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Rajkot Test: India declare first innings at 649/9

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2018 15:32 IST

Rajkot (Gujarat) [India], Oct 5 (ANI): Indian team have declared the first innings of their opening Test against West Indies at 649-9 before the third session of Day two here at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Showing complete dominance, the Indian batting line-up bruised the West Indies bowling attack by piling up a mammoth total on board.
Post-lunch, it was skipper Virat Kohli (139) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (100) who spearheaded India's attack on the opposition bowlers.
Both the players built a 64-run partnership keeping their side in full control of the match.
Jadeja, who had impressed everyone with his all-round performance during the recently-concluded Asia Cup, did not disappoint on his home ground as he smashed a 132-ball century to help India cross the 600-run mark.
Pacer Umesh Yadav (22) and spinner Kuldeep Yadav (12) were among the other contributors for the Indian side.
Resuming the second day at a score of 364, Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued his rich vein of form as he not only notched up yet another hundred off 184 balls but also shared a crucial partnership of 133 runs with Rishabh Pant (92) for the fifth wicket to help India cross the 500-run mark at lunch.
Yesterday, Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw stepped into the world of international cricket in style as he smashed a blistering century in his debut Test against the Caribbean side.
The 18-year-old, who is the youngest Indian to make his debut for India since Sachin Tendulkar, took just 99 balls to reach the three-figure mark, which also included 14 boundaries.
The ongoing two-match Test series against West Indies is a part of India's preparation ahead of the crucial Test series against Australia and the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. (ANI)

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