Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha shared an unbeaten 108-run stand to take India to 234 for five at stumps on day one after the West Indian bowlers dominated the first two sessions in the third Test at Darren Sammy National Stadium.
Prior to moving ahead to St Lucia for the third Test, Chetan Narula reviews the second Test between West Indies and India, which ended in a draw after a fightback from the hosts on the fifth and final day.
Roston Chase remained unbeaten on 137 as he along with fifties from Jermaine Blackwod, Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder ensured a draw for West Indies after scoring 388 for six in their second innings on the fifth day of the second Test in Jamaica.
Ajinkya Rahane scored his third century in the last four innings as India declared their first innings at 500 for nine after managing a 304-run lead over West Indies following which the rain played spoilsport bringing a premature end to the third day of the second Test in Jamaica.
Ravichandran Ashwin was once again amongst the wickets as India dismissed West Indies for 196 in their first innings and reached 126 for one in 37 overs at stumps on day one of the second Test in Jamaica.
Ravichandran Ashwin picked his first five-wicket haul outside Asia as India dismissed West Indies for 231 in the second innings and completed an innings victory in the first Test in Antigua to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite stressed the importance of building partnerships and batting through the entire fourth day after being asked to follow-on on day three of the first Test against India in Antigua.