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)