Bumrah’s fifer, Rahane’s ton headline India’s record win
The win gave India a 1-0 lead in the two-match series and a crucial 60 points in their inaugural World Test Championship match.
Jasprit Bumrah’s five-for seven inflicted a humiliating 318-run defeat on the West Indies in the first Test—India’s biggest away win by runs—as the star pacer became the first Asian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in Australia, England, South Africa and the West Indies—that, too, in just 11 Test matches.
It was Kohli's 27th win from 47 Tests as India captain, equaling MS Dhoni's record for wins at the helm of the the national team in 60 Tests as captain. Not to forget, Kohli also past Ganguly's 11 for most away wins as captain.
India are now unbeaten for 22 Tests against the West Indies - their longest unbeaten streak against ANY opponent in Test cricket.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 25, 2019
On the other hand, the 22-Test streak is West Indies' longest ever win-less streak against ANY opponent.#WIvsIND #WIvIND #INDvsWI #INDvWI
India had set the hosts a massive target of 419 after declaring on 343 for 7 with Ajinkya Rahane registering a century—since his 132 against Sri Lanka in August 2017—and Hanuma Vihari scoring a brisk 93. West Indies, in reply, lasted only 26.5 overs—and a perfect team hundred.
It was a Bumrah show in perfect weather conditions as he sent the wickets cart-wheeling four times during a sensational eight-over spell in which he conceded just seven runs.
No top-order batsman could resist the furious spell from Bumrah, who first dismissed openers Kraigge Brathwaite (1) and John Campbell (7) and later saw the back of Darren Bravo (2), Shai Hope (2) and Jason Holder to complete his five-wicket haul.
Sample this: West Indies were five wickets down at the score of 15, and nine down for 50. How they added another 50 deserves a story in itself: Kemar Roach, their best bowler, struck five sixes, including three off one Jadeja over, as he put together West Indies' highest partnership of the match for the last wicket with Miguel Cummins.