Published: Tue, August 27, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Kohli, India set records in 318-run win over West Indies

Kohli, India set records in 318-run win over West Indies

The 21-year-old Pant is being seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's successor across format but of late has been criticised for his shot selection at crucial junctures, more so during the ongoing series against the West Indies.

Set an improbable 419 runs for victory on the penultimate day at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, West Indies crumbled in quick time on a flat pitch for exactly 100 - their sixth lowest total against India. Building a patient innings, Rahane continued on from his 81 in the first innings, to score his first Test ton since August 2017.

West Indies were ripped to shreds by the superb Jasprit Bumrah who produced an exhibition of high class swing bowling to finish with five wickets for seven runs from eight overs.

"Playing with the Dukes ball in England helped me a lot, too". The West Indies top-order crumbled like a pack of cards while facing Bumrah, who first claimed the wickets of Kraigge Brathwaite (1) and John Campbell (7).

Here, we take a look back at all four of Bumrah's five-wicket hauls so far in Tests starting with his Antigua heroics. Vihari though revealed that the pacer was struggling and was not happy with his show in the first innings after managing just a wicket for 55 runs.

"Feeling good and we built pressure as a bowling unit which was nice".

Kohli went past former captain Sourav Ganguly to achieve the feat. "There will always be opinions about the XI, but people will know that it's in the interest of the team", Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. I feel very good. "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".

And with a short turnaround before the second Test bowls off at Sabina Park in Kingston on Friday, Holder said it was important the team put the loss behind them quickly.

"And now that he has been assured some quality time in the team it is important that he makes the best use of the opportunity and works to better his game and develop as a cricketer", he added.

"It's a blessing that I am in a position where I can contribute to the team in more than one way, but nothing is possible without your team. So, hopefully, I'll get more overs and help the team in the future".

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