Result
1st Test, North Sound, Aug 22-25 2019, ICC World Test Championship
297 & 343/7d
(26.5 ov, target 419)
222 & 100
India won by 318 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Varun Shetty

Jasprit Bumrah's 5 for 7, Ajinkya Rahane's ton headline India's record win

West Indies were bowled out effectively under a session's worth of batting as they handed India a 318-run win, their biggest away win by runs

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)
Scorecard summary
India297(96.4 overs)1st Innings
West Indies222(74.2 overs)1st Innings
India343/7d(112.3 overs)2nd Innings
Ajinkya Rahane102 (242)
Hanuma Vihari93 (128)
Roston Chase4/132(38)
Kemar Roach1/29(20)
West Indies100(26.5 overs)2nd Innings

4.37pm So, that's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Hope you enjoyed our coverage over the last four days. We'll see you later this week for the second Test. Till then, on behalf of Varun Shetty and Hemant Brar, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

4.26pm Time for the presentation. Ian Bishop's leading the interview.

Virat Kohli: "Jinx excellent in both innings, KL solid in both innings too. Mention to Vihari too. We had to come back in this game 3-4 times, so that is a positive. Moving forward from Australia. Bumrah's workload is most important which is why he didn't play any white-ball games after the World Cup. He'll be a key factor for us as long as the World Test Championship continues. Shami is the same and Ishant is a banker, reliable always. Umesh is there too and Navdeep is waiting in the wings. We are settled as our bowling options, but managing workloads will be important. Vihari got a nod because combination is important. He's an effective part-time bowler and helps us when we need to catch up with the over-rate. We have a group discussion and then we decide what's best for the team. There will always be opinions about the XI, but people will know that it's in the interest of the team. It's a blessing that I'm in a position where I can contribute to the team in more than one way, but nothing is possible without your team. I don't think the credit can be taken away from the team at all. I am taking decisions, yes, but execution is done by others who raise their hand. We enjoy everyone's company, and that's the reason for our success. Jamaica is another opportunity to do a professional performance. We know WI will come hard at us, and we will try to plug the gaps from this Test."

Ajinkya Rahane is the Man of the Match for scoring 203 183 runs in the Test.He says, "Feels special. Getting this hundred after 29 or 30 innings. The first innings was crucial after 20 for 3. We needed a partnership, and the partnership between Rahul and me was crucial. Bowlers delivered well after that, but this hundred was special in the second innings. My time with Hampshire really helped me. I dedicate this hundred to the people who backed me, supported me when I was going through a rough patch. I've been getting 70s, but getting a 100 means a lot to me. I think first day the wicket was damp. West Indies bowled really well in that session. But it was important to play as many balls as possible without thinking about runs. We wanted to bat 90-100 overs in the first innings knowing runs would come. In the 2nd innings, me and Virat wanted to get a good partnership. We wanted to just bat, bat and bat."

Jason Holder: "Bowlers did a good effort, but we didn't bat well. Batting issues to sort, going on for too long. Top order not doing well, leaving much for the middle order to do. Wicket was a good wicket, we should've batted better. Ajinkya batted really well, everyone batted around him. It was a difficult wicket to blast players out. I wouldn't question the team selection. We played the same combination in the last series and we did very well. I think we've got to blame our batting performance. We could've put up a much better performance. In hindsight you can say a lot of things, but we players need to take more responsibility. Bumrah bowled really well, one of those spells that will dislodge most top-order players. That said, we need to be a lot better as a batting unit. For Jamaica, it's a place we have found success and our players have done well. Hopefully we can do that."

4.24pm The presentation should start anytime - stick around. Who is your choice of Man of the Match? Ishant delivered his third-best Test match figures while Rahane earned his first Test ton in over two years. This won't be easy for the adjudicators. Meanwhile, another stat for you: four of India's five biggest wins have come under Kohli's captaincy.

4.14pm This win is India's fourth-highest Test win and their biggest win in away matches.

Jasprit Bumrah: "I am feeling very good. As a bowling unit, we came with attacking options. Me and Ishant were trying to use the crease too, to generate the swing. A lot of hardwork goes into my delivery. I used to bowl the inswinger earlier, but the more Test matches I've played, I've gotten more confident to bowl the outswinger, especially since England. I am always trying to evolve. This wicket was sometimes on the flatter side, that time we had to do things differently. It was swinging today, so we bowled this way. There's a lot of communication among we fast bowlers. We decided to bowl cross-seamed deliveries in the first innings. We have a good camaraderie, we all work hard and we all push each other. I was a little stiff in the first innings since I returned after a break, but things were all sorted by the second innings."

4.11pm And with that victory, Kohli now has the joint-most number of wins as India captain, tying for 27 wins with MS Dhoni. He has also gone past Saurav Ganguly for most away wins as India captain (12). The Indian team management are now on the field, congratulating their boys. Kohli waves at the small Indian crowd that is there near the staircase. He even stops for a few autographs, which is rare in today's selfie-laden world.

Garry: "For records, this is my 99th comment and if it doesn't gets published, I'll get a chance at century next time. For other records, I feel Kohli and India missed a chance to record lowest runs against India, less than 60 by giving bowling to Jadega and not Bumrah or Ishant. Also I would like to compare India's record under Kumble vs Shastri.

Tanmay: "@Alan - Kumble is the best for me for the way he led India in that 2008 Australia series. Kohli second for actually winning a series in Australia."

"Chris: "@CHINMAY RIT whatever you said about Pant applies to Odis and T20s. Saha never looked like getting even half the runs Pant got in Eng-Aus.and Pant keeping has also been pretty good. his so called drops were exaggerated. Saha is too old now and Pant needs to play ahead of him looking at the future of India's test team. "

Alan: "Stats is quite misleading. Though Virat has surpassed Ganguly's overseas test wins, we all know the quality of opposition then wasn't same as today. For me Ganguly remains the best in this format followed by Kumble and Dhoni. "

Iftrar: "From 15 for 5 to 100 all out, it seems an achievement for WI today."

26.5
w
Sharma to Roach, OUT
Pant takes a screamer! India win by 318 runs. This was a short ball on off, and Roach attempted a pull. He sliced the skyer, and Pant sprints towards square leg to complete the dismissal.
KAJ Roach c †Pant b Sharma 38 (31b 1x4 5x6) SR: 122.58

Leslie : "Is bumrah injured. It is so obvious that get Bumrah finish the match. But King Kohli has different plans. @ Guru i agree get Ashwin back in place of mayank. Also Saha in place of Pant otherwise why rake them on tour."

26.4
Sharma to Roach, no run
back of a length, wide outside off. He tries to drag a pull but misses
26.3
6
Sharma to Roach, SIX runs
hold that pose, son! Full, on off stump, and he golf-swings this over long on. Team hundred much to the crowd's delight. Also the 50-run stand for the final wicket, just like Stokes and Leach from some hours ago

Amol J: "Henceforth, today's date will be known as 'Last Wicket Partnership' day in Test Cricket!"

26.2
Sharma to Roach, no run
full, outside off, and he swings across the line. Enough connection for the ball to roll down to long on

Presly Francis: "Coming close to second 10th wicket 50 partnership of the day......"

26.1
Sharma to Roach, no run
attempted yorker, but it's a full toss. Flicked to cow corner but they opt not to run

This tenth-wicket pair has now equally WI's highest-partnership of the match. This is now worth 44 runs. Ishant returns.

end of over 2612 runs
WI: 94/9CRR: 3.61 
Miguel Cummins19 (22)
Kemar Roach32 (26)
Mohammed Shami5-3-13-2
Ravindra Jadeja4-0-42-0

Shalabh Jhalawa: "Kohli, please bring back Bumrahhh and get done with this!"

25.6
2
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, 2 runs
length ball outside off, and he swats this away - past point - for two more. Ishant has to give that a chase
25.5
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, no run
slower ball, full on off, and the attempted drive is edged! Falls just short of gully

Guru: "I would get Ashwin in place of Mayank and ask Vihari to open with Rahul."

25.4
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, no run
back of a length, just outside off, and through to the keeper
25.3
6
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, SIX runs
over long on! Full, outside off, and he clears his front foot before swinging through the ball's line. That's outta here

CHINMAY RIT: "Sir, I strongly protest ur words, that Pant is not a match Winner, though he has enough talent but most of the time he fails with his immature shot selection. Saha is far better keeper than him, Bcz in test match, "Catch miss toh match miss"."

25.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, FOUR runs
length ball, on off, and he flat-bats this past midwicket's right for four more
25.1
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, no run
length ball, on off and Cummins tries to duck. The ball - which stayed very low - hits his helmet and very nearly goes all the way to the fielder at point! They are checking his helmet. On a lighter note, Shami could've appealed for an lbw a-la Mcgrath v Sachin

Shami to continue.

end of over 258 runs
WI: 82/9CRR: 3.28 
Miguel Cummins7 (16)
Kemar Roach32 (26)
Ravindra Jadeja4-0-42-0
Mohammed Shami4-3-1-2
24.6
3
Jadeja to Cummins, 3 runs
falls just beyond midwicket! Another swing to the leg side from Cummins, and he nearly gives a catch to Kohli
24.5
Jadeja to Cummins, no run
blocked
24.4
Jadeja to Cummins, no run
full, on middle, and blocked back to the bowler

Sidharth Monga: and 79 will remain the lowest score against india

24.3
4
Jadeja to Cummins, FOUR runs
through Pant's legs! Full, on off, but the ball stays low. Cummins tries swinging at this, but under-edges it to the third-man fence for four
24.2
1
Jadeja to Roach, 1 run
boom! The umpire takes evasive action. Full, just outside off, and flat-batted over the ducking umpire. But doesn't have the power to beat long-on
24.1
Jadeja to Roach, no run
full, on off stump, and defended
end of over 24Maiden
WI: 74/9CRR: 3.08 
Miguel Cummins0 (12)
Kemar Roach31 (24)
Mohammed Shami4-3-1-2
Ravindra Jadeja3-0-34-0

Zubair: "Cut Jadeja some slack. He made a valuable contribution during the first innings when the chips were down for India. Plus, he is a gun fielder. When India is winning by more than 300 runs, then there is no point in replacing someone like Jadeja without any valid reason."

23.6
Mohammed Shami to Cummins, no run
full outside off, and he tries to drive but misses. Through to Pant

Vishal Narine: "Thought I would get a wedding anniversary gift by seeing a Virat 100 but a crushing Indian victory is also good. Vishal n Susie from Guyana"

Best performances - batsmen
AM Rahane
102 runs (242)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
flick
30 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
1315162271816
GH Vihari
93 runs (128)
10 fours
1 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
26 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
9216101061219
Best performances - bowlers
JJ Bumrah
O
8
M
4
R
7
W
5
Eco
0.87
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
I Sharma
O
17
M
5
R
43
W
5
Eco
2.52
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Test Championship 2019
Player Of The Match
Ajinkya Rahane
Series resultIndia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2358
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)9.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days22,23,24,25 August 2019 (5-day match)
Test debut
Shamarh Brooks
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
David Boon
PointsIndia 60, West Indies 0