Jadeja hits debut ton as India declare on record 649-9


It was a complete dominance from India right from day one, first they amassed a mammoth 649/9 (decl) in the first innings with debutant Prithvi Shaw, skipper Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja registering centuries before bowling out the visitors twice on day three.

Windies ploy was to try and win the second test after a dismal show in the first test held in Rajkot.

"But I am sure it is not as intense as 10-15 years back, when you didn't have any exposure in this kind of cricket and suddenly you are put out there in a Test match making your debut for India the highest or toughest thing there could be".

The Mumbai star has played 23 List A games for the team while averaging 37 with the bat, with only a ton and five fifties to his account.

The West Indies play five ODIs and three T20s in India, followed by three ODIs and three more T20s in Bangladesh.

Brathwaite said that his team prepared well for the India tour though it got only a two-day warm-up game before the opening Test.

The board had said availability for regional tournaments was a requirement to be picked for the West Indies squads, causing a rift with the players who are highly sought after by the T20 leagues.

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India's biggest test victory came against a West Indies side who sorely missed the injured Holder and Roach, who had gone home following a family bereavement, as the hosts went 1-0 up in the two-match series. However, the Windies will be pleased to have one of their more important fast bowlers back in the side for the second Test. I can't obviously discuss our plans in the conference. "I just don't think we didn't trust our defence as much as we should have", he said.

The final XI will be announced by captain Virat Kohli at the toss on Friday.

"This guy is supremely talented and he has got great ability, as everyone saw", Kohli told reporters on Thursday.

It came to an end in the 124th over when Kohli chipped a mishit to mid-on off Sherman Lewis (2-93).

"When I started my first spell in the morning, I was thinking of going for wickets, they were going for runs too, so I thought they would give a chance in the process".

Kuldeep becomes the seventh bowler to take a five-for in a Test, one-day worldwide and Twenty20 - following compatriot Bhuvneshwar Kumar, New Zealand's Tim Southee, Sri Lanka pair Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis, Pakistan's Umar Gul and Imran Tahir of South Africa.