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06-Oct-2018 09:51:00 GMT
Ind vs WI - 1st Test, Rajkot, day 3

Kuldeep bags five; India seal their biggest win

Rajkot: India crushed West Indies by an innings and 272 runs inside three days of the first test in Rajkot to go 1-0 up in the two-match series on Saturday.

Shot out for 181 in their first innings and made to follow on, West Indies collapsed for 196 in their second in third day's final session with Kieran Powell topscoring for them with a counter-attacking 83.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav (5-57) was the pick of the Indian bowlers, claiming his first five-for in test cricket as West Indies lost 14 wickets on Saturday.

Hyderabad hosts the second and final test from Friday.

West Indies were all out for 181 in their first innings in the morning session in reply to India's mammoth 649/9 declared and the home side imposed the follow-on.

At tea they were tottering at 185/8 in their second innings.

Kuldeep shaved off the lower middle order in a hurry as the tourists surrendered meekly showing weak technique and lack of expertise to tackle the guile of the young tweaker.

Opener Kieran Powell was the only West Indian batsman to make a significant contribution in the second dig, scoring 83 off 93 deliveries with eight boundaries and four sixes.

Kuldeep trapped Shai Hope in front for his first wicket, then accounted for the highly-rated Shimron Hetmyer who went for a wild slog across the line to be caught at short third man. He used his googly to send back Sunil Ambris, who stepped out without having any idea of the way the ball will turn.

Brief scores:
India 649 for 6 decl. (Kohli 139, Shaw 134, Jadeja 100*, Pant 92, Pujara 86, Bishoo 4-217) beat West Indies 181 (Chase 53, Ashwin 4-37) and 196 (Powell 83, Kuldeep 5-57, Jadeja 3-35) by an innings and 272 runs

Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin starred for India as the hosts enforced a follow-on. Ashwin removed skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (10) for his fourth wicket of the day before the break.

Kieran Powell (21) and Shai Hope (0) were at the crease when lunch was taken.

Resuming their first innings at 94/6, West Indies were all out after an hour and 10 minutes.

Ashwin ran through the tail, ending with 4/37 in 11 overs. Ashwin first removed Chase with a beauty, a flighted ball that turned in to create a big gap between bat and pad before crashing into the stumps.

Number 10 and 11 were easy meat for Aswhin who sent them back with the away turning ball.


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