India smash West indies by an innings and 92 runs


All rounder star Ravichandran Ashwin performance leads to a big win against West indies to India. India defeated West Indies by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

The Chennai off-spinner made good use of the conditions to extract appreciable turn from the pitch and was helped along by some poor application by the West Indies batsmen.

Carlos Braithwaite, who remained unbeaten on 51, was the highest scorer among the hosts.

Bishoo even hit Ashwin over the mid-wicket boundary for a six a couple of overs before tea to offer some much needed cheer to the home crowd.

However, the hosts’ heroic resistance suffered a rather tame end shortly after tea. Bishoo fell agonisingly short of a half-century when he offered a relatively tame catch to Cheteshwar Pujara at midwicket while trying to hoick a delivery by Ashwin.

Earlier, the West Indies continued their battle during the rain-shortened morning session. Opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika and Samuels forged a 67-run stand following the dismissal of Darren Bravo early in the morning.

Resuming the day at 21/1, the West Indies received a big blow in the first over of the day when left-handed overnight batsman

Bravo edged an away-moving delivery from pacer Umesh Yadav to wide third slip fielder Ajinky Rahane, who dived low to his left to pluck a brilliant catch.

It was just the start the Virat Kohli-led visitors wanted and the wicket further boosted their confidence.

However, the home batting duo of Chandrika and Samuels came out with strong resistance to deny India any more wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium.

The team efforts leads the indian team to a big win.

Wefornews bureau

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