India canter to Test series whitewash over poor Windies


India completed a Test series whitewash over the West Indies when they cantered to a 10-wicket victory in three days in the second and final Test in Hyderabad on Sunday.

The Windies once again to put up limp batting display as they were dismissed for just 127 in their second innings to give the hosts a simple target of 72.

India openers Lokesh Rahul (33 not out) and Prithvi Shaw (33 not out) made sure there were no hiccups and reached the target in just 16.1 overs.

The Caribbean will have been very disappointed with their batsmen especially after the bowlers had done brilliantly to bowl India out for 367 in the first session.

The home team resumed the day on 308/4 with Ajinkya Rahane (75*) and Rishabh Pant (85*) looking to take India well past the visitors’ first innings total of 311.

However the Caribbean side, led by a five-wicket haul from skipper Jason Holder (5-56), ensured a collapse as India lost five wickets for 59 runs before lunch on the third day.

Rahane (80) and Pant (92) did not add much to their overnight scores while Windies seamer Shannon Gabriel was also in the wickets as he finished with 3-107.

The Windies though were rocked early in the second innings as fast bowler Umesh Yadav dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite with just the second ball of the innings.

Ravi Ashwin took the wicket of Kieron Powell as the away team slipped to 6-2 and they never really recovered.

Umesh did the most damage, ending with figures of 4-45 in the second innings to grab his maiden 10-wicket match haul in Test cricket after his 6-88 in the first innings.

After a humiliating innings and 272-run in the first Test, the Windies will look forward to a change in format as they prepare for a five-match ODI series that on 21 October.