India on Friday completed a dominant performance as they beat West Indies in the 1st test match. The Indian team won by an innings and 141 runs as they took 1-0 lead in the series. The two teams now head to Port of Spain as the 2nd and final test begins on 20th July. The game which began on Wednesday saw an early end on Friday as India completed the win in 3 days. The game was extended beyond the normal scheduled close of play as West Indies were 9 down.
The story so far –
Indian began the 3rd with 2 wickets down for 312 on the board. The fans were curious to see if Yashasvi Jaiswal could reach the double ton in his maiden test match. At the other end was Virat Kohli who was batting well and looking for a big score. The fans were also keen to see how much India score before sending the home team to bat once again.
Rohit Sharma’s fury at Ishan Kishan’s slow knock –
Ishan Kishan became the latest entry to the Indian wicket keepers club. The left hander came out to bat for the first time on Friday after the fall of Virat Kohli. The 24 year old who is known for his attacking instincts played out 19 balls without scoring a run. While this would have been okay in normal circumstances, it delaying the process for India who were looking to declare.
Rohit Sharma was in his whites when he came to the balcony and reprimanded the 24 year old to get his first run. The result saw Kishan tap the ball to the leg side and scamper for a single. This was followed by a prompt declaration by an animated looking Rohit Sharma as the players ran back to the dugout. The reason for the forced declaration was because there was rain predicted on day 4 and 5 of the game which could have hindered the result.
India declare after scoring 421 –
Jaiswal began the day batting for the 3rd day in a row as he was past 130. The youngster was quick off the blocks as he went past 150. This made him the youngest Indian to get to the 150 mark in test cricket. Jaiswal was out against the run of play for 171 which came off 387 balls with 16 fours and a six. Kohli was out for 76 when he was caught by Athanaze off Cornwal. Rahane was out for 3, while Jadeja was not out on 37 off 82 balls with 3 fours and a six.
Ashwin claims 7 in an easy win for India-Ravichandran Ashwin picked 7/71 from 21.3 overs to lead India to a win by an innings and 141 runs. The Indian veteran 12 wickets in the game as this was his 8th ten wicket haul and 34th five wicket haul. Jadeja picked 2 wickets as Siraj got the wicket of Joshua Da Silva. The top scorer for the home team was Athanaze with 28 just like the 1st innings.