Twitter Reactions: India slap Windies with a humiliating defeat in Rajkot
Jadeja got rid of number eleven Shanon Gabriel to pull the curtains down on the match.
Published - Oct 6, 2018 2:56 pm | Updated - Oct 6, 2018 3:14 pm
The opening Test between India and Windies at SCA Stadium in Rajkot turned out to be a one-sided affair as Virat Kohli’s men stormed to a victory by an innings and 272 runs. At no point in time did the visiting team look like getting the upper hand such was India’s dominance throughout the encounter. It also was India’s biggest victory in Test cricket (by an innings).
Ashwin stars after Indian batsmen pile on runs
Shannon Gabriel picked KL Rahul up in the first over after India won the toss and elected to bat. However, the Windies lost their way thereafter as the likes of Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw and Ravindra Jadeja scored centuries to help their team rack up 649 in the first innings. Rishabh Pant was unfortunate to miss out after scoring 92. Devendra Bishoo was Windies’ standout bowler.
Kraigg Brathwaite’s men lost wickets way to frequently and were never in contention to challenge India’s daunting score. Roston Chase and Keemo Paul wielded their willows to notch 53 and 47 respectively, but couldn’t stop India from getting a massive lead of 468 runs. For the hosts, Ravichandran Ashwin picked up four wickets while Mohammed Shami got a couple.
Kuldeep rips apart Windies
The fact that the Brathwaite and Co were made to follow on didn’t spring a surprise. This time around, the Windies showed intent as the skipper and Kieran Powell started with a 32-run stand followed by a partnership of 47 runs between Powell and Shai Hope. However, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Hope and the dismissal triggered another collapse.
Powell, who looked the best of the lot, scored 83 runs at a strike-rate of 89.24 also couldn’t counter Kuldeep’s guile and trajectory. Going into the Tea break, India needed a couple of wickets to wrap the Windies innings. Ravindra Jadeja pinned Sherman Lewis to pick the penultimate wicket which after which he got rid of number eleven Shanon Gabriel to pull the curtains down on the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Gee the Windies worked really hard to earn themselves a little over two days of rest from Test Cricket..didn’t they..??!!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) October 6, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) October 6, 2018
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 6, 2018
Out for 2 hrs and missed 2nd innings completely!! 😮😌
Oh dear it's meant to be 5 day test match 😵#INDvWI
— SamEEEr (@ramaraju_sameer) October 6, 2018
— PRANAV (@P9Pranav) October 6, 2018
Good win for India but was expected. Wanted West Indies to give more of a fight, but India took their chances!#INDvWI
— Shrikant Shankar (@Shrikant_23) October 6, 2018
India wins the match by an innings and 272 runs.
"Ye to hona hi tha" pic.twitter.com/59XBf49tY6
— avanish (@av_nisHit) October 6, 2018
Congrats #TeamIndia for winning 1st Test…but #WestIndies is very weak team…not required to get hyper with this one…Hope bench strength will be utilized for next test & resting some players like Kohli,Rahane,Ashwin,etc…#INDvWI
— Abhijeet Bonde (@Abhi_Bonde) October 6, 2018
So it's over in 3 days #INDvWI
Remarkable, in an otherwise boringly skewed match, was the debut of an opener. He came, He Shaw and let him have an all conquering career.
— Sudhanwa Pathak (@pathaksudh) October 6, 2018
Make West Indies bat for two more innings here and bring this test series to an end. #IndvWI
— Shubham (@ThePogbaTouch) October 6, 2018
Thank you West Indies for ending this snoozefest within 3 days. #INDvWI
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) October 6, 2018
Again, the question of Test matches ending within three days arises. Not a good sign for the future of Test cricket #INDvWI
— Bhaskar Ganekar (@BhaskarGanekar) October 6, 2018
5 days match over in 2 and half… Demons of 1-4 loss against England gone??? #INDvWI
— Shadab Ahmed (@shady2k8) October 6, 2018
All over! Jadeja finishes things off with the final wicket. What a Test for him. A ton, wickets for him and was well backed by Ashwin and Kuldeep. India's biggest ever win in Test history. #INDvWI #Test #Rajkot pic.twitter.com/TCL2AZ2Vgj
— Ravi Kumar (@ravibihta007) October 6, 2018
— Amit Bansal (@TheAmitBansal) October 6, 2018
In their last two home Tests, India have registered their two biggest Wins #INDvWI
— Swapnil Shanbhag (@swapniltalks) October 6, 2018
— Mahesh Jain (@Mkjain2018) October 6, 2018
Who called it a Test Match and not a Sparring Session. #INDvWI
— Sunil Choudhary (@sunilch35) October 6, 2018
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