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2nd Test: India beat WI by 257 runs, win series 2-0

by Sahir Usman Sep 03, 2019 • 07:37 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 3 - India swept West Indies under the carpet over two Tests and won the second rubber by 257 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash with astounding ease on Day 4 at the Sabina Park here on Monday.

In-form India batsmen Ajinkya Rahane (64*) and Hanuma Vihari (53*) struck unbeaten half centuries to set an improbable 468-run target for the hosts, and in the second innings Ravindra Jadeja (3/58) and Mohammed Shami 3/65) took three wickets each to bowl them out for 210 in 59.5 overs.

In the first innings, India had put up 416 riding Hanuma Vihari's maiden hundred (111) and skipper Virat Kohli's 76. Pacer Ishant Sharma (57) had also scored his first fifty.

In reply, West Indies were no match to Jasprit Bumrah's onslaught as the world-class pacer returned magical figures of 6/27 which included a hattrick as he became only the third Indian bowler to get the treble in Test cricket after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.

With a 299-run lead, India decided not to enforce follow on and batted instead.

The Windies were never likely to gun the daunting target down and in their second essay, only overnight batsman Shamarh Brooks managed a 50 off 119 balls before Kohli had him run out.

Fellow overnight batter Darren Bravo had to go off the field as he was feeling unwell just three overs into the day's play. He was retired hurt on 23. Initially, Roston Chase came in to bat but later Bravo was replaced by Jermaine Blackwood as concussion substitute as he was unbeaten on 33 at lunch.

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