India beat West Indies on Saturday by an innings and 272 runs and speaking at the post match presentation the Indian skipper hoped that match officials will take into account external factors such as heat while taking calls on unscheduled drinks intervals in Tests. He also became the first and the only bowler in the world to take five-wicket hauls in all three formats of the game in a calendar year.
The victory is India's biggest, surpassing the previous record of winning by an innings and 262 runs against Afghanistan at Bengaluru early this year.
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Prithvi Shaw, who announced his arrival with maiden Test century in his very first match, was awarded man of the match. With temperatures touching almost 40 degrees Celsius on each of the three days of the Rajkot Test between India and West Indies, players from both sides were constantly under the supervision of umpires while asking for drinks breaks. Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja slammed centuries as the Indian batsmen put the Windies bowling attack to the sword. The southpaw picked up three wickets in the second innings as well, helping India close the match inside three days.
The opener Kieran Powell was the only batsman to make a significant second-innings contribution, with 83 off 93 balls including eight boundaries and four sixes. Our guys understand how to play in these conditions and were clinical. "I am sure they will want to rectify their errors".
Needing a solid performance after being kept in the field for the first two sessions, West Indies experienced a nightmare start when captain Kraigg- Brathwaite's (2) off-stump was sent cartwheeling by Mohammed Shami in the third over, after the right-hander was late on a defensive jab.
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Asked to follow-on by India after being bowled out for 181 in the first innings, the Caribbean side attempted to launch a counter-attack against the Indian bowlers.
Before Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin (4/37) was the pick of the bowlers in the morning.
The West Indies, resuming their first innings at 94 for six, lasted only an hour and 10 minutes, mainly due to efforts of Roston Chase (53) and Keemo Paul (47) who ended up sharing a 73-run stand. Paul went on the offensive straightaway, sweeping Kuldeep for two crisp boundaries.
Paul was comfortable against Kuldeep but had issues dealing with the short ball.
Powell, unbeaten on 21 at lunch, carried the fight to India.