First Test: Ravichandran Ashwin gets openers as West Indies slump to 68 for 4 at lunch

In the first Test match between India and West Indies, Ravichandran Ashwin, a skilled cricketer, took out both of West Indies’ opening batters. West Indies only scored 68 runs and lost 4 wickets before lunch. Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja also took wickets for India. West Indies’ new player, Alick Athanaze, was still at the crease. West Indies only hit six fours in the first session. West Indies’ opening batters struggled against the pace of India’s bowlers. Ashwin used his technique to trick the batters and take wickets. Tagenarine Chanderpaul, one of the West Indies’ batters, has a similar batting style to his father, Shivnarine. Ashwin outsmarted Tagenarine with a well-placed delivery. West Indies’ captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, also struggled against Ashwin. He tried to hit a boundary but was caught out. However, Rohit Sharma, the captain, found it easy to catch the ball as the skiers (players) on the ski slopes timed their jumps incorrectly. Raymon Reifer, who bats with his left hand, did not look in control as Siraj, the bowler, made him vulnerable with some short balls. So, when Shardul, who bowls a bit slower, started to play, Reifer wanted to step forward and hit the ball in the cover area. Shardul quickly bowled the ball towards the stumps and the batsman unknowingly hit it with the outer edge of his bat. Ishant Kishan, who was standing behind the stumps, dived to catch it. Please simplify this text.

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