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Windies hand India largest Test win


Windies hand India largest Test win

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RAJKOT – A familiar capitulation saw West Indies lose 14 wickets in just over two sessions, as India romped to an emphatic innings and 272-run victory inside three days of the opening Test on Saturday to record their largest ever win in Tests.

Resuming their first innings on 94 for six at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, West Indies were dismissed for 181 nearly three-quarters of an hour before lunch, with Roston Chase converting his overnight 27 into a top score of 53 and tail-ender Keemo Paul hitting an aggressive 47.

Forced to follow on, West Indies stumbled to lunch on 33 for one and then suffered another collapse thereafter to be bowled out for 196 – about 20 minutes after tea.

Left-handed opener Kieran Powell hit an attacking 83 while Chase chipped in with 20, but the Indian spinners weaved a web around the tourists, further extending their 24-year wait for a victory on Indian soil. (CMC)

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