Wednesday, 13 November 2019

India thrash West Indies by 318 runs in firs Test

AP

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets for seven runs as India thrashed West Indies by 318 runs in the first test in Antigua on Sunday.

After setting West Indies an unlikely target of 419 for victory on the fourth day, India bowled out the hosts for 100 in their second innings in North Sound.

Bumrah rattled through the top order, starting off by having opener Kraigg Brathwaite caught-behind for one in his first over.

Tailender Kemar Roach slogged three sixes in one over off spinner Ravindra Jadeja and top-scored for West Indies with 38.

Only a final-wicket partnership of 50 between Roach and Miguel Cummins gave West Indies’ total a slight measure of respectability.

Earlier, Resuming at 185/3, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scored his first hundred after 17 Test matches, his 10th in the five-day format while Hanuma Vihari too did well with a 93, missing out on his maiden Test hundred by seven runs as India declared on 343/7, setting a stiff target for the hosts in the second innings.

Rahane, who top scored with 102 from 242 balls (4×5), was caught at mid-off by Windies skipper Jason Holder off Shannon Gabriel while Vihari was caught behind by Shai Hope off Holder.

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