India on course for crushing win after enforcing follow-on

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Debutant Prithvi Shaw dazzled with a sparkling 134 on the opening day while allrounder Ravindra Jadeja also struck a maiden century.

The margin of victory surpassed India's previous record, set when they beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs at Bengaluru earlier this year.

India completely dethroned Windies in the first Test at Rajkot in all the three departments of the game.

The second and final Test starts in Hyderabad from October 12.

The final XI will be announced by captain Virat Kohli at the toss on Friday.

However, despite conceding 43 runs off his six overs in the morning, Kuldeep came back strongly in the second innings to spell doom in the West Indies line-up. But I am sure it is not as intense as it used to be 10-15 years back when you didn't have any exposure in this kind of cricket and suddenly you were out there in a Test match making your debut for India... The T20I squad features some key players of the side, who were not part of the team's recent assignments.

Kohli was out for 139 while Jadeja remained unbeaten on 100, marking the occasion with a leap in the air followed by his trademark bat-swirling celebration.

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India started with the spin-pace combination of Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami.

"He has shown that in the first Test already and we believe he can keep repeating that because he is a very keen learner, he is a very sharp guy and he understands situations really well".

Rohit was in fine form during the recently concluded Asia Cup but is not a part of India's Test squad for the series against Windies. Even though the big names are missing in the list, Cricket West Indies are viewing this ODI series as a platform for the young bloods to groove themselves ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be played in England.

The off-spinner dismissed Chase, who made 53, and Sherman Lewis in the same over and then had Shannon Gabriel stumped for one as West Indies failed to get anywhere near the follow-on mark.

Top-order batsman Bravo returns to the West Indies side after a two-year gap for the three Twenty20 Internationals in India.

The achievement also meant Kuldeep, the chinaman bowler, became only the second Indian after Bhuveshwar Kumar and seventh in the world to have achieved a five-wicket haul in each of the three formats in worldwide cricket.

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