West Indies and India kicked off their World Test Championship campaign in Antigua. The hosts were on top by rattling the Indian top order before Ajinkya Rahane came to the rescue, to even the honours.
Opting to omit Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, and Wridhimann Saha, India had to bat first after the West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.
The opening partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal did not last long as the latter fell to Kemar Roach. The speedster struck again to remove Cheteshwar Pujara as well before Shannon Gabriel got the better of Virat Kohli with some extra bounce to sweep out the famed Indian top order.
Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul saw out the rest of the session. Rahul, however, fell short of his fifty to give Roston Chase his only wicket so far. Hanuma Vihari stuck alongside Rahane to stabilize the innings through an 81-run stand for the fifth wicket. Vihari fell soon after scoring 32 while Rahane followed suit 5 overs later for a well made 81.
The third session was cut short as a result of rain and at stumps, India are 203-6 with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja out in the middle.