West Indies quicks rattle India

West Indies v India, 3rd Test, Gros Islet, 1st day
West Indies opted to bowl in St Lucia and were off to an excellent start when they had Shikhar Dhawan caught behind in the third over© Associated Press
© Associated PressWest Indies opted to bowl in St Lucia and were off to an excellent start when they had Shikhar Dhawan caught behind in the third over
Virat Kohli sprang a surprise by walking out at No. 3. The experiment didn't last long as debutant Alzarri Joseph bounced the Indian captain out for his first Test wicket© AFP
© AFPVirat Kohli sprang a surprise by walking out at No. 3. The experiment didn't last long as debutant Alzarri Joseph bounced the Indian captain out for his first Test wicket
Despite the twin strikes, KL Rahul struck a brisk half-century, and added 58 runs for the third wicket with Ajinkya Rahane© Associated Press
© Associated PressDespite the twin strikes, KL Rahul struck a brisk half-century, and added 58 runs for the third wicket with Ajinkya Rahane
Roston Chase struck a few minutes short of lunch to get rid of Rahul soon after his fifty© Associated Press
© Associated PressRoston Chase struck a few minutes short of lunch to get rid of Rahul soon after his fifty
Joseph struck again after lunch to remove Rohit Sharma for 9 and India slipped to 87 for 4© Associated Press
© Associated PressJoseph struck again after lunch to remove Rohit Sharma for 9 and India slipped to 87 for 4
Rahane buckled down in the company of R Ashwin to try and get India back on track, before his wicket, two overs before tea, gave West Indies control again© Associated Press
© Associated PressRahane buckled down in the company of R Ashwin to try and get India back on track, before his wicket, two overs before tea, gave West Indies control again
But Ashwin batted on, brought up his seventh Test fifty and finished the day on 75 not out© AFP
© AFPBut Ashwin batted on, brought up his seventh Test fifty and finished the day on 75 not out
Wriddhiman Saha kept him company for an unbeaten 108-run sixth-wicket stand that saw India through to stumps without any further damage© AFP
© AFPWriddhiman Saha kept him company for an unbeaten 108-run sixth-wicket stand that saw India through to stumps without any further damage

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  • ozind95 on August 10, 2016, 13:51 GMT

    I feel India goofed by dropping Pujara ,a player who can soak up ball and relieve the other batsman and also frustrate the bowlers .

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