West Indies' Fightback and Kohli-Jadeja Masterclass

In the second session, West Indies mounted a strong comeback, putting India's middle order under pressure with regular wickets. However, the occasion demanded a leader's response, and that's precisely what Virat Kohli delivered. 

Showing his creative ways of thinking and fearless approach, Kohli anchored the innings with an unbeaten 87. Joining forces with Ravindra Jadeja, the duo showcased a watchful yet commanding partnership. Their unbroken 106-run stand demonstrated a perfect balance of defense and calculated aggression, driving India to a respectable 288/4 at Stumps.

Notably, this momentous clash marked the 100th Test between West Indies and India. Commemorative plaques were presented to both captains, celebrating the rich cricketing legacy shared by these two teams. Furthermore, the match saw the debut of two promising talents, with Mukesh Kumar stepping in for Shardul Thakur and left-handed batter Kirk McKenzie making his first appearance for West Indies.

As the battle unfolds, Virat Kohli's 500th international game proved to be a testament to his unwavering passion and relentless pursuit of excellence. Amidst the rich cricketing history between West Indies and India, the young guns' fearless style of play and the experienced stars' creative brilliance set the stage for a gripping encounter that cricket fans worldwide eagerly await.