India crush West Indies | Sunday Observer

India crush West Indies

RAJKOT AFP: Spinner Kuldeep Yadav starred in India’s biggest-ever Test triumph as they thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs inside three days in the opening match on Saturday.

The tourists were dismissed for 196 early in the final session while following on, to trail the two-match series 1-0. They were bowled out for 181 in their first innings in response to India’s 649-9 declared. Ravindra Jadeja, who scored his maiden international century during India’s only innings, took the final wicket of Shannon Gabriel for four as the hosts celebrated an utterly dominant win over the former cricketing powerhouse. The world’s top Test side surpassed their previous biggest win against Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs during the minnows’ debut five-day game in June.

Kuldeep returned figures of 5-57 with his left-arm wrist spin, his first five-for in just his fourth Test since making his debut against Australia last year.

Scores:

India 649 for 9 declared (P Shaw 134, V Kohli 139, R Jadeja 100 n.o)

West Indies 181 (R Shawin 4 for 37) and 196 (Kuldeep Yadav 5 for 57)

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