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West Indies v India, 2nd Test: Ravichandran Ashwin's five-for puts Kohli's men in charge after Day 1

West Indies won the toss but failed to capitalise as Ravichandran Ashwin ran through their batting order to pick up a five-wicket haul

IANS 31 July 2016, 6:13 PM

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his 18th five-for in just 34 Tests Image: AFP

Virat Kohli lost the toss and was asked to bowl first on a lively Jamaica wicket Image: AP

The Indian seamers took advantage of the overcast conditions and made the West Indian batsmen hop Image: AP

With wickets tumbling, Jermain Blackwood went on the offensive and scored a counter attacking fifty Image: AP

But Ashwin was too hot to handle for the West Indians Image: AP

For India, Dhawan started steadily and along with KL Rahul put on 87 runs for the first wicket Image: AP

Dhawan fell for 27 but KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 75 at the end of day's play Image: AP

When the Test series began, Ravichandran Ashwin didn't have a single five-wicket haul outside Asia. Three innings later, he's got two.

India took firm control of the second cricket Test match by bowling out West Indies for 196 runs before reaching for 126 for one at the end of the first day at Jamaica on Saturday.

Ashwin picked up his 18th five-for as India dismissed the Windies by tea.

In reply, Lokesh Rahul, playing the match in place of injured Murali Vijay, remained not out on 75, while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 18 at stumps. India are just 70 runs behind the West Indies' first innings score.

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