India registered their biggest win overseas after defeating West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test in Antigua on Sunday. On the fourth day, West Indies needed to match the follow-on score and force the match into fifth day by making India bat.

The start to the day was superb for India as Umesh Yadav got a wicket in the first over of the day. A small stand did come up later but R Ashwin stepped up to pick wickets. Ashwin’s burst of five wickets rattled West Indies and the hopes of saving the Test were over.

Marlon Samuels scored a half-century to briefly keep West Indies afloat. But Mishra dismissed Dorwich and Ashwin later sent Holder back to end the resistance. A later partnership between Brathwaite and Bishoo delayed India’s win as India tried picking up the last 2 wickets.

Ashwin finally dismissed Bishoo and then Gabriel to win it for India.

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who marked his return to Test cricket with four wickets against West Indies in the first Test in Antigua, has described `hard work` as his key to success, while adding that he is feeling up to the mark at the moment.

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who took four wickets in the first innings to help India enforce the follow-on, said considering the slow nature of the pitch, bowling as many maiden overs as possible was their plan to create pressure on the West Indies’ batsmen.

India’s strong showing with the bat in the first innings was followed by a brilliant bowling performance from Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami. R Ashwin then wrecked havoc with his seven wicket haul to help India secure their biggest win outside of Asia since 2005.

R Ashwin (Man of the Match): “The fast bowlers bowled really well in the first innings. I didn’t find the rhythm in the first innings as the long spell wasn’t coming. But it did come after lunch. I was speaking to Anil bhai as well about how my rhythm was and we worked this morning on it. It’s all about finding the right rhythm, if everything is in sync you start finishing well.”

Virat Kohli (India skipper): “Scoring wasn’t easy, initially West Indies bowled well. A couple of their bowlers rushed us, 70-odd for 2 with five batsmen, had to take responsibility. Shikhar was playing really well and I wanted to be positive, if you want to win a Test you have to score quickly and get the bowlers a chance to bowl the opposition out twice. Then Ashwin played a brilliant innings down the order, it was a team batting performance. If we’re playing five batsmen, we wanted to deepen the order. We had Saha at No. 7 and Ashwin was good enough to bat at No. 6. He was a pure batsman before he became an offspinner. Always good to have someone who can do pretty well in both.”