Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
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Kuldeep spins India to record win against Windies

Kuldeep spins India to record win against Windies

Chasing the monumental score of 649 runs, West Indies started their first innings embarrassingly as Mohammad Shami gave them early jolts. Previously, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced a pool of 25 members for the series and the 35-year-old all-rounder Dwayne Bravo wasn't a part of the setup, something which furrowed many eyebrows.

The match will be best remembered for the emergence of Prithvi Shaw, who announced his arrival in worldwide cricket with a classy hundred on debut, becoming the youngest from the country to do so in Tests.

Powell resorted to aggression in an excellent counter-attacking knock, facing 93 balls and hammering eight fours and four sixes.

Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja were the other centurions.

The second match is scheduled in Hyderabad starting October 12.

For West Indies, Devendra Bishoo grabbed 4 wickets but spent 217 runs for that. For India, it would be the last chance to test their bench strength and figure out the best squad ahead of the tour to Australia in November.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav registered his maiden five-wicket haul in test cricket as West Indies succumbed to the guile of India's spin trio who shared the 10 second innings wickets among themselves.

Chase, who faced 24 balls and struck three fours, also tried to be positive but fell to a soft dismissal when he drove Kuldeep to Ashwin at cover, in the third over following the drinks break. Umesh Yadav set the West Indian up nicely before getting rid of him with a perfectly placed bouncer as he mistimed a pull to be caught at midwicket. "Credit to India, they played well and showed us how to bat", said Brathwaite, who led West Indies in absence of injured regular skipper Jason Holder. Easy conditions or not, you still have to go out there and back yourself to dominate.

India were in a good mood after rolling West Indies in the second innings for a test win inside three days. Debutant Prithvi Shaw was named the MoM for his magnificent 134. Ashwin removed Kraigg Brathwaite for 10 for an early breakthrough and Kuldeep then hollowed out the West Indies top and middle order.

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