India Beat West Indies by 257-runs to win Test Series 2-0
India completed another crushing victory over the West Indies, demolishing the home team by 257-runs on the fourth afternoon of the second and final Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday. Tourist India beat West Indies in the second test match with a big margin of 257 runs to clean sweep Indies in Test Series as well.
Set the mammoth target of 468 late on day three, and the home team fell after lunch session, Indies lose their six wickets for 51 runs, as they were out at 210-runs to give Virat Kohli a clean sweep of a series of tests in the Caribbean for the first time.
India clean sweep and beat West Indies in all T20 internationals, One-day Internationals, and Test match Series, 2-0, 3-0, and 2-0 respectively.
Pacer Mohammed Shami took three wickets, and spinner Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets too.
Shamarh Brooks completed an inaugural mid-century test, but it was a small consolation for West Indies captain Jason Holder, who was the last to leave, defeated by Jadeja for 39 years to trigger Indian celebrations.
-Virat Kohli on Winning Test Series-
It was pretty comprehensive again for us. We play cricket well and get the result the way you want is crucial as a team. It is a real collective effort.
Amid the jubilation, there was a concern for the welfare of Key West Indies batsman Darren Bravo, who retired injured in the 23-runs to just 15 minutes of the day’s game. Jermaine Blackwood on the team eventually replaced him according to the game’s new concussion protocol.
Resuming his accordance with Brooks with a score of 45 to two, Bravo seemed unwell and was taken care of and subsequently left the field on his own.
Fast-bowling player Jasprit Bumrah hit him on the back of his helmet during the end of the third day of play and continued to bat for the remaining three deliveries of the day after receiving treatment.
-Steve Smith concussion-
Australian Marnus Labuschagne batsmen were the first concussion replacement in the game’s history last month when he replaced Steve Smith during the second inning of the second Test against England at Lord’s after Smith was hit in the back at the neck by the bouncer of Jofra Archer.
Blackwood called to service within minutes of being drafted into the team after Shimron Hetmyer fell on another lousy shot, caught in extra coverage to give fast-bowling player Ishant Sharma his second inside wicket.
With Bravo and Blackwood batting in the same second innings, he gave the West Indies the first scorecard of 12 hitters under the protocol.
Previously, Roston Chase was the first wicket to fall on the day after reaching the crease when Bravo left, caught by Jadeja.
Blackwood dominated a 61-stroke fifth-wicket partnership with Brooks, but when the right of attack became Bumrah’s only wicket in the innings via a catch at the wicket, it marked the beginning of the end of the West Indies’ resistance with Brooks’ carelessness contributed to his disappearance when he struck by a direct hit from the effervescent Kohli.
“We have many problems with the batting,” said a despondent Holder. “It’s a difficult question about how we fix this situation. There’s plenty of time before our next Test, so it’s up to the players to take possession of the situation.”
-Hanuma Vihari Man of the Match-
Despite the dominance of Indian bowlers, it was batsman Hanuma Vihari who won the “Man of the Match” award for his first Test Hundred in the First Innings, which followed with an unbeaten half-century in the second to help speed up Kohli’s Declaration of the third afternoon. Beating West Indies in Second Test Match, Indian Batsmen Vihari named as the best player of the Match.