Ravichandran Ashwin completed with a 12-wicket match haul
OFF-SPINNER Ravichandran Ashwin completed with a 12-wicket match haul as India handed the West Indies a crushing innings and 141 run defeat inside three days of the primary take a look at at Windsor Park in Roseau on Friday (15).
Ashwin had claimed 5-60 to assist skittle out West Indies for 150 within the first innings on a sluggish, turning observe within the first match of the two-test sequence.
India amassed 421-5 in reply earlier than declaring their first innings with debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal (171), skipper Rohit Sharma (103) and Virat Kohli (76) scoring bulk of their runs.
Having conceded a lead of 271, West Indies did even worse of their second innings once they had been bundled out for 130.
Ashwin was the wrecker-in-chief once more, claiming 7-71 although crew mate Jaiswal was adjudged player-of-the-match.
“Our bowling was very good. Bowling them out for 150 really set the sport for us,” Rohit stated after their victory.
“On that pitch, we knew we needed to bat as soon as, bat lengthy.”
The excellent defeat deepens the sense of gloom within the West Indies camp, who’re smarting from their failure, for the primary time, to qualify for this 12 months’s 50-overs World Cup in India.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s was the primary wicket to fall, succumbing lbw to Ravindra Jadeja with the rating on eight earlier than Ashwin secured his first sufferer of the second innings 14 runs later when dwelling captain Kraigg Brathwaite was caught by Ajinkya Rahane.
Ashwin then ripped by means of the West Indies, with Alick Athanaze prime scoring for the house aspect with 28 runs earlier than turning into one of many off spinner’s seven victims.
Jomel Warrican’s wicket was the final to fall when he was trapped lbw as Ashwin wrapped up a snug victory with two days to spare.
Between them, India’s spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja claimed 17 of the 20 West Indies wickets within the match.
Brathwaite stated it was troublesome to make a comeback into the competition after their below-par first innings complete.
“Didn’t assume it spun rather a lot early on. We simply let ourselves down with the bat,” he stated.
“First innings complete was simply not ok.”
The groups will meet once more within the second and remaining take a look at within the sequence in Port of Spain from July 20 earlier than going through off in three one-day internationals and 5 Twenty20 matches.