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Highlights India vs West Indies 2018, 1st Test, Day 3 at Rajkot: Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja Star as India Thump Windies by an Innings to Take 1-0 Lead

IND vs WI 1st Test Highlights - India took a 1-0 lead over West Indies as they outclassed the visitors by an innings and 272 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday.

Updated: October 6, 2018 3:34 PM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Aditya Chauhan

LIVE Cricket Score India vs West Indies 2018, 1st Test, Day 3 at Rajkot: Kuldeep Yadav Picks Fifer as India Rattle Windies in Follow-On
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India vs West Indies 2018, 1st Test Highlights Day 3: India outclassed the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The visiting side failed to put up a show against the No.1 Test side as India dominated the entire contest and registered their biggest innings win at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

After putting a massive 649/9 on the board, India rode on its disciplined bowling attack to skittle out West Indies for the second time within two days. The visiting batsmen had no answer to the Indian bowling as they succumbed and fell for 181 and 196 runs in their first and second innings respectively.

Resuming their first innings at 94/6 on Saturday, West Indies were all out after an hour and 10 minutes in the morning session. Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) stitched together a 73-run stand. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ran through the tail, ending with 4/37 in 11 overs.

India vs West Indies, 1st Test: Day 2 Highlights

Ashwin first removed Chase with a beauty, a flighted ball that turned in to create a big gap between bat and pad before crashing into the stumps. Number 10 and 11 were easy meat for Aswhin, who sent them back with the away turning ball. Asked to follow-on, the visitors lost skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (10) as Ashwin struck again as West Indies’ scorecard read 32/1.

Later, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav ran through the West Indian middle order as he scalped five wickets to leave the visitors at 151/6. It was also Kuldeep’s maiden five-wicket haul in Test as he returned with career-best figures of 5/57.

Other than opener Kieran Powell, who showed some resistance with his knock 83 runs, no visiting batsman showed a fight and fell cheaply. After his fall, Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin struck each to pack back Keemo Paul (15) and Devendra Bishoo (9) as West Indies were 185/8 when lunch was taken. (Read Full Day 2 Match Report)

In the third and final session, Jadeja dismissed Shannon Gabriel (4) and Sherman Lewis (4) as India registered a comfortable victory.

Earlier, India rode on debutant opener Prithvi Shaw’s 134, skipper Virat Kohli’s 139 and Jadeja’s unbeaten 100 to put a huge 649/9 on board.

The second and final Test of the series will be held from October 12 in Hyderabad.

Live Updates

  • Oct 6, 2018 3:32 PM IST

    PRITHVI SHAW HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH for his fantastic century. Says that he is more happy for the team and is happier that his contribution could come in the cause. Says that there is no change in the preparation – whether one plays First Class Cricket or Test cricket. Hopes to continue doing his stuff.

  • Oct 6, 2018 3:31 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Latest Score and Updates: Victorious Indian captain Virat Kohli says that one cannot compare the conditions in England and here. Is honest enough to admit that with India’s quality, they are expected to be dominating at home, purely because they have done that so many times in the past. Dodges the question about Windies’ surrender and says that his team’s focus is to be consistent and they did that. Stresses further that it was a clinical performance and is delighted for Shaw and Jadeja. Praises the 18-year old for grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Also says that the declaration was delayed purely because the team wanted the all-rounder to reach his century. On the seam bowling, Virat says that both the quicks were very good, on a track which had nothing for fast bowlers. Adds further that the spinners have always been good on such surfaces any which ways. Informs that the reason for going in with 5 main bowlers was to rotate the players in the heat. Smiles on being informed that India’s over-rate was close to 17 an hour and puts it down to the new rules which do not allow flexibility in drinking water. Also says that India were never bothered with the over rate as they have plenty of spinners in their ranks who finish off their overs quickly.

  • Oct 6, 2018 3:30 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Live Updates: Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite credits India for showing how to master Test cricket. On being asked about the margin of defeat, Kraigg puts it down to batting issues with no partnerships being strung. Feels that had they got 2 or 3 big stands, they would have done well. On being asked about Jason Holder’s fitness, Brathwaite says that he is not sure and they will have to assess in the next couple of days.

  • Oct 6, 2018 3:17 PM IST

  • Oct 6, 2018 3:16 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Latest Score and Updates: Now about India’s bowling because there is nothing much to talk about their opponents’ batting. Test match is a test of patience but they were hardly tested. Shami struck early with the new ball in the first innings and then Ashwin got 4 more because of his guile than the pitch. After being asked to bat again, perhaps one might have expected to see some fight from the Windies. There was a bit – with Kieran Powell really playing well. But once he got out, the procession was fuelled. What was surprising was the amount of shots played in the second innings. As many as 7 sixes were hit, with the batsmen clearly trying to hit the spinners off their lengths. But they were just trying it way too often and paid the price.

  • Oct 6, 2018 3:01 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Live Updates: The players shake hands but Jason Holder just sits there in the Windies’ dressing room, totally flummoxed. Was this a pitch which seemed like a minefield? Or was it all in the mind? Perhaps the latter. It could not have started better for the visiting side. Coming on Indian soil, then striking in the first over. But after that, it just got pear-shaped. Prithvi Shaw’s attack put them on the defensive and they simply could not get going. Keemo Paul breaking down before Lunch on Thursday did not help matters either and as a result, they saw 3 centurions, a 90-odd and an 80-odd. Bishoo did get a 4-fer but was not that threatening.

  • Oct 6, 2018 2:54 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Latest Score and Updates: That ends the Test match. Thank you for watching. India have earned their BIGGEST EVER WIN IN TEST CRICKET, in terms of runs. Full and on middle, Gabriel tries to repeat what he did on the third ball but this time there is a man near the ropes. Kuldeep Yadav is the man at the fence and he takes a decent catch. INDIA WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 272 RUNS! India (649/9) beat Windies (181 and 196) by an innings and 272 runs to take 1-0 lead in two-match series. Kuldeep Yadav 5/57, Ravindra Jadeja 3/35

  • Oct 6, 2018 2:47 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Live Updates: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja removes Sherman Lewis for 4. Dead plumb. The strength of Jadeja is that he keeps his line straight. This is pitched around leg and Lewis attempts a wild slog. However, he misses as the ball spins away and is hit on the pad. Windies 181 and 192/9, trail India (649/9) by 276 runs

  • Oct 6, 2018 2:45 PM IST

    IND vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Latest Score and Updates: FOUR! Carrom ball gone wrong and Lewis gets his boundary. Short ball on off, Lewis pulls it through square leg to the fence. Windies 181 and 189/9 vs India (649/9)

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