India win with Ashwin’s magnificent seven


India made light work of the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua, winning by an innings and 92 runs on day four after spinner Ravi Ashwin took a whopping seven wickets to dismantle the hosts.

Ashwin, who had said before the match that he thought it would be a boring pitch, took no wickets in the first innings as pace did the job, but as the Windies were forced to follow on, the deck helped him and the hosts were all out for 231.

India had posed a hefty 566 for eight declared in their only innings, with Virat Kohli's double century the highlight. The Windies were then bowled out for 243 and asked to follow on.

Day four started with the Windies on 21 for one, Kraigg Brathwaite falling to Ishant Sharma the evening before. But pace had little say on the fourth day, as Ashwin clean bowled three of his seven victims.

 It was India's biggest win outside Asia, and the next Test starts on 30 July.