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Ashwin’s 5-wicket haul stops WI to 196 runs, Rahul hits fifty

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Published on 31 July 2016 12:19 AM GMT

Ashwin’s 5-wicket haul stops WI to 196 runs, Rahul hits fifty
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Kingston, Jamaica: Indian Cricket team’s supremacy continued on the Day 1 of the first Test encounter of the four-match series as it bowled out West Indians for 196 runs and is at commanding position by posting 126/1 in their 1st innings at the Sabina Park on Sunday.

Surprisingly opting to bat first in a bowling friendly pitch, Caribbean continued their same lazy batting performances before getting all-out at 196 runs. Marlon Samules (37) and Jemaine Blackwood (62) were the only batsmen who showed resistances.

Credit goes to Indian spinner R.Ashwin, whose destructive 5-wicket haul hurt the Windies. It was his 18th 5-wicket haul. Other wickets were distributed among Ishant Sharma (2/53), Mohd. Shami (2/23) and Amit Mishra (1/38).

Giving a power start, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul collaborated in a 50-run stand. Rahul’s unbeaten innings was flavoured with consistent boundaries which helped him scoring unbeaten 75 runs with 10 boundaries.

Rahul, however, was dropped at a score of 46 runs.

Dhawan added 27 runs for his side before being caught out.

KL Rahul looking in midas touch and will try to continue his innings into a ton along with Pujara, who is playing on 18 runs.

Brief Score (Day 1):

West Indies (1st innings) - 196/10 (Jemaine Blackwood 62)

India (1st innings) - 126/1 (KL Rahul 75 runs)

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