The West Indies tour of India began from Thursday (today) as both the side locked horns in the first Test match of the two-match Test series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot. The Rajkot Test will be Windiesâ€™ first Test match in India since 2011 and come after a good 2-0 Test series win against ninth-placed Bangladesh.
Prithivi Shaw, who made his debut with this Test match smashed century, making him the youngest Indian player to score hundred in the debut Test match.Â
Apart from Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli also showcased unmatched performance on the Day 1 of first Test match of the series.Â
Whereas, the No. 1 Test side in India come after a 4-1 Test series defeat in England, but still are the clear favourites to win this match and series. Interestingly, Indiaâ€™s last home Test series defeat to West Indies came in 1983. Since, 1992 both the sides have played 19 Tests between them with India winning 10 matches while one ended in a draw.
India and Windies have played each other 94 times before in Test matches and India have won 18, lost 30, drawn 46 with two no results.
India vs West Indies 1st Test at Rajkot Highlights:Â
# STUMPS! IND 364/4 at the end of Day 1 with Kohli (72) and Pant (17) out in the middleÂ
# OUT! Rahane caught behind byÂ Dowrich, IND 337/4Â after 83.3 oversÂ
# With the end of 80th over, IND 325/3 with Rahane (39) and Kohli (56) at crease
# Virat Kohli hits his 20th fifty, IND 313/3 after 76.3 oversÂ
# With just three runs added to the total, IND 297/3 after 72 overs
# After 59 Overs, India are 258/3
# After 53 Overs, India are 240/3
# Ajinkya Rahane the new man in now!
# 50.2 Overs: OUT! Prithvi Shaw departs and he cannot believe it. A loose shot to end his brilliant innings as he plays a lazy shot to hand Bishoo his first wicket of the innings. Well played young man!Â Prithvi Shaw c and b Devendra Bishoo 134(154)
# The moment when Prithvi Shaw completed his debut ton!
# After 46 Overs, India are 214/2
# 42.5 Overs: OUT! Cheteshwar Pujara departs! Maiden Test wicket for Lewis as he looks overwhelmed after breaking this frustrating partnership. A great knock comes to an end!Â Pujara c Dowrich b Sherman Lewis 86(130) India 209/2
# After 42 Overs, India are 208/1, now Pujara also eyeing a ton - playing at 86.
# After 36 Overs, India are 189/1
# 32.2 Overs: A brilliant debut century by Prithvi Shaw! What a moment for the youngster. The future is bright for him as well as India. Top stuff.
# After 30 Overs, India are 166/1
# Afer 28 Overs, India are 163/1. Pujara at 66, while Prithvi Shaw is playing at 91. Interesting times!
# After 27 Overs, India are 153/1
# Play resumes after Lunch, Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara still going strong!
# Pujara playing at 56, while Shaw is at 75!
# After 25 Overs, India are 133/1
# After 21 Overs, India are 104/1
# After 19 Overs, India are 92/1
#Â Youngest at the time of maiden Test 50 (India):Â
- 16y 214d S Tendulkar v Pak, Faisalabad, 1989
- 18y 301d Parthiv Patel v Aus, SCG, 2004
- 18y 329d PRITHVI SHAW v WI, Rajkot, 2018
- 19y 215d R Shastri v Eng, Delhi, 1981
- 19y 291d D Karthik v Pak, Kolkata, 2005
# FIFTY FOR SHAW! Prithvi Shaw brings up his debut half-century in just 56 balls. Some brilliant shots in the build-up!
# After 15 Overs, India are 74/1. Some scintillating shots by Prithvi Shaw, so strong on his back foot, nearing his half-century now.Â
# After 12 Overs, India are 56/1
# After 8 Overs, India are 35/1
# After 7 Overs, India are 27/1, a slight relief after the first over departure.
# After 4 Overs, India are 24/1, Prithvi Shaw batting at 22, while Pujara is on 1.
# Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man in!
# 0.6 Over: OUT! KL Rahul departs for a duck! Gabriel with a peach! 151 km/phÂ inswinger straight on the pad rolls!Â Rahul lbw b Gabriel 0(4)
# 0.3 Over: Prithvi Shaw with the first runs in International cricket. 3 Runs!
# KL Rahul and Prithvi Shaw open for India, Gabriel with the red cherry!
#Â Shermon Lewis makes his debut for Windies!
Congratulations! to Shermon Lewis making his Test debut today. Received his playing cap from WINDIES Bowling legend Ian Bishop. pic.twitter.com/h18i5a7nMAâ€” Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 4, 2018
#Â West Indies (Playing XI): K Brathwaite, K Powell, S Hetmyer, S Hope, R Chase, S Ambris, S Dowrich, K Paul, D Bishoo, S. Lewis, S Gabriel
#Â India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
#Â Kraigg Brathwaite:Â I would have had a bat first as well. Using the new ball is the key for us. Got to be aggressive and enjoy the game. Holder is not playing. Lewis to make his debut today. I think the guys are looking forward to this.
#Â Virat Kohli:Â We are gonna have bat first. Looks a good wicket to bat on. There's a bit of grass that holds up the surface. It's very warm and humid here so the best time to bat will be first. We are playing three spinners. Kuldeep is playing and Shardul misses. Umesh and Shami start for us. Shaw is making his debut, it's a big day for him. We need to focus on our lower order contribution, something we have spoken about. See what Shaw can do at the top.
# Kragg Brathwaite confirms that regular skipper Jason Holder misses out!
# Virat Kohli wins the toss, elects to bat first
# Some visuals from outside the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium.
Rajkot: Visuals from outside Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium where India will take on West Indies in first Test match in the two-match Test series. pic.twitter.com/rPleJnQP1Gâ€” ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2018
# PacerÂ Kemar Roach will miss the first TestÂ owing to a bereavement in his family
#Â Prithvi Shaw receivesÂ his Test cap from skipper Virat Kohli! A memorable moment for the youngster
# Skipper is back!Â
# Prithvi Shaw to make hisÂ debut!