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WATCH | It Is Not The Start We Wanted, But We Can Bounce Back: Brathwaite

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 6, 2018, 4:49 PM IST

The Indian team thumped Windies by an innings and 272 runs on the third day of the first Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot to claim a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Contributions from debutant Prithvi Shaw (134), Cheteshwar Pujara (86), captain Virat Kohli (139), Rishabh Pant (92) and Ravindra Jadeja (100*) helped India amass 649 for 9 declared in their first innings. In reply, Windies were bundled out for just 181 in 48 overs. With a huge 468-run lead, India expectedly enforced the follow-on and the visiting side were bowled out for just 196 runs in 50.5 overs in their second essay. However, speaking at the post-match press conference, Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite believes that his side can finish strong in the series by mounting a challenge in the second Test.

First Published: October 6, 2018, 4:38 PM IST
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