Kuldeep leads dominant India to its biggest Test win
- Author: Angelo Rivera Oct 07, 2018,
Oct 07, 2018, 18:55
In response, the West Indies were in all sorts of trouble, first against pacer Mohammad Shami before the spinners cleaned up the middle order.
Opener Kieran Powell was the only West Indian batsman to make a significant contribution in the second essay, an entertaining 83 off 93 balls with eight boundaries and four sixes.
Roston Chase and Kierron Powell were looking to stitch together a steady partnership but Kuldeep was once again the wicket-taker for India as he fooled Chase with his flight and the West Indies batsman ended up giving an easy catch to Ravichandran Ashwin.
The West Indies batsmen struggled to play the youngster in the second innings and Kuldeep returned with figures of 5/57 in the second innings.
However, Kuldeep improved on his first innings figures, where he conceded 62 runs in his 10 overs for one wicket. Sherman Lewis and Shanon Gabriel looked clueless and gifted their wickets away to the offspinner. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja were the other centurions. I'm sure, as a team, they'd want to rectify their errors. "Maybe it was their strategy against the spinners but it clearly didn't work this time", he said.
He used his googly to send back Sunil Ambris, who stepped out without having any idea of the way the ball will turn.
'He had a real maturity for a young lad but he was also incredibly warm, good-humoured and quite cheeky, ' she said.
Jadeja and Ashwin struck late in the session to remove Paul (15) and Devendra Bishoo (9) respectively. Over rates had to do a bit with the umpires who were pushing us with these new rules coming in of drinking too much water.
They have won Tests by 10 wickets seven times, while India's greatest winning margin by runs was against South Africa in Delhi in 2015, when they won by 337 runs.
"We did talk about being positive in our team meetings".
Also, debutant Prithvi Shaw slammed his maiden ton and bagged the Man of the Match, apart from Ravindra Jadeja to hitting his maiden century in front of his home crowd. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar he is the second Indian to achieve the feat.
"I couldn't have imagined my test debut like this". While there's no clarity over Jason Holder's fitness yet who's suffering from an ankle sprain, Shannon Gabriel too has picked up a slight niggle which kept him off the field for a majority of the day. "That's something I was talking out, our starts", Windies bowling coach Corey Collymore reflected at the end of the second's play of the first Test in Rajkot.