Leaders Online Desk: The West Indies team, who were very proud of their past glory, had a poor first innings and had to settle for 150 runs at home against India. After the batsmen in the front and middle order started getting out at regular intervals, there was no option left for them. Therefore, the first day of the first Test remained in the name of India. In reply, India scored 80 runs without losing a single wicket. By the end of the day’s play, debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 40 not out while Rohit Sharma scored 30 runs. Experienced, spin all-rounder Ashwin scored four hits for the hosts.
Windies captain Craig Braithwaite elected to bat first after winning the toss. However, it became clear that this decision backfired on them as they had to face a big fall right from the start. Initially, Braithwaite (20) and T. Chanderpaul (12) was dismissed cheaply. T. Chanderpaul was bowled by Ashwin while Braithwaite took an easy catch to Rohit Sharma off Ashwin’s bowling. Ramon Raifer at number three was caught by Shardul off Ishan Kishankar for 2 runs. It was Ishan’s first wicket behind the wicket in Test cricket. Ashwin became the most successful bowler for India. He dismissed 5 batsmen for 60 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took 3 wickets for 26 runs.
Rohit and Yashasvi gave India a good start in the first innings. Both hit spectacular shots. Yashasvi is unbeaten with 40 runs off 73 balls. He hit six fours in his innings. At the same time, Rohit has scored 30 runs in 65 balls. He hit three fours and one six. India trailed West Indies by 70 runs in the first innings. Team India will try to take a big lead on the second day today.
Kumble’s record was broken
Ashwin has broken Kumble’s record for most wickets in Test cricket and has taken 95 wickets so far. In this list, Kumble has 94 wickets, Kapil Dev is third with 88 wickets and Shami is fourth with 66 wickets.
R. who dismissed father and son in the test. Ashwin the fifth bowler
Veteran spin all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday became the first Indian to feature in a special list. He has become the fifth bowler in world cricket to dismiss a father-son duo in Test cricket. Earlier, Ian Botham, Wasim Akram, Mitchell Starc, Simon Harmer have achieved this feat. Ashwin, who dismissed Shivnaren Chanderpaul in 2011, on Wednesday T. Chanderpaul got a place in this list. Surprisingly, like Ashwin, Starc and Harmer have also made it to the list, beating the Chanderpaul father-son duo.
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