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Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI Twitter.

India was able to get another convincing win under their belt as they won the second Test match against the Windies by ten wickets. Thus, it was another dominating performance from the hosts to seal the series 2-0. It was a good start for the tourists as they scalped six wickets in the opening session of day three. The Windies skipper Jason Holder was the chief destroyer of India’s lower middle order as he took a five-wicket haul.

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However, on the back off crucial contribution from Ravichandran Ashwin, India was able to stretch their lead to 56 runs. Meanwhile, Windies got off to a poor start as Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed on an innocuous delivery from Umesh Yadav which was going down the leg side.

India vs Windies 2018, Match Review
Rishabh Pant appeals. Credits: BCCI Twitter

India seals the series by 2-0.

Yadav was able to take two more wickets off consecutive balls as he sent back the first innings centurion Roston Chase and injured wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich. Umesh Yadav was able to get the ball to reverse at a good speed to breathe down the neck of the visitor’s batsmen.

Thus, Yadav scalped four wickets in the second innings to complete his first ten-wicket haul in the red ball version. Therefore, it was a fine effort from the pacer. Meanwhile, Jadeja was able to scalp three wickets whereas Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets in the second innings.

India vs Windies 2018, Match Review
Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket. BCCI Twitter.

Consequently, Windies were able to score only 127 runs in their second innings and thus they gave a target of mere 72 runs to India. Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul were able to take India over the line as both the batsmen looked at ease.

KL Rahul was able to spend some quality time in the middle which would have added to his confidence. On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw once again scored his runs in a hunky-dory manner.

Earlier, Rishabh Pant once again scored 92 runs whereas Rahane scored 80 to help India to 367 in the first innings.

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