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Rahane rescues India on day one of Test

By AAP Newswire

Ajinkya Rahane made 81 as India advanced to 6-203 at stumps on a rain-affected opening day of the first Test against West Indies on Thursday.

Rahane, without a Test century in two years, fell short of the mark again when he was bowled by paceman Shannon Gabrie at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound.

His innings helped India steady the ship after they were reduced to 3-25 on a day when West Indies won the toss and sent the visitors in to bat.

Captain Virat Kohli was among the India top order to fall cheaply. He made only nine before being caught in the gully, again off Gabriel, who finished the day with figures of 2-49.

Gabriel complemented fellow opening bowler Kemar Roach, who picked up 3-34, including two early breakthroughs when he had both Mayank Agarwal (five) and Cheteshwar Pujara (two) caught behind.

Only 68.5 overs were bowled due to intermittent rain.

The two-Test series is part of the inaugural World Test Championship.