That was a rather sad performance from the Windies, whose approach more than anything else was a big let-down. Not sure how much India can get out of this series as they prepare for their tour down under. Anyway, the visitors can only go upwards from here I guess. That's a wrap from us. It's a goodbye from Sagar Chawla, Akshay Maanay, MS Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Jadhav, Rishi Roy and our scorer Sulthan!
Prithvi Shaw, Man of the Match: It was a great win for the team, more happy for the team. Can't imagine my debut like this. Whenever you play international cricket, there's always a challenge. Was looking to play my natural game, like I do in first-class.
Kohli (2/2): Jaddu as well, he's scored important runs for us in the past. We believe he can change games for us and have match winning contributions with both bat and ball, he's electrifying in the field anyway. If you see the first innings, the way Shami and Umesh ran in to bowl was really good to see on a pitch that's not giving you much. Shami came in and bowled the way only he can. Spinners are clinical in these conditions anyway. Kuldeep outstanding in the second innings, Ashwin in the first, Jaddu was consistent as always. Over rates had to do a bit with the umpires who were pushing us, with these new rules coming in of not drinking too much water. Was quite difficult for the guys to not drink water for 40-45 minutes. Spinners bowl so much in India, we're never going to fall short of the overs anyway so that's something to consider.
Kohli, India captain (1/2): Don't think you can compare the two conditions (England and India). That was a bigger challenge, something we don't experience day in and day out. Knew when we come back home and the kind of quality we have, we will dominate in these conditions. Guys understand how to play in these conditions and they were clinical. That's not something for me to speak upon (surprised with Windies performance). I'm sure, as a team, they'd want to rectify their errors. We want to improve upon the things we need to do, not focus on what the opposition want to do. Happy that the guys put in a clinical performance. Especially delighted for Prithvi and Jaddu. The way Prithvi dominated on debut was outstanding to see. Easy conditions or not, you still have to go out there and back yourself to dominate. The guy showed he's different quality, which is why he's pushed into the Indian team so quickly. He just grabs his opportunity with both hands. Exciting to see from a captain's point of view.
Brathwaite, WI captain: Not the best of starts, credit to India. They showed us how to bat. Quite disappointed. Didn't get enough partnerships as a batting unit. Two or three partnerships would hold us very well. One thing we said in our meeting was to be as positive as possible. Not sure if Holder will be fit for the next game.
Kuldeep: It's very difficult to bowl with the red ball straightaway when you are coming from white ball cricket. Sometimes it takes time to adjust. I bowled too full in the first innings, I bowled according to the wicket and the batsman in the second innings. Kookaburra red ball is good to grip. SG is okay at the moment. Ravi Shastri told me to try and bowl from round the wicket. I was happy with that angle. I am more used to the white ball. I am learning and I am happy with the way it all came out.
Ravichandran Ashwin - I wanted to get my drift back, my rhythm back as it's difficult to come back after an injury. I was a bit apprehensive yesterday, feeling a lot better today. I had a good stint at NCA and before that in England. It's a fair amount of difference Kuldeep is talking about, adapting to the SG, Kookaburra and Dukes. The Kookaburra white ball seam is a lot more narrow these days, doesn't swing much and doesn't grip as well. That's where the adaptation is very important, we didn't get much time to do that. Right now I would say Kookaburra red ball is a lot better ball, Dukes is also right up there. Pretty disappointed with the current SG ball. It used to be top-notch, the seam used to stand up strong even after 70-80 overs. It's not the same anymore. I generally believe that in the second innings, the teams put up a better fight and there are a couple of partnerships here and there usually. There was one. This wicket was slightly better, it still is, hence I was surprised, shocked is the wrong word with the amount of attacking shots, the high risk shots that were played against the spinners. Maybe it was their strategy against the spinners but it clearly didn't work this time.
STATS: Here are some numbers for you to munch on, thanks to Deepu Narayanan:
Biggest innings wins for India:innings & 272 runs v WI, Rajkot, 2018innings & 262 runs v Afg, Bengaluru, 2018innings & 239 runs v Ban, Dhaka, 2007innings & 239 runs v SL, Nagpur, 2017innings & 219 runs v Aus, Kolkata, 1998
Biggest innings defeats for WI:innings & 283 runs v Eng, Leeds, 2007innings & 272 runs v Ind, Rajkot, 2018innings & 237 runs v Eng, Oval, 1957innings & 220 runs v SA, Centurion, 2014innings & 217 runs v Aus, Brisbane, 1932
India's last four home Tests:Beat SL by innings & 239, NagpurDraw v SL, DelhiBeat Afg by innings & 262, BengaluruBeat WI by innings & 272, Rajkot
Windies last seven innings in India:[Least Recent] 134 (57.2) | 234 (78) | 168 (54.1) | 182 (55.2) | 187 (47) | 181 (48) | 196 (50.5) [Most Recent]Not once have they outlasted the first new ball.
Quality and attitude of the opposition aside, there were definite gains for India. Gains in the form of 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw who dazzled on debut with a sizzling hundred. There was Kuldeep Yadav too, who made adjustments to his bowling today after a substandard first innings. He was noticeably bowling a little bit quicker through the air to get the ball to go through nicely, especially on a pitch which was painfully slow. Of course, Windies' fixation with lofted shots was a great help. It was hard to understand that kind of attitude, which was destined to fail against three relentless spinners who know all about these conditions. You'd have imagined that adjustments will be made from one innings to the next, but it didn't happen. Will that happen from one Test to the next?
14:48 Local Time, 09:18 GMT: Back to home comforts and back to creaming hapless opposition. Windies were no match for India at slow, dry Rajkot. On a pitch which, must be said, was very decent to bat on, they've batted twice and still haven't crossed the follow-on score. This is India's biggest ever win in Tests (by innings). It's like England never happened.
Jadeja to Gabriel, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Shannon Gabriel, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Jadeja to Sherman Lewis, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Okay, back after tea. Let's get this done and over with.
Tea, Day 3: It has been India throughout and it stayed that way in this session as well. There was a glimmer here and there from the Windies batsmen but it did not sustain for a long period. Kieran Powell looked the best of the lot and he lacked support from the other end. There was some excellent bit of bowling from Kuldeep but the shot selection from some of the Windies batsmen was atrocious. Two wickets left and that should not take long going by how Windies have batted. Back soon to wrap things up..
Ashwin to Devendra Bishoo, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
India review: Pant and Ashwin were confident and that has made Kohli take the review. It is for a caught behind. Fair delivery. UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball goes past the glove. OUT!
Ravichandran Ashwin [13.0-1-61-1] is back into the attack
Devendra Bishoo, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Jadeja to K Paul, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Bowlers with five-fers in each of the three formats:Tim SoutheeAjantha MendisUmar GulLasith MalingaImran TahirBhuvneshwar KumarKuldeep Yadav
BREAKING: Kuldeep Yadav is the second bowler to take five-fers in each of the three formats for India after Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Keemo Paul, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to K Powell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Round the wicket now
Back over the wicket
Shane Dowrich, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to Roston Chase, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Round the wicket
Kuldeep Yadav [8.0-1-28-3] is back into the attack
Slip and silly point in
Ravindra Jadeja [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
Ravichandran Ashwin [12.0-1-56-1] is back into the attack
Drinks! Three wickets in that session and India would be pleased with that. But, Windies have a strong lower-order, hence it wouldn't be that easy to get those wickets. We saw what Chase and Paul did in the morning session. Jadeja is getting sharp spin, so would be interesting to see how he bowls in the next one hour alongside Kuldeep and Ashwin.
Ravindra Jadeja, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Roston Chase, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to Ambris, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Sunil Ambris, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to Hetmyer, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Kuldeep Yadav to Shai Hope, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Kuldeep Yadav [1.0-1-0-0] is back into the attack
Umesh Yadav [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
Welcome back for the post-lunch session. Powell will take strike, whereas Ashwin will continue bowling.
11:32 Local Time: India are bossing this game. The wicket of Brathwaite just before the break will please the home team. The ball is spinning and Windies obviously don't have experience to handle the quality the spin trio have. It will be interesting to see if they can actually push the Indian bowlers hard. Kohli will bank on his spinners to get some wickets in the next session and get India closer to an innings victory. Kieran Powell has looked good thus far. Can he inspire his team-mates with a gutsy knock? We'll find out from 12:12 local time.
Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack
Shai Hope, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Ashwin to Kraigg Brathwaite, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Poor first over from Umesh. He should be warmed up better for his next over
Two slips waiting for the edge
Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Indian captains enforcing follow-on most times:7 M Azharuddin5 V KOHLI *4 S Ganguly/ MS Dhoni3 S Gavaskar/ R Dravid
Kraigg Brathwaite and K Powell are at the crease. Kraigg Brathwaite is on strike. Shami will open the attack