West Indies vs India 2023, 1st Test Day 1 Stats Review: Ravichandran Ashwin’s milestone, Ajinkya Rahane’s feat and other stats

West Indies vs India 2023, 1st Test Day 1 Stats Review: Ravichandran Ashwin’s milestone, Ajinkya Rahane's feat and other stats
Ravi Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin. (Photo Source: RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed his 33rd five-wicket haul while openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal put on an unbeaten 80-run stand as team India dominated Day 1 of the opening Test match against West Indies at Windsor Park, Roseau in Dominica. Ashwin picked up figures of 5/60 while Ravindra Jadeja took 3/26 as the home side got bowled out cheaply for just 150.

Speaking about how the day panned out, captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bat first. He got dismissed for 20 while his opening partner Tagenarine Chanderpaul got out for 12 with both falling prey to Ashwin. Raymon Reifer and Jermaine Blackwood failed to contribute as they managed to score two and 14 respectively. Debutant Alick Athanaze was impressive in his first outing in Test cricket as he racked up 47 off 99 before losing his wicket to Ashwin.

The home side struggled to get going as their poor run in international cricket continued. In reply, the visitors made a solid start as skipper Rohit amassed 30* off 65 while debutant Jaiswal also impressed as he remained not out on 40 off 73. The Asian giants ended on 80 for no loss as they took complete control of the opening day. Both the Indian openers will look to extend their partnership on the second day, which lays a solid platform for the incoming middle-order batters.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Day 1 of the 1st Test between West Indies and India:

702 – R Ashwin reached the landmark of 700 wickets in international cricket. He became the third Indian after Anil Kumble (956) and Harbhajan Singh (711) to achieve the feat.

33 – Ashwin has now picked up the most five-wicket hauls (33) amongst the active players in Tests. He surpassed James Anderson’s tally of 32.

5 – Ashwin is now joint-top with Harbhajan Singh for picking up the most five-wicket haul (five) for India against West Indies in Test cricket.

50 – Ajinkya Rahane appeared in his 50th away Test match.

95 – Ashwin has now snared the most scalps as bowled (95) for India in the longest format of the game. He went past Anil Kumble’s tally of 94 wickets.

5 – After dismissing Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Ashwin also became the fifth bowler to dismiss the father-son duo in Test cricket. The spinner had got rid of Tagenarine’s father Shivnarine four times in the format. The other four bowlers are Ian Botham and Wasim Akram (wickets of Lance and Chris Cairns), Mitchell Starc and Simon Harmer (wickets of Chanderpauls).

3 – Spinner Ashwin is now also tied with Subhash Gupte, Harbhajan, Kumble, and Ishant Sharma for taking the most five-wicket haul (three) against West Indies in West Indies.

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