India in complete control against West Indies

On day four of the Test, India resumed their innings at 185/3 and they went on to add 158 runs more to their tally to take the score up to 343 runs and gain a lead of 418 runs.

India has posted a massive 443 runs in the first-innings before Bumrah's heroics blew the hosts away for just 151 runs in response. "I used to bowl the inswinger earlier, but the more Test matches I've played, I've gotten more confident to bowl the outswinger, especially since England", said Bumrah referring to the series in England past year, which India lost 1-4.

Rohit had scored a fifty in his last Test against Australia in 2019 and boasts of a brilliant record against the Windies which include two centuries in his first two Tests against the opponents in 2013 in India, which included a score of 177 on debut.

Bumrah decimated West Indies with a five wicket haul after Rahane batted superbly to score his first century in two years. Playing in his first global game after the World Cup, the fast bowler was rusty in the first innings, but he was absolutely on song in the second dig.

"I've been working a lot on this aspect of my game and I am really happy to see how it worked out today", he said.

His new-ball partner Ishant Sharma picked up three for 31 while fellow pacer Mohammed Shami claimed two for 13.

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Tens of thousands of additional Indian troops have been deployed to the region to enforce the decision. On Wednesday, Khan said he doesn't want war but Pakistan would "fight to the end" over Kashmir.

Chasing 419 to win, the West Indies lost opener Kraigg Brathwaite on the 10th ball as he was caught behind off the bowling of Bumrah for one run.

"It's a blessing that I am in a position to contribute to my team in more than one way", Kohli said.

The run-machine also surpassed Saurav Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain. "I tried bowling in the right areas so that I would get some help which paid off as I got good results", Bumrah said. Managing player workloads is very important for us.

"We have good bench strength, quality fast bowlers and spinning prospects".

The inaugural ICC World Test Championship got underway with the Ashes Test series in Edgbaston as the ICC look to revive the format with a unique tournament where each team will play six Test series.

Three of his dismissals were against left-handers who were all bamboozled by the incoming delivery. "You saw how Shreyas Iyer played in that ODI series - you pick him and you give him the freedom to play those matches and I think that needs to happen with a lot of players and I am sure Virat will do that". "I wouldn't question the team selection".

  • Lawrence Cooper