Ashwin Takes 5 For As India Bowl Out WIndies For 196


Jamaica: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed five for 52 as Indian bowlers dominated the proceedings as they bowled out West Indies for a meagre 196 in the first day of the second cricket Test here on Saturday.

Court Ashwin and the early breakthroughs provided by Ishant Sharma (2/52) and Mohammed Shami (2/23), India maintained their tight leash on the West Indies after the hosts opted to bat first on a wicket that had something for the bowlers.

For West Indies, Jermaine Blackwood scored a run-a-ball 62 with seven fours and four sixes while Marlon Samuels contributed 37 off 88 balls despite a sedate start. Ashwin took his 18th five wicket haul in Test cricket as his wickets tally now goes upto 188 in 34th longer format game.