India thrash West Indies by 318 runs to win first Test in Antigua

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua: India seamer Jasprit Bumrah’s record braking five second-innings wickets for just seven runs as the hosts fell to 100 all out, helped the visitors an emphatic 318 run victory with a day to spare in the first Test of the two Test series against West Indies.

Only Roston Chase (12), Kemar Roach (38) and Miguel Cummins (19) reached double figures as they were bowled out in under 27 overs.

India captain Virat Kohli had set West Indies 419 to win after declaring his team’s second innings on 343-7.

The visitors posted 297 in their first innings before West Indies replied with 222 of their own.

With a first-innings lead of 77, India extended their advantage through Kohli (51), Ajinkya Rahane (102) and Hanuma Vihari (92) before declaring to leave Jason Holder’s team with an unlikely run chase.

In reply, West Indies were five wickets down before the eighth over and their 10th wicket stand of 50 between Roach and Cummins was their highest of the second innings.

Victory puts India joint-top of the inaugural World Test Championship table. The second Test begins in Jamaica on Friday.

Brief Score: India 297 (Rahane 81, Roach 4-66) & 343-7 dec (Rahane 102)
West Indies 222 (Chase 48, I Sharma 5-43) & 100 (Roach 38, Bumrah 5-7)