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.

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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.

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