On the first day of the first Ind vs WI Test at Dominica, Team India dominated the West Indies. R Ashwin, a veteran Indian spinner, made a perfect comeback, taking a five-wicket haul. India bowled out West Indies for 150 runs. India aims to take a massive lead and not bat again, as West Indies need motivation to bowl India out quickly. At the moment, Jaiswal was batting at 40, and the captain Rohit was on 30.
IND vs. WI: Thanks to Ashwin’s performance, India rules on Day 1 of the first Test
With the help of Ashwin’s fifer and Ravindra Jadeja’s three-wicket haul, India bowled out West Indies for 150 runs.
IND vs. WI: First Test 1st day
On the first day of play at Dominica on Wednesday, July 12, Team India completely dominated the West Indies in the initial Test of the fresh World Test Championship (WTC) period. After winning the toss, West Indies decided to bat first. It appeared that this was the only thing that went in their favor, as Indian bowlers and openers displayed that they were too strong for them on the day, leaving the visitors trailing by just 70 runs with ten wickets remaining.
The comeback of R Ashwin
On a pitch that appeared to be turning from the first day itself due to its very brown color and regions of grass, veteran Indian spinner R Ashwin proved perfect from the start on his comeback to the Test team after missing the WTC final. One of the best bowlers in the history of cricket, Ashwin will make life miserable for the batters on surfaces that even slightly help him, as he carried out for the West Indies lineup.
Indian Bowling Performance
After the openers initially managed to keep the Indian bowlers at bay for a few overs, Ashwin quickly got to work, taking two wickets, including that of the captain, Kraigg Brathwaite. Shardul Thakur’s strong arm gave India their third wicket ahead of the visitors, decreasing West Indies to 68/4 at the start of lunch thanks to Mohammed Siraj’s stunner off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling. After the break, Jadeja didn’t waste much time as the wicket-keeper batsman, Joshua Da Silva, became his second victim.
Before the same scenario played out again, Jason Holder and rookie Alick Athanaze put together a 38-run partnership for the sixth wicket and led the West Indies to a decent total. Mohammed Siraj, already well-known on the pitch, broke the alliance that raised the West from 79/5 to 117.
Five-wicket haul of R Ashwin
After that, R Ashwin again worked his magic, taking Alzarri Joseph’s wicket to give him 700 international wickets. While overall registering his 33rd five-wicket haul in his return game. India bowled out West Indies for 150 runs with the help of Ashwin’s fifer and Ravindra Jadeja’s three-wicket haul. Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the new opening pair, guided the visitors to a successful start.
Yashasvi Jaiswal made his debut in Test cricket
The 21-year-old prodigy Jaiswal, making his India debut, was the center of attention. On the sixteenth delivery of his inning, Jaiswal made his first run of the game. As soon as he got his eyes in, he began to play his natural game. The left-hander admired some strong pitches from players like Rahkeem Cornwall and Jason Holder and penalized anything errant.
India is in a good position
In this Test match, Team India will eye to take a massive lead and not bat again. As West Indies need a few spurts of motivation to bowl India out quickly. Jaiswal was batting on 40, and the captain Rohit was on 30.