INDvWI – India has finished a comprehensive win over West Indies in the first test at North Sound. The brilliance of Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami and Man of the Match R Ashwin ensured that India wins the match the biggest margin outside Asia. Well, yes, Virat Kohli has just won the biggest win by the margin of runs outside the Indian Subcontinent. India defeated West Indies by an Innings and 92 runs. However, the last best was against Zimbabwe when India defeated the host by an innings and 90 runs.
India made a solid platform by scoring huge runs on the scoreboard. Virat Kohli led from the front and scored his first double century. On the other hand, he was equally supported by R Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan. Ashwin scored his 3rd Test Century and Dhawan missed out a Ton, by 14 runs. A pitch that looked flat and ordinary became dangerous with Indian bowlers used it very well. It took some 5 sessions to bowl out West Indies two times for India. Even though there were some contributions from the West Indies team, but the lack of character and patience cost the wickets at regular intervals.
This match was extremely important for the young Indian team which is going through a transition under a new captain and a new coach. The performance of R Ashwin and Shami were really applaudable. There is no doubt the captain made everyone comfortable as well. India meets West Indies in Jamaica for the second test and India would enjoy the edge over the host.
INDvWI Match Summary
|India – 566/8 (Declared)|
|Virat Kohli – 200||Kraigg Brathwaite – 65/3|
|R Ashwin- 113||Devendra Bishoo – 163/3|
|West Indies (1ST INNINGS) – 243 All Out|
|Kraigg Brathwaite – 74||Mohammed Shami – 66/4|
|Shane Dowrich * – 57||Umesh Yadav – 44/4|
|West Indies (2nd INNINGS) – 231 All Out|
|Carlos Brathwaite – 51||R Ashwin – 83/7|
|Marlon Samuels – 50||Ishant Sharma – 27/1|
Man of the Match: R Ashwin
INDVWI – Records Broken
Here are the records that were broken in this match.
- The Biggest win for India outside Asia (Innings and 92 Runs)
- R Ashwin becomes the first Indian to score a century and take five wickets in the same match twice.
- Wriddhiman Saha took 5 catches in the match most by an Indian Wicket Keeper in Caribbean so far.
- Mohammed Shami equals the record of picking fastest 50 wickets in Test Cricket in 13 Matches.
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