The Indian cricket team has started the West Indies tour with a bang. Team India defeated the host West Indies by an innings and 141 runs on the third day itself in the first Test match of the 2-match series. With this victory, Team India has gone ahead 1-0 in the series. There were 5 heroes of this victory who played an important role in helping India win by an innings margin outside Asia. With the help of experienced off-spinner R Ashwin, young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli, India was successful in taking the lead in the series.
With the excellent bowling of right-arm spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, India defeated the Windies on the third day itself. Ashwin took 5 wickets in the first innings of the Windies while he took 7 wickets in the second innings. The Caribbean batsmen easily got trapped in Ashwin’s spin. Ashwin, who took a total of 12 wickets in the match, made many records during this period. Due to his killer bowling, India piled West Indies for 150 runs in the first innings and 130 runs in the second innings. (AP)
Yashasvi Jaiswal has done his test debut brilliantly. Yashasvi, visiting the Windies for the first time, scored 171 runs in the first innings of the Dominica Test. During this, he hit 16 fours and a six in 387 balls. With the help of this marathon innings of Yashasvi, India was able to declare its first innings at 421 for 5 wickets. Yashasvi is a left hand batter. Through this match, he tried to tell that he has the ability to do great batting under any circumstances. (AP)
Rohit Sharma scored 103 runs in the first innings. Rohit, who scored the 10th century of his Test career, shared a record 229 runs for the first wicket with Yashasvi. Rohit and Yashasvi gave India a great start. Hitman hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in 221 balls. Rohit made his Test debut against this team 10 years ago and even then he scored a century. In this match, he took Team India to a big score by playing captaincy innings. (AP)
Ravindra Jadeja gave good support to R Ashwin from the other end in both the innings. He took 3 wickets in the first innings while he managed to take 2 wickets in the second innings. From one end Jadeja kept putting pressure on the Caribbean batsmen and from the other end Ashwin kept taking wickets. The jugalbandi of Ashwin and Jadeja was being made on sight. In the second innings, Jaddu dealt cheaply with top order batsmen like Tejnarayan Chanderpaul and Rayman Reifer. (AP)
Virat Kohli undoubtedly missed his century but the former captain played a sensible innings. Kohli scored 76 runs in 182 balls with the help of 5 fours. He kept one end after the wickets of Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane fell. Virat along with Yashasvi Jaiswal added 110 runs for the third wicket, while Jadeja shared a 49-run partnership for the fifth wicket. (AP)