After India declared their first innings on a mammoth 649-9 at tea, the Windies got off to a worst possible start, losing both their openers inside the first five overs.
Rajkot: India pulled off their biggest win over West Indies in recent times, inflicting on the hapless visitors, an innings and 272-run humiliation inside three days in the first match and take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series here Saturday. Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, who is on the road back from a stress fracture of the back he suffered late previous year, has been included for the ODIs pending a fitness test. Joseph was included in the Test squad for India too, before being ruled out after two fitness assessments. Opener Kieran Powell (83, 93b, 8×4, 4×6) was the only West Indian batsmen to make a significant contribution in the second essay.
Chase (53) brought up his fifty in the next over with a glorious straight-driven four off Kuldeep but, after being dropped by Rishabh Pant, he was castled by Ashwin, who also bowled Sherman Lewis three balls later.
In December 1994, in the final match of the 3-Test series, the visiting team put on 443 on the board after winning the toss and India replied with 387 in the first innings.
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"I was surprised with the amount of high-risk shots that were played against the spinners", Ashwin said.
Kuldeep ripped through the tourists' middle order, trapping Shai Hope lbw before dismissing Shimron Hetymer and Sunil Ambris in the same over. He added a further 23 runs for the unbeaten last wicket with Shami (2 not out). India's opening role has been a weakness for the team for a long time now and with the BCCI finally deciding to do away with the pair of Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, Shaw's innings could see India solidify the crucial opening slot in time to come.
"Yes, he will.we'll pick the team on October 10".
Shaw was named man of the match for his first test hundred. The upcoming Test is scheduled to be played on October 12 at Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium, Hyderabad.