Hopefully tomorrow we’ll get a chance to start with the new ball and if that happens we hope to make a couple of breakthroughs and get back into the game, he added.

Rohit Sharma (80) and Yashaswi Jaiswal (57) started the game well, sharing 139, but the score was reduced in the second half as West Indies got rid of two openers — Shubman Gill (10) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (8).

However, a winning spurt of 106 runs by Virat Kohli (87 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (36 not out) got India back on track.

Kudos to Virat and Jadeja, they played very well, they have a lot of experience. Virat is a special player and the two of them took this session away from us, but overall the day was satisfactory. Kohli, playing his 500th Test, fell 13 runs short of his first hundred in overseas Tests since December 2018.

If he is threatening (to score a hundred), he will have to work for it, we are not going to give him that, Benjamin said.

West Indies played with a plan and a purpose in the second session and the former pacer, who played 92 Tests and 33 ODIs between 1992 and 1998, hopes the bowlers will help the hosts bounce back by executing their plans in a similar fashion in the first session on Friday.

We have our plans for each batter and we hope our bowlers can stick to those plans and be patient. With Kohli and Jadeja, it won’t be easy for us, so we have to work very hard, so

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