India vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 4, as it happened: Ashwin's 7/83 helps visitors clinch huge win!

Jul, 25 2016 IST

  • 01:43 (IST)

    And with that, we arrive at the end of our coverage of the first Test between India and West Indies in Antigua, with the visitors romping to an innings and 92-run win to move 1-0 up in the four-Test series! Let us hope things get more competitive moving forward.

    Goodnight folks!

  • 01:42 (IST)

    And it is Ravichandran Ashwin who has been awarded the 'Man of the Match' for his all-round performance of 113 and 7/83!

  • 01:32 (IST)

    Go right ahead! Let us know who your choice for the 'Man of the Match' would be.

  • 01:20 (IST)

    After 78 overs,West Indies 231/10 ( Carlos Brathwaite 51 , )

    It's Ravichandran Ashwin all the way, as he manages to get the remaining wickets of the West Indian innings inside one over to bring an end to the first Test, completing an innings and 92-run win for the hosts! Ashwin finishes with his 2nd-best Test figures of 7/83, complementing his century in the first innings! Carlos Brathwaite remains unbeaten on 51, reducing the margin of defeat for them by a considerable amount with a brave knock and a partnership! India go 1-0 up in the four-Test series!

  • 01:14 (IST)

    And it is Test fifty No 3 for Carlos Brathwaite, as he guides the ball to third man in his 82nd delivery to get to the milestone! What a fightback this has been from the all-rounder, who was dismissed for a golden duck in the first innings.

  • 00:38 (IST)

    For the Indians, it's turning out to be a frustration wait for the winning moment!

  • 00:37 (IST)

    The tail is wagging for West Indies right now!

  • 00:34 (IST)

    After 72 overs,West Indies 201/8 ( Carlos Brathwaite 38 , Devendra Bishoo 32)

    Once again, India are unable to break the old habit of wiping the remainder of the tail out after dismantling most of the batting order. Carlos Brathwaite and Devendra Bishoo have put together a valiant stand for the ninth-wicket, which is worth 69 at the end of the second session, as West Indies cross the 200-run mark at tea. 

  • 00:26 (IST)

    FOUR! Bishoo brings up the fifty-run stand with Brathwaite for the ninth-wicket. And he brings up the milestone with a stylish sweep towards midwicket, off West Indies' chief tormentor in the 2nd innings, Ravi Ashwin! 

  • 00:15 (IST)

    After 67 overs,West Indies 174/8 ( Carlos Brathwaite 30 , Devendra Bishoo 13)

    The ninth-wicket stand between Carlos Brathwaite and Devendra Bishoo is starting to frustrate the Indians, as they are delaying the inevitable with steadfastness, with the partnership on the verge of touching the 50-run mark. Substitute fielder KL Rahul cops a nasty blow to his right knee while fielding at short-leg, coming in the way of a powerful sweep by Bishoo.

  • 23:57 (IST)

    An overseas milestone achieved by Ashwin!

  • 23:54 (IST)

    After 60 overs,West Indies 154/8 ( Carlos Brathwaite 17 , Devendra Bishoo 7)

    Carlos Brathwaite and Devendra Bishoo are only delaying the inevitable right now, with the former playing a couple of lusty blows to inject some fight into what has been a hapless performance by the hosts so far in the match! Meanwhile, Kohli re-introduces Umesh Yadav into the attack after some destructive overs of spin!

  • 23:29 (IST)

    After 54 overs,West Indies 135/8 ( Carlos Brathwaite 3 , Devendra Bishoo 2)'

    BOWLED 'EM! Holder was starting to show some spirit, hammering a boundary through the covers at the start of the 54th over. Ashwin however, strikes back in the very next delivery, getting some vicious turn as the ball spins from outside off to clip the top of the West Indian's leg-stump! This is the 2nd time Ashwin has scored a century and collected a fifer, and the fourth timer by an Indian overall! The visitors are just two wickets away from a well-deserved win now!

    Jason Holder b Ravichandran Ashwin 16(25)

  • 23:07 (IST)

    After 50 overs,West Indies 123/7 ( Jason Holder (C) 9 , Carlos Brathwaite 0)

    OUT! And West Indies are tumbling towards an embarrassing defeat now, as Mishra manages to remove wicketkeeper-batsman Dowrich with a ball that straightens after pitching along off-stump. Dowrich departs for 9, as WI lose their seventh wicket with 120 on board! India just three wickets away from a massive victory now, and they could get it in this very session! 

    Shane Dowrich lbw Amit Mishra 9(14)

  • 22:57 (IST)

    After 46 overs,West Indies 106/6 ( Shane Dowrich (W) 1 , Jason Holder (C) 0)

    OUT! What a spell we are witnessing from Ashwin right now, as he has nearly snuffed West Indies' hopes of taking the game to the fifth day out with his fourth wicket of the session! Like Samuels, Chase too is foxed by the drift, and ends up edging it to short-leg, where substitute fielder Rahul takes a fine low catch for WI to lose their sixth wicket of the innings with 106 on board! 

    Roston Chase c sub (KL Rahul) b Ravichandran Ashwin 8(28)

  • 22:45 (IST)

    BOWLED EM! And its all going downhill for the West Indians post lunch, with Ashwin turning out to be the destroyer-in-chief in this session so far! Samuels looks to block the delivery, but is beaten by drift as the ball lands just outside off, and goes on to kiss the stump for the experienced all-rounder to depart for 50! West Indies have lost their fifth wicket with 101 on board, and the presence of two new faces at the crease will do no good to the hosts.

    Marlon Samuels b Ravichandran Ashwin 50(85)

  • 22:37 (IST)

    Even though the hosts are reeling at the other end after a quick couple of dismissals, Samuels is going strong at one end, and could end up getting to the three-figure mark today.

  • 22:33 (IST)

    OUT! Brilliant catch by Virat Kohli at near the short midwicket region, with the Indian skipper pulling off a successful dive to give Ashwin his second wicket of the innings, and Blackwood a pair in this match! The middle-order batsman is out cheaply, chipping a full delivery from Ashwin pitched between middle and leg near one of the better fielders in the opposition XI. West Indies are now reeling at 92/4.

    Jermaine Blackwood c Virat Kohli b Ravichandran Ashwin 0

  • 22:27 (IST)

    Chandrika's dismissal was a bit dicey nevertheless. Maybe hotspot would've been handy.

  • 22:23 (IST)

    OUT! And that is the end of Chandrika, who lunges forwards while attempting an on-drive, but getting an inside-edge to wicketkeeper Saha, who fumbles for a bit before completing the catch! West Indies lose their third wicket with 88 on board.

    Rajendra Chandrika c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravichandran Ashwin 31(108)

  • 21:37 (IST)

    UPDATE: An early lunch has been taken at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua due to the passing showers, with West Indies finding themselves at a relatively strong position of 76/2, although they still need another 247 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

  • 21:00 (IST)

    After 30 overs,West Indies 76/2 ( Rajindra Chandrika 22 , Marlon Samuels 39)

    After earning a reprieve in the 25th over, Samuels is starting to make the most of the opportunity by hammering a couple of timely boundaries off Shami. He continues his ambitious shots against Ravi Ashwin, hammering three boundaries in the 30th over as he brings up the 50 stand with Chandrika. Just when Samuels is starting to launch an offensive against the Indian attack, he is interrupted by the rain gods. The hosts look settled at the moment though.

  • 20:32 (IST)

    After 25 overs,West Indies 49/2 ( Rajindra Chandrika 18 , Marlon Samuels 16)

    The West Indians find themselves in knee-deep muck at the moment, having lost the wicket of Darren Bravo early on Day 4. Marlon Samuels, the most experienced man among the hosts, shows some resistance though with a couple of boundaries. Samuels inside-edges a length ball from Shami to keeper Saha in the 25th over, who appears to grass the low catch.

  • 20:23 (IST)

  • 20:02 (IST)

    It took a superb catch by Rahane in the slips to dismiss Bravo, diving to his left and getting his palms under the ball to complete a low catch.

  • 20:01 (IST)

    West Indies 33/2 after 18 overs; Chandrika 12, Samuels 8; trail by 290

    OUT! If West Indies were hoping to somehow eke out a draw with some inspirational batting on the fourth day, then Darren Bravo’s dismissal at the hands of Umesh Yadav in the first over of the day would serve as a massive dent to such hopes. After getting treated with a couple of in swingers, Bravo falls victim to one that moves away from him, resulting in West Indies losing their second wicket with 21 on board.

    Darren Bravo c Ajinkya Rahane b Umesh Yadav 10(43)

  • 19:17 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the Day 4 Live blog of India vs West Indies, first Test. Visitors are in complete control after forcing West Indies to follow on. Can the hosts show resilience and snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat? Tune in to our Live coverage for the day.

St John's, Antigua: India took complete control of the first test after dismissing West Indies for 243 on Saturday and forcing the hosts to follow on.

The Indian team celebrates a wicket. AP

The Indian team celebrates a wicket. AP

Having started the third day on 30-1 — 536 runs behind India's massive 566-8 — West Indies' first innings never gained any purposeful momentum, losing wickets at regular intervals in a disappointing display.

The standout performance came from Kraigg Brathwaite, who scored a determined 74 whilst his teammates were regularly dismissed. Shane Dowrich (57) and captain Jason Holder (36) weren't able to build on promising starts.

Following on, West Indies reached 21-1 at stumps in its second innings from the final 13 overs, Brathwaite falling for just 2 as he was unable to reproduce his first-innings form. Ishant Sharma took the wicket, trapping Brathwaite leg before wicket.

The hosts now trail India by 302 runs with two days of play left.

Earlier, India's pace attack played a key role in destroying West Indies' first innings. Mohammed Shami blitzed through West Indies' middle order, taking 4-66. Fellow paceman Umesh Yadav was then able to tear through much of the rest of the batting line-up, taking the key wicket of Brathwaite and ending with 4-41.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra also got in on the act, taking the last wicket of the innings to leave him with figures of 2-43.

Captain Virat Kohli hit 200 in India's first innings, whilst Ravichandran Ashwin (113) and Shikhar Dhawan (84) helped to give the tourists a formidable total.

AP


Published Date: Jul 25, 2016 01:43 am | Updated Date: Jul 25, 2016 02:00 am