After defeating West Indies by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test Match held at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua on 24th July, India registered a thumping win and the biggest ever overseas victory, bearing Virat Kohli his first test win abroad, serving as the captain.
Team India’s Test Captain, Virat Kohli starred with the bat for the team after hitting his maiden double ton. Kohli became the first Indian Captain to score a double century on foreign soil. India have recorded some vivid victories abroad under several legendary captains like Kapil Dev, MAK Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, MS Dhoni and of course, Virat Kohli.
Ravichandran Ashwin went wicketless during the first innings, but came back hungry when they batted again- claiming his best figures ever outside the sub-continent, of 7/83, guiding India to their record victory. From 88/3, West Indies plunged to 132/8 on day four where Ashwin added two wickets to fluff out the innings at 231.
Following his seven wicket haul against West Indies, Ravichandran Ashwin reclaimed the top spot on the ICC’s ranking for test bowlers and 45th position in the batsmen ranking while Virat Kohli moved up two places to sit at 12th place in the batsmen ranking after his maiden double century.