India defeated West Indies in their first 1st WTC match breaking many records

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: August 26, 2019 12:26 IST
India defeated West Indies in their first 1st WTC match breaking many records

In their tour of West Indies, Team India sealed the ODI and T20 series and started their Test Series with the same impact as well. India defeated West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test of the two-match series in Antigua to register their fourth-biggest victory (by runs) in Test cricket.

Chasing a mammoth 418 runs, West Indies never found their way home as they tumbled right from the beginning. Thanks to Rahane’s Solid century and Vihari’s quick knock to put India in driver’s seat. Though Vihari missed his first International ton by a whisk, he played extremely well. Coming to West Indies’s second Innings, the top and middle-order settled with single digits and none of them shown any intent whatsoever. Their scorecard reads, 1,7,2,2,1,12,2,8,0,38&19. Soon it became 50/9 as Jasprit Bumrah picked up a 5-wicket haul.
In the end, Kemar Roach scored a fiery 38 off 31with 5 sixes in it. With this, captain Virat Kohli equaled former captain MS Dhoni's record of leading India to most Test victories (27). The victory also gave India 60 points in the World Test Championship. Virat Kohli became India's most successful captain in away Tests with his 12th victory, overtaking Sourav Ganguly's record of 11 wins. Jasprit Bumrah became the first Asian to take five-wicket hauls in Tests in Australia, England, South Africa, and West Indies.
Overall, Kohli now has 27 wins in Test cricket as captain; the joint-most by any Indian skipper alongside MS Dhoni. The Antigua Test was Kohli’s 152nd match as captain of India. Only Ricky Ponting (134), Steve Waugh (150) and Hansie Cronje (151) got to 100 International wins as captain in fewer games than Kohli.