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Records galore for India in first Test vs Windies

July 26, 2016 14:33 IST

Team India

IMAGE: India's players celebrate a wicket during the first Test against West Indies in Antigua. Photograph: WICB Media Photo/Johnny Jno Baptiste

Ravichandran Ashwin's super all-round performance and captain Virat Kohli's double century helped India thrash West Indies by an innings and 92 runs inside four days in the first Test in Antigua on Sunday.

Off-spinner Ashwin, who hit a century in India's first innings, claimed seven for 83 in the second innings as the home team collapsed to 231 all out after being forced to follow-on at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound.

It was Ashwin's third career seven-wicket haul, his first outside India. He had not picked up any wickets in the first innings.

India ensured they would not lose with a first-innings total of 566 for eight declared, and will take even greater heart from the way their balanced five-pronged bowling attack -- three pacemen and two spinners -- rattled through the Windies twice in less than six sessions.

India registered their first win by innings margin in West Indies and the biggest ever outside the subcontinent.  

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Rajneesh Gupta