West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach said that his team made excellent use of the conditions on the first day of the first Test match against India. Roach bowled brilliantly on the first day and took three wickets for 34 runs.
After the end of the day’s play, Roach said, “This is a normal Antiga pitch. It is damp in the beginning and helps the fast bowlers. I enjoy playing here, I have some success here too. Millie, so I’m happy with the way things have happened so far. “
After a poor start, Ajinkya Rahane took over the Indian innings with a brilliant partnership with Lokesh Rahul and Hunma Vihari.
Roach said, “The pitch went flat quickly so we had to wait a bit and challenge the batsman by putting pressure on it. It was a great day for us, we did a great job with the ball. Dropping his six wickets to 200, I think it’s a good performance. “
Ajinkya Rahane made his 18th half-century of Test career
Antiga. With a brilliant half-century from Ajinkya Rahane (81), India scored 203 for six in their first innings on the first day of the first Test match being played against the West Indies.
At the time of stumps, Rishabh Pant returned unbeaten on 20 off 41 balls with four fours and Ravindra Jadeja three runs. The two have now shared a 14-run partnership for the seventh wicket.
After losing the toss and coming to bat first, the Indian team had lost three wickets within 68 runs till lunch. His score was 134 for four after lunch until tea.
The useful innings of Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari helped India reach 200 runs after tea in the match being played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Rahane scored 81 runs off 163 balls with the help of 10 fours. He completed the 18th half-century of his career during this period. Rahane was initially playing with just one run off 30 balls but after successive wickets fell, he provided some stability to India.
Rahane first shared a 68-run stand for the fourth wicket with Lokesh Rahul and then 82 for the fifth wicket with Hanuma Vihari to bring India to a respectable score.
Apart from Rahane, Rahul scored 44 off 97 balls with five fours, Vihari scored 32 off 56 balls with five fours. Mayank Agarwal contributed five, Cheteshwar Pujara two and captain Virat Kohli contributed two runs.
For West Indies, Kemar Roach has taken three, Shannon Gabriel has taken two and Roston Chase has taken one wicket so far.