India win first Test against West Indies

India got a convincing victory in the first Test after West Indies were all out for 262 on day four of the first cricket test at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Needing a further 195 runs to win with seven wickets in hand, the West Indies lost six wickets for an addition of 95 runs in the morning session. Praveen Kumar (3/41) struck a couple of decisive blows during his morning spell removing Darren Bravo (41, 89 balls, 7x4) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (30, 73 balls, 4x4) in quick succession after their 68- run stand for the fourth wicket stand. From 148 for three, the hosts were suddenly struggling at 149 for five. With the track deteriorating with some deliveries jumping from the good length spot while a few keeping very low, it was a struggle for survival for the West Indian batsmen. None of the lower-middle order batsmen save Ravi Rampaul (34, 32 balls, 6x4, 1x6) showed stomach for fight.
The first half an hour didn't have any indication of what was to follow as Praveen got into the act. Bravo who had looked confident shuffled across the stumps as Praveen angled one into him that sent his leg-stump for a toss. Chanderpaul was one man who could have been depended for his doggedness but he too perished when a Praveen delivery stopped and came onto him as he committed onto a cover drive. All he could do was to lob a simple catch to Suresh Raina as it was virtually all over for the Caribbeans.