India reduced West Indies to 94 for 6 after posting 649 for 9 declared in their first innings at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test against the West Indies here Friday.
Indian team have declared the first innings of their opening Test against West Indies at 649-9 before the third session of Day two here at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Showing complete dominance, the Indian batting line-up bruised the West Indies bowling attack by piling up a mammoth total on board.
Post-lunch, it was skipper Virat Kohli (139) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (100) who spearheaded India’s attack on the opposition bowlers.
Both the players built a 64-run partnership keeping their side in full control of the match.
Jadeja, who had impressed everyone with his all-round performance during the recently-concluded Asia Cup, did not disappoint on his home ground as he smashed a 132-ball century to help India cross the 600-run mark.
Pacer Umesh Yadav (22) and spinner Kuldeep Yadav (12) were among the other contributors for the Indian side.
Resuming the second day at a score of 364, Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued his rich vein of form as he not only notched up yet another hundred off 184 balls but also shared a crucial partnership of 133 runs with Rishabh Pant (92) for the fifth wicket to help India cross the 500-run mark at lunch.
Yesterday, Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw stepped into the world of international cricket in style as he smashed a blistering century in his debut Test against the Caribbean side.
The 18-year-old, who is the youngest Indian to make his debut for India since Sachin Tendulkar, took just 99 balls to reach the three-figure mark, which also included 14 boundaries.
The ongoing two-match Test series against West Indies is a part of India’s preparation ahead of the crucial Test series against Australia and the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.