India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: India win by 257 runs, clinch series 2-0
Highlights: India bowled West Indies out for 210 in Kingston, Jamaica, on Monday to win the second Test by 257 runs and complete a sweep of the two-match series. West Indies lost key batsman Darren Bravo to concussion shortly after the start of play but under the new protocols, the home team called Jermaine Blackwood into their lineup. He went on to make 38. Shamarh Brooks top-scored with 50. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami both took three wickets for India.
Pretty comprehensive again. Played really good cricket over four days. Getting result in manner that you want is crucial. Were in some tricky situations. Took a lot of character from the boys collectively. Hanuma was the standout batsman in this game. Contributions all around. Was a game full of grit and determination. According to the surface it was a top class innings (Vihari). He’s someone who is sure of his game and it shows. Dressing room feels calm when he’s batting. That’s a quality he possesses naturally. He’s willing to improve. Accepts and corrects his mistakes. Plays with a lot of heart. Always up to do anything for the team. It’s a very young career so far but he’s shown why he’s been backed and selected in this team. It’s a by-product of the quality team we have here (becoming the most successful Indian captain). If we didn’t have the bowlers we have, these results wouldn’t have been possible. If you see these guys running in - Shami’s spell today for example. Captaincy is just a C in front of your name. It’s the collective effort that matters. Look forward to keep continuing playing good cricket. From bowling point of view, they were outstanding. Jason and Kemar were the standout bowlers. Their bowling attack in these conditions is as lethal as anyone.00:28 hrs IST
It feels great, I missed out on a hundred in the last match. Happy with the hundred as we were looking to post a good total. We had to be patient on this wicket as there was something in it for the fast bowlers. I was trying to take calculative risk against spinners, that was the game plan and it worked well for me. I have not played a Test at home, looking forward to it. It’s great to play in front of the home crowd back in India.00:06 hrs IST
Ravindra Jadeja has cleaned up Jason Holder and this is it. West Indies are all out for 210. India win the match by 257 runs and clinch series 2-0.00:00 hrs IST
Mohammed Shami gets another one as Kemar Roach edges a delivery to Rishabh Pant. West Indies are 206/9. India are one wicket away from a win.23:42 hrs IST
Mohammed Shami coems into the attack and gets a wicket. Rahkeem Cornwall gets an inside edge and Rishabh Pant dives to his wrong end to take the catch. WI 180/823:35 hrs IST
GONE! Ravindra Jadeja produces an edge from Jahmar Hamilton and he has been caught by KL Rahul. Wait, is this a NO BALL AGAIN!? The umpire takes a long, hard look and decides Jadeja was just inside the line. Jadeja is relieved. WI 177/723:31 hrs IST
A huge mix-up in the middle and West Indies paid the price. Sensational throw by Virat Kohli to get a direct hit and Shamarh Brooks has to walk back. WI 177/623:20 hrs IST
Shamarh Brooks hits a boundary to bring up his half century. He is the one fighting a battle for Windies to save the match. Not much celebration as there is still a steep mountain to climb.23:15 hrs IST
WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah strikes as Blackwood edges the ball straight to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. The bowling change has worked for India. WI 159/523:05 hrs IST
Bumrah into the attack
Virat Kohli wants wickets and here comes Jasprit Bumrah. He has not bowled much in the day so far - and he would be eager to get going immediately.22:52 hrs IST
150 up for Windies
There is a 52 run partnership between Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood. This has taken Windies to 150. Excellent response with these two with the bat. Still a long way to go though.22:45 hrs IST
Back after Lunch
The players are back from Lunch and we move into the second session of the day. West Indies need 323 more runs to win. India are six wickets away from winning the series. Here comes Blackwood and Brooks for Windies. Ishant starts the attack with the ball.22:00 hrs IST
Lunch on Day 4
Jermaine Blackwood, who came out as concussion substitute for Darren Bravo, along with Shamarh Brooks took West Indies to 145/4 at Lunch.21:55 hrs IST
Why Blackwood replaced Bravo for Windies against India in 2nd innings?
The ICC’s new concussion rules came into effect on Monday as West Indies were forced to make a concussion substitute on Day 4 of the 2nd Test against India in Sabina Park, Jamaica. Darren Bravo, who resumed the play for Windies on Day 4, could only survive a few overs, as he called for medical check-up in the middle. The batsman was struck by a bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday, but was cleared to take the field, reportedly after all the concussion protocols and medical check-ups.21:45 hrs IST
OUT... NO BALL!
Ravindra Jadeja has got the wicket of Shamarh Brooks as he has been caught by Ajinkya Rahane at slip... but hey that’s a no ball! Brooks gets a lifeline. WI 129/421:40 hrs IST
Blackwood on fire
Blackwood was dropped on a duck by Rishabh Pant. But now he is hammering boundaries all over the park. He moves to 21 in 24 balls. This is counter-attacking at his best.21:18 hrs IST
Ishant Sharma gets another wicket as Shimron Hetmyer hit it straight to the fielder at extra cover. Mayank Agarwal makes no mistakes. West Indies are now four wickets down. WI 98/421:12 hrs IST
Ravindra Jadeja finally gets the blow as he has trapped Roston Chase. The umpire has given it as out after a long and hard look. REVIEW TAKEN. Is this missing leg stump? It is umpire’s call, and India get a wicket. WI 97/321:10 hrs IST
Good session for West Indies
This has been a good session for West Indies so far. With zero wickets in over an hour, this is truly a remarkable resistance from the hosts. Indian bowlers are starting to look a bit frustrated now.20:54 hrs IST
Roston Chase and Shamarh Brooks have built a good partnership so far. This is a fight that has reignited West Indies in the 2nd innings.20:48 hrs IST
Ishant Sharma has bowled a beauty and it has completely bamboozled Roston Chase. He has missed the line and the ball has struck him on the pads. Kohli has taken the DRS after the umpire termed it not out. The replays showed that it was missing the stumps by a long margin.20:40 hrs IST
India search for wickets continues
So far, India have not been able to take a wicket in the first session. Meanwhile, there are reports that West Indies might bring in a concussion substittute for Darren Bravo.20:30 hrs IST
According to ESPNCricinfo, Darren Bravo has been taken to the hospital. This is reportedly related to the blow he suffered on Day 3 on the head. The concussion protocols were followed yesterday and he was cleared to return to play today. More updates to follow.20:20 hrs IST
Darren Bravo walks off
Darren Bravo has walked off the field. It remains unclear the reason, whether he is feeling under the weather or is injured. Roston Chase comes out to the middle.20:10 hrs IST
Fifty up for Windies
Bravo and Brooks have taken Windies past the 50-run mark. Still they are over 400 runs away from the required target. Meanwhile, Shami is troubling the batsmen with fierce swing.20:00 hrs IST
Day 4 - Play begins
Shamarh Brooks and Darren Bravo come out to the middle to resume innings for West Indies. Mohammed Shami starts the attack for India.19:50 hrs IST
India eight wickets away from win
India need just 8 wickets to win the match and the series. The play is about to begin in 10 minutes. West Indies need one or two big partnerships in the day to regain some hope.19:30 hrs IST
Trouble brewing for Shami
Alipore court in West Bengal on Monday issued an arrest warrant against Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami and his brother Hasid Ahmed in connection with a domestic violence case filed by Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan, news agency ANI reported.19:00 hrs IST
Bumrah reveals influence of Virat Kohli
“If we win the match, I am fine even if I don’t get a wicket. My aim is to contribute towards the team’s success, be it taking wickets, creating pressure, in whichever way I can contribute... that is the way I go forward,” Bumrah told reporters on Sunday.18:40 hrs IST
How many runs did Mohammed Shami score in his last 6 innings
Ishant Sharma gave a glimpse of this ability in Antigua and then played a pivotal part in pushing India’s total in the first innings with a gritty half-century. However, the same cannot be said about Mohammed Shami - the fast-bowler who has walked before Ishant on several occasions in the past, has never buckled down to play an innings of note and has registered ducks in his last six innings.18:30 hrs IST
Yuvraj reveals prediction he made for Bumrah back in 2013
“Bumrah is a class act. He is a once-in-a-generation kind of bowler. I first faced him during a Ranji Trophy game against Gujarat at the PCA Stadium in Mohali in 2013. I played a hostile spell of four overs from him and knew immediately that he was going to be a match-winner for India in Test cricket,” Yuvraj Singh told The Times of India.18:10 hrs IST
Dhawan, Yuvraj wish Ishant Sharma on turning 31
Left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan and former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Monday wished pacer Ishant Sharma on his 31st birthday. Dhawan took to Twitter and wrote a congratulatory message. Yuvraj also wished Ishant in a cheeky manner.17:55 hrs IST
Pant becomes only Indian to join elite Test list
Rishabh Pant, who took 11 Tests to claim 50 wicket-keeping dismissals, also joined Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and South Africa’s Mark Boucher in an elite list. The 21-year-old became a member in the list of top five players to take fewest Tests to claim 50 wicket-keeping dismissals.17:40 hrs IST
Vihari joins Tendulkar in illustrious list
Vihari has now carried that good form into the second Test in Jamaica and has joined an elite list of Indian batsmen to score a century and a half-century, while batting at no 6 or lower, in the same Test outside Asia. His knocks of 111 and 53 not out has put India in a commanding position in the second Test as Virat Kohli and his team look to start the World Test Championship campaign with a 2-0 whitewash.17:30 hrs IST
Pant beats MS Dhoni to script new milestone in Tests
Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed by Ishant Sharma when the right-hander was lured into a false drive outside the off stump and nicked it behind to Rishabh Pant who took an easy catch. With this dismissal, Pant claimed his 50th wicket-keeping dismissal in Tests and in the process, became the fastest Indian ‘keeper to reach this milestone (in 11 Tests). He overtook MS Dhoni, who had taken 15 Tests to this feat.17:15 hrs IST
Why Bumrah is best Indian pacer?
The seamer finished with figures of 6/27 in the first innings in this match. With this the 26-year-old recorded the best figures by an Indian pacer in Tests in West Indies. Overall, Bumrah’s figures are the third best ever recorded by an Indian bowler in the longest format in the Caribbean.17:00 hrs IST
Hello and welcome
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 4 of the 2nd Test between India and West Indies. The visitors are just eight wickets away from clean sweeping the series. For West Indies, it will be two days of hard gruelling Test cricket in store, if they want to somehow find a way out of the hole they are in at the moment. Chasing 468, Windies will start Day 4 at 45/2. With 423 runs more to win, there is a mountain to climb.
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