Kuldeep Yadav took five West Indies second-innings wickets as India won by an innings and 272-run victory in the first Test in Rajkot.
Continuing from their disastrous overnight score of 94-6, Roston Chase and Keemo Paul (in only his second Test) took their seventh-wicket partnership to 73 before Paul fell for 47 off just 49 balls (seven fours, two sixes). He was followed back into the hut 12 runs later by Chase for 53 (79 balls, eight fours) with the score on 159-8.
Debutant Sherman Lewis fell for a three-ball duck but Devendra Bishoo added an undefeated 17 off 26 balls (three fours) to lift the West Indies to 181 all out off 48 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin just missed out on his 27th Test five-for, taking 4-37 off 11 overs, while Mohammed Shami picked up 2-22.
Following on 468 runs behind India’s first-innings score, Kraigg Brathwaite (10) and Kieran Powell added 32 runs for the first wicket, followed by a 47-run stand for the second wicket between Powell and Shai Hope.
The loss of Shimron Hetmyer (11), Sunil Ambris (0) and Chase (20) in quick succession left the West Indies in deep trouble at 138-5, and when Powell fell 13 runs later the West Indies’ fate was sealed. Powell’s excellent 83 came off 93 balls (eight fours, four sixes) and was ended thanks to a well-taken catch at silly point by debutant Prithvi Shaw off the bowling of Yadav.
The wicket completed Yadav’s five-for, which included five of the West Indies’ top six in a superb display of bowling (5-57).
Ravindra Jadeja helped to mop up the tail by taking 3-35, while Ashwin added two wickets to his first-innings contribution, finishing with 2-71.
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