Only right-hander Roston Chase, unbeaten on 27, showed any enterprise as wickets tumbled around him, leaving the Windies still trailing by a mammoth 555 runs heading into Saturday's third day. This is his 17th hundred as the captain of India, and second against the Windies.
Slow left-armer Jadeja had Ambris caught at first slip and left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav knocked over Shane Dowrich's stumps to leave the hosts battling to avoid an innings defeat in the first match of the two-Test series. Shami, bowling with pace, struck first, removing the Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite for 2 with a peach of an in-dipper that breached the opener's defence and sent the off stump on a roll. The left-handed batsman stuck around with the lower-order to demolish a toothless West Indian attack.
Jadeja steadily built towards his fifty before accelerating with India eight down, hitting five fours and five sixes as he dominated the strike to reach his ton off 132 balls.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja might have scored a maiden century on the day 2 of India vs West Indies 2018 first test match at Saurashtra Cricket Association, Rajkot but his casual attitude baffled Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Yes, both the batsmen Hetmyer and Ambris end at the same side.
Kohli put together 133 runs for the fifth wicket with overnight partner Rishabh Pant, who made a quickfire 92.
The 18-year-old opener became the youngest India batsman to make a debut Test hundred after reaching the landmark from 99 deliveries, before eventually being caught and bowled by Devendra Bishoo on 134. En route his milestone, he made and broke a few records - he was the second fastest to reach the 24th mark, in 123 innings after Don Bradman, who needed just 66 innings. Smith, who is serving a one-year ball tampering ban, has 23 tons in 64 Tests.