India vs Windies: 2nd Test, Day 3, Review- India complete Windies annihilation for seventh straight Test series

India vs Windies: 2nd Test, Day 3, Review- India complete Windies annihilation for seventh straight Test series

The home team took 16.1 over to chase the modest target.

Jason Holder
Jason Holder. (Photo Source: Twitter)

On the close of play on the second day of the second Test in Rajkot, India had the upper hand owing to Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane’s partnership. On the third day of the second match in Rajkot, the Windies showed some fight with the ball and bowled their opponents out, however, the home team came out all guns blazing in the Windies second innings.

Umesh Yadav picked up 10 wickets in the match and was the wrecker in chief. The run chase turned out to be a smooth ride as the Indian openers scored the required runs and guided India to a win by 10 wickets. Moreover, they also maintained their domination over the Windies and won their seventh straight Test series against them ever since their 2002 defeat.

Jason Holder comes to the party

Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane were India’s overnight batsmen with the hosts three runs behind the Windies score. However, both batsmen couldn’t survive for long and from 308/4, Virat Kohli and Co were bowled out for 367 runs. While Rahane scored 80 runs, Pant got out inside the 90s twice in two Tests. Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel were the main destroyers.

Holder, after his gutsy half-century in the first innings, picked up five wickets to shoot out India’s middle and lower order. Gabriel also finished with three wickets with a couple of them coming today in the form of Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin, who scored 35 useful runs to add 28 runs for the 10th wicket along with pacer Shardul Thakur, who earlier suffered a groin injury.  

Windies stumble alarmingly

With a trail of 56 runs, the Windies came out to bat and clearly felt the pressure. Their openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell were nipped out by Umesh and Ashwin inside the fourth over. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer tried to resurrect the innings with a stand of 39 runs off 57 balls. Unfortunately, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja removed them in a space of five balls.

Roston Chase was unable to repeat his heroics in the first innings and was dismissed by Umesh. A couple of overs later, the Indian speedster rattled Shane Dowrich’s woodwork to reduce the Windies to 70/6 in the 27th over. The visiting team went into the Tea break with the score at 76/6 in 27 overs. Most importantly, the Windies had a lead of 13 runs with four wickets in hand.

India rip apart Holder and Co

Ambris and Holder took the Windies over the 100-run mark, but they were separated after their partnership of 38 runs. Jadeja got rid of both Holder and Ambris. Devendra Bishoo smacked a couple of boundaries to give the Caribbean fans something to cheer, but they were never going to be enough. The Windies were eventually bowled out for 127 runs in 46/1 overs.

Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul were in the formality to score the runs and guide India to a series whitewash. Rahul was in with one last chance to show his class with the willow and he didn’t disappoint to score an unbeaten 33 runs from 53 balls. Shaw also made sure that he didn’t throw his wicket away with a knock of 33 runs. The home team took 16.1 over to chase the target.

Brief Scores

Windies: 311 all out in 101.4 overs; (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 52; Umesh Yadav 6/88, Kuldeep Yadav 3/85)

India: 367 all out in 106 overs; (Rishabh Pant 92, Ajinkya Rahane 80; Jason Holder 3/56, Shannon Gabriel 3/107)

Windies: 127 all out in 46.1 overs; (Sunil Ambris 38, Shai Hope 28; Umesh Yadav 4/45, Ravindra Jadeja 3/12)

India: 75/0 in 16.1 overs; (Prithvi Shaw 33*, Lokesh Rahul 33*; Jomel Warrican 0/17, Roston Chase 0/14)

India won by 10 wickets

Man of the Match: Umesh Yadav

Man of the Series: Prithvi Shaw

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