After stumps day 1,
the visitor team India started day 2 from 80 runs on the board no wicket loss. The opener of their team Yashasvi Jaiswal faced 350 deliveries and scored 143 not out. The captain of the team Rohit Sharma scored his century (103) off 221 balls he faced and out. Shubman Gill failed to show his class, his wicket fell when he was at 6. Virat Kohli scored 36 runs off 96 balls not out.
India vs West Indies Highlights today, Friday 14-7-2023. 1st Test, India tour of West Indies 2023, Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica.
“Before I start, want to thank the Dominica crowd. (Toss) Didn’t think it spun a lot early on. We just let ourselves down with the bat. First innings total was just not good enough. (What disappointed?) That I didn’t get any runs. As a leader, I need to lead from the front and get runs. In the first innings, a few dismissals were not good for us. We lost a wicket before lunch. We lost certain situations. Senior guys have to lead the way. (Batting against champion bowlers) It is tough.
It is having the balance and playing the shot in the right way, whether to defend or sweep. I think we didn’t execute the shots we were trying. Even today we had some defensive dismissals. We have to use the bat more instead of our pads. Will help us in these conditions. (Athanaze, on debut) He had a good start. You could see that he belongs. Bowling, he had to do a job because we lost Cornwall for four hours. His future is bright. Has a strong mind.”
“(How do you prioritise winning the Test and century – is one more special than the other?) Every run you score for the country is special. But want to say our bowling was superb. Bowling them out for 150 actually set the game for us. On that wicket we knew batting would be slightly tough, but we held to our task, we bowled pretty well. On that pitch, we knew we wanted to bat once, bat long. And once we got excess of 400 runs, we bowled well again. (Jaiswal) He’s got the talent. We knew about it.
He’s shown in past couple of years he’s ready for this big stage. He showed patience. His temperament was tested as well. At no point did it look like he was panicking. I just had to remind him, ‘you belong here.’ My job was to just keep telling him he’s done all the hard yards and to enjoy his time in the middle. (Declaration, Rohit’s expression) I was just letting them know that we have an over or so and then declaring. I just wanted Ishan to get off the mark. Because he played 20 balls without getting off the mark. Wanted him to get his first runs in Test cricket and then we’d declare.
But I understand, playing first Test can be nerves, he was waiting to bat all day yesterday too, so I wanted him to score one quickly before we declare. (Jadeja + Ashwin) The results speak for themselves. Both have been doing it for a while, so they know exactly what is expected from them. Don’t have to tell them much, just about going out and giving them freedom to express. And when you have the kind of experience they have on these pitches, it is always a luxury. But you still have to pitch it… both Ashwin and Jadeja were magnificent, especially Ashwin.
(New WTC cycle match) It is always nice to start well. Fresh cycle, first game of the new cycle. We wanted to come out and get a result. We don’t worry about conditions or the sort of pitch we play on, mentally we have to be ready to play on any kind of pitch. That’s the talk we’ve been having for a while. Given the conditions, I thought we played really well. Now it is just about carrying it forward and take the momentum into the second Test. We have few new guys but also some guys who haven’t played a lot of cricket. So game time is needed, and keep ticking those boxes.”
Yashasvi JAISWAL is the Player of the Match:
“(Prep and planning) We were just having a nice session. I spoke to Dravid sir a lot, and he gave me confidence. I want to thank the selectors and Rohit bhai for showing faith and allowing me to express. (Emotions…) What I have been working for… I’m just thinking of preparing well and focus on my discipline and process.
(Playing Test for India) A special moment. I used to think about playing for my country when I was young. Emotional moment for me but this is just the start. (Personalities who contributed to his early success…) A lot of people have helped me in this journey. I want to thank each and everyone, of course the senior players. The way I was talking with Rohit bhai and Virat bhaiya, I was learning a lot.”
Toss: West Indies chose to bat.
India team: Rohit (capt), Yashasvi, Shubman, Virat, Rahane, Jadeja, Ishan (wk), Ashwin, Shardul, Unadkat, Siraj.
West Indies team: Brathwaite (capt), Tagenarine, Raymon, Blackwood, Athanaze, Holder, Cornwall, Joshua (wk), 9 Kemar Roach, Alzarri, Jomel.
Head to Head In Test’s: 98
India Won: 22
West Indies Won: 30
India Test Rankings: 1st
West Indies Test Rankings: 8th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
West Indies LLWDL
Match Timings: 2 PM GMT | 10 AM Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Gregory Brathwaite
Match number – Test no. 2510