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Saturday, Jul 24, 2021

2nd Test, India tour of West Indies, 2019

Day 4, Session 2 | 30 Aug 2019 - 04 Sep 2019, Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
India India 416/10 (140.1) , 168/4 (D) (54.4)
West Indies West Indies 117/10 (47.1) , 210/10 (59.5)

Toss won by West Indies (Match Ended)

India beat West Indies by 257 runs
  • Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
  • Shannon Gabriel 0 1 0 0 0
  • Jason Holder 39 35 9 0 111.42
  • Ravindra Jadeja19.54583102.92
  • Mohammed Shami162653004.06
Latest Commentary

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 a long time before they play the longest format. There, though will be a lot of cricket action going on. 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 in few sessions especially while they were batting but they came out well. Further adds Vihari was the stand out but contributions from Rahane, Agarwal and Ishant was excellent. 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. Mentions without the bowlers, the number of Tests they have won, would not have been possible, they bowl with all the heart and his record of being the Indian captain with the most number of Test win is due to his team. Ends by saying Windies' bowling was really good, especially Holder and Roach and they were expecting that before the series to have a tough task with the bat against the Windies bowlers.

Man of the Match, Hanuma Vihari, says the maiden ton feels very good especially after he missed out on one in the last game. Mentions he wanted to be out there and he was looking to stitch partnerships which would take his team to a good total. Reckons you need to be patient on this wicket and need to be selective about which balls to hit and which not to and that was his game plan. Informs he took the same approach in the second innings and it went well for him. Further adds he is looking forward to play 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 he has to pay special attention to all the departments. On the bowling performance, he says that they always come and give their 100 percent. On India, he says that they are a quality side and they bowled extremely well. Also admits they needed to bat a lot better and apply themselves which they failed to do in this series. On the pitch, 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 a half ton. His first in Tests. A couple of other batters also showed some resilience but it was always going to be an uphill task. Once the man who scored the first half ton for Windies in this series was run out. They fell like a pack of cards with Jadeja and Shami being the stars as the two picked up three each. All-in-all it has been a dominating series for the Indians and they have justified why they are one of the best sides going around. 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, including a hat-trick. Just the one Windies batter scored above 20 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 score a massive score with Vihari being the star with a 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.

59.5 W

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!

59.4 4

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.

59.3 0

Shorter in length and on off, Holder pushes it down to long off but no runs are taken.