Result
1st Test, West Indies tour of India at Rajkot, Oct 4-6 2018
649/9d
50.5 ov
181 & 196 (f/o)
India won by an innings and 272 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
India649/9d(149.5 overs)
Virat Kohli139 (230)
Prithvi Shaw134 (154)
West Indies181(48 overs)
West Indies196(50.5 overs)
end of over 514 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 196/10CRR: 3.85 
Shane Dowrich16 (64)
Ravindra Jadeja12.5-1-35-3
Ravichandran Ashwin18-2-71-2

3:18pm And that is all from this Test. Look out for the post-match menu on our home page and don't forget to join us again for the second Test.

Shaw: Feels good. It was a great win. Scoring myself and getting the team to a win on my debut. couldn't have imagined it so I feel good. Whenever you play international cricket, there is always a challenge. I was looking to play my natural game, the way I play in FC cricket, and play the ball on the merit.

Prithvi Shaw is the Man of the Match.

Kohli: I don't think you can compare the two conditions [England and India]. That was a bigger challenge. We understand that with the ability we have, we will dominate in these conditions. We were very clinical. It's not something for to speak on [West Indies' performance] I'm sure they'll sort out the errors. We don't want to focus on what the opposition does. I'm happy we were clinical. Delighted for Prtivhi and Jaddu. Playing his first game, seeing him dominate - the guy showed he is different quality. That's why he's been pushed to the Test team. It is exciting to see from the captain's perspective. Jaddu as well - he has got important runs for us before and we wanted him to get three figures. We believe he can turn matches for us.

If you see the first innings, the way Umesh and Shami ran into bowl. Few wickets with the new ball and you can put the opposition under pressure. Shami took wickets on a pitch that was offerig nothing. Didn't want to play four bowlers with the heat factor.

[The good over rate] It was a bit to do with the umpires pushing us as well. With the new rule of not drinking water. The guys struggled a bit because of that, it was difficult for guys to bat 45 minutes without water. I'm sure they'll look at those rules and adjust it for conditions.

Kraigg Brathwaite: Not the best of starts but obviously credits to India. They played well and showed us how to bat, especially. As a batting unit we didn't get any partnerships put together and that cost us. I think the batters we have are fully capable of doing the job. We need two or three big partnerships to set it up. What we said in our meeting is to stick to plans, positive in defence and positive in attack. We didn't get the results. Not sure if Holder is fit for the next match.

sangit: "Shaw for MoM for setting it up nicely at the top? Or Jadeja for an all round performance?"

Vinayak: "Balance restored! Both the biggest test wins of these countries have come against each other "

Manu: "I hope someone sits down with the WI team and talks to them. Their problems seem to be stemming from a lack of mental will rather than ability"

Ashwin: Just wanted to take off from where I'd left in England where I was bowling well. I wanted to get the drift back. Adductor strain makes you feel soft when you return but I've done work at NCA and I've been running as well. Much better now but long way to go. [About Kuldeep's adjustment] Fair amount of difference switching between white and red ball - the Kookabuura seam has gone thin these days, doesn't swing or seam. He didn't have a lot of time.

[About cricket balls these days] Right now I say Kookaburra red ball is the best, and Duke's is quite good. Disappointed with the SG ball. It used to be top notch when I started playing. The seam would be prominent even after 70 overs. It's not the same any more.

[On West Indies batting] I genuinely believed there would be more fight and partnerships from West Indies in the second innings. Was a little surprised. They came out to attack the spinners and it didn't work.

Kuldeep: Yeah it's very difficult to bowl with the red ball, coming from white ball cricket. It takes time to adjust. I adjusted in the second innings according to the wicket and the batsman. When you start doing well in red-ball, everything works well. I spoke to the coach and he said try to bowl from around the wicket. I was happy with round the wicket. I'm more used to the white ball, so it takes a bit of time.

2:52pm We're left with more than half a session in the day as West Indies are bowled out for a second time. There's no need to say who dominated this game and how. Kuldeep ends with a five-for, Jadeja adds to his MOTM case by adding three wickets to his trunk in what has been a superb Test for him at home. Kieran Powell and his fellow batsmen came out trying to attack, but only Powell could succeed. A crisp innings from him, but the partnerships just couldn't happen apart from his second-wicket stand with Hope.

50.5
w
Jadeja to Gabriel, OUT
taken at long-on! Gabriel looks to go big yet again. This time Jadeja has lobbed it up slower. So he ends up dragging it off the inside half of the bat, out to Kuldeep. India win by an innings and 272 runs
ST Gabriel c Kuldeep Yadav b Jadeja 4 (6m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00
50.4
Jadeja to Gabriel, no run
length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
50.3
4
Jadeja to Gabriel, FOUR runs
length ball pushed through fast outside off. Gabriel clears the front leg and drills this straight over the bowler
50.2
Jadeja to Gabriel, no run
length ball outside off, tapped into the covers
50.1
Jadeja to Gabriel, no run
length ball on off stump, blocked on the front foot
end of over 50Maiden
WI: 192/9CRR: 3.84 
Shane Dowrich16 (64)
Shannon Gabriel0 (0)
Ravichandran Ashwin18-2-71-2
Ravindra Jadeja12-1-31-2
49.6
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run
another carrom ball. Defended with the turn to point
49.5
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run
full and drifting away from outside off. A carrom ball. He looks to drive and is beaten on the outside edge
49.4
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run
length outside off, opens the face and runs it into the off side
49.3
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run
length outside off, gets forward to block, it squeezes off the outside edge
49.2
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run
short of a length on off stump, defended off the back foot
49.1
Ashwin to Dowrich, no run
dropped at short leg. Length ball on middle stump, he jabs at it on the front foot and it flies off the inside edge into Shaw's mid-riff. He grabs at it but can't hold on
end of over 491 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 192/9CRR: 3.91 
Shane Dowrich16 (58)
Ravindra Jadeja12-1-31-2
Ravichandran Ashwin17-1-71-2
48.6
w
Jadeja to Lewis, OUT
that looks plumb. It's given and they won't review. Full ball on middle stump, he looks to drive into the leg side with the angle. But on this occasion, Jadeja gets it to grip and turn. It's headed towards middle and it is given
SH Lewis lbw b Jadeja 4 (11m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.66
48.5
1
Jadeja to Dowrich, 1 run
full on off stump, driven with the turn to long-off
48.4
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run
full on off stump, defended on the front foot
48.3
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run
length on off stump, blocked on the front foot
48.2
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run
short of a length and skdding straight outside off. Hurried cut to backward point
48.1
Jadeja to Dowrich, no run
length on leg stump, dead-batted into the pitch
end of over 481 runs
WI: 191/8CRR: 3.97 
Shermon Lewis4 (14)
Shane Dowrich15 (53)
Ravichandran Ashwin17-1-71-2
Ravindra Jadeja11-1-30-1
47.6
Ashwin to Lewis, no run
carrom ball dropped short again. Tapped back down the pitch this time
Best performances - batsmen
V Kohli
139 runs (230)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
52 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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PP Shaw
134 runs (154)
19 fours
0 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cut shot
39 runs
8 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Kuldeep Yadav
O
14
M
2
R
57
W
5
Eco
4.07
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
R Ashwin
O
11
M
2
R
37
W
4
Eco
3.36
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of India 2018/19
Player Of The Match
Prithvi Shaw
Series resultIndia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2319
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)09:30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days4,5,6 October 2018 (5-day match)
Test debut
Prithvi Shaw
Shermon Lewis
Umpires
Ian Gould
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
Chris Broad