100! Prithvi Shaw completes a sensational ton here, he is all smiles. This is a sensational innings from the teenager, dressing room enjoyed that as well. He will now look to convert this into a big one. India are now 174/1!
After 16 overs, India 77/1 (Shaw 46, Pujara 30)
Roston Chase is on now with his off-spin. Shaw gets a single on the second ball. Pujara is consistently looking to come out to play the ball. Both batsman look unperturbed by the bowling here.
After 15 overs, India 74/1 (Shaw 44, Pujara 29)
Pujara looking in good touch now. He is not trying to up the tempo of the innings and this is good to see from him. Shaw moves on to 44. 6 runs from the over.
ITS A FOUR! Just beautiful from Shaw has he leans into the on-drive, arguably the toughest shot in cricket, the ball races past the fielder for a boundary.
Paul is into the attack. Indians have recovered so well after losing Rahul early in the game. The heat is playing a role as well on the visiting bowlers. They need a wicket and they will soon be feeling a cold breeze blowing.
Devendra Bishoo comes into the attack now, he almost strikes immediately as Shaw looks to cut one close to the body. The ball stayed a bit low there. India still scoring at 4 rpo, and they are now 36/1
Pujara with a couple of beautiful drives straight down the ground and past the bowler for a boundary, almost takes out young Shaw at the other end. India have recovered well after that early blow and are looking solid here.
KL RAHUL OUT! Rahul has been adjudged out LBW. Gabriel took two away from Rahul and then one came in sharp. Rahul was on front foot and could not judge the line. Umpire raised the finger after thinking for a few seconds.
Rajkot, Oct 4: India won the toss and elected to bat against West Indies in the first Test here on Thursday.
For India, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami are starting while Prithvi Shaw is making his debut. For West Indies, Sherman Lewis will be the debutant.
India: Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel