pushes it to cover.
  • 51.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Rahane. Gabriel bowls a short delivery outside off, Rahane rocks back and cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary. 50 partnership comes up between these two. Excellent batting from the captain and vice-captain.
  • The weather looks to be playing games with us here as now it seems bright and sunny.
  • 51.2 FOUR! Hammered! It is a good length delivery outside off, Rahane leans into his cover drive and creams it past the mid off fielder for a boundary. This boundary has come after 121 balls.
  • 51.1 On a good length outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • 50.6 Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 126/3
  • 50.5 Pushed back towards Brathwaite by Kohli.
  • 50.4 Length delivery outside off, cut away by Rahane towards point for one.
  • 50.3 Another one on the pads, Rahane pushes this towards mid-wicket.
  • 50.2 Full and tossed up on leg, Rahane pushes it towards mid on.
  • 50.1 Outside off, left alone by Rahane.
  • Change of ends for Kraigg Brathwaite here.
  • 49.6 Gabriel keeps it bowling short and this will not trouble Kohli as he ducks under it. 125/3
  • 49.5 Another bouncer from Gabriel but is bowled outside off, Kohli leaves it alone.
  • 49.4 BOUNCER! It is bowled way over the head of Kohli who deos well to duck under it.
  • The ground staff have taken their positions as it seems a little overcast and windy out in the middle. They are ready with the covers just in case they are needed.
  • 49.3 Good length ball outside off, Virat leaves it alone.
  • 49.2 Short delivery aimed at the body, Kohli does well to defend it off the back foot.
  • 49.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli leaves it alone.
  • Shannon Gabriel is back into the attack now. Also we can see Kemar Roach walking out of the field. This can be huge cause of concern for the hosts as he was looking dangerous.
  • 48.6 Full delivery outside off, Rahane once again lets it go to the keeper. 125/3
  • 48.5 Another one on a good length outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • 48.4 Good length delivery on middle, Rahane defends it off the front foot.
  • 48.3 On a good length outside off, Rahane does not fiddle with it and lets it go to the keeper.
  • 48.2 Fuller on the pads, Rahane pushes it towards mid-wicket.
  • 48.1 Beaten! Good bowling by Roach here. Rahane looks to block this one out towards the off side but does so inside the line of the delivery.
  • 47.6 Rahane pushes this wide ball towards backward point and takes a single. Lead reaches 200 for the visitors. They look to be in a strong position here with 7 wickets left. 125/3
  • 47.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 47.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman towards mid on.
  • 47.3 This time Kohli drives it towards mid on and takes a single.
  • 47.2 Full and floated on the off pole, pushed to cover and the batters take one.
  • 47.1 Short and wide outside off, Rahane lets it be.
  • 46.6 Full delivery on middle, Kohli pushes it to mid on. 122/3
  • 46.5 Bowls a full delivery on middle, Kohli looks to drive but goes off the inside edge towards square leg and takes a couple.
  • 46.4 Another beautiful delivery from Roach! It is a good length delivery outside off, Kohli in attempting to defend it off the front foot misses the ball. Excellent over so far from Roach.
  • 46.3 On a good length outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to this one.
  • 46.2 BEATEN! Beauty from Roach! It is a good length delivery outside off, Kohli attempts to defend but misses it completely.
  • 46.1 Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli blocks it off the front foot.
  • 45.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 120/3
  • 45.5 Another one played towards point, this time by Kohli off the back foot for a single.
  • 45.4 Floated on leg, pushed towards mid on.
  • 45.3 Kohli blocks this one off the back foot towards the off side.
  • 45.2 Short and flat this time outside off, cut towards the cover region for a single.
  • 45.1 Full and floated on off, pushed towards long on for a single. The fielder there dives to his left but does so over the ball.
  • Kraigg Brathwaite is into the attack now.
  • 44.6 Good length delivery outside the off stump line, Rahane leaves it alone. 117/3
  • 44.5 Back of a length delivery on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 44.4 On a length on off, Rahane pushes it to cover.
  • 44.3 DROPPED! Campbell is the culprit. It is a good length delivery on middle, Rahane looks to flick again but gets a thick outside edge towards cover where Campbell makes a dive forward but is unable to hold onto the catch. Rahane is a big miss as he is playing really well here and he can bat for really long periods. He should make use of this opportunity to make a big score here.
  • 44.2 BIG SHOUT FOR LBW! It is a good length ball on middle, Rahane looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Roach appeals but nothing from the umpire. Kemar convinces the captain to take the review which seems more of a desperation. The replays roll in and the Ball Tracking shows that the ball was missing the leg stump. West Indies lose one of their two reviews.
  • REVIEW TIME! The Windies team has gone for a review following an appeal for LBW. Looks to be going down leg and yes, Ball Tracker confirms that the umpire was right as the ball is missing the leg pole by some distance.
  • 44.1 Good length delivery on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot towards point.
  • Kemar Roach is back into the attack now.
  • 43.6 Short delivery on middle, Rahane flicks it to square leg and will keep strike for the next over. 117/3
  • 43.5 Short delivery outside off, Rahane rocks back and slaps it towards cover and takes a couple.
  • 43.4 Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to fine leg and takes a single.
  • 43.3 Short delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to square leg.
  • 43.2 Shorter in length on off, Rahane flicks it to square leg and takes a single.
  • 43.1 Flighted delivery on off, Rahane defends it off the front foot.
  • 42.6 Back of a length delivery on middle, Rahane flicks it to fine leg and takes a single. First run off Holder in this session. 112/3
  • 42.5 On a length on middle, Rahane defends it to mid on.
  • 42.4 Back of a length delivery on off, Rahane flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 42.3 Full delivery on middle, Rahane pushes this to mid-wicket.
  • 42.2 Good length delivery on middle, Rahane defends this off the front foot.
  • 42.1 On a length outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
  • 41.6 Flighted delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to mid-wicket. 111/3
  • 41.5 Shorter delivery on off, Rahane rocks back and cuts it to point and takes another single.
  • 41.4 Full delivery outside off, Kohli pushes this towards third man and crosses over for a single.
  • 41.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane flicks it to square leg and takes a single. Singles coming easily for this pair now.
  • 41.2 Looped up ball on off, Rahane flicks this towards mid-wicket and takes a couple.
  • 41.1 Flighted delivery on off, Kohli flicks this to fine leg and takes a single.
  • 40.6 On a good length around off, Rahane shoulders arms to this one. Another maiden from Holder. 105/3
  • 40.5 Back of a length delivery around off, Rahane guides this to point. No run.
  • 40.4 On a length outside off, Rahane does not fiddle with it.
  • 40.3 Good length delivery outside off, Rahane lets it be.
  • 40.2 Another full delivery on off, Rahane defends it towards point.
  • 40.1 Full delivery on middle, Rahane drives this to mid on.
  • 39.6 Loopy delivery on middle, Kohli prods forward and blocks it out. 105/3
  • 39.5 Floated delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to short leg.
  • 39.4 Looped up ball on off, Rahane drives it to long on and crosses over for a single.
  • 39.3 Flighted delivery on middle, Kohli drives this through mid on for a single.
  • 39.2 Full delivery on the pads, Kohli flicks it to square leg and takes a couple.
  • 39.1 Shorter delivery on off, Rahane guides this to third man and takes a single.
  • 38.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli leaves it alone. Maiden. 100/3
  • 38.5 Short delivery outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to this one.
  • 38.4 Another full delivery on middle, Kohli pushes this to mid on.
  • 38.3 On a good length on off, Kohli lunges forward and defends it to cover.
  • 38.2 Full delivery on middle, Kohli drives it to mid on.
  • 38.1 Shortish in length on off, Kohli pushes it to cover.
  • Jason Holder to continue the attack from the other end.
  • 37.6 Loopy ball on middle, Rahane pushes it to mid on. 100/3
  • 37.5 Flighted delivery on middle, Rahane plays it to mid on.
  • 37.4 Looped up ball on middle, Rahane blocks it out.
  • 37.3 Flatter delivery on middle, Kohli flicks it to square leg and takes a single. 100 up for the visitors.
  • 37.2 Full delivery on middle, Rahane comes down the track and plays it towards mid on and takes a single.
  • 37.1 Short delivery on middle, Rahane pushes it to mid on.
  • The Windies players make their way out to the middle along with Rahane and Kohli who will resume their innings. Chase will start the proceedings after the break.
  • ...Day 3, Session 3...
  • Windies should also be happy as they picked up two important wickets in the latter half of the session. Roston Chase was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up two wickets with Roach picking up the all important wicket of Pujara. Post the break, the Windies should look to make further inroads while the visitors should look to swell their lead as much as possible. Join us in a while for the final session of Day 3.
  • It is TEA on Day 3. It has been a shared session as India added 84 valuable runs in the 30 overs which were bowled. They lead by 173 runs at the moment. After the loss of Mayank Agrawal, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied things up with a 43-run stand before KL Rahul threw his wicket away.
  • 36.6 Good bouncer to end the session. Holder hits the deck hard with this one and on the off pole line. Kohli does well to sway away from it and it is TEA ON DAY 3! 98/3
  • 36.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 36.4 Good running! Full and on the pads of Kohli, he flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick couple.
  • 36.3 Short of a length ball, Rahane looks to pull but gets the inside half of his bat and the ball rolls fine towards the fine leg region for a single.
  • 36.2 Outside off, left alone by Rahane.
  • 36.1 Fuller and on middle and off, pushed towards mid-wicket by Rahane.
  • 35.6 Full and on middle, Rahane pushes this one towards mid on and takes a single. 95/3
  • 35.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 35.4 Another one fuller and on off, Rahane pushes this back towards the bowler.
  • 35.3 Full and floated onto the middle, Rahane blocks this one out.
  • 35.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 35.1 Short and wide outside off, Rahane gets onto the back foot and pushes this one towards the cover region to take a couple.
  • 34.6 Outside off, left alone by Kohli again. 92/3
  • 34.5 Way outside off, Kohli does not fiddle with it.
  • 34.4 Full ball, driven towards mid on by Kohli but straight to the fielder.
  • 34.3 Good forward defense offered by Kohli to this full ball outside off.
  • 34.2 Kohli defends this one by presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 34.1 Outside off, Kohli lets that one through.
  • Jason Holder is back into the attack.
  • 33.6 Rahane plays this ball towards the point region. 92/3
  • 33.5 Short and flat outside off, Kohli opens the face of his bat after going onto the back foot and takes one as he guides it to third man.
  • 33.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 33.3 Kohli flicks this one towards backward square leg and takes a single.
  • 33.2 Rahane punches this one off the back foot towards point and takes a single. Rahane gets off the mark with this single.
  • 33.1 Full and floated around off, pushed to the fielder at cover.
  • 32.6 Outside off, Kohli does not fiddle with this one. 88/3
  • 32.5 Down the leg side, Virat flicks it towards backward square leg for a couple.
  • 32.4 On the pads of Kohli, he flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 32.3 Another one outside off, Kohli leaves it alone as he has nothing to do with it.
  • 32.2 Kohli shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 32.1 Outside off by Roach, Kohli leaves it alone.
  • 31.6 Full and floated on the pads, pushed through mid on for a single. The skipper retains the strike for the next over. 86/3
  • 31.5 Again on the pads, tucked towards short leg.
  • 31.4 Another one on the pads. Kohli flicks it towards mid-wicket.
  • 31.3 Floated around middle and off, pushed towards mid-wicket.
  • 31.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 31.1 FOUR! Shortish and outside off, VK gets onto the back foot and slashes this through point for a boundary. First boundary for the Indian skipper. It looks like he is going for the counter-attack.
  • 30.6 On a length outside off, Rahane leaves it alone. 81/3
  • Ajinkya Rahane walks out to the middle now as he replaces Cheteshwar Pujara. These two need to stitch a good partnership here.
  • 30.5 OUT! BOWLED! Beautiful delivery from Roach. It is bowled on a good length outside off which swung into the batsman. Pujara looks to defend but the ball goes between the bat and pad and it goes on to hit the stumps. Pujara's defense has been breached which is rarity for him. Roach comes back well after being hit for a boundary on the first ball. Back-to-back wickets for Windies. They have a chance to peg India back here.
  • 30.4 On a length on middle, Pujara blocks it out.
  • 30.3 Back of a length delivery on middle, Pujara defends it back to the bowler.
  • 30.2 Another short delivery outside off, Pujara again slaps it past cover but this time the fielder chases this down. Pujara wants three but is sent back by Virat Kohli. There was no run there.
  • 30.1 FOUR! Good shot from Pujara. It is a short ball outside off, Pujara rocks back and slaps it past the cover and point fielder for a boundary. Good start to the over.
  • 29.6 Full and floated on middle and off, pushed back straight towards the bowler. End of a successful over for the West Indies. 75/2
  • 29.5 Chase floats this one around off and Kohli blocks this one out.
  • 29.4 Kohli has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 29.3 Shortish outside off, Kohli opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a couple. The skipper is off the mark with that.
  • The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is the next man in.
  • 29.2 OUT! BOWLED! What was that from Rahul? A total lapse of concentration maybe. Chase floats this one outside off, and it turns towards the wicket. Rahul goes down on one knee and tries to play the paddle sweep but completely misses the ball and it shatters into the stumps. He was way too early into the shot and is deceived by the slowness of the delivery. Rahul departs after getting off to another fine start. India are effectively 148/2 and still hold the advantage over the hosts.
  • 29.1 FOUR! The sluggish outfield has reduced the amount of boundaries but this one does go to the fence. Wide and outside off, pushed towards the fence at point for a boundary.
  • 28.6 Good length ball on the wickets, pushed back by Pujara. 69/1
  • 28.5 Length ball on the body, pushed back towards the bowler.
  • 28.4 Outside off, left alone by Pujara again.
  • 28.3 Outside off again, left alone by the defensive maestro Pujara.
  • 28.2 Fuller and attacking the stumps, this one is pushed towards mid on.
  • 28.1 Outside off, left alone by Cheteshwar.
  • 27.6 Fuller one on middle and off, Rahul blocks this one back towards the bowler. 69/1
  • 27.5 On the pads of the batsman, works it down the leg side.
  • 27.4 This time tossed up on leg, pushed towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 27.3 Pujara comes down the track and pushes this through the gap at cover. The fielder hares after it and mops up as the batters take two.
  • 27.2 Floated on middle and leg, this time pushes this one towards the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 27.1 Comes down the track and Pujara blocks it out.
  • Chase once again has a change of ends.
  • 26.6 Another one outside off, Rahul pushes this one towards the cover fielder. 66/1
  • 26.5 Outside off, left alone by Rahul at the last possible moment.
  • 26.4 Length ball just outside off, pushed toward the point region by Rahul.
  • 26.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 26.2 Missed by a whisker! Roach bowls this one on a length and gets it to move away after pitching. Rahul goes to play at it and almost gets an edge on it. The Windies players appeal loudly but it seems out of desperation more than anything else.
  • 26.1 Kemar Roach with his first ball of the new spell and bowls it outside off. Rahul leaves it alone.
  • Kemar Roach comes back on!
  • 25.6 Yorker length outside off, Pujara opens the face of his bat and guides this one towards the point region. The fielder there dives to his left and makes a very good stop. 66/1
  • 25.5 Good length ball on middle, Cheteshwar pushes this one towards Gabriel.
  • 25.4 Good length ball outside off, Pujara pushes this one out.
  • 25.3 Fuller on middle and leg, Pujara drives it back to mid on.
  • 25.2 Length ball this time on middle and leg, Pujara pushes this one towards mid on.
  • 25.1 Full and on the off pole, Pujara pushes it back towards Shannon.
  • 24.6 Another one tossed up on off, driven back to Roston. 66/1