India V/S West Indies Live Score: Ashwin, Saha dig in to halt West Indies


Dour defiance from Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha through a long final session inched India towards a measure of respectability at 234 for five when stumps were drawn on the opening day of the third Test at the Darren Sammy National Stadium in St Lucia on Tuesday.

Their unbeaten sixth-wicket partnership of 108 occupied almost 41 overs and rescued the tourists from the considerable discomfort of 126 for five just before tea with West Indies' second Test hero Roston Chase and debutant fast bowler Alzarri Joseph taking two wickets each to vindicate their captain's decision to bowl first on winning the toss.

Both Ashwin and Saha had their moments of good fortune after tea, the off-spinning all-rounder being caught off a Shannon Gabriel no-ball while the wicketkeeper-batsman was missed off Chase at short-leg. They will resume on the second morning with Ashwin on 75, in pursuit of his second century of the series, and Saha on 46.