Rahane breaks century drought, India crush West Indies

Brief scores: India 297/10 (Ajinkya Rahane 81, Ravindra Jadeja 58; Kemar Roach 4/66, Shannon Gabriel 3/71) and 343/7dec. (Ajinkya Rahane 102, Hanuma Vihari 93, Virat Kohli 51; Roston Chase 4/132) beat West Indies 222/10 (Roston Chase 48, Jason Holder 39; Ishant Sharma 5/43, Mohammed Shami 2/48) and 100/10 (Kemar Roach 38; Jasprit Bumrah 5/7, Ishant Sharma 3/31, Mohammed Shami 2/13) by 318 runs

India vs West Indies 1st Test 2019, key stats

  • India recorded their 21st Test win overall against the West Indies, and the eighth in Caribbean, crushing the home team by 318 runs, which is now their biggest overseas win in terms of runs, to win the 1st Test
  • It was Virat Kohli’s 27th Test win as Indian captain, going level with MS Dhoni
  • Ajinkya Rahane was one of the architects of India’s win: his first-innings 81 helped India recover from a precarious 25 for three after Jason Holder won the toss and elected to field first. In the second innings, his 102 helped India set a 400-plus target (419 to be exact) for the West Indies and give the bowlers five session to take 10 second-innings wickets. It was the Mumbai batsman’s 10th Test century
  • Ishant Sharma registered his ninth five-wicket haul, his 5 for 43 in the first innings helping India secure a 75-run lead. He finished with a match haul of 8 for 74
  • Shamarh Brooks became the 318th player to play Test cricket for the West Indies

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