Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma script record Test victory for India over West Indies

India Today

India began their World Test Championship campaign in an emphatic fashion by clinching a record win over West Indies in the first Test of the ongoing 2-match series in Antigua on Sunday.

India bowled West Indies out for 100, their lowest total against the Asian giants in Test cricket history.

The win also made Virat Kohli the joint-most successful Test captain along with MS Dhoni as it was his 27th as skipper in the longest format of the game. Kohli is now the most successful overseas Test captain as he went past Sourav Ganguly's tally of 11 wins on the road.

West Indies were on course to register the lowest score by an opposition gainst the Asian giants in a Test.

Kemar Roach's explosive cameo towards the end help West Indies avoid the unwanted record, which is currently held by South Africa after they were bundled out for 79 on a rank turner in Nagpur in 2015.

Virat Kohli's men were clinical as they clinched a mamoth win of 318 runs against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, finishing off the first Test inside 4 days.

West Indies were bundled out cheaply in the second innings as Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma crushed the sprirts of the hosts, who had beaten England at home in their previous Test assignment.

Bumrah came up with a fiery and mean spell of fast bowling as he finished with figures of 5/7 in his 8 over quota on Day 4. Bumrah rattled the timber at will with inswingers to the left-handers and outswingers to the right handers. The stumps cartwheeling in Antigua was an alarmingly regular sight as the West Indies batsmen fell like nine pins.

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