Shannon Gabriel 0 1 0 0 0 Jason Holder 39 35 9 0 West Indies on the other hand, have a lot to ponder about. However, there is still a long time before they play the longest format. There, though will be a lot of cricket action going on.
Pant and Vihari remain unbeaten at 27 and 42 respectively. India would be pretty happy with that but WI not so much after they won the toss and chose to bowl first. But they will have another go at the Indians tomorrow morning as the visitors will look to put the match beyond their reach by posting a big total on the board.
All that remains to be seen. Till then, goodbye and join us tomorrow for our live coverage! He has had Pant in all sorts of trouble with his deliveries moving away from the left-hander after coming in. Pant misses, gets beaten, edges fly off before middling one. Easily could have had a couple of wickets if luck was in his favour and not Pant's.
Gabriel commits the same mistake again and bowls an identical delivery to the one from 2 balls ago. Vihari accepts it gleefully and collects another easy 4.
A dismal start from Gabriel and he will have to pull his length back further to make good use of the new ball AM IST: After the spinners failed to make any further dents, Jason Holder has opted for the 2nd new ball with just about 7 overs remaining in the day's play now, Looks like Kemar Roach will get to use the fresh cherry first.
Rishabh Pant takes full advantage of the spin of Roston Chase by stepping out of the crease and heaving him over long-on for a huge six. This is the first maximum of the innings. It will be interesting to see how Pant and Vihari deal with it.
A beauty from Holder pitches just outside off and straightens a bit but just enough to take his outside edge and flies away for the easiest of catches to keeper Hamilton.
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West Indies and Holder are elated and why shouldn't they be. Vihari at the other end hasn't looked uncomfortable as well and India are now looking to somehow play out the remaining 19 overs without further dents.
West Indies need to conjure up something to justify their decision to bowl first AM IST: Vihari takes a couple of steps forward off the bowling of Cornwall and hits him over mid-off. The ball just lands short of the boundary gifting the batsman a valuable 4 runs.
Meanwhile, Kemar Roach has left the field temporarily. Roach bowls a full incoming delivery at middle but Vihari is quick to bring his bat down straight and hit it millimeters past the stumps as Kohli takes cover. The ball races towards the straight boundary!
While the first boundary was hit towards mid-off, the next one was hit towards just wide of mid-on. The umpire shakes his head but Roach gives a wry smile as WI have no reviews left, having wasted their 2nd one on Vihari just a few minutes ago.
Commentator's curse you might say. Just as Rahane was looking good, he tries to chance his arms on a delivery just outside off, but only manages a faint edge.
Debutant wicketkeeper Hamilton completes an easy catch.
India 4-down as Hanuma Vihari joins his skipper out in the middle. He has looked in fine touch as if continuing from where he left off in the last Test AM IST: The players are taking the field as Kohli and Rahane look to consolidate further for India on what has been an attritional day of play at Sabina Park today.
Just 3 wickets till now and it remains to be seen if the WI bowlers have it in them to upstage the Indians for a final time today. Roach to Kohli.
Here we go Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have stitched up plus stand for the 4th wicket. No doubt he is India's Mr consistent even in the longest format of the game. Another fifty for Mr Consistent.
India have lost the wicket of Agarwal but Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have now added 34 for the fourth wicket!
Ajinkya Rahane played a crisp drive and the ball sailed through the covers for another boundary. Rahane brings his footwork in use and goes right to the pitch of the delivery to fetch a FOUR. The duo of Kohli-Rahane has added plus runs for the 4th wicket and India need them to carry this partnership for a much longer period of time.
On the other hand, WI skipper Jason Holder is using his bowlers and trying everything to break this stand. Kohli has been picking up boundaries at will and helping his team add vital runs. Cornwall has been involved in all three wickets today. What a day this has been for WI debutant. Agarwal's dismissal seemed to a repetition of KL Rahul's wicket.
Same bowler, same fielder and same fielding position. Eventually the umpire took no time in raising his finger after Kemar Roach went up in in a caught behind appeal for Mayank Agarwal. Agarwal reviewed it straightaway and survived an umpring howler in the 2nd Test. Agarwal was the aggresor in his opening partnership with KL Rahul but has shifted his gears to defensive mode after India was dealt two early blows.
India opener has looked solid with his captain in the middle and forged a solid plus stand for the 3rd wicket. India opener has been relying on singles whereas Kohli has been taking the onus of scoring quick runs in the form of boundaries.
Kohli scored a boundary off Gabriel as the Windies pacer delivered an overpitched ball on his pads. Superb shot, nicely driven down the ground for his fourth boundary in this knock. It was a full-pitched delivery on off-stump, Mayank drives it past the mid-off fielder to the fence. Windies skipper consults the wicketkeeper and the bowler, decides to take the review.
It is a bad one from the hosts as the ball hit Kohli in front of the middle stump and was turning too much, missing the leg stump by a long way. Windies lose a review!
Rahkeem surpassed former Australia captain Warwick Armstrong, who weighed kg, to achieve this feat.
Cheteshwar Pujara c Brooks b Cornwall 6 25 balls. Short delivery on off-stump, Pujara looks to cut it past the point fielder but somehow manages to hit it straight to Shamarh Brooks, handing Rahkeem Cornwall his first wicket in Test cricket! What a way to start the party!
Smashed down the ground.
Flighted delivery on off-stump, Mayank gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it uppishly past the mid-off fielder for a boundary. And that brings an end to the first hour of play in Kingston. Drinks will be brought onto the field now. KL Rahul departed in the 7th over and since then India have managed to score just 1 run so far.
Richards, who has been doing commentary along with pre and post-match analysis on official broadcasters Sony was doing a pre-match show when he complained of uneasiness. KL Rahul c Cornwall b Holder 13 26 balls.
Superb delivery from the captain, came into Rahul but just went away a hint after pitching to take the outside-edge of the bat. The ball carries nicely to Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip, who takes his first catch in Test cricket.
Jason Holder has come into the bowling attack, replacing Kemar Roach. Full ball just outside off, Agarwal leans into the drive and pushes it through the cover region for a boundary. That will give him some confidence.