Nothing new but a good feeling to take first Test wicket, says Rahkeem Cornwall

Cornwall, making his Test debut against India at Sabina Park, struck with the fifth ball of his third over to remove Cheteshwar Pujara, the India batsman cutting to Shamarh Brooks at point

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West Indies allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall said it was a “very good feeling” to pick up his maiden Test wicket.

Cornwall, making his Test debut against India at Sabina Park, struck with the fifth ball of his third over to remove Cheteshwar Pujara, the India batsman cutting to Shamarh Brooks at point.

The Antigua-born cricketer was in a relaxed mood when reflecting on his first showing in the Test arena.

“It was a good feeling to get my first Test wicket,” he said.

“It was nothing really new to me, but it was a very good feeling.”

The 26-year-old finished with figures of 27-8-69-1 as India reached stumps on 264 for 5 on day one at Kingston.

“It was a good feeling making my debut,” he continued.

"It was an even Test day. The bowlers put in the hard yards, our seamers put the ball in the right areas.

“Regional cricket and international cricket is so different. International cricket is more challenging. [You’re] bowling to better players."

Cornwall added two slip catches, off the bowling of skipper Jason Holder, to go with his one wicket.

“When I saw the first ball coming [at slip], I just said I have to hold it and be confident and go from there."

India currently lead the two-Test series 1-0 having won the first Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium by 318 runs.

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