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India defeat West Indies by 318 runs in first Test at Antigua

India defeat West Indies by 318 runs in first Test at Antigua

India inflicted a humiliating 318-run defeat on the West Indies in the first Test as Jasprit Bumrah dismantled the hosts with a five-wicket haul after Ajinkya Rahane found his first century in two years, on Sunday. West Indies were chasing a stiff 419-run target but Indian pacers, led by Bumrah demolished the hosts, who were all out for just 100 in 26.5 overs in the final session of the fourth day. Only Roston Chase (12), Kemar Roach (38) and Miguel Cummins (19) reached double figures as they were bowled out in under 27 overs.

India captain Virat Kohli had set West Indies 419 to win after declaring his team’s second innings on 343-7. The visitors posted 297 in their first innings before West Indies replied with 222 of their own. With a first-innings lead of 77, India extended their advantage through Kohli (51), Ajinkya Rahane (102) and Hanuma Vihari (92) before declaring to leave Jason Holder’s team with an unlikely run chase.

In reply, West Indies were five wickets down before the eighth over and their 10th wicket stand of 50 between Roach and Cummins was their highest of the second innings. The second Test begins in Jamaica on Friday.

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