WI Vs IND 1st Test Match: 5 Best Performers from Team India in Dominica

WI Vs IND 1st Test Match: India had outplayed the home side, West Indies in the 1st test match at Dominica and won the game by a whopping margin of an innings and 141 runs. This red ball game got over in just three days as Rohit Sharma and Co had given a dominant performance in the series-opening encounter. The visitors lead the two-match Test series by a margin of 1-0.
WI Vs IND 1st Test Match: 5 Best Performers from Team India in Dominica
WI Vs IND 1st Test Match: 5 Best Performers from Team India in DominicaImage Credit: AFP

WI Vs IND 1st Test Match: Team India starts their Caribbean Tour in 2023 with a big win in the first Test match at Dominica. India gave a brilliant and all-round performance in this red ball match and lead the two-match Test series by a margin of one nil.

By winning this red ball game, Rohit Sharma and his men again start their new WTC cycle with a win like they have done in the past two years.

The second and the last Test match of this red ball series will be played from Thursday, 20th July 2023 to 24th July 2023, Monday. India batted just once in this 1st Test match and piled up 421/5. While the home side, Windies, batted twice.

But they couldn’t even reach the 200 mark even once in this game. West Indies were all out for just 150 runs and 130 runs in their innings.

Before the second and the last red ball game of this series starts in Port of Spain, we have listed down the 5 players from Team India who gave their best performance in this 1st Test Match at Dominica.

Not even one player from West Indies could match up with an Indian player. That is why only the Indian players have been mentioned in this segment.

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal

India's Yashasvi Jaiswal
India's Yashasvi JaiswalImage Credit: AP

The debutant was simply superb in his first outing of the red ball format.  The opening batter slammed many records in his first Test match and one of them is that he had spent the most hours in his maiden game.

Yashasvi Jaiswal occupied the crease for more than 500 minutes which is the most by a player who has made his Test debut.  

Jaiswal scored 171 runs from 387 deliveries and he earned a man of the match award in his very first game for India.

This is a significant achievement for Yashasvi and he should look to build on this in the future matches to come.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

India's Ravichandran Ashwin
India's Ravichandran AshwinImage Credit: AP

The spin-bowling all-rounder didn’t get a chance to bat against his favourite opposition West Indies. But Ashwin did the trick with the ball in hand on the surface which offered spin.

Ash bagged 12 wickets in this Test match which helped India to rattle the West Indian batting lineup twice. Ravichandran picked up 5 wickets in the first innings and 7 wickets in the second innings. 

3. Rohit Sharma

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma

The Indian skipper played well for his 103 runs and he led his troops quite brilliantly. Rohit Sharma smashed his 10th Test hundred of his career which had helped the visiting team, India to set a good foundation when they batted in their only innings.

Rohit also complimented well with his new and you g partner, Yashasvi Jaiswal as they notched up 229 runs for the first wicket. 

4. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat KohliImage Credit: Twitter/@BCCI

King Kohli too batted well as he was only the third player after Jaiswal and Rohit to score more than fifty runs in this game.

Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane failed to bat well and that’s why it was important for Virat to bat the way he did in the 1st red ball match.

Kohli scored 76 runs and spent a lot of time grinding his innings beautifully. 

5. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

Another spin bowling all-rounder did well for Team India which helped them to win this match by a convincing margin. 

Jadeja scored unbeaten 37 runs in the only innings in which India batted and he picked up 5 wickets overall in this match.

Jaddu got three wickets to his name in the 1st innings and 2 wickets in the second innings of this match.   

By: Kaushal Kowjalgi

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