India won the first Test against West Indies by an innings and 141 runs, with Ravichandran Ashwin took 12 wickets in the match. Ashwin became the first Indian bowler to pick up five-wicket hauls in both innings of a Test in the West Indies.
India declared their first innings on 421 for 5, with Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring 171 on his Test debut. West Indies were bowled out for 150 and 130 in their two innings, with Ashwin taking 5 for 60 and 7 for 71, respectively.
India leads (1-0) in the two-match series after winning the first test match. Let’s know all about Ind vs WI’s first test match.
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Ashwin’s 12-Wicket West Indies lose the match
Ravichandran Ashwin took 12 wicket match haul helped India to a comprehensive victory over West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series in Dominica. Ashwin took 7 wickets in the second innings after taking 5 in the first.
This was Ashwin’s seventh 10-wicket haul in Tests and his first in the West Indies before Ashwin’s Jadeja has took 10 wickets against Australia. It was also the first time an Indian bowler had taken 5-wicket hauls in both innings of a Test in the West Indies. Ashwin’s performance was a major factor in India’s victory, and it helped him to move into third place on the list of all-time leading wicket-takers in Tests for India.
India Wins First Test Against West Indies
India’s victory was set up by their first innings bowling performance. After winning the toss, West Indies made 150 runs in the first inning, with Ashwin taking 5 and Jadeja 3 wickets. India made 421, with Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring 171 and Rohit Sharma 153.
In the second innings, West Indies were again bowled out cheaply, this time for 130. Ashwin took 7 wickets, Jadeja 2, and Siraj 1 wickets.
India’s victory was dominant, showing they were the favorites to win the series. Ashwin’s performance was the match’s highlight, a timely reminder of his importance to the Indian team. He hopes to continue his good form in the second Test, which will be played in Queen’s Park Oval, July 20-25.
Ind vs WI: Key Moments in the Match
Day 1: Ashwin takes 5 wickets in West Indies first innings, helping India to a first-innings lead of 291 runs.
Day 2: Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal score centuries as India declare their first innings on 421 for 5.
Day 3: Ashwin takes 7 wickets in West Indies second innings as India bowls them out for 130.
Day 4: India won the match by an innings and 141 runs.
Ind vs WI: Ashwin’s Performance
Ashwin’s performance in the first Test was outstanding. He bowled with great control and accuracy, and he could extract turn and bounce from the pitch. He could also vary his pace and line, making it difficult for the West Indies batters to get a handle on him.
Ashwin’s best spell came in the second innings when he took 7 wickets for 71 runs in 21.3 overs. He dismissed West Indies’ four best batsmen, Brathwaite, Blackwood, and Alick. His spell was a major turning point in the match, and it helped India to bowl West Indies out for a low score.
Ashwin’s performance was a reminder of his class as a bowler. He is one of the world’s best spinners and can win matches independently. His performance in the first Test was a major factor in India’s victory, and it will be interesting to see if he can continue his good form in the second Test.
India’s victory in the first Test was a dominant performance. Yashasvi’s batting and Ashwin’s bowling performance was the match’s highlight, showing that he is still one of the ~ world’s ~ best spinners. India hopes he can continue his good form in the second Test, and they will be confident of winning the series.
How many wickets did Ashwin take in the Ind vs WI 2023 first test match?
Ashwin took a total of 12 wickets in the match, 5 wickets in first inning and 7 wickets in 2nd innings delivering an outstanding performance.
What was India’s first-innings total?
India’s first-innings total is 421 runs for 5 with the help of Rohit and Jaiswal’s centuries.
How many test matches will Ind vs WI play in this series?
Total 2 matches will be played in this test series, 3 ODI and 5 T20 matches.