Kolkata: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels said the Indian bowlers did not give them an inch and felt things became more difficult after the ball was changed in the second session of the first Test on Wednesday.
Opting to bat after winning the toss, West Indies were all out for 234 with Samuels top-scoring with a knock of 65 on the opening day. Debutant Indian pacer Mohammed Shami picked 4-71.
"To be honest, the Indian bowlers didn't give us anything. They were very disciplined the way they bowled. They attacked the stumps. When you go out there, you have to work very hard to get some runs. I backed myself and took my chance early," Samuels told reporters.