Kuldeep five-for gives India record Test win against West Indies
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Oct 06, 2018,
Oct 06, 2018, 15:44
Ravindra Jadeja, who was fielding on mid-wicket, jogged all the way towards the bowlers end and waited for the last moment to break the stumps to run Shimron Hetmyer out. Smith, who is serving a one-year ball tampering ban, has 23 tons in 64 Tests.
The right-handed Kohli stroked a high-quality 139 to add to 18-year-old opener Privthi Shaw's 134 from Thursday's opening day, an innings which helped power the hosts to their highest ever total against West Indies.
In the morning session, Kohli and Rishabh Pant (92 off 84) had taken India to 506 for five.
Only right-hander Roston Chase, unbeaten on 27, showed any enterprise as wickets tumbled around him, leaving the Windies still trailing by a mammoth 555 runs heading into Saturday's third day.
In response, the West Indies were in all sorts of trouble, first against pacer Mohammad Shami before the spinners cleaned up the middle order.
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Ashwin, fresh from his 4-37 in West Indies' first innings, struck again before lunch to claim the wicket of stand-in-skipper Kraigg Brathwaite for 10.
Their sorry batting performance came after a forgettable outing with the ball as India piled on the runs. He ended up with five boundaries and as many sixes.
Chase put up some resistance against an inspired Indian bowling attack during his 73-run seventh wicket partnership with Keemo Paul, who made 47.
Pant, a 21-year-old left-hander in only his fourth Test, played with abandon, striking eight fours and four sixes off a mere 84 balls, before perishing about 45 minutes before the interval.
Shaw became India's second-youngest century maker after Sachin Tendulkar as he reached three figures early in the second session. He used his strong wrists to get to the desired elevation and distance.