Ishant Sharma took 5 wickets in the first innings of the first Test against the West Indies and Jaspreet Bumrah in the second innings. Well Ishant took 8 wickets in the match and now he is only 2 wickets away from completing 400 international wickets. At the same time, Bumrah has shown a feat by taking 5 wickets in the second innings, which no Asian player had done before.
Bumrah has now become the first Asian cricketer to take five wickets in an innings in South Africa, England, Australia and the West Indies. The special thing is that in all these countries, he has shown this feat in his first tour. Let us also tell you that in the second innings, Bumrah took 5 wickets for only 7 runs which is the 5 runs taken by an Indian with the lowest runs.
In front of Bumrah’s havoc wrecking balls, the West Indies batsmen laid down their arms. The 5 batsmen Bumrah sent to the dressing room in the second innings of the West Indies were Carlos Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope and captain Jason Holder. Out of these, he scattered the poles of all 4 batsmen except Braithwaite. Brethwaite’s catch was caught by Rishabh Pant behind the wicket. Not only this, Bumrah is the first Indian to have bowled 4 batsmen in an innings of Test cricket.
India declared for 297 in the first innings and 343 runs in the second innings for 7 wickets. West Indies scored 222 in the first innings and 100 in the second innings. In this way, the Indian team has become the first team to win the ‘Debut Test’ of the World Test Championship.
With India declaring their second innings, the West Indies had a tough target of 418 runs to win, but apart from Bumrah, Ishant Sharma made it easy for India to take 3 wickets for 31 and the rest was in Bumrah’s storm. Gone is why Bumrah is the best bowler in the world.