Ashwin Shines as India Rout West Indies

 India Cruises to an Innings and 141-Run Win

India put on a dominant display to beat West Indies by an innings and 141 runs in the first Test of the two-match series in Dominica.

The hosts were bowled out for just 150 in their first innings, with R Ashwin taking a 5-60. India then responded with 421-5 declared, with Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring a century(171) on debut and Rohit Sharma making 103.

West Indies were bowled out for 130 in their second innings, with Ashwin again taking a seven-wicket haul.

It was a comprehensive victory for India, who were clinical in all departments. Ashwin was the star of the show with the ball, while Man of the Match Jaiswal and Sharma made important contributions with the bat.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the match:

Ashwin is still a world-class bowler. The 35-year-old took 12 wickets in the match, including a career-best 7-71 in the first innings. He is now the second-highest wicket-taker in Test history, with 436 scalps.

Jaiswal is a bright young talent. The 20-year-old made a superb debut, scoring 171 in his first innings. He showed great maturity and composure, and he will be a key player for India in the years to come.

India's batting is in good shape. Rohit scored a century and Kohli scored half-century in the first innings, and Jaiswal and jadeja made important contributions in the second. India's top order is looking very strong, and they will be confident of scoring big runs in the upcoming matches.

Overall, it was a very impressive performance from India. They were dominant in all departments, and they will be looking to carry this form into the second Test.

Looking Ahead

The second Test will be played in St. Lucia from July 19-23. India will be looking to wrap up the series with a win, while West Indies will be hoping to bounce back.

The match is likely to be a close contest, as both teams have strong batting and bowling lineups. However, India will be the favorites, as they have a more settled team and more experience in Test cricket.

I will be following the second Test closely, and I will be sure to write a blog review after the match.

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