Ind vs WI 1st Test: India win by 5 wickets with 5 sessions to spare

Winning the toss and electing to bat against inexperienced Indian attack on the Kotla graveyard turned into the key factor of the test. On first day while WI lost just 5 wickets, Day 2 saw 17 wickets falling, with India being bowled out and conceding 95 run lead. Day 3 saw WI setting a difficult target of 276 runs to win the match. With 2 more days remaining, India scored 152/2. 4th day saw India using 36 more overs to score 124 runs more losing 3 more wickets. The top order and middle order saw India home comfortably.

Kotla Test Record
Indian Test Record in Delhi
Match Facts of First Test

Ashwin received Player of the Match award on debut, as India won convincingly by 5 wickets.

West Indies 1st innings

    Brathwaite st Dhoni b Ojha 63 runs 212 balls 4 4s
    Kieran Powell lbw b Ojha 14 runs 40 balls 3 4s
    Kirk Edwards c & b Ojha 15 runs 40 balls 2 4s
    Darren Bravo b Ashwin 12 runs 21 balls 2 4s
    Chanderpaul lbw b Sharma 118 runs 196 balls 7 4s 2 6s
    Samuels c Dhoni b Ashwin 15 runs 22 balls 3 4s
    Baugh lbw b Ojha 27 runs 71 balls 3 4s
    Sammy lbw b Ojha 5 runs 4 balls 1 four
    Rampaul lbw b Ashwin 12 runs 21 balls 2 4s
    Edwards c Sehwag b Ojha 10 runs 21 balls 2 4s
    Bishoo not out 0
    Extras (b 4, lb 8, nb 1) 13
    Total (108.2 overs) 304

Fall of wickets

    1-25 (Powell, 11.6 ov), 2-45 (KA Edwards, 23.3 ov), 3-72 (Bravo, 32.5 ov), 4-180 (Brathwaite, 69.5 ov), 5-200 (Samuels, 77.2 ov), 6-269 (Baugh, 98.6 ov), 7-281 (Sammy, 100.3 ov), 8-281 (Chanderpaul, 101.2 ov), 9-304 (Rampaul, 107.3 ov), 10-304 (FH Edwards, 108.2 ov)

Bowling

    Ishant Sharma 25 runs 5 maidens 80/1
    Umesh Yadav 19 runs 5 maidens 52/0
    Ojha 34.2 ov 9 maidens 72/6
    Ashwin 27 ov 4 maidens 81/3
    Sehwag 2 ov 5/0
    Yuvraj Singh 1 ov 2/0

India 1st innings

    Gambhir run out 41 runs 41 balls 7 4s
    Sehwag st Baugh b Bishoo 55 runs 46 balls 9 4s
    Dravid c Sammy b Rampaul 54 runs 111 balls 3 4s
    Tendulkar lbw b Edwards 7 runs 18 balls 1 four
    Laxman c Baugh b Bishoo 1 run 5 balls
    Yuvraj Singh c Fidel Edwards b Sammy 23 runs 39 balls 2 4s 2 6s
    Dhoni b Sammy 0
    Ashwin c Baugh b Sammy 0
    Ishant c Baugh b Samuels 17 runs 41 balls 2 4s
    Ojha not out 3 runs 7 balls
    Yadav b Rampaul 0
    Extras (b 5, w 1, nb 2) 8
    Total (52.5 overs) 209

Fall of wickets

    1-89 (Gambhir, 12.3 ov), 2-100 (Sehwag, 15.4 ov), 3-113 (Tendulkar, 20.6 ov), 4-120 (Laxman, 23.2 ov), 5-152 (Yuvraj Singh, 32.2 ov), 6-152 (Dhoni, 32.6 ov), 7-154 (Ashwin, 34.6 ov), 8-203 (Sharma, 49.2 ov), 9-209 (Dravid, 52.4 ov), 10-209 (Yadav, 52.5 ov)

Bowling

    Fidel Edwards 11 ov 1 maiden 57/1
    Rampaul 14.5 ov 2 maidens 44/2
    Sammy 8 ov 1 maiden 35/3
    Bishoo 14 ov 55/2
    Samuels 5 ov 13/1

West Indies 2nd innings

    Brathwaite lbw b Ojha 2 runs 41 balls
    Powell c Gambhir b Ashwin 0
    Kirk Edwards b Yadav 33 runs 80 balls 4 4s
    Darren Bravo lbw b Ashwin 12 runs 39 balls 1 four
    Chanderpaul lbw b Ashwin 47 runs 58 balls 7 4s
    Samuels b Ashwin 0
    Baugh c Dhoni b Yadav 7 runs 26 balls
    Sammy b Ashwin 42 runs 37 balls 5 4s 1 six
    Rampaul c Ojha b Ashwin 18 runs 31 balls 2 4s 1 six
    Bishoo not out 9 runs 17 balls 1 four
    Extras (b 1, lb 8) 9
    Total (57.3 overs) 180

Fall of wickets

    1-0 (Powell, 1.4 ov), 2-17 (Brathwaite, 13.1 ov), 3-26 (FH Edwards, 16.1 ov), 4-53 (KA Edwards, 26.6 ov), 5-63 (Bravo, 29.2 ov), 6-63 (Samuels, 29.6 ov), 7-84 (Baugh, 38.1 ov), 8-124 (Chanderpaul, 45.6 ov), 9-157 (Sammy, 51.5 ov), 10-180 (Rampaul, 57.3 ov)

Indian Bowling

    Ojha 14 ov 4 maidens 37/1
    Ashwin 21.3 ov 5 maidens 47/6
    Yuvraj Singh 1 ov 2/0
    Ishant Sharma 14 ov 2 maidens 49/1
    Umesh Yadav 7 ov 36/2

India 2nd innings (target: 276 runs)

    Gambhir lbw b Samuels 22 runs 32 balls 3 4s
    Sehwag b Sammy 55 runs 55 balls 5 4s 2 6s
    Dravid b Fidel Edwards 31 runs 101 balls 3 4s
    Tendulkar lbw b Bishoo 76 runs 148 balls 10 4s
    Laxman not out 58 runs 105 balls 6 4s
    Yuvraj Singh b Sammy 18 runs 40 balls 2 4s
    Dhoni not out 0
    Extras (b 1, lb 14, nb 1) 16
    Total (80.4 overs) 276/5

Fall of wickets

    1-51 (Gambhir, 9.5 ov), 2-95 (Sehwag, 18.1 ov), 3-162 (Dravid, 47.1 ov), 4-233 (Tendulkar, 63.5 ov), 5-275 (Yuvraj Singh, 79.2 ov)

Bowling

    Fidel Edwards 15 ov 3 maidens 51/1
    Rampaul 10 ov 34/0
    Sammy 16 ov 56/2
    Samuels 16 ov 57/1
    Bishoo 22 ov 2 maidens 56/1
    Brathwaite 1.4 ov 7/0
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