West Indies vs India Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1: India End On A High After Ravichandran Ashwin’s Five-For vs West Indies | Cricket News

WI vs IND 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: India dominated the play on Wednesday vs West Indies© AFP

West Indies vs India 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Rohit Sharma (30) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (40) remained unbeaten as India ended Day 1 of the first Test against West Indies in Dominica on a high. India were 80 without loss, trailing the hosts by 70 runs at Stumps. Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin (5/60) and Ravindra Jadeja (3/26) led the way as India bundled out West Indies for 150 runs. Apart from Alick Athanaze — who departed for 47 runs — none of the West Indies batters could put up a good fight. West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and opted to bat first.(Scorecard)

India (Playing XI):Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj

West Indies (Playing XI):Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva(w), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican

Here are the Highlights of Day 1 of 1st Test match between India and West Indies, Straight from Windsor Park in Dominica:

  • 02:44 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Stumps!

    That’s it for the day. It was Ravichandran Ashwin’s five-wicket haul that helped India bundle out West Indies for 150 runs and then the duo of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal remained not out till the end of play to keep the guests in the driving seat. India trail West Indies by 70 runs.

  • 02:33 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    18.5 – A four from the bat of Yashasvi Jaiswal. It was bowled full from Jason Holder and Jaiswal drove it away for the boundary past the short cover fielder.

    IND 70/0 (19)

  • 02:21 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Play resumes!

    The play has resumed after a short rain delay.

  • 02:19 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Rain stops!

    It seems like it was just a passing shower. The rain has stopped now and the covers are being taken off.

  • 02:17 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Rain stops play in Dominica!

    It started with a slight drizzle and then it got heavier.

  • 02:04 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    A short ball from Rahkeem Cornwall just outside off and Yashasvi Jaiswal has slammed it for a four on the off side. He pierced the gap easily through the backward point region for the boundary.

    IND 58/0 (13.2)

  • 01:59 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: SIX from Rohit Sharma!

    Rohit Sharma has hit a six towards the deep mid-wicket. It was a flighted delivery from Jomel Warrican and Rohit slogged it for a six. He is slowly and gradually getting in the groove.

    IND 54/0 (12.2)

  • 01:52 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    A fuller ball from Alzarri Joseph and Rohit Sharma takes out a straight drive from his armoury to get a four off it. It went sweetly down the ground for a four after missing the stumps at the non-striker’s end by closest of margins.

    IND 44/0 (10.4)

  • 01:42 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Rohit hurts himself!

    A fuller ball from Alzarri Joseph surprised Rohit Sharma. The batter came into an awkward position before inside edging the ball to his toe. It seems that Rohit was badly hurt as he was limping while going a single on it. 

  • 01:40 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: What a shot!

    It was a half volley from Cornwall and Yashasvi Jaiswal swept it away with perfection for a four. This is the strength of Jaiswal, he knows when to attack and when to not.

    IND 32/0 (8) 

  • 01:38 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Spin introduced

    Rahkeem Cornwall has come out to bowl. We are going to see some spin bowling now after 7 overs of play in the innings.

  • 01:32 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Jaiswal opens account!

    5.4 – Yashasvi Jaiswal has got off the mark with a four. A bit of width from Alzarri Joseph outside off and Jaiswal hit the ball over the point fielder for a four. It was the first runs from the bat of Jaiswal after playing 15 dot balls.

    IND 26/0 (6)

  • 01:23 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR byes!

    Alzarri Joseph bowled a short ball to Yashasvi Jaiswal, who let it go. The ball rose to a good height and beat a jumping wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva to run for a four. The next delivery from Joseph was a dot ball.

    IND 18/0 (4)

  • 01:18 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    A lower full toss form Kemar Roach outside off stump and Rohit Sharma threw his bat on it for a four through the cover point region. 

    IND 14/0 (2.4)

  • 01:15 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Rohit is lucky there!

    A length ball from Alzarri Joseph and he almost had Rohit Sharma there. The ball nipped into the India skipper really quick and his woes with such deliveries made it look poorer. Rohit got hit on the pad but umpire was unconvinced. West Indies went upstairs and it was revealed that the ball would have clipped the stumps.

    IND 9/0 (1.3)

  • 01:05 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: India to bat now!

    Yashavi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma are out their at the middle. The youngser will take the strike. Kemar Roach will bowl the first over. Here we go!

  • 00:58 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: West Indies all out for 150!

    Ravichandran Ashwin completes a five-wicket haul and with it, India have bundled out West Indies for 150 runs. The hosts never looking threatening as the Indian bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals. Ashwin started it all with his twin strikes and what followed was a team effort with Ravindra Jadeja playing a crucial role in it with three wickets to his credit. Only Alick Athanaze — who departed for 47 runs — showed some fight but lacked support from other Windies batters.

    WI 150 (64.3)

  • 00:45 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: WICKET!

    Ravindra Jadeja has dismissed Kemar Roach as LBW. It was a very good review from India. The ball struck Roach in front of the stumps but umpire felt it was bat first. Jadeja convinced skipper Rohit Sharma to go for a review. Replays reveals that it was pad first and ball tracking confirmed that it was out. West Indies 147/9 in 61.3 overs vs India.

  • 00:37 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Final session underway!

    West Indies would be hoping the pair of Rahkeem Cornwall and Kemar Roach to stitch a good partnership to take the side over 200 runs at least. On the other hand, Indian bowlers will aim to get the job finished early so that their batters could have some time at the crease before Stumps. We are now into the final session of the day.

  • 00:17 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Tea break!

    India take another four wickets and West Indies are now right down at Tea. Alick Athanaze played a promising knock but he was dismissed by R Ashwin at the score of 47 as the Indian spinner took his fourth wicket in the game.

    WI 137/8 (58)

  • 00:05 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: WICKET!

    Fourth wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin! The off spinner gets better of Alick Athanaze. The Test debutant from West Indies departs after a promising knock of 47 runs. It was a short ball from Ashwin but Athanaze failed to time his pull shot properly. He hit it high in the air instead and Shardul Thakur at wide mid-on took the catch. West Indies are 129/8 in 55 overs vs India

  • 23:52 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: OUT!!! 700th international wicket for Ashwin

    Another one bites the dust! Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Alzarri Joseph for his third wicket in the innings and 700th international wicket. He is only the third Indian bowler to claim 700 or more international wickets. West Indies are 124/7 in 52.4 overs vs India.

  • 23:40 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: WICKET!

    The 41-run partnership for the 6th wicket is broken as Mohammed Siraj has got Jason Holder with a beautiful ploy. It was a short ball from Siraj with a deep square leg fielder in place. Holder hooked the ball right into the hands of the fielder. West Indies are 117/6 in 49.4 overs vs India

  • 23:29 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: SIX from Alick Athanaze!

    A fuller ball from R Ashwin and Alick Athanaze hit it over the long-on fence for a six. That is the first maximum of the West Indies innings and the game as well. Athanaze is batting really well. This partnership between him and Jason Holder has been the silver lining for the West Indies in this innings so far.

    WI 117/5 (49)

  • 23:14 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Mini recovery for West Indies!

    West Indies lost their fifth wicket at the score of 76 runs. Since then, Alick Athanaze and Jason Holder have added 29 runs for the sixth wicket so far. Both of them have batted well, especially the Test debutant Athanaze. He remains West Indies’ key from here as they side would be needing a total of at least 250.

    WI 105/5 (46)

  • 23:04 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Good over for West Indies!

    Alick Athanaze hit a four to Ravindra Jadeja towards backward square leg on the third ball of the over while Jason Holder hit a boundary down the ground on the fifth ball. A total of 11 runs came off the over.

    WI 102/5 (44)

  • 22:55 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    40.2 – A short ball from Ravichandran Ashwin. Alick Athanaze rocked back and pulled it down the leg side for a four. Athanaze is batting really well. Such a confidence on maiden Test game that too against a team like India is something you need to appreciate. 

    WI 91/5 (41)

  • 22:53 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Two maiden overs on trot!

    First Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a maiden over, then Ravindra Jadeja followed him with another maiden. Things are moving really slow for West Indies and at the moment, they want to save wickets.

    WI 87/5 (40)

  • 22:43 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Lucky escape for Athanaze

    35.1 – A length ball from Ravindra Jadeja hit the front pad of Alick Athanaze. That followed a loud appeal from India players but the umpire was unconvinced. Skipper Rohit didn’t go for the review as he felt that the ball got an inside edge of the bat before hitting the pad. However, replays revealed that there was no edge but the impact was on umpire’s call and so was the ball on the stumps.

    WI 82/5 (36)

  • 22:32 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Elegance at its best!

    It was a beautiful shot from debutant Alick Athanaze for a four. Shardul Thakur bowled a fuller ball outside off stump to Athanaze and the batter drove it away beautifully for boundary. It was a no-ball and Shardul will have to bowl it again.

    WI 81/5 (32.5)

  • 22:31 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Elegance at its best!

    It was a beautiful shot from debutant Alick Athanaze for a four. Shardul Thakur bowled a fuller ball outside off stump to Athanaze and the batter drove it away beautifully for boundary. It was a no-ball and Shardul will have to bowl it again.

    WI 81/5 (32.5)

  • 22:29 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: WICKET for Jadeja!

    Ravindra Jadeja gets his second wicket! He has removed Joshua Da Silva. Ishan Kishan took a really good catch behind the stumps to end the inning of Da Silva. West Indies are in serious trouble as they are five down with only 76 runs on the board.

  • 22:12 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: 2nd session starts!

    The second session has kicked off with Shardul Thakur bowling the first over. Alick Athanaze will face him. Here we go!

  • 21:37 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Lunch!

    India dominated the first session on the first day of the ongoing first Test vs West Indies. Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul started well for the hosts with a 31-run stand but R Ashwin dismissed Chanderpaul, it opened the floodgates. Such was the result that West Indies went four down by Lunch with Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja claiming a wicket apiece, besides the two from Ashwin.

    WI 68/4 (28)

  • 21:20 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: India keep it tight

    West Indies’ scoring rate in the first session is . Indian bowlers have done a good job to keep things tight. Eyes are on Jermaine Blackwood and Test debutant Alick Athanaze, who are currently batting at the crease.

    WI 59/3 (25)

  • 21:06 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Shardul Thakur strikes!

    Shardul Thakur’s golden arm is into the act again. How many times we see him picking a wicket soon after coming into the attack. It took him just three balls to take his first wicket. It was bowled a bit fuller from Shardul and Raymon Reifer nicked the ball to wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan. India are on top!


    WI 47/3 (19.3) 

  • 20:57 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    Fuller and a bit of room outside off from R Ashwin and Jermaine Blackwood was quick to pounce on it. The right-handed batter drove it away through the extra cover region for a four. This will give some confidence to Blackwood, who was struggling in his short stay at the crease so far.

    WI 47/2 (18.5)

  • 20:51 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: Close call!

    R Ashwin almost had the wicket of Jermaine Blackwood. With a fuller delivery, Ashwin hit the front pad of Blackwood. Umpire was unconvinced so India had to go upstairs. Ball tracking revealed that the impact was on umpire’s call and the ball was also clipping the stumps. Blackwood survived as the ground umpire’s decision was not out. 

    WI 38/2 (16.5)

  • 20:48 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: WICKET!

    R Ashwin strikes again for India! This time he has trapped Kraigg Brathwaite. The West Indies skipper failed to take on India’s ace spinner this time and edged the ball high in the air before Rohit Sharma at cover took the catch comfortably.

  • 20:38 (IST)

    WI vs IND Live: FOUR!

    A beautiful sweep shot from Kraigg Brathwaite on the bowling of R Ashwin and the batter will get a four off it. The West Indies captain is batting with controlled aggression and it is paying him the rewards. He is 20 not out off 41 balls now. 

    WI 38/1 (14.4)

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