India thrash West Indies by 318 runs in first Test

India thrash West Indies by 318 runs in first Test
Jasprit Bumrah looks at West Indies' Shai Hope after dismissing him

North Sound - Bumrah rattled through the top order.

By Agencies

Published: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 12:31 AM

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. Detailed scorecard
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 (4x5), was caught at mid-off by Windies skipper Jason Holder off Shannon Gabriel while Vihari was caught behind by Shai Hope off Holder.
But in a matter of few minutes, Holder saw his batsmen showing no application whatsoever and throwing their wickets away one after the other in a horror show which reflected their lack of preparation in red ball cricket.
Jasprit Bumrah picked up three wickets while Ishant Sharma snared two as it was only a matter of time before India strolled past their rivals to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Kraigg Brathwaite (1) was the first two go, caught behind off Bumrah. John Campbell (7) was castled by the same bowler while Ishant trapped debutant Shamarh Brooks (2) in front.
Darren Bravo was clean-bowled by Bumrah and Shimron Hetmyer (1) was caught at slip by Rahane off Ishant, making up for Virat Kohli dropping him earlier.
Earlier, India skipper Kohli scored 51 before being undone by Roston Chase as he was caught by John Campbell at extra cover. Kohli and Rahane shared a 106-run stand for the fourth wicket before Rahane joined hands with Vihari for a 135-run partnership, sending the West Indies bowlers on a leather hunt.
For the hosts, Chase was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/132.

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