India wins the first test against West Indies at Antigua. It was a stupendous all round performance from number one all rounder of the world. Ravi Ashwin not only scored a wonderful century in the only innings that India played but also does provide a huge cache of seven wickets in the second innings. It is worthy to mention that the pitch of Antigua is a flat pitch and it is the sheer mettle of good bowling that wins India the match. Good bowling is all about placing the ball in the right angle within 24 yards of a cricket pitch.
India showed its class of some of the most outstanding and positivity in bowling with all the bowlers is among wickets. The spinning wizard and the magician Ashwin have bowled superbly and turn the ball in miles and pitches right kind of deliveries to wipe out most of West Indian batsman and ultimately India secured its best ever oversees win of all time. The margin of winning has been stupendous and the process of bowling from fast bowlers as well as from spinners has been well worth to watch it.
Bowling is not a matter of depending largely upon the state of 24 yards. Cricket is part of games which always depend upon pitches. Most of other games are now turning into astral turfs but cricket remains to be played in natural conditions. During the glory years of the West Indies, there has been tremendous impacts upon the nature of cricket pitches out there. Most of these pitches were help full to faster bowlers. West Indies used to be in five fast bowlers. Now the table turns upon and India is playing three quicks who can easily touch over 140 kilometers per hour.
Most of these are now slow and even prone to batting. Still, the bowling of India has been tremendous, and the way all bowlers capitalise conditions and sticks to line and length has shown rich dividends. Similarly, in batting department every batsman should perform considering the number of batsmen in the team, is five. India now-a-days with the captaincy of Virat Kohli used to be played five bowlers, five batsman and a wicket keeper. This time the performance of three front line batsmen in the only innings India has played has been below par.
The ways first down batsman Pujara got out to spinning delivery has been the signs of concern and thinking the presence of bench strength such as Rahul and Rohit. That is why now for most of batsman their positions and performances of batsman are significant. That is the reason why the team composition is important. During the fourth day advent of rain comes for sometime. Then it goes away but according to commentators due to the size of the islands of the West Indies which is so small the existences of rain continues to be there for a few times.
In reality the present West Indian side is weaker and inexperienced but still being a good side takes a lot of effort. India in the first innings their fast bowlers bowled with fire and pace to take eight wickets and in the second innings spinner lead by Ashwin took eight wickets which testimony of the fact that India is slowly getting into the mold of a stronger international side which can beat any team on their day.