Bumrah, Rahane guide India to victory over Windies by 318 runs in first test

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s fifer helped India to win the first Test of the two-match series against West Indies by 318 runs at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Monday.

India bundled out Windies for 100 runs after posting a target of 419 runs for Windies to win the game. Bumrah was on fire as he concluded with the figure of 5-7 while Ishant Sharma bagged three wickets. Mohammed Shami clinched the rest two wickets for India.

The Carribean team failed to built partnerships in the game and lost wickets on regular intervals. Windies suffered a shattering start as they suffered five quick wickets. They were at the score of 5-15 after 7.3 overs. Bumrah and Sharma brought India on the front seat as they kept taking wickets in quick succession.

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For Windies, Roston Chase (12), Kemar Roach (38), and Miguel Cummins (19) were the only batsmen who touched the double-figure mark.

Earlier, India declared their innings after scoring 343/7. Ajinkya Rahane amassed 102 runs while Hanuma Vihari added 93 runs to the scoreboard in the second innings. For Windies Roston Chase scalped four wickets.

Rahane was awarded player of the match as he scored a total of 183 runs in the match. With this win, India gains 60 points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. India will face West Indies in the second Test match at Sabina Park in Kingston from August 30.

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