Virat Kohli eclipses Sachin Tendulkar after 24th Test ton

In response, the West Indies were in all sorts of trouble, first against pacer Mohammad Shami before the spinners cleaned up the middle order.

India are in complete control of the first Test of the two-match Test series against West Indies which began in Rajkot on October 4.

Indian cricketers Richabh Pant, KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw appeal successfully for a caught behind against West Indies Batsman Devendra Bishoo (R) during the third day´s play of the first Test cricket match between India and West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on October 6, 2018.

Ravindra Jadeja, who was fielding on mid-wicket, jogged all the way towards the bowlers end and waited for the last moment to break the stumps to run Shimron Hetmyer out.

Resuming from overnight score of 94/6, in reply to India's mammoth 649/9 declared, Roston Chase and Keemo Paul combined for 73 runs, which was the lone significant partnership in an otherwise timid batting display.

They have won Tests by 10 wickets seven times, while India's greatest winning margin by runs was against South Africa in Delhi in 2015, when they won by 337 runs.

Shaw became India's second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar as he reached three figures early in the second session.

"Lovely to see such an attacking knock in your first innings, @prithvishaw!". However, any hopes of quickly wrapping up the innings were dashed by Jadeja who belted five fours and five sixes in a 132-ball innings, to frustrate the Windies. Opener Kieran Powell was the only West Indies batsman to make a contribution in the second innings, an entertaining 83 off 93 balls with eight boundaries and four sixes.

He put on 55 for the ninth wicket with Umesh Yadav (22) before the declaration came at tea.

  • Angelo Rivera