Ashwin takes 5 wickets as India rolls the West Indies for 150, reaches 80-Zero in 1st check


India’s Ravichandran Ashwin bowls subsequent to West Indies’ Rahkeem Cornwall on day one among their first cricket Check match at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica on July 12, 2023.
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Ravichandran Ashwin claimed his 33rd five-wicket haul in assessments and a chunk of historical past as India bowled out the West Indies for 150 on the primary day of the primary check Wednesday.

At stumps, India was 80-0, solely 70 runs behind with Yashasvi Jaiswal 40 not out and captain Rohit Sharma 30 not out.

Returning to the India group after lacking the World Check Championship last in June, Ashwin took 5-60 from 24.three overs, together with the wicket of Tagenarine Chanderpaul (12). In doing so, he grew to become the primary Indian and fifth participant to dismiss a father and son in check cricket: Ashwin dismissed Shivnarine Chanderpaul — father of Tagenarine — in his debut check in 2011.

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Mitchell Starc, Ian Botham, Wasim Akram and South Africa spinner Simon Harmer are the one different gamers to have dismissed a father and son in assessments: Starc and Harmer additionally achieved the feat in opposition to the Chanderpauls.

Ashwin additionally handed 700 wickets throughout all worldwide codecs.

“I assumed it was a extremely good efficiency,” Ashwin stated. “There was some moisture within the pitch within the first session. It bought slower and began to spin somewhat bit. I loved the spell within the first session and within the second I needed to work somewhat bit extra.”

Bowling as first change, Ashwin dismissed each openers within the morning session because the West Indies went to lunch at 68-4.

He bowled Chanderpaul with a doozy of supply, angled in from vast on the crease which pitched on center and straightened previous the skin edge to hit off.

Kraigg Brathwaite had struggled to 20 in simply over an hour when he was caught by Sharma at cowl from Ashwin. The batsman tried to hit a fuller ball over midwicket however missed the size and sliced it into the off aspect.

The West Indies had slumped to 137-Eight by tea and Ashwin had added the wickets of Alzarri Joseph and Alick Athanaze close to the break.

Joseph misinterpret the carom ball which he thought was turning from off. As an alternative it turned from leg and his try and strike the ball over the leg aspect resulted in a vanguard which carried to Jaydev Unadkat at level.

Athanaze top-scored for the West Indies with 47, compiled from 99 balls in 135 minutes and together with six fours and a six. He regarded properly on the best way to a half century on debut when he was undone by a shorter, quicker ball from Ashwin which he sought to drag however skied to Shardul Thakur.

Ashwin returned to finish the innings with the wicket of Jomel Warrican and to finish his fifth five-wicket bag in opposition to the West Indies, his fourth within the Caribbean. Rahkeem Cornwall was left 19 not out.

The India batsmen regarded snug on a slowing pitch earlier than stumps, citing their 50 partnership from 74 balls.

The match begins a brand new World Check Championship cycle.


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