Kohli, Jadeja stand puts India back on track after West Indies fightback

India 288 for 4 (Kohli 87*, Rohit 80, Jaiswal 57, Holder 1-30, Warrican 1-55) vs West Indies


Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal all scored half-centuries as India reached 288-4 at stumps on day one of the second Test against the West Indies on Thursday.

The hosts won the toss and decided to bowl first at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Based on proceedings on day one, that seemed like the wrong choice as India started the day with a 139-run opening partnership between first Test centurions Jaiswal and Sharma.

Jaiswal, who hit a magnificent 171 on debut in Dominica, made a 74-ball 57 while Sharma, India’s Captain who hit 103 in the last Test, fell for 80 off 143 balls with the score on 155 in the 39th over.

Jaiswal’s knock included nine fours and a six while Sharma hit nine fours and two sixes.

Shubman Gill (10) and Ajinkya Rahane (8) were the other Indian batsmen to fall before the end of play.

Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja will be at the crease when play continues tomorrow.

Kohli, who hit 76 in the first Test, will resume on 87* searching for his 29th Test hundred while Jadeja will resume on 36*. Kohli has, so far, faced 161 balls and hit eight fours.

Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican and Jason Holder have each taken a wicket for the West Indies. (SportsMax) 

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