The West Indies Cricket Board on Monday announced inexperienced squads for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series against India later this month. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.
Playing in his fourth test, the left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, who scored 114 in his previous innings against England at the Oval, fell when he got a leading edge off Bishoo to be caught at point just eight runs shy of his century. The spectre of the follow-on loomed large when West Indies resumed day three on a precarious 94 for six. The Indian captain was in devastating form in England, becoming the man of the series for amassing the highest runs in the test series and he carried forward that form into the series against West Indies.
With temperatures touching almost 40 degrees Celsius on each of the three days of the Rajkot Test between India and West Indies, players from both sides were constantly under the supervision of umpires while asking for drinks breaks. West Indies were once a formidable force in world cricket but the last decade has seen them pummel to an extremely low level in terms of performances and results alike.
A slide then followed with three wickets falling for 18 runs in the space of 23 balls to leave the Windies tottering on 97 for four.
Powell added 47 runs for the second wicket with Shai Hope (17) and later another 41 runs with Chase (20) for the fifth wicket.
Showing a penchant for counter-attack, Chase struck four fours - mostly lofted hits down the ground - in a breezy 38-ball knock while Dowrich was more watchful in his 35-ball innings.
"That was a bit to do with the umpires pushing us as well, with these new rules coming in of not drinking too much water", Kohli said after the game, when asked of improved over-rates.
"I couldn't have imagined my test debut like this".
India's "Hitman" Rohit Sharma, who had recently led Team India's ODI side to a successful campaign in the Asia Cup 2018, is set to play for Mumbai in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. The second Test between the two nations will be held at Hyderabad from October 12 (Friday).