India Vs West Indies 1st Test: Roach, Gabriel jolt India early

Antigua: West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bowl first in the first Test of the two-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.

Mayank Agarwal and K.L.Rahul opened the innings for India.

Kemar Roach gave India two early blows as he dismissed Test specialist Mayank Agarwal (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (2) cheaply, while Shannon Gabriel got the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli (9).

KL Rahul (35*) and Ajinkya Rahane (10*) were trying to build their innings as the team score was 68/3 in 24 overs at the Lunch of the Day 1 of the first test.

Earlier, the match was delayed by about 15 minutes due to a wet outfield caused by rain.  The match is also the opening contest of the World Test Championships for both the sides.

India Playing XI : 1 KL Rahul, 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt.), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Hanuma Vihari, 7 Rishabh Pant (wk), 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Ishant Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

West Indies Playing XI : 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Roston Chase, 7 Shamarh Brooks, 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Miguel Cummins, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel.

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