West Indies vs India 1st Test at Antigua, 21 Jul, 2016

Toss: India, who chose to bat
India 566/8 (161.5)
West Indies 243/10 (90.2)  &  231/10 (78)
India won by an innings and 92 runs
Man of the Match: Ravichandran Ashwin
  • CR Brathwaite 51 * (82)

Over 77.4 R Ashwin bowls a quicker arm ball to ST Gabriel, no runs, gets inside the line and defends it from the crease.

Over 77.4 R Ashwin bowls a quicker arm ball to ST Gabriel,no runs, gets inside the line and defends it from the crease

Over 77.6 R Ashwin bowls a quicker arm ball to ST Gabriel, out Bowled!! Gabriel comes forward and misses the defence, the ball beats the bat and hits the stumps.

India won by an innings and 92 runs.They lead the series with 1-0

Kohli: Wow. I didn't know that. Just feels good to get the first win on the board. Everyone was excited to play the game, we had enough practice and everyone was eager to get on with it. Scoring wasn't that easy initially, West Indies bowled well. Couple of their bowlers rushed the batsmen. With 5 batsmen and at 70-2, we had to take responsibility. Shikhar was batting very well. Ashwin as well, brilliant innings down the order. And to have someone like him getting a ton down the order is wonderful. With 5 batsmen, we had to deepen the order so we had Ashwin at six. He's pretty good at both. We had a look at the wicket, our initial thought was 3 spinners, but with the amount of grass on offer we decided for 3 pacers. Ishant was unlucky despite bowling well. Really happy for Shami who is coming after injury, he's a perfect Test bowler. Umesh is bowling well and Ishant is consistent as always. That's the challenge for modern day batsman, the change of format is so quick that you have to adapt. We have to be smart about it. Sandeep Patil asked me whether I felt like hitting a six during the innings, but with 5 batsmen you don't feel like hitting a six. I'm just happy to contribute to the win. Our aim is obviously to win every game. I think we have a good bowling combination, if they give us a drier wicket, we have the spinners.

Holder: They put a pretty good first innings total. Didn't bowl well in the first innings and it was a daunting task to chase something like 560. But there were some positives, Kraigg Brathwaite batted well. Obviously need to bowl better, build up some partnerships, string together some dot balls, build pressure. We'll see the conditions there and see what combination we can play. Not sure how the pitch will play. Normally there's a pretty flat pitch. Been hard to predict the conditions in the Caribbean of late.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the Man of the Match.