The two-match Test series between India and the West Indies began on 12 July. The first game is played in Dominica. On the first day of this match, Indian player Shubman Gill made a brilliant catch as he fielded at short leg. Video of this Gill catch is becoming more and more viral on social media.
Gill caught the ball from spinner R Ashwin. This catch was caught on the third ball of R Ashwin, who went on to bowl 65 of the innings during the leadoff batting for the West Indies. This was the last wicket for the West Indies innings. In the viral video you can see that Ashwin’s ball hit Warrican’s balls while he was batting. Seeing the ball hit the gloves, Shubman Gill, who was fielding on short leg, became very active, diving forward to catch.
Gill’s dive was excellent. After this catch, the referee and Ashwin asked Gill if he was out. Gill was unable to say much about this and the decision went to the third umpire, where the catch was ruled fair and Warrican was ruled out. In this way, the West Indies lost their last wicket by 150 runs.
This was Ashwin’s fifth wicket in the first innings. With this wicket, he took the 5-wicket haul in Test for the 33rd time. In this case, he broke the record of James Anderson, who has so far taken 5 wicket hauls 32 times in the Tests. At the same time, through this innings, Ashwin also took 700 wickets in his international career.
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After winning the toss in the match, the West Indies team came out to bat first and got 150 runs. In response, the Indian team, coming out to bat in the first innings, put 80 runs on the board without dropping a wicket until the end of the day. During this, captain Rohit Sharma returned unbeaten on 30 and fellow opener Yashasvi Jaiswal on 40 runs.