India completed another whitewash against West Indies as they beat the host by 257 runs in the second Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica. As a result, Virat Kohli & Co has made a solid start in the ICC World Test Championship.
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The top-ranked Test team produced a thorough effort throughout the series. The bowlers backed the hardwork put in the by the batsmen in both the Test. Skipper Virat Kohli will be very proud of his boys how they have set the tone for the World Test Championship. Moreover, Kohli also became the most successful Indian Test captain with 28 wins.
There have been plenty of positive outcomes for India from this series which they will take back home. India play South Africa next in a three-match series at home. They will be keen to work on these fronts and strengthen it more ahead of tougher challenges that lie ahead.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the four positives for India from the recently concluded Test against West Indies:
1. Ajinkya Rahane reinventing himself with the bat
Ajinkya Rahane has struggled for runs in the last few series and many questioned his place in the playing XI. But he had the backing of his skipper who believed in his abilities and Rahane justified his selection with tons of runs against West Indies.
Most importantly, Rahane has scored runs when the chips were down for India. In the first Test, he played a valuable knock of 81 runs after West Indies reduced the visitors to 25 for three. He backed it with a century in the second essay to set up a convincing win.
The second innings was the repetition of the same when he scored an unbeaten fifty after Kemar Roach wreaked havoc in the top-order. Rahane will get his confidence back which will boost India’s middle-order with the South Africa series lined up.