Windies bowled out for 181; India enforce follow on

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Roston Chase and Keemo Paul, on the other hand, will be looking to lend a degree of respectability to the scorecard by scoring runs early on. This is his 17th hundred as the captain of India, and second against the Windies.

Jadeja though hit the stumps with the batsman well short of the crease but his teasing act tested the nerves of the Indian fielders including Kohli.

The left-handed batsman tore apart the West Indian bowling as he brought up his fifty with a huge six off paceman Keemo Paul.

"Obviously after nine years of worldwide cricket I am scoring a hundred, so it is a special moment", Jadeja, who made his global debut in 2009 and played his first Test in 2012, said.

"I have made big hundreds in the domestic circuit, so I thought I can get hundreds at the worldwide level too". In the 10 over of the match, when Shimron Hetmyer was on the crease batting for West Indies, Jadeja made a decision to tease the batsman who was in the bid of sneaking a single after Jadeja got the ball. However, any hopes of quickly wrapping up the innings were dashed by Jadeja who belted five fours and five sixes in a 132-ball innings, to frustrate the Windies.

"Both batsmen were at the same end, so I thought I could easily hit the stumps".

But with the day drifting towards a close, Dowrich was lured into an injudicious drive at left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav and was bowled, with the ball clipping the top of off-stump.

Kohli, who was 72 not out overnight, became the second fastest to 24 Test hundreds behind only Donald Bradman, who took 66 innings to Kohli's 123.

Shaw became India's second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar as he reached three figures early in the second session. His 84-ball knock was studded with eight fours and four sixes.

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