New Delhi. Team India has started the West Indies tour with a win. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team has won the first test in just 3 days. India defeated the hosts by an innings and 141 runs. This is also India’s biggest win in West Indies. Earlier, he got the biggest win in 2016 by an innings and 92 runs. On the third day of the match, the Indian team declared the innings after scoring 421 runs for 5 wickets. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 171 and Virat Kohli scored 76 runs. Rohit Sharma also scored 103 runs. West Indies had scored 150 runs in the first innings. The team was reduced to 130 runs in 50.3 overs in the second innings. Yashasvi got the player of the match award.
R Ashwin took 5 wickets in the first innings and 7 wickets in the second innings. In this way, he took a total of 12 wickets in the match and once again proved his importance. Recently, he was not given a chance in the final of the World Test Championship. Talking about the second innings from West Indies, Alyque Athanje scored the maximum 28 runs. That is, no batter could reach 30 runs. Apart from R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja took 2 and Mohammad Siraj took one wicket.
took 10 wickets for the 8th time
R Ashwin, 36, took 10 wickets for the 8th time in Test cricket. In this way, he has also equaled former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble. He also did this maximum 8 times on behalf of India. Ashwin has taken 486 wickets in Test cricket. That means they can touch the figure of 500 wickets soon. Has also taken 5 wickets 34 times. He has taken 709 wickets in international cricket. In this way, he has left behind former veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. He took 707 wickets. Anil Kumble is on top with 953 wickets.
Spinner’s best performance in West Indies
R Ashwin took 12 wickets for 156 runs in the match. This is the best performance of any foreign spinner in West Indies. Earlier, Pakistan’s off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took 11 wickets for 111 runs in 2011. Ashwin did the feat of taking 5 wickets in both innings of the Test for the sixth time. This is the best performance by any bowler for India. Ashwin took 7 wickets for 71 runs in the second innings. This is his best performance on foreign soil.
Last Test from 20 July
Team India has not lost any Test series against West Indies since 2002 and has won 8 consecutive matches. With winning the first Test, it has been decided that the Indian team cannot lose this series as well. Now his eyes will be on winning the 9th consecutive series. The second and final Test of the series will be played at Port of Spain from 20 July. Talking about the third season of the World Test Championship, this was the first match of both the teams. Team India has once again started with a win.
This is Team India’s 10th Test win in West Indies. This is the best performance of the team in any country outside the house. India has won 9-9 Tests in Australia, England and Sri Lanka. Apart from this, Bangladesh has won 8 Tests.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 15, 2023, 05:38 IST