Virat Kohli surpasses M.S Dhoni to Be India’s Most Successful Test Captain
India had recorded a comprehensive 318-run victory in the first test match and, as a result, Kohli had added another feather to his cap, becoming the most successful Indian captain in overseas Test Matches.
Indian Skipper crosses former Skipper M.S Dhoni and becomes the Most Successful Test Captain of Team India. When India defeated the West Indies by 257-runs in the second Test of the two-match series, Skipper Virat Kohli overtook MS Dhoni to become the most successful Indian Test skipper of all time.
Kohli had 27 wins to his name right before the Jamaica Test match, but with the win, Kohli took his count to 28 wins in the most extended format of the game. The 30-year-old, Kohli has 28 wins in 48 games as a test Skipper. MS Dhoni had scored 27 test wins in 60 games as captain.
Kohli had passed former Captain Sourav Ganguly to achieve the feat. It was Kohli’s twelfth victory abroad. He broke the record in his 26th game as a patron on foreign soil. (Dada) Ganguly had 11 test wins in 28 games.
-India at Top Position of World Test Championship-
With this victory in the second test, India has won the two-match 2-0 series and moved to the top position of the World Test Championship standings with 120 points. This victory was India’s eighth consecutive victory over Windies.
Resuming day four to 45/2, Windies took a big hit when overnight batsmen Darren Bravo left the field after suffering a late concussion, and Jermaine Blackwood named as the surrogate. Roston Chase joined with Shamarh Brooks in the middle of innings.
Chase and Brooks did not enter their shell and counterattacked to put the Indian bowling lineup under pressure. The duo managed to unite a 42-stroke partnership, but their endurance came to an end when Ravindra Jadeja scalped Chase’s port (12).
Shimron Hetmyer once again failed to score when Ishant Sharma sent him back to the pavilion, which reduced Windies to 98/4. Jadeja had fired Blackwood at the first slip, but replays showed the bowler overturned, so the batsmen called back to the field.
Blackwood continued to play aggressively and, along with Brooks, made sure the team did not lose more wickets and, as a result, Windies went to the lunch break with a score of 145/4.
Brooks and Blackwood sewed together a 61-run partnership, but after the lunch break, their season in the crease came to an end when Jasprit Bumrah had Blackwood (38) caught by wicket holder Rishabh Pant.
India got two wickets in succession, as both Shahmar Brooks and Jahmar Hamilton sent back to the pavilion. Captain Virat Kohli showed excellent fielding skills to run out of Brooks (50) while Jadeja had Hamilton (0) caught in the second slide to leave Windies at 177/7.
Mohammad Shami quickly fired Rahkeem Cornwall (1) and Kemar Roach (5) as they both caught them at Pant’s hands to leave Windies in 206/9.
Jadeja got the last wicket when he fired Holder (39), handing out Windies for 210 to give India victory.
India had defeated Windies in the T20I and ODI series and now in Test series as well under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, who now become the most successful captain in oversea Test Matches.
The Blue Men had beaten the West Indies 3-0 in the 20 format series while defeating the Caribbean team 2-0 in the ODI series.