Kohli's 12th Test ton takes India past 300

At the end of the first day in Antigua, skipper Virat Kohli was undefeated on 143 having hit his 12th Test century and moving past 3,000 runs in his Test career. Ravichandran Ashwin, was unbeaten at 22 off 69 deliveries. Leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo scalped three wickets for the host.

Virat Kohli celebrates his maiden Test century in the Caribbean.   -  AP

India was 302 for four in its first innings at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.

Skipper Virat Kohli was undefeated on 143 having hit his 12th Test century and moving past 3,000 runs in his Test career. Ravichandran Ashwin was unbeaten at 22 off 69 deliveries.

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Leg-break bowler Devendra Bishoo scalped three wickets for the host.

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan laid a solid platform for India with a patient 84 as he thwarted a bustling Shannon Gabriel trying to hurry the batsmen.





Murali Vijay (7) and Dhawan opened for India, with Gabriel and skipper Jason Holder starting the proceedings for the host. The West Indies had come out with a clear ploy to make good use of the new ball on a fresh first day pitch. Holder was the first one to test Dhawan with a short ball, and soon it became clear what plans the tean had set for the left-handed opener.

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Soon after, Gabriel worked up his pace and started bowling some testing deliveries to Dhawan. There were a couple of edges but luckily they were out of the fielders' reach. Dhawan found Holder a bit easier to handle. Meanwhile, Vijay looked comfortable at the crease, leaving as many deliveries as possible.

The host stuck with the plan though with Gabriel hitting the deck hard and getting the odd delivery to raise sharply. And it was one such delivery that got Vijay. As he looked to play it outside the off stump, the ball kissed his glove went straight to Kraigg Brathwaite at second slip, where he caught it at after a little fiddle.

Cheteshwar Pujara (16) and Ajinkya Rahane (22) failed to convert their good starts.

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