India have won the first test and takes the lead by 1-0 in the two-match test series. The second test of the series will start from August 30. After winning the ODI and T20I series, India will aim to win the test series also. Where West Indies will try winning the last test and ends the series with a win. Ishant Sharma took the five-wicket haul in the first inning while Jasprit Bumrah took the five-wicket haul in the second innings.
West Indies lost their first nine wickets in just 50 runs but after that Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins added 50 runs for the last wicket. When West Indies was on 56 runs, India appealed for an LBW on the bowling of Ishant Sharma against Kemar Roach and umpire gave out. But DRS changed the decision because the ball was missed the stump.
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After winning the first test Indian captain, Virat Kohli said, “Even last time we played here, the first Test was very good for us. This time it was even more hard work, Jinks was very good in both the innings. It was more of a grind. We had to come back into the game three or four times. That’s where our temperament has been good in Tests. Managing player workloads is very important for us, and that’s why he didn’t play any white-ball cricket after the World Cup. We wanted him fresh for this Test series. He (Bumrah) will be a key player for us as far as the Test championship is concerned. We know how good a player he is. Those three are bowling well as a group.”
“We are pretty settled as a bowling combination. The combination is absolutely based on players who can provide more than one skill. It is about managing the resources that we have and feeling settled about it. There will always be opinions on a team selected. It’s a responsibility that I’m fulfilling. It’s a blessing that I am in a position to contribute to my team in more than one way. Nothing is possible without the team. I am taking the decisions, but it is up to the individuals to do the execution. We will be put under pressure, and we need to be more solid. We have enjoyed each other’s success, and that’s been our key. We need to be even more solid and try to plug in the gaps from this game.”