India beat West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test in Rajkot to record their biggest innings victory. Having scored a mammoth 649-9 declared in their only knock, the Asians then dismissed the Windies for just 181, forcing Kraigg Brathwaite’s men to follow-on.
The tourists fared little better second time around, succumbing for 196, with Kieran Powell’s 83 their best score.
Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took 5-57, while off-spinner Ravi Ashwin claimed 2-71 and Ravindra Jadeja 3-35.
India’s previous largest winning margin by an innings was against minnows Afghanistan in Bangalore in June, with Virat Kohli’s side winning by an innings and 262 runs on that occasion.
It looks a tall over for the men from the Caribbean to bounce back after such a chastening experience but they will attempt to do so in the second and final Test in Hyderabad from 12-16 October.