India sweeped the two-match Test series in their tour of West Indies with two wins. Virat Kohli and his men clinching the second Test by 257 runs at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. India batted first in the second Test, putting 416 on the scoreboard, owing to man of the match,
India opted to bat after dismissing West Indies for 117 in the first session. They declared their second innings at 168/4, consolidating their first-innings lead of 299 runs.
Day 1, India vs West Indies
Jason Holder starred for West Indies as the hosts restricted India on 264/5 at stumps on Day 1 of 2nd test in Jamaica. West Indies skipper took three crucial wickets, one each in a session to keep India in check in the first innings.
Hanuma Vihari (42*) and Rishabh Pant (27*) were unbeaten at the end of day. India were, put into bat after losing the toss. But India lost wickets at crucial time of the day, which helped West Indies gain control.
Holder dismissed KL Rahul (13) in the first session. West Indies skipper then removed set batsman Mayank Agarwal for 55 in the second session. The biggest success for Holder in the day was the crucial wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was dismissed for 76.
Cheteshwar Pujara (6) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (24) disappointed as well, as India looked unstable on the opening day. Vihari and Pant saved the day with an unbeaten 62-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Hanuma Vihari collects a boundary on the final ball of the day. India 264/5 at stumps. Vihari unbeaten on 42 alongside Rishabh Pant, on 27*.
Hanuma Vihari made his maiden century which led India to 336/7 against West Indies at lunch. Coming on to bat at the dramay score of 42, Vihari stuck to an end to go into the break unbeaten on 84 off 158 balls, 16 runs shy of his maiden century.
Resuming at the dramatic score of 264/5, India lost Rishabh Pant (27) on the opening delivery of the day. Pant was cleaned up by West Indies skipper Jason Holder (4/62) with an inswinger as the batsman leaned for a drive.
Thereafter, Vihari and Jadeja played according to the situation to dismiss any threat from the West Indies bowlers. Vihari, who resumed his knock at 42, notched up his fifty in 96 balls. Jadeja did all the hardwork but gave away his wicket when its crucial.
He played a patient knock of 16 off 69 balls but just when it was time to carry on, but he lost his wicket to Cornwall (2/97).
West Indies lost both openers cheaply in their massive 468-run chase, ending Day 3 at 45/2 in Jamaica. Pacers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami did the damage after India declared at 168/4 in their second innings.
India now require eight wickets to complete the 2-0 whitewash while West Indies need to survive two more days or register a record 468-run chase to cause an doubtful upset or a draw. Earlier, after attaining a 299-run first innings lead, India opted to came out to bat in their second innings.
The visitors suffered a top order collapse before Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari stitched an unbeaten 111-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take India to 168/4. At stumps on Day 3, Shamarh Brooks (4) and Darren Bravo (18) were unbeaten with West Indies still needing another 423 for a win.
India defeated the West Indies by 257 runs in Jamaica on Monday to claim the two-match series 2-0. West Indies lost a couple of wickets as they were reduced to 145/4 in pursuit of a huge total of 468 at Lunch.
West Indies needed another 323 runs with only six wickets left. Ishant Sharma (2/28) got his second wicket of the innings while Ravindra Jadeja (1/33) removed the dangerous Roston Chase. But was unlucky not to have scalped Shamarh Brooks (36 batting off 84 balls) after overstepping.
Starting the day at 45 for 2, the hosts were left unsettled when Bravo (23 batting) has to left the ground due to ill health.
Brooks was joined by a stubborn Chase (12 off 36), who was ready to bring his best defensive game against Jasprit Bumrah (0/22), Mohammed Shami (1/44) and Ishant safely.
Highlights: India vs West Indies
- India won the second Test by 257 runs to complete a 2-0 clean sweep.
- Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets each in the second innings.
- With the series win, India also climbed to the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
- Hanuma Vihari was awarded as the Man of the Match for his brilliant play.