Kuldeep five-for gives India record Test win against West Indies

Kristopher Nichols
October 6, 2018

Already set back by the loss of seasoned new-ball bowler Kemar Roach who returned to Barbados last week, due to the death of his grandmother, West Indies suffered yet another blow when captain Jason Holder was ruled out of the match with an ankle injury.

Teenager Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut as the hosts reached 232-3 at tea on day one of the first match against West Indies on Thursday.

The visitors trailed by 555 runs at the close, with Roston Chase (27 not out) and Keemo Paul (13 not out) in the middle and showing some fight.

Kieran Powell followed for one in Mohammed Shami's next over, lbw playing across a full-length delivery, as the Windies slipped further at seven for one in the fifth over.

Ashwin got Chase bowled on a big turning off-spinner that found the inside edge of the bat to crash on to the stumps.

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The top order did not withstand the Indian bowling attack, as Shami accounted for both openers and then a horrendous mix-up saw Shimron Hetmyer run-out just when he looked to be settling.

The diminutive right-hander becomes India's second youngest century-maker after Sachin Tendulkar, who in 1990 was 17 years and 112 days when he made 119 not out against in England in Manchester during his ninth Test appearance.

Pant's innings was studded with eight fours and four sixes. He reached the milestone with a four off the second ball of the 107th over, bowled by Devendra Bishoo.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin (centre) celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies' Shai Hope. His entertaining knock finally comes to an end after attempting to smash Umesh Yadav for a boundary, only to lob the bouncer down to Pujara who makes no mistake.

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