India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: India bowled out West Indies for 100 in the second innings to romp home to a 318-run victory in the 1st Test in Antigua, going 1-0 up in the series. The two teams will now move to Jamaica for the 2nd Test, which will begin on August 30.
India had set Windies a target of 419 on Day 4. India lost Kohli early, but Ajinkya Rahane (102) and Hanuma Vihari (93) batted sensibly thereon and forged a century stand to help India go past the 300 run-mark. Towards the end, both Rahane and Vihari fell in quick succession and that allowed Windies to be chasing a slightly lesser total than what could have been imposed on them.
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India vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights:
Rahane is Man of the Match
Rahane is named the Man of the Match. He collects his award from Andy Roberts. "Feels really special to score a century after 29 or 30 innings," he tells Ian Bishop. Goes on to say that his stint with Hampshire helped him. "I want to thank those people who backed me in these last two years or so. I knew I was doing my part for the team, I was getting the 70s and 80s, so yes, I'm glad I got the century here," he adds.
Virat Kohli India's most successful away captain
Most away wins for India captains: 12 - Virat Kohli (26 Tests); 11 - Sourav Ganguly (28 Tests); 6 - MS Dhoni (30 Tests)
Also, this is India's biggest overseas win in terms of margin of runs.
Let's see who is named the Man of the Match. Rahane would be a prime contender. But so would Bumrah, for his spell today.
That's it. Pant takes a running catch and India win. They beat West Indies by 318 runs. This is India's first win in the Test Championship. This will get them 60 points on the table.
West Indies have folded for 100 in the 2nd innings, mainly courtesy that 10th wicket partnership between Roach and Cummins. This is their lowest Test score against India. The previous lowest by West Indies against India was 103.
Six for Cummins
Cummins hits Shami for six! Well, that's the kind of cricket we have grown to expect from West Indies over the years. Backs against the wall, big defeat incoming, just taken a blow on the head - all no matter. See ball, hit ball. WI 94/9 after 26 overs
Cummins hit on helmet
The Indian players go up to the batsman in concern as the ball hits the helmet of Miguel Cummins. There's a break in play as the West Indies physio comes out to have a look as well. This pair, meanwhile, have added 32 runs in the last 5 overs. We had a big 10th wicket partnership earlier in the Ashes today. West Indies need Cummins and Roach to do much much more. They're making merry here though, as Cummins follows up on that blow to the head by swatting Shami for four down the ground.
That Bumrah spell
Jasprit Bumrah is the first Asian bowler in Test history to take five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies. And he's done it having toured these countries just once in his fledgling 11-Test career. What a bowler! That spell, 8-3-7-5, could well define the rest of this series. It is sure to define the course of this innings and this match. Jadeja, meanwhile, is going for some runs. Not that it will have too much of an effect. WI 79/9 after 24.5 overs
Six, six,six from Roach
Kemar Roach has cut such an interesting figure in this whole match. Has showed tremendous spirit. Has just smashed Ravindra Jadeja for two consecutive sixes! Follows it up with a staunch front foot defence. One ball later, he smashes Jadeja on the leg side for the third six of the over. The last ball is blocked out. Excellent stuff! WI move to 74/9.
Shami gets another. His second. Shannon Gabriel goes for a duck. West Indies nine down. 50/9 their score.
Kemar Roach is given out lbw off Ishant Sharma but he reviews and saves his wicket. Just delaying the inevitable, you get the feeling.
Wicket for Shami
Another wicket! Again, the stumps go flying. Again, it is an Indian pacer who has sent the stumps flying of a West Indies batsman. Roston Chase the batsman to go. West Indies lose their 8th wicket. Shami celebrates by having a banana. WI 50/8 after 19.2 overs
Funnily, there were a few (ironic?) cheers and claps that went around the ground as West Indies brought their 50 up just before this.
Bumrah is taken off
Finally, Bumrah is taken off and Shami brought in his place. 8 overs, 3 maidens, 7 runs given away and 5 wickets. That was his opening spell. Beat that, someone! Meanwhile, this is already the highest partnership by West Indies, as Roston Chase and Kemar Roach score a combined 11 runs for the 8th wicket. Yes, that is how tragicomic this 4th innings has been from the home side. WI 48/7 after 18.3 overs
Bumrah's pace and swing is too much for Holder to handle. He played for a middle stump line and his off stump is flying. Played it for Bangalore, but it goes down to Mumbai - so to speak. He goes for 8. Bumrah has his fifth wicket, his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests. Somebody stop him! His figures now 5/7. Roach the new man. West Indies 37/7.
First, the ball drops inches in front of Vihari. Then it is Vihari who drops a catch. Both chances go begging. Kohli is clapping encouragingly, Ishant is not as charitable in his views of that though. Another wicket is coming though, you sense it. Holder is being made to look like he is seeing a bat for the first time. He is sometimes looking at it in surprise as the ball is swerving dangerously this way and that. WI 29/6 after 13 overs
Bumrah strikes again! Wicket number 6! Hope goes for West Indies. Jason Holder comes out with his team in shambles. Bumrah and Ishant are proving their worth as the pace attack of the World No.1 Test team. They are blowing away the Windies lineup like it was a team of schoolboys. WI 27/6 after 11.1 overs
Ishant Sharma gets the Indian players excited with a big inswinger. Was there an edge? They decide against the review though. Replays show the ball had brushed the pad. No bat on that. Good call to not go for the review.
Runs for West Indies
Welcome runs for West Indies. Ishant again goes for runs. This time it's four leg byes past the keeper. After that spell of devastation in the afternoon, these will be welcome runs for the home team.
And we're back
Looks like India don't want any tea to distract them from their spell of bloodthirst here. We're back for resumption already! Bumrah to resume his over after the break. Chase and Hope, both on 0, the batsmen in the middle for West Indies. Chase hits the first boundary of the session off the next over. That's a good confident start from him.
Ishant Sharma bags the second of his afternoon, as Shimron Hetmyer is caught at the slip by Ajinkya Rahane. West Indies flounders as India continue their bowling dominance. WI are 13/4 after 7 overs.
LBW AND GONE! Ishant Sharma claims the wicket of Shamarh Brooks, as the West Indies batsman departs for 2. India are not wasting any time at all, as they have put the hosts in a dire situation. WI are 10/3 after 4.1 overs.
Jasprit Bumrah introduces the sound of timber hitting the Antigua ground to everybody, as he uproots John Campbell from the pitch. What a delivery that was! WI are 10/2 after 3.5 overs.
CAUGHT BEHIND! Jasprit Bumrah strikes early, removing Kraigg Brathwaite from the pitch after the West Indies' opener is caught behind by Rishabh Pant. WI are 7/1 after 1.4 overs.
Back for the chase
Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell are at the crease to open the batting for West Indies. Kraigg Brathwaite is on strike. Ishant Sharma will open the attack for India. Let's Play.
OUT! Hanuma Vihari is gone for 93. No maiden Test century for Vihari. And that's it- India have declared at 343/7, setting West Indies 419 to win the Test match. The lead could have been bigger had India not lost Kohli early. However, from thereon Ajinkya Rahane (102) and Hanuma Vihari (93) batted sensibly to take India to a commanding position.
OUT! Pant falls for 7, IND lose their sixth wicket! But still no sign of declaration India lead by 413 runs. Meanwhile, Time for drinks as well. India have accelerated but they have put a pause on the acceleration as Kohli wants Hanuma Vihari to complete his ton. Maybe then the declaration will come.
Rahane falls for 102
Rahane holes out for 102, trying to go for some quick runs. From 81/3, his hundred has put in India in a commanding position. Rishabh Pant comes to the crease now, with Vihari batting on 80. IND- 323/5
10th Test ton for Rahane
Gets there with a flick on the leg-side and punches the air. A hug from his partner, Vihari and Rahane is delighted. Took him 233 balls to reach the mileston but this has been worth the wait. Is the declaration round the corner? IND- 311/4
Back after lunch
Welcome back for the post lunch session. Will Rahane get to a hundred or will the Windies play partypoopers? Stay tuned for more updates.
Hundred stand as the teams break for lunch
Day 4: Lunch Break - India lead by 362 runs. A comfortable session for India, adding 102 runs for the loss of only Kohli's wicket. The big question now when India will retire. Rahane is currently on 90 and Vihari has looked solid too. The partnership between the two has also reached 100. An exciting session promises to come up.
Windies continue to struggle
41 overs of part time spin bowled by the WI in this innings alone and yet Cornwall, a specialist spinner, was not selected. The part time spinners of Chase, Campbell and Braithwaite has bowled as many overs as Gabriel, Roach, Holder and Cummins combined. WI will continue to struggle until they learn to get the team selection right.
250 up for India
Ajinkya Rahane guides the ball for a single and moves on to 78. But that also means that India's lead is past 250. Giving him company at the other end is Hanuma Vihari on 37. IND- 253/4. India lead by 328 runs.
Change in bowling
Kemar Roach finishes his spell and is walking off. He has been replaced by Roston Chase. How many of overs of spin does the West Indies skipper want? Lets see. A slip and a FSL for Chase. Vihari and Rahane in the middle. India's lead is getting close to 300.
Virat Kohli falls early in first session
India suffer an early setback at the start of Day 4, as Roston Chase gets Virat Kohli for 51. IND- 188/4. Kohli was looking to play it with the spin towards the leg-side, but closed his bat-face early. A leading edge is caught by John Campbell at short cover. The partnership is broken at last.
Kohli and Rahane to resume. Cummins has got the ball think because the second new ball is only eight overs away and they are saving Roach and Gabriel for that. A slip and a gully.
Daren Ganga and Sunil Gavaskar: "It's a little bit cool because of the overhead clouds, little bit windy as well. If you look at the good length area, this pitch still looks very good for batting, very even layering of grass, no great indentations by the bowlers. If you apply yourself, you have runs here. There's still plenty of runs here. You can still extract lateral movement if you're a seamer."
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to day four of the first Test. India are in firm control, thanks to unbeaten half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Kemar Roach bowled his heart out and then some but had only one wicket to show for it. Weather wise, there are some clouds overhead and we may have some interruption but for now it's all good and dandy.