India in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2019

West Indies vs India - 2nd Test

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Date: 30 August-02 September, 2019

West Indies 210/10

RR: 3.50 | India beat West Indies by 257 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
John Campbell c Virat Kohli & b Mohammed Shamic Virat Kohli & b Mohammed Shami162620
Kraigg Brathwaite c Rishabh Pant & b Ishant Sharmac Rishabh Pant & b Ishant Sharma3700
Darren Bravo retired hurt retired hurt 234140
Shamarh Brooks run out run out 5011990
Roston Chase lbw Ravindra Jadejalbw Ravindra Jadeja123620
Shimron Hetmyer c Mayank Agarwal & b Ishant Sharmac Mayank Agarwal & b Ishant Sharma1500
Jermaine Blackwood c Rishabh Pant & b Jasprit Bumrahc Rishabh Pant & b Jasprit Bumrah387241
Jason Holder bowled Ravindra Jadejabowled Ravindra Jadeja393590
Jahmar Hamilton c KL Rahul & b Ravindra Jadejac KL Rahul & b Ravindra Jadeja0200
Rahkeem Cornwall c Rishabh Pant & b Mohammed Shamic Rishabh Pant & b Mohammed Shami1200
Kemar Roach c Rishabh Pant & b Mohammed Shamic Rishabh Pant & b Mohammed Shami51410
Shannon Gabriel not out not out 0100
Extras 22 (b 14, lb 2, w 5, nb 1)
Total 210 (10 Wkts, 59.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
9-1 (Kraigg Brathwaite,2.3), 37-2 (John Campbell,7.4), 97-3 (Roston Chase,27.5), 98-4 (Shimron Hetmyer,28.4), 159-5 (Jermaine Blackwood,48.4), 177-6 (Shamarh Brooks,53.2), 177-7 (Jahmar Hamilton,53.4), 180-8 (Rahkeem Cornwall,54.3), 206-9 (Kemar Roach,58.5), 210-10 (Jason Holder,59.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Ishant Sharma12 3 37 2 3.08
Jasprit Bumrah11 4 31 1 2.82
Mohammed Shami16 2 65 3 4.06
Ravindra Jadeja19.5 4 58 3 2.97
Hanuma Vihari1 0 3 0 3.00
KL Rahul0 0 0 0 0
Mayank Agarwal0 0 0 0 0
Cheteshwar Pujara0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane0 0 0 0 0
Rishabh Pant 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game and this series! It has been all India and they have won their first Test series of the ICC WTC campaign. West Indies, on the other hand, have a lot to ponder about. However, there is still some time before they play their next Test Match. That is all we have got for you, until next time, take care and goodbye!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they played really good cricket over the four days and they got the result they wanted. Admits they were put under pressure few times especially while they were batting but they came out well. Further adds Vihari was the standout performer and the contributions from Rahane, Agarwal and Ishant were excellent as well. States it was a game full of grit and determination. Tells Vihari is very solid and is very confident about his game and the dressing room is calm when he bats. Also says he is always eager to learn and improve and that shows in his batting. On becoming the most successful Indian Test captain, Kohli credits his team without whom it would not have been possible. Ends by saying Windies' bowling was really good, especially Holder and Roach and they were expecting that before the series.

Man of the Match, Hanuma Vihari, says the maiden ton feels very good especially after he missed out in the last game. Mentions he wanted to be out there and was looking to stitch partnerships which would take his team to a good total. Reckons you need to be patient and selective about which balls to hit and which not to. Informs he took the same approach in the second innings and it went well for him. Further adds he is looking forward to playing a Test match at home as it is a great feeling playing in front of the home crowd.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says that he is disappointed with the performance. Mentions that they have to pay special attention to the batting department. On the bowling performance, he feels that his bowlers always come and give their 100 percent. On India, he replies that they are a quality side and bowled extremely well. Also admits the West Indies needed to bat a lot better which they failed to do so in this series. On the pitch, he states that the wicket was a good one and he has no complaints about it.

The Windies batters though did show signs of some fight with Brooks scoring his maiden half ton. A couple of other batters also showed some resilience but it was always going to be an uphill task. Once Brooks was run out, they fell like a pack of cards with Jadeja and Shami picking three wickets each. All in all, it has been a dominating series for the Indians and they have justified why they are the Number 1 Test side at the moment. Stay tuned for the presentation.

India did have the chance of enforcing the follow-on but they did not do so. They batted again and added 168 runs to the lead of 299 they got after bowling the Windies out for 117. India's best batters in the series did well for them as both Rahane and Vihari notched up half tons. The visitors then declared with around an hour to go on Day 3 and also managed to take 2 wickets.

In reply, the Windies batters once again had no answers to one of the best bowlers going around, Jasprit Bumrah. He demolished the Windies batting line-up with a 6-fer, which included a hat-trick. Just the one Windies batter scored above 20 in the first innings and after that only one result looked likely.

This game also turned out to be another one-sided one in favor of the Indians who did not lose a game on the whole tour. Everything, absolutely everything has gone wrong for the Windies right from the start. They won the toss and elected to field, a decision which could have been questioned. Yes, the conditions on Day 1 were suitable for bowling but the Windies bowlers did not make complete use of it. They let India get a massive score with Vihari getting to his maiden ton. Kohli and Agarwal also made handy contributions.

Just less than two sessions is the answer to the question we asked in the opening text today. Another excellent performance by the Indian bowlers. It was even better in the second session as they made quick work of the remaining 6 wickets.

R Jadeja to Holder, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! End of the Windies innings! Jadeja gets the last man. He fires it on middle, Holder looks to hoick it but misses and the stumps are shattered. All smiles in the Indian camp as THEY WIN BY 257 RUNS AND TAKE THE SERIES 2-0!
R Jadeja to Holder, FOUR! Streaky! This is angled into the batter, Holder looks to go for the slog sweep but gets an inside edge past Pant and down to the fine leg fence.
R Jadeja to Holder, Shorter in length and on off, Holder pushes it down to long off but no runs are taken.
R Jadeja to Holder, Flatter and on off, Holder goes back and keeps it out.
R Jadeja to Holder, Holder wants to have some fun! He looks to go big but it goes off the inner half towards mid on for no runs.
M Shami to Gabriel, Fuller and on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket and a run is not taken.

Shannon Gabriel is the last man in.

M Shami to Roach, OUT! No. 9 is out of here! One more time, it is the combination of Pant and Shami which is in play. Shami's third. It is fuller and outside off, Roach looks to drive but gets an outside edge to the keeper. India only a wicket away now.
M Shami to K Roach, Fuller and on off, it is driven to mid off.
M Shami to Roach, Ouch! That is a stinger! It is a good length ball around off, it shoots off the surface. Roach looks to drive but then misses to get hit high on the elbow. Does not show any pain though.
M Shami to Roach, On a good length and around off, Roach defends it out.
M Shami to Roach, FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard! Roach joins the boundary hitting party! This is a length delivery outside off, Roach throws his bat at it, it goes off the middle and through covers for a boundary.
R Jadeja to Holder, FOUR! Nice shot from Holder. It is a full delivery on middle and leg, Jason flicks this nicely towards the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
R Jadeja to Holder, The batsman has played it to the point region.
R Jadeja to Holder, Short delivery on middle and leg, Holder looks to flick but misses and the ball hits him high on the pads.
R Jadeja to Holder, Flatter delivery on middle, Holder blocks this off the back foot.
R Jadeja to Roach, Full delivery on middle, Roach flicks it to square leg and takes a single.
R Jadeja to Roach, Flighted delivery on off, Roach drives this towards cover.
M Shami to Holder, On middle, this is kept out. An expensive over by Shami.
M Shami to J Holder, FOUR! Edged, short and a boundary! This is on a length and around off, it straightens. Holder is half-forward as he tries to defend but it goes off the outside edge. It lands short of the diving first slip fielder and a boundary results.
M Shami to Holder, FOUR! A full toss and it is put away! It is on the pads, Holder flicks it through deep mid-wicket and it races away. Holder is scoring freely here.
M Shami to J Holder, Back of a length and on off, this is defended.
M Shami to J Holder, FOUR! Creamed! This is very full and on off, Holder leans into it and strokes it nicely through covers for a boundary.
M Shami to Holder, Well bowled! This is just outside off, Holder pokes at it and gets beaten.
R Jadeja to Roach, Tossed up again, Roach strokes it to covers.
R Jadeja to Roach, This is pushed to mid off.
R Jadeja to Roach, On the pads, Roach once again looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but it is turned down.
R Jadeja to K Roach, On middle, Roach tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. There is a stifled appeal for LBW but are turned down.
R Jadeja to Roach, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
R Jadeja to Roach, Full delivery on off, Holder pushes it to cover.
M Shami to J Holder, FOUR! Glorious shot from Holder. It is a pitched up ball on off, Holder plays a lovely drive through the long off region for a boundary.
M Shami to Holder, Good length ball outside off, Holder leaves it alone.
M Shami to Roach, That took off from nowhere! This is on a length and outside off, it pitches and moves away sharply. There is also extra bounce. The batter leaves it. Pant sticks his right hand out and makes a half-stop. A single is taken as the ball rolls towards third man. Bye signaled.

DRINKS! Kemar Roach is the new man in.

M Shami to Cornwall, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! It is all happening very quickly now. From 159 for 4 West Indies have slipped to 180 for 8. This is a top catch from Pant. It is on a length and around off, it jags back in. Cornwall ends up defending outside the line, it goes off the inside edge and to the left of Pant who dives and hangs onto it. Just the two wickets away now are India.
M Shami to J Holder, Back of a length ball on off, Holder looks to guide it but gets an inside edge towards square leg and takes a single.
M Shami to Holder, Full delivery outside off, Holder pushes it back to the bowler.
R Jadeja to J Holder, Holder retains strike by easing it to long on for one.
R Jadeja to Cornwall, Cornwall is off the mark as he pushes it through covers for one.

Rahkeem Cornwall is the new man in.

R Jadeja to Hamilton, OUT! It is a legal delivery! That was touch and go and in the end, it is ruled in the favor of the bowler. Jadeja's celebration says it all. He is a relieved man. He gets his second. Hamilton comes and Hamilton goes. This is a ripper from Jadeja. It lands on middle and then turns away sharply. There is also some extra bounce. Hamilton looks to defend but the ball kisses the glove and lobs to first slip where KL Rahul takes a simple catch. Hamilton who showed good resistance in the first innings, does not stay out for long this time. India are now three wickets away.