2nd Test, Day 1 Live: India and West Indies compete in historic 100th Test.© AFP
WI vs IND, 2nd Test, Day 1 Live: Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant half-century and Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his brilliant run of form with another fifty after West Indies won the toss and opted to field. Jason Holder, Jomel Warrican and Kemar Roach took one wicket each. Mukesh Kumar is making his debut for India in place of Shardul Thakur. It is a historic occasion as the second Test at Port of Spain is the 100th Test between the two sides. India and West Indies cricket rivalry has spanned two eras. One, when WI was a formidable force in cricket and India was an underdog. And the other, which saw India rose as a cricketing superpower while WI lost the glory and prestige they enjoyed in the 70s and 80s. In all, they have played 99 Tests, including the first Test in Dominica last week. Out of these, India has won 23 Tests, WI has won 30. (Live Scorecard)
Here are the Live Updates of Day 1 of the second Test between West Indies and India from Trinidad
WI vs IND Live: Slow rebuild!
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle and the rebuild is on for India. Two new batters are there after three quick wickets and it will take a good show from them to get India back to a dominant position.
India 164 for the loss of three wickets.
WI vs IND Live: Huge wicket!
Jomel Warrican strikes! Rohit Sharma is clean bowled for 80 and what a comeback for West Indies. They have done well in the second session!
India 157 for the loss of three wickets.
WI vs IND Live: Gill fails once again!
Not again! Shubman Gill departs and it is a good catch by Joshua Da Silva. The youngster had a slow start and Kemar Roach was able to induce the mistake early. Bad news for Gill!
India 154 for the loss of two wickets.
WI vs IND Live: Big chance for Gill!
Shubman Gill is the new batter for India and this is a huge chance for him. The youngster missed out in the first Test and this will be a good chance for him to consolidate his place in the No. 3 position.
India 147 for the loss of one wicket.
WI vs IND Live: Jaiswal departs!
First wicket for West Indies and it is Yashasvi Jaiswal! A huge outside edge and it flew straight to Kirk McKenzie in a wide-ish gully. Finally the breakthrough that the hosts were looking for!
India 139 for the loss of one wicket.
WI vs IND Live: Gabriel is back!
Some good news for West Indies as Shannon Gabriel is not looking in any discomfort. However, no success for him as he was slammed for a four by Rohit Sharma.
India 132 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Second session!
The action resumes and Rohit Sharma has started with another boundary. Right now, it is just too easy for the India openers. West Indies need to come up with a solution fast!
India 125 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Lunch!
India are 121 for no loss at lunch. A session that belonged completely to the visitors and the goal for Jaiswal and Rohit will be to add another hundred to their name!
WI vs IND Live: Dropped chance!
Finally a mistake from Yashasvi Jaiswal as the ball flew off his edge but Alick Athanaze was not able to complete a catch! What a miss for West Indies!
India 121 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Jaiswal express continues!
There is no stopping Yashasvi Jaiswal! Another fifty to his name and this is the first Test all over again. India in no danger and it is already looking very bad for West Indies.
India 119 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: No stopping Rohit!
Brian Lara is in attendance and he will be very proud with how Rohit Sharma has played. Confident batting from the India skipper and he is looking in mighty good touch.
India 105 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Fifty for Rohit!
What an innings from the Indian cricket team skipper and another half century for Rohit Sharma. Complete domination from the start of the day and he will once again be looking to add another century to his name.
India 98 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Rohit on the offensive!
Two fours in the same over – Rohit has taken a special liking to Warrican and he is taking him to the cleaners. Not much turn off the pitch and he had no problems in dispatching the deliveries for two boundaries. Great batting.
India 75 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Gabriel injured!
Big blow for West Indies as Shannon Gabriel has left the field for some injury it seems. He was looking dangerous in the first hour and it will be interesting to see how fast he can return.
India 61 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Time for drinks!
13 overs gone and India are 57 for no loss. Time for drinks and till now, it has been all India. Yashasvi Jaiswal did provide a glimmer of hope for West Indies but it was a tough chance for the fielder. Other than that, it has been impressive batting by both him and Rohit.
WI vs IND Live: Spin vs Pure form!
Jomel Warrican is introduced into the attack and although the India openers are not taking any unnecessary risks, the run rate is quite comfortable for India. Both Rohit and Yashasvi look completely in control and it remains to be seen how much spin will trouble them.
India 51 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Shannon Gabriel!
Shannon Gabriel has been the only bowler who has looked dangerous for West Indies till now. A constant line just outside the off stump has forced Rohit Sharma to go hunting more than once and it looks like he can turn out to be a problem for the Indian openers.
India 32 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Rohit looking slightly shaky!
The West Indies bowlers have not bothered the Indian openers much but Rohit Sharma has not looked extremely confident till now. A couple of nervy edges and Shannon Gabriel will look to exploit that weakness.
India 29 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Yashasvi on fire!
A boundary over third-man and a six over mid-wicket – Yashasvi Jaiswal is back! After a brilliant century of debut, the youngster is looking more confident than ever. What a performance!
India 28 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Solid start!
Rohit and Jaiswal look like they have just resumed from where they left in the first Test. Same poise and same ease while playing the WI pacers.
India 7 for no loss.
WI vs IND Live: Game time!
Kemar Roach to start the bowling for West Indies while Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma are the preferred openers for India. It is game time!
WI vs IND Live: West Indies playing XI!
Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Kirk McKenzie, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva(w), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel
WI vs IND Live: India Playing XI
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammed Siraj
WI vs IND Live: Toss time!
West Indies have won the toss and they have decided to bowl first. One major change for India as Mukesh Kumar will make his debut in place of Shardul Thakur.
WI vs IND Live: Head-to-Head record!
India has not had a very good record historically against Windies at home. At home, they have played 47 Tests against them, won 13, lost 14 and 20 have ended in a draw. India’s win percentage is 27.65 per cent. WI has dominated India in its home settings of the Caribbean. In 52 Tests played, India has won 10, WI has won 16 and 26 have ended in a draw. India’s win percentage is 19.23 in WI.
WI vs IND Live: Kohli’s mega feat!
The match is Kohli’s 500th match in the international stage and he joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting, MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Ms Dhoni, Rahul Dravid – all of whom have played over 500 games in the international stage.
WI vs IND Live: Ashwin eyes milestone!!!
While Kohli will be making his 500th appearance, Ravi Ashwin needs 14 more to reach 500 Test wickets.
WI vs IND Live: Focus on Kohli!
For Virat Kohli, this will be a historic occasion too as he is set to play his 500th international match. He also needs 32 runs to go past Virender Sehwag’s Test tally of 8586. Among Indians, only Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman have more Test runs.
WI vs IND Live: Historic day!
India and West Indies will be playing their 100th Test against each other. In all, they have played 99 Tests. Out of these, India has won 23 Tests, WI has won 30, and India’s win percentage is 23.23 per cent. 46 matches have been drawn.
Can the Windies make a comeback this time?
WI vs IND Live: Hello!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd Test between India and West Indies from Trinidad.
Toss is less than an hour away. Stay Tuned!
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