Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan take diving catches in practice

At stumps on day 1, India secured a total of 258/3 in the two-day warm-up match against WICB president XI.

Coming at a time when Indian hockey was going into decline - petty ego clashes had seen two captains sent to the Mexico Olympics - those two tours played a huge role in cricket becoming the country's most popular sport. The idea was obviously to give their bowlers a full day's workout.

All of India's seamers - Bhuvneshwar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma - bowled at least 13 overs each.

"Virat Kohli is a positive person and he has created a similar positive environment within the team". All the four pacers in the Indians' XII - the three wicket-takers and Ishant Sharma - got five-over spells to start with. Both Hope and Chandrika played Mishra tentatively, surviving close calls once each.

Mishra went on to clinch four wickets in 27 overs, giving away only 67 runs. The break came in the 48 over, and when the Indians had their way, they had it twice off consecutive balls in one Mishra over.

Fall of wickets: 1-93, 2-108, 3- 134, 4-159, 5-166, 6-213.

The pacemen then got in on the act, Shami forcing Roston Chase to flick to Ajinkya Rahane at midwicket and Umesh trapping Shane Dowrich in front.

Mishra knocked over Vishaul Singh (14) and Damion Jacobs (one) after the break to leave the hosts on 177 for seven, but Hope and Warrican then frustrated India in an unbroken 104-run, eighth-wicket stand, which highlighted the final session.

Mishra, who was the pick of the bowlers in India's first practice match on the tour of the West Indies Basseterre with figures of 4/67, expects that his own experience of playing in the Caribbean coupled with Kumble's wealth of knowledge will help him a lot in the four-Test series. (Rohit Sharma 54*, Shikhar Dhawan 51, KL Rahul 50; Jomel Warrican 2-61) vs West Indies Cricket Board President's XI 281/7 (Shai Hope 118*, Rajendra Chandrika 69, Jomel Warrican 50*; Amit Mishra 4-67) - Match drawn.

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