Windies under fire against India in first Test

Sachin Tendulkar in awe of debutant Prithvi Shaw

West Indies' reply soon faltered.

Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, standing in for the injured Jason Holder, was removed by Ashwin for 10 before lunch, but fellow opener Kieran Powell provided some resistance by hitting 83 from 93 balls, including eight fours and four sixes.

This approach surprised Ravichandran Ashwin too, who in a post-match interview with the official broadcaster, asserted that the wicket wasn't a very hard one to bat one.

Ravindra Jadeja, who scored his maiden worldwide 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.

Ashwin ran through the tail on a pitch offering plenty of turns, ending with four for 37 in 11 overs as the West Indies were all out in 48 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja, who too scored a maiden Test century that too at his home ground, was also a contender for the title as he scalped 4 wickets in the match along with the century. And the decision of sending him back early from the England tour to prepare for the series, proved right as he ran through the Windies line-up to hand India its biggest innings win ever.

India 1st Innings: 649 for 9 in 149.5 overs (Virat Kohli 139, Prithvi Shaw 134, Ravindra Jadeja 100; Devendra Bishoo 4/217).

West Indies made 181 in its first innings after resuming on 94-6 Saturday and was asked to follow on. "I think we didn't trust our defence as much as we should have". "I am learning and I am happy with the way it all came out", Kuldeep said.

Powell added 47 runs for the second wicket with Shai Hope (17) and later another 41 runs with Chase (20) for the fifth wicket. It became a quick triple blow when Sunil Ambris was stumped for a three-ball duck. As it turned out, unfortunately for them, they didn't have two of their best at disposal for the Rajkot Test, being forced to work with Shannon Gabriel and two young pacers - who had only one Test between them. We are quite disappointed with this loss, we didn't get enough partnerships.

India started with a spin-pace combination of Kuldeep and Mohammad Shami.

Kohli was not alone in reaching triple figures against the Windies; debutant opener Prithvi Shaw also achieved the feat on day one of the match. Can't imagine my debut like this.

India will now be looking to wrap up a 2-0 series win when the second Test gets underway in Hyderabad on Friday - the sides will then contest five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.

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