India took firm control of the second cricket Test match by bowling out the West Indies for 196 runs before reaching for 126 for one at the end of the first day on 30 July.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up five wickets for 52 runs as India dismissed the West Indies in their first innings till tea.
And in reply, Lokesh Rahul, playing the match in place of injured Murali Vijay, remained not out on 75, while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 18 at stumps. India is just 70 runs behind the West Indies’ first innings score.
India, having won the first match convincingly, dominated the proceedings very early. Indian seamers utilised the conditions to perfection at the Sabina Park as Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami reduced the hosts to 7/3 before Ashwin struck just at the stroke of lunch to put the West Indies on the backfoot.