New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Team, which has gone on a tour of West Indies, has won the first Test match. On the third day of the match, India declared the innings on 421/5 and gave the West Indies a target of 271 runs, but in the second innings, not a single player of the West Indies could stay at the crease for long and the whole team gathered at the pavilion at a score of 130.
Ravichandran Ashwin (RavichandranAshwin) took the most 7 wickets in the second innings from India. With this, Ashwin took a total of 12 wickets in two innings of the first Test match. Just a few days ago, the Indian team management was criticized for not playing Ashwin in the final of the World Test Championship.
The WTC finals are just a few days away. India lost against Australia in the match played between 7-11 June at the London Oval. In this match, Team India fielded 4 fast bowlers Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja was the only spinner in the team. Number 1 Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin was not played in the match.
Ashwin was criticized for not playing in this important match. Now the same Ravichandran Ashwin emerged as the biggest hero of the first Test match played against West Indies in Rossio, Dominica. Even though Yashwi Jaiswal (171) who scored a century in the debut match was the player of the match. But, in the real sense, it was Ashwin who laid the foundation of India’s victory in this match.
Ashwin took 5 wickets for 60 runs in 24.3 overs in the first innings. Due to which the West Indies team was reduced to 150 runs. In the second innings too, Ashwin took 7 wickets for 71 runs in 21.3 overs. Due to which the West Indies team was bowled out for 130 runs and India won the first Test match of the series.
Rohit will always regret the decision not to play Ashwin in the WTC final
Why Ashwin didn’t get a chance in the team in the WTC final. The reason for this was also stated by Rohit Sharma after winning the toss. Rohit said that we are going to play with four fast bowlers and one spinner. It is always difficult to drop a player like Ashwin. It is a match winner, but the decision was taken from the team’s point of view. In fact, all the cricket experts then said that Rohit took this decision by looking at the green top pitch of the Oval. However, Rohit will regret this decision for the rest of his life. Because of the kind of form that No. 1 Test bowler R Ashwin was in. Playing him would certainly have benefited the team.
Ashwin approaches the 500-wicket milestone
Ravichandran Ashwin made records in the first Test against West Indies. He has now taken 486 wickets in 93 Tests. In such a situation, the kind of form he is in, he can even take 500 wickets in the July 20-25 matches. Ashwin is also the player with the most 4 centuries in the current team against West Indies. His total century is 5. Ashwin has also scored 3129 runs at an average of 26.97 in the same Test.