Spin knots up WI bats

Roseau, Dominica – West Indies sank to a depressing innings and 141-run defeat against India in the first Test yesterday in Dominica after Ravichandran Ashwin preyed on their supine batting with a destructive spell of off-spin bowling.

Hometown boy Alick Athanaze made the top score of 28 and Jason Holder was not out on 20, but Ashwin carved up the batting of the Caribbean side to end with seven for 71 from 21.3 overs and match figures of 12 for 131.

The hosts were bowled out for 130 in their second innings about ten minutes past the scheduled close on the third day.

Trailing by 271 on first innings, the West Indies opening pair of left-hander Tagenarine Chanderpaul and their captain Kraigg Brathwaite managed to defy the Indian new-ball pair of Mohammad Siraj and Jaydev Unadkat through the first four overs of the innings. (CMC)

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