Today is the first day of the first test of a four Test series between India and west Indies here at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Virat Kohli has already hinted that he will go with Five Bowlers to encash the Ground Condition. Check live scores and live cricket streaming Links,updates of the match here. Match starts at 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT).

Earlier, India toured West Indies in 2006 and 2011, and won both times in the series. Since then much has changed. The two teams, along with a change of leadership has seen a change in the team’s performance.  To lead the side for the grand tour just after retiring Mahendra Singh Dhoni is challenging for Virat Kohli. Above them is the responsibility of  repeating the success of the Last Srilanka tour, after years where India had beaten Sri Lanka 2-1 victory.

Live Cricket Score – India vs West Indies – 1st Test Match – Match Preview, Latest Update- Day 3 (Third Day)

K Brathwaite* 61* (187)
R Chase 14* (27)

West indies is read bad situation at 120/5

 

India’s look solid with two wickets in the last 45 minutes of the morning session as West Indies are 90 for three, in reply to India’s first innings Mammoth total of 566 for eight declared.

Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite is still  unbeaten 46 off 141 deliveries.

 

 

  • Tournament: West Indies v India 2016
  • Format: TEST
  • Toss: India, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound
  • Umpires: Aleem Dar, Ian Gould, Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid
  • Referee: Ranjan Madugalle
  • India innings
  • India: 50 runs in 23.3 overs
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (Shikhar Dhawan 34, Cheteshwar Pujara 14)
  • Lunch: India – 72/1 in 27 overs
  • Shikhar Dhawan: 50 off 84 balls (4 x fours)
  • India: 100 runs in 33.3 overs
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (Shikhar Dhawan 22, Virat Kohli 29)
  • India: 150 runs in 48.5 overs
  • Virat Kohli: 50 off 75 balls (5 x fours)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 151 balls (Shikhar Dhawan 37, Virat Kohli 64)
  • Tea: India – 179/3 in 54.5 overs
  • India: 200 runs in 59.5 overs

India were in firm control of the first Test against the West Indies after Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin helped the visitors amass 566 for 8 on day two at North Sound in Antigua yesterday.
1st Test. 109.3: C Brathwaite to V Kohli (189), 4 runs, 374/4 https://t.co/wdVEvxVO8y #WIvIndC Brathwaite to V Kohli (189), 4 runs, 374/4

 

 

 

India 302/4 (Kohli 143*, Dhawan 84; Bishoo 3/108) vs West Indies

India skipper Virat Kohli won  toss and decided to bat first. India is going with  five-bowlers , going in with three seamers and two spinners. Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the unlucky ones being left out of the Squad.

The India vs West Indies – 1st Test Match will be the first test of Indian cricket  team  under Coach Anil Kumble. And this will set the tone for rest of the Series.

Virat Kohli to go with Five Bowlers

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has declared that his side will look to play “attacking cricket” preferably with “five specialist bowlers” in order to set the tone for the four-match Test series against the West Indies.

“I am always in the favour of playing five bowlers because if we play more batsmen, you can score 700 runs in a Test but that doesn’t help in any way. You need to take 20 wickets to win a Test match. So our top five batsmen plus the wicketkeeper will have to take responsibility and raise a big score so that we can bowl them out twice,” Kohli said at the pre-match press conference. Source

M S Dhoni on Prospects of India Winning Test Series-

Dhoni told reporters at the event that “I think spinners will play a big role considering slow wickets in the West Indies. Dhoni said they think it is impressive that India now has a pool of eight to 10 good fast bowlers.”

 

WATCH: WI captain Jason Holder spoke to the Media on the eve of the 1st Seagram’s Royal Stag Test vs India, https://youtu.be/j7CSubveWl4 .

WI Vs Ind Test Series Schedule and Fixtures-

Following the opening Test, the series moves to Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on July 30 before the third Test starts on August 9 in St Lucia at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

The fourth and final Test will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Barbados from August 22.

1st Test
West Indies Vs India
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground
Start Date: 2016-07-21 10:00:00 Local
End Date: 2016-07-25 17:00:00 Local
2nd Test
West Indies Vs India
Venue: Sabina Park
Start Date: 2016-07-30 10:00:00 Local
End Date: 2016-08-03 17:00:00 Local
3rd Test
West Indies Vs India
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
Start Date: 2016-08-09 10:00:00 Local
End Date: 2016-08-13 17:00:00 Local
4th Test
West Indies Vs India
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval
Start Date: 2016-08-18 10:00:00 Local
End Date: 2016-08-22 17:00:00 Local

Pitch Report for WI Vs Ind 1st Test 1st Day

“I was speaking to the groundsman recently and he told me that he is looking to make some changes, where he is hoping to have some more bounce on the track itself. Hoping that he could have this sort of a wicket that produces the pace and bounce that I think, maybe, would be of help. And not just maybe, to the bowlers but also to batters,” he said.

“If the ball is going to bounce around like that, batsmen do like to know that the ball is coming through so long as it’s even. But having said that, let’s wait and see what the pitch offers up.” Sir Vivian Richards

Squads for India and West indies Cricket Team

WEST INDIES

  • Jason Holder (C),
  • Kraigg Brathwaite,
  • Devendra Bishoo,
  • Jermaine Blackwood,
  • Carlos Brathwaite,
  • Darren Bravo,
  • Roston Chase,
  • Rajendra Chandrika,
  • Miguel Cummins,
  • Shane Dowrich (W),
  • Shannon Gabriel,
  • Leon Johnson,
  • Marlon Samuels

INDIA

  • Virat Kohli (C),
  • Ajinkya Rahane,
  • Ravichandran Ashwin,
  • Stuart Binny,
  • Shikhar Dhawan,
  • Ravindra Jadeja,
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
  • Amit Mishra,
  • Mohammed Shami,
  • Cheteshwar Pujara,
  • Lokesh Rahul,
  • Wriddhiman Saha (W),
  • Ishant Sharma,
  • Rohit Sharma,
  • Shardul Thakur,
  • Murali Vijay,
  • Umesh Yadav

Teams Playing For first Test:

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite, Rajendra Chandrika, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel

 

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