India start Day 3 with a massive lead of 535 runs over the hosts West Indies. Riding on Virat Kohli’s maiden double ton and R. Ashwin’s third Test hundred, India scored a mammoth 566/8 in the first innings. Kohli registered his name in the record books with his scintillating knock of 200 as he became the first Indian Test skipper to score an overseas double hundred.

West Indies looked a tired lot with the ball as they failed to create chances with the new ball in the morning session. The shoulders were dropping as the Indian pair continued to pile on the runs, at a very brisk pace in Antigua. While the focus remained on Kohli, Ashwin quietly went about doing business as he scored a crucial fifty, and then a hundred, in the process. West Indies in reply didn’t have a great start as they lost Chandrika early in the innings.

India after opting to bat first against West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium ended the opening day’s play at a strong position. It was skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 143 that guided the visitors to 302 for four.  India’s Test captain came in to bat at fall of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket with the score reading 74 for two and batted with confidence. En route to his unbeaten 143, Kohli crossed the 3000-run mark in Test cricket.It took Kohli 42 matches and 73 innings to reach the milestone. Kohli is the eighth fastest Indian batsman, in terms of innings, to reach 3,000 Test runs. He is behind Virender Sehwag (55 innings), Mohammad Azharuddin (64), Sunil Gavaskar (66), Gautam Gambhir (66), Rahul Dravid (67), Sachin Tendulkar (67) and Navjot Singh Sidhu (70).

Kohli, who has 11 centuries and 12 half centuries to his credit, became the 19th Indian to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket.  Kohli reached the milestone during his 105-run stand for the third wicket with Shikhar Dhawan.Dhawan too looked in fine touch before he was dismissed on an individual score of 84 runs by spinner  Devendra Bishoo.