Umesh Yadav stars in India’s 10-wicket, series-clinching win

Brief scores: West Indies 311 (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 52; Umesh Yadav 6/88, Kuldeep Yadav 3/85) and 127/10 (Sunil Ambris 38; Umesh 4/45, Ravindra Jadeja 3/12) lost to India 367/10 (Rishabh Pant 92, Ajinkya Rahane 80, Prithvi Shaw 70; Holder 5/56, Shannon Gabriel 3/107) and 75/0 (Shaw 33*, KL Rahul 33*) by 10 wickets

Statistical highlights

  • India recorded their 20th Test win overall, and 13th at home, against the West Indies, beating them by 10 wickets in the second Test of the two-Test series to complete a clean sweep.
  • Though this Test also finished in three days, West Indies put in a much better batting performance in the first innings, thanks largely to Roston Chase making his fourth Test century (106 runs off 189 balls; 8×4, 1×6) and second against India, and combining with Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder for crucial sixth (69 runs) and seventh-wicket (104 runs) partnerships that helped the visitor post a 300-plus total batting first. Holder made his eighth Test half-century, a 92-ball 52 (6×4) batting at No. 8.
  • Umesh Yadav recorded his career-best figures of 6/88 in the West Indies’ first innings, bettering his previous best of 5/93 against Australia at the WACA more than six years (!) ago.
  • In response to West Indies’ 311, India made 367, giving themselves a 56-run lead. Rishabh Pant made his second Test half-century (92 runs off 134 balls; 11×4, 1×6) and put together a 152-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane, who himself made 80 (183 balls; 7×4). This was Rahane’s 15th Test half-century.
  • Earlier, India had been taken off to a quick start by Prithvi Shaw, who made his maiden Test half-century (a 53-ball 70, punctuated by 11 fours and one six).
  • For the West Indies, Holder picked his third consecutive five-for this calendar year (2018), in which he now has 33 wickets to his name.
  • West Indies folded for 127 in their second innings, with Umesh once again leading the way for India with the ball, this time taking 4/45 to register a match haul of 10/133, the first 10-wicket haul of his Test career.
  • Leading India for the 42nd time, Virat Kohli recorded his 24th Test win as captain.

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