Everything went according to plan for India at Antigua and there could not have been a better start to the Test series from India’s perspective. Right from the toss Virat making the right decision to bat first .
The captain leading from front and getting his first double hundred in Test Cricket and that was instrumental in India getting 566 runs on the board .
ALSO READ:India Vs Indies: India Record Biggest Test Win Outside Asia, Ashwin Takes 7/83
Not to forget Ashwin’s contribution by getting another hundred against West Indies and his third overall against them .
Some players love a particular oppostion for example Laxman’s record against Australia is well known probably the same applies for Ashwin.
Lots of boxes ticked for India in their batting card with Shikhar Dhawan back in form and Mishra too getting another Test fifty.
I surely feel that West Indies have to make wholesale changes in their bowling department because apart from Gabriel and Bishoo the bowling looked pedestrian and a club standard bowling attack.
Its going to be a big headache for the Carribean selectors and coach because the big question is do they have the reserves and the bench strength.
Once India ammased a formidable score West Indies was always going to be under pressure to save the Test Match .
They fared poorly in the first innings with Shami and Yadav picking four wickets a piece and bowling with a lot of venom.
Great news for Indian cricket as Shami looked fully fit and bowling a wonderful spell and moving the ball both ways.
Following on it was always going to be a daunting task for West Indies as the had to bat on a fourth day wicket again quality spinners .
Ashwin looked in great rythm and bagged another fiver( 7 for 83 runs) thus resulting in a great win for India and a fantastic start for K & K (Kumble and Kohli).