Yesterday, India and West Indies started their world test championship with the first test. West Indies won the toss and Invited team India to bat first. India couldn’t get a good start, and they lost their first three wickets on 25 runs. But after that Ajinkya Rahane and KL added 50 plus runs for the fourth wicket. Ajinkya Rahane got out after scoring 81 runs and misses his well-deserved century by 19 runs. At the end of the day one of the first test, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja are batting and on 203/6. Kemar Roach has taken early wickets for Windies
Windies has also got the seventh wickets, but Review changes the decision. Kemar Roach bowled a length delivery to Ravindra Jadeja, and Jadeja missed the delivery, Windies appealed for LBW and umpire gave out, but Jadeja took the DRS. In the review, the ball was taken inside edge of Jadeja’s bat, and Jadeja was not out.
Here the Video of Kemar roach celebration
Ajinkya Rahane explains why India did not play Ravichandran Ashwin
It’s difficult when you miss a player like Ashwin, but team management is always thinking as to what is the best combination,” Rahane said.
“They thought Jadeja was a good option on this wicket as we needed a sixth batsman, who can actually bowl. Vihari can actually bowl on this track. So that was the communication between captain and coach. It is hard to find players like Ashwin and Rohit (Sharma) sitting out but’s it’s all for the team,” Rahane said at a post-match media interaction.
“I knew this question was coming and I was ready,” he smiled when asked at the day end media conference.
“As long as I am at the crease, I am thinking about my team; I am not a selfish guy. So yes, I am not too concerned about the hundred as I thought 81 on that wicket was really crucial as we are now in a decent position,” said Rahane after India finished the day at 203 for 6.