India enforce follow-on after skittling out West Indies for 181

Tyler Owen
October 12, 2018

West Indies announced its side for the limited overs series against India and there are a few surprises who feature on it.

But captain Kohli warned India's notoriously demanding fans not to expect too much too soon from Shaw, who was earmarked as a future star when as a 14-year-old he hit a record 546 off 330 balls in a Mumbai school game in 2013. "They showed us how to bat", a disappointed Brathwaite said after the loss.

Teenager Prithvi Shaw has been retained in the squad after his brilliant century on debut which also earned him the "Man of the match award" in the first Test.

Kuldeep returned figures of 5-57 with his left-arm wrist spin, his first five-for in just his fourth Test since making his debut against Australia a year ago.

This West Indian team have a long way to go before they are up for Test challenge. The India vs West Indies ODI series is expected to begin at the conclusion of the two-Test series which is now underway.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav registered his maiden five-wicket haul in test cricket as West Indies succumbed to the guile of India's spin trio who shared the 10 second innings wickets among themselves.

On the other hand, the West Indies need to come out with something special to challenge the confident Indian team.

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Rahane has gone without a Test hundred for almost 14 months (last hundred came against Sri Lanka in August 2017).

A couple of days before the Rajkot Test got underway at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, the Windies suffered a blow in form of Kemar Roach, who was forced to fly back home after the demise of his grandmother.

For India, the game will be best remembered for the emergence of Prithvi Shaw, who announced his arrival in worldwide cricket with a classy hundred on debut, becoming the youngest from the country to do so in Tests.

Batsman Evin Lewis, who had turned down a West Indies central contract, was selected in both squads.

The experience of having rubbed shoulders with the best in the business was evident as Shaw went about his business against the West Indies in Rajkot with considerable ease.

Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) counter-attacked briefly but India took the final four wickets in the first session, with Ravichandran Ashwin claiming 4-37, as Kohli enforced the follow on.

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