India's dominating display over West Indies continued as they blanked Windies in the second and final Test and beat Windies by 10-wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday, October 14 and completed a 2-0 whitewash. West Indies couldn't offer much resistance on day three with bat and handed India a convincing win.
West Indies could not challenge India much in this series. They lost both the matches inside 3-days. Like the first Test there batting let them down again in the second match. Roston Chase was the only batsman who could put some show with bat in the both matches.
It was Umesh Yadav who has been the star for India in this match where he claimed his first ever 10-wickets hall in a Test match. He helped India to restrict West Indies on 311 in the first innings with 6 for 88 despite Roston Chase's brilliant 106.
India gave a solid reply with the bat as Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant scored their half centuries. Shaw hit back to back 50+ score and made quick fire 70 off 53 balls while Pant was unlucky to dismissed on 92 in successive innings. Rahane also chipped in with 80 runs innings.
India was eying to a big lead in the first innings but West Indies' skipper Jason Holder bowled a brilliant spell of fast bowling and restricted India on 367 and could take the only 56-runs lead. He troubled Indian batsmen with his line and length and grabbed 5-wickets for 56 along with Shannon Gabriel's 3 for 107.
Unlike first Innings, West Indies could not show resistance with the bat in the second innings and bowled out on only 127. Only Sunil Ambris could put some show as he was the highest scorer for Windies with 38. Umesh Yadav was again brilliant with the ball and took 4 wickets for 45. Ravindra Jadeja supported him with 3 for 12.
West Indies had a chance to take a big lead in the second innings but they wasted their captain's effort with ball and could set only 72 runs target for India to win. The target proved a cake walk for India as they chased this total down without losing a wicket. Both Shaw and KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 33 each.
It was the debut series for the young Prithvi Shaw and he made it memorable as he named Man Of The Series for been leading run scorer in the series with 237 runs with 1 hundred and a fifty in 3 innings. Umesh Yadav too had a brilliant series with ball as he was leading wicket taker with 11 wickets.
Yadav was the only pacer for India in the second match after debutante Shardul Thakur got injured after bowling 1.4 overs and couldn't bowl further in the match. Therefore, Yadav had extra responsibility on his shoulder and he didn't disappoint and won Man Of The Match award.