Jasprit Bumrah scalped three wickets while Ishant Sharma got two as India reduced West Indies to 15/5 at tea on Day four of the first Test. @AFP

Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma left West Indies reeling after Ajinkya Rahane‘s hundred and Hanuma Vihari‘s 93 helped India set up a 419-run target on day four of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, in Antigua on Sunday.

In the 7.3 overs before tea, West Indies were reduced to 15/5 as Bumrah and Ishant ran through the West Indies batting line-up.

Bumrah set the ball rolling in his first over as he removed Kraigg Brathwaite after the right-hander poked at an away-going delivery. The right-arm pacer followed it up with a fast inswinger which disturbed the timber and sent John Campbell packing.


Ishant, who had scalped five wickets in the first innings, added to the West Indies’ woes as he trapped Shamarh Brooks before the wickets before removing Shimron Hetmyer. The left-hander had a life in the innings after Virat Kohli had dropped him in the previous over but failed to make the most of that opportunity.

Bumrah then added one more wicket to his tally as he broke through Darren Bravo’s defence to leave West Indies reeling at 15/5.

Earlier, Hanuma Vihari missed out on his maiden international hundred while Rahane notched up his tenth Test ton as India consolidated their position in the first Test.


India, who resumed the fourth day s play on the overnight score of 185/3, declared their innings at 343/7 as soon as Hanuma Vihari was dismissed for 93 by West Indies skipper Jason Holder.

The day began on a bright note for the hometeam as Roston Chase removed Virat Kohli in the second over. However, Rahane and Vihari denied West Indies any success till lunch. The two added 135 runs together before Rahane, who followed up his 81-run knock with a second-innings hundred, got out for 102 off Shannon Gabriel.

Rishabh Pant had a license to go for his shots with India eying declaration but he could only score seven before Chase struck for the fourth time in the innings.

Brief scores:

India 297 (Ajinkya Rahane 81, Ravindra Jadeja 58, KL Rahul 44; Kemar. Roach 4/66) and 343/7 declared (Ajinkya Rahane 102., Hanuma Vihari 93., Virat Kohli 51; Roston Chase 4/132) v West Indies 222 (Roston Chase 48; Ishant Sharma 5/43) and 15/5 (John Campbell 7; Jasprit Bumrah 3/6 , Ishant Sharma 2/8)