2nd Day: Kohli hits double century, India take command

Virat Kohli went on to nick his lass double century, while Ravichandran Ashwin scored his third century opposite West Indies as India went on to raise 566 for 8 before dogmatic in a initial innings of a initial Test in Antigua.

The superb Kohli played some artistic drives and rocked onto a behind feet during each event to measure by a leg side as he raced towards another century.

Despite wickets descending during other end, a skipper played his healthy diversion and with night-watchman Ashwin, kept a run upsurge going and helped India cranky a 300-run symbol during finish of day’s play and stay on march for a large first-innings sum on a second day of a India vs West Indies 1st Test 2016 match.

The hosts route India by 535 runs during a Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. A messy bid in a margin also done matters worse for a home team.

Kohli was on 143 during a tighten of play on Thursday (Friday NZ time), his 12th exam century, as a visitors reached 302-4. It feels good to bat with him and we were rotating strike and scoring runs during a good pace.

In a deficiency of Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach, West Indies’ long-time new-ball pair, their quick bowlers are still “learning a art”, their bowling manager Roddy Estwick pronounced after a second day’s play of a Antigua Test.

Rajendra Chandrika went for 16 in a penultimate over of a day when he got a thick corner to a screw off paceman Mohammed Shami.

Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha subsequent walked out into a center to join Ashwin and both ensured they had another clever partnership. Coming behind here and removing a double hundred gives me a lot of compensation quite since of a fact that we have missed a integrate of large scores in a past, “said Kohli, who had averaged only over 15 in a 2011 outing to a Caribbean”.

Saha started off delayed though fast gained movement as Roston Chase (0-102) and Kraigg Brathwaite (3-65) were brought on in tandem.

The depart of a well-set Kohli early in a second event did not have any outcome on India’s batting as Ashwin finished his ton to put India on 512/6 during tea.

The left-hander batsman, who was discharged for 84, also pronounced that India were in a “good position” generally since they are personification 5 dilettante bowlers for a opening Test of a four-match series.

By a time he had depressed to Gabriel immediately on a resumption in a afternoon, his 6 hours during a double had assigned 283 deliveries, distinguished 24 boundaries. Ashwin batted beautifully and got a hundred (100) as well.


Continuing his loquacious praise, Richards pronounced Kohli’s will and enterprise to perform set him detached from a rest.

India's captain Virat Kohli kisses a margin after scoring a double-century during day dual of a initial cricket Test compare opposite West Indies during a Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound Antigua on Friday