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Gayle to skip ODI series against India

Nearly all Indian batsmen reaped the benefit of lacklustre West Indies bowling, with three centuries in the first innings, including Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja.

There was much hype surrounding the debuting batsman Prithvi Shaw and the Mumbai lad duly justified his selection in the team with a blistering debut century.

The incident happened during the first Test match on the second day's play when Ravichandran Ashwin bowled to Shimron Hetmyer in the 12th over of the West Indies innings.

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Jadeja had to wait till his 38th Test to reach three figures, having made his debut back in December 2012.

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India's previous largest winning margin by an innings was against Test debutants Afghanistan in Bangalore in June, when Virat Kohli's side won by an innings and 262 runs.

With an eye on next year's 50-over World Cup and 2020 World T20 in Australia, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has drafted in three youngsters - opener Chrandrapaul Hemraj, all-rounder Fabian Allen and fast bowler Oshane Thomas - in the limited overs squads. "That's why he's been pushed to the Test team", Kohli said after the win. Now, West Indies pacer Tino Best has come up with a fitting counter for Bhajji's tweet, where he asked Harbhajan where was his sarcasm when India was being thrashed in England, not so long ago.

Resuming on 94-6, West Indies showed some fight as Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) continued their seventh-wicket partnership from Friday evening and added 73 runs overall with some attacking batting.

Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, standing in for the injured Jason Holder, was removed by Ashwin for 10 before lunch, but fellow opener Kieran Powell provided some resistance by hitting 83 from 93 balls, including eight fours and four sixes. Lokesh Rahul missed the party as he was sent back for a duck by Gabriel while Ajinkya Rahane put up a good partnership with Kohli in taking India's innings ahead. Pierre picked up 11 wickets in just seven games at 13.36, with an economy rate of 5.65, to finish among the top ten wicket-takers despite playing significantly fewer games than others on the list.

The right-handed Shaw struck 19 fours off 154 deliveries, while Pujara, also right-handed, faced 130 balls and counted 14 fours in chalking up his 19th half-century in his 63rd Test. I just wanted to play my natural game, like I do in first-class cricket, " said Shaw.

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