Ravichandran Ashwin picked his first five-wicket haul outside Asia as India dismissed West Indies for 231 in the second innings and completed an innings victory in the first Test in Antigua to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite stressed the importance of building partnerships and batting through the entire fourth day after being asked to follow-on on day three of the first Test against India in Antigua.
Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami picked four wickets each to bowl out West Indies for 243 in the first innings and Ishant Sharma dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite in the second innings after India enforced follow-on still maintaining a lead of 302 runs at stumps on day three of the first Test in Antigua.
In his latest video report from Antigua, Chetan Narula rounds up the first two days of the first Test between India and the West Indies as Virat Kohli makes history and both Shikhar Dhawan and Ravichandran Ashwin impress.
Virat Kohli went on to notch his maiden double century, while Ravichandran Ashwin scored his third century against West Indies as India went on to pile 566 for eight before declaring in the first innings of the first Test in Antigua.
Ahead of their respective series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, India and Australia face a prospect of losing points in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings, if they do not record comprehensive wins.
Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that the top cricketing nations must send their A teams to associate and affiliate countries in Europe and other parts of the world to help develop the game.
Fifties from Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja highlighted the Indian performance on day two as they went on to take a first innings lead of 164 against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in the tour game in St Kitts.
The Indian spinners shared eight wickets between them, spinning a web around the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI line-up and bowled them out for 180 runs in 62.5 overs on day one of the tour match in St Kitts.
Former Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar feels that the modern-day players need to find a way to adjust themselves to the regulations which are set to be brought about to limit the size of cricket bats.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been called up to the 13-man West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI squad which will face India in the second tour match in a three-day game that will be played in St Kitts between 14th and 16th July.