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Claiming Pujara as my first Test wicket felt good: Rahkeem

August 31, 2019 12:02 IST

West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall bowls on Day 1 of the second Test against the West Indies, in Jamaica

IMAGE: West Indies off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall bowls on Day 1 of the second Test against the West Indies, in Jamaica, on Friday. Photograph: BCCI

West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall said making Cheteshwar Pujara his first victim in his debut Test was a good feeling to have.

Cornwall, the new 'giant' of world cricket, became the heaviest Test cricketer after making his debut in the second Test of the ongoing series between India and West Indies.

 

The 26-year-old bowled 27 overs, giving away just 69 runs on the opening day of the second Test.

The off-spinner struck in only his third, taking the big wicket of Pujara.

 "Good feeling to get him as my first Test wicket. It was nothing really new to me but it was a good feeling," Cornwall said.

"It was a good feeling of making my debut. I think the ball comes on really nice in the start. I have to work hard and put the ball into right areas," he added.

Put in to bat, India were reduced to 46 for two in the opening session before captain Virat Kohli (76) and opener Mayank Agarwal (55) rebuilt the innings.

West Indies captain Jason Holder picked up three wickets while Cornwall took his first in the form of Pujara (6).

Apart from picking up the wicket of Pujara, Cornwall took two catches to remove India openers Agarwal and K L Rahul.

"Our seamers bowled well and when I was asked to bowl, I have to do the same. It was a good feeling to get my first Test wicket," Cornwall added.

"We thought the pitch had a lot of moisture so we thought once we get the first chance to bowl, we can get the early wickets. The toss went in our favour. It was a good day on the first day of Test cricket."

At close of play on the first day, India were 264 for five with Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 42 and 27, respectively.

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