West Indies vs India 2nd Test Day 1: Kohli hands India the upper hand in Jamaica

Virat Kohli 76 West Indies India 2nd Test Day 1 Jamaica cricket

Virat Kohli struck 10 boundaries during his knock of 76

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India captain Virat Kohli scored 76 to hand his side the upper hand on the opening day of the second Test against the West Indies in Jamaica.

Choosing to bowl first, the West Indies got their first breakthrough in the seventh over as India opener Lokesh Rahul was caught by debutant Rahkeem Cornwall in the slip cordon off the bowling of West Indies skipper Jason Holder for 13.

Cheteshwar Pujara only made six runs before he was caught by Shamarh Brooks at point off the bowling of Cornwall.

Kohli and Mayank Agarwal stabilised the innings with a 69-run partnership, during which Agarwal brought up his fifty, before he was caught by Cornwall at first slip off the bowling of Holder for 55, which came off 127 balls and included seven boundaries.

Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane added 49 runs to the score, during which Kohli surpassed his half-century, before Rahane was caught behind off the bowling of Kemar Roach for 24.

Kohli went on to score 76, which came off 163 balls and included 10 boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Holder.

Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant ensured India ended the day on a high as they amassed an unbeaten 62-run stand before stumps was called.

Vihari finished on 42, which came off 80 balls and included eight boundaries, while Pant remained undefeated on 27, which came off 64 deliveries and included two boundaries and a six.

Holder was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Roach and Cornwall claimed one wicket each.

India ended day one on 264/5 and will continue batting on Saturday at 09:30 local time or 14:30 GMT.

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