India secure clean sweep with another comprehensive win

Brief scores: India 416/10 (Hanuma Vihari 111, Virat Kohli 76, Ishant Sharma 57, Mayank Agarwal 55; Jason Holder 5/77) and 168/4dec. (Ajinkya Rahane 64*, Hanuma Vihari 53*; Kemar Roach 3/28) beat West Indies 117/10 (Shimron Hetmyer 34; Jasprit Bumrah 6/27, Mohammed Shami 2/34) and 210/10 (Shamarh Brooks 50, Jason Holder 39, Jermaine Blackwood 38; Ravindra Jadeja 3/58, Mohammed Shami 3/65) by 257 runs

India vs West Indies 2nd Test 2019, key stats

  • India completed a 2-0 Test series win against the West Indies, winning the second Test by 257 runs at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The victory was Virat Kohli’s 28th as Test captain, making him India’s most successful Test captain, going past MS Dhoni’s 27 Test wins.
  • The victory was set up by Hanuma Vihari’s first-innings century, his maiden Test hundred (a 225-ball 111; 16×4), and his 112-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Ishant Sharma, who himself made his maiden Test half-century (an 80-ball 57; 7×4), guiding India to 416 after having been reduced to 302 for seven early on day two.
  • Then, when India came out to bowl, Jasprit Bumrah’s hat-trick reduced the West Indies to 14 for four and, but for a brief recovery through the partnership of 45 runs between Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Holder for the sixth wicket, the home team never recovered from the early jolt to their reply. Bumrah became the third Indian to take a Test hat-trick after Harbhajan Singh in 2001 and Irfan Pathan in 2006.
  • India didn’t enforce the follow-on after bowling out the West Indies for 117 in the first innings and Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane struck half-centuries in India’s pursuit for a lead in excess of 450. Vihari made an unbeaten 53 and Rahane was unbeaten on 64 when Kohli declared the innings.
  • Set a target of 468, West Indies were bowled out for 210, with Shamarh Brooks making his maiden Test half-century.
  • This is now India’s 22nd Test win overall against the West Indies, and ninth in Cairbbean.

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