India vs West Indies First Test : Virat Kohli's ton guides India to 302/4 at the end of Day 1

Indian test skipper, Virat Kohli's 12th ton guide india to an commanding position on the first day of the opening test match against West Indies in Antigua on Thursday.

Virat Kohli made 143* supported by Shikhar Dhawan (84) as India end Day 1 at 302/4.

Kohli chose to bat after winning the toss despite the prospect of early life in the pitch, and Shannon Gabriel in particular troubled the India batsmen.

Murali Vijay (7) was the first man to go, edging a Gabriel bouncer to Kraigg Brathwaite at second slip, who juggled the catch.

Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara (16) added 60 runs for the second wicket in a largely defensive stand against some confident bowling before Pujara became the first Bishoo victim, getting a leading edge to Brathwaite at point.

Kohli arrived at the crease and immediately swung the momentum India’s way with some impressive stroke play.

He and Dhawan shared a 105-run stand for the third wicket whichgave India the upper hand before Bishoo dismissed Dhawan lbw on an attempted sweep just before the tea interval.

Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (22) put on 57 runs before Bishoo struck again, inducing a mistimed pull by Rahane to give Darren Bravo a simple catch at midwicket.

Kohli is only three runs short of Rahul Dravid’s record of the highest score by an India captain in the West Indies.

day of the opening Test against West Indies in Antigua on Thursday....

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