West Indies bowled out for 100

West In­dies were bun­dled out for their sixth low­est ever to­tal against In­dia as they crashed to a heavy 318-run de­feat in­side four days of the open­ing Test on Sun­day.

Set an im­prob­a­ble 419 for vic­to­ry af­ter In­dia de­clared their sec­ond in­nings on 343 for sev­en an hour af­ter lunch, West In­dies fold­ed meek­ly for 100, to ex­tend their wretched run of 21 Tests with­out a sin­gle win against the vis­i­tors.

The home side were ripped apart by a su­perb spell of high class fast bowl­ing from Jasprit Bum­rah who snatched five for sev­en while new-ball part­ner Is­hant Shar­ma who fin­ished with three for 31.

Fel­low pac­er Mo­hammed Sha­mi sup­port­ed with two for 13.

Ke­mar Roach, bat­ting at num­ber nine, chanced his hand for a cav­a­lier top score of 38 off 31 de­liv­er­ies but was the on­ly bats­man to pass 20 and one of on­ly three in dou­ble fig­ures.

West In­dies were tot­ter­ing on 15 for five at tea af­ter en­dur­ing a night­mare 45 de­liv­er­ies be­fore the in­ter­val and nev­er re­cov­ered af­ter­wards de­spite Roach’s fire­works.

In fact, the hosts were in dan­ger of falling for their low­est ever to­tal against In­dia when they slipped to 50 for nine but Roach saved face for them, in­spir­ing a 50-run last wick­et stand with Miguel Cum­mins (19).

West In­dies face In­dia in the sec­ond Test start­ing at Sabi­na Park in Ja­maica next Fri­day.


IN­DIA 297 (Ajinkya Ra­hane 81, Ravin­dra Jade­ja 58, KL Rahul 44, Hanu­ma Vi­hari 32, Rishabh Pant 24; Ke­mar Roach 4-66, Shan­non Gabriel 3-71, Ros­ton Chase 2-58) and 343 for sev­en de­cl. (Ajinkya Ra­hane 102, Hanu­ma Vi­hari 93, Vi­rat Kohli 51, KL Rahul 38, Chetesh­war Pu­jara 25; Ros­ton Chase 4-132)

WEST IN­DIES 222 (Ros­ton Chase 48, Ja­son Hold­er 39, Shim­ron Het­my­er 35, Shai Hope 24, John Camp­bell 23; Is­hant Shar­ma 5-43, Mo­hammed Sha­mi 2-48, Ravin­dra Jade­ja 2-64) and 100 (Ke­mar Roach 38; Jasprit Bum­rah 5-7, Is­hant Shar­ma 3-31, Mo­hammed Sha­mi 2-13)


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