Having clinched the ODI series with ease, India will take on hosts West Indies in the first Test at Antigua, starting Thursday. Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari all got runs with the bat while Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav all were among the wickets in the warm-up match.
Struggling India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane hit a half-century on Monday in the warm-up game against West Indies A, which will give some relief to both him and the selectors ahead of the Test series which begins on August 22.
Australia managed to escape with a draw in the tantalising second Ashes Test at Lord's. Set to chase 267 after Ben Stokes' hundred saw England recover from a precarious position, the Aussies were in trouble as the top order succumbed yet again to Jofra Archer. The absence of the unfit Steve Smith added to the visitors' woes. However, Smith's concussion replacement Marnus Labuschagne stood up with a soild half-century to keep a rampant England at bay.