India won by 318 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series against the West Indies.

West Indies were set 419 but fell to fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (8-4-7-5). Kemar Roach top scored with 38 which included five sixes as he added a last wicket stand of 50 with Miguel Cummins (19 not out).

The Man of the Match award went to Ajinkya Rahane, who made his tenth Test century in the second innings to follow up a solid half-century he made in the first innings.

“We fell short by quite a few runs. It was a good pitch but we just didn’t get the runs and the big scores required. Bumrah bowled some exceptional deliveries, he’s a very good bowler, but we have to find ways to negate it,” Holder said.

“There’s no point dropping our heads – that’s not the solution. We have to find a way to bring ourselves back out of this defeat, try to rally around one another and try to come back a lot better in Jamaica.”

The two teams now travel to Jamaica for the second Test at Sabina Park in Kingston. The match starts on Friday, August 30 and first ball daily is 9:30am (10:30am Eastern Caribbean Time).

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here