Hyderabad: Umesh Yadav was India's star performer of the match as the West Indies batting once again let them down while India, like in Rajkot, won the second Test with two days to spare to complete the cleansweep on Day three of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal here on Sunday.
While Jason Holder dashed India’s plans to take a big first-innings lead as the visitors restricted India for 367 runs, allowing them only a 56-run lead, Indian bowlers, came out shining to bundle out the Caribbean side for 127, with Umesh scalping four wickets to complete a ten-wicket haul in the Test.
Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets while R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav got two and one wicket respectively.
With just 72 runs to win the Test, India chased down the target with all the ten wickets in hand as Prithvi Shaw (33 not out) and KL Rahul (33 not out), who registered his first two-figure score in the Test series, to clinch the series 2-0.
West Indies all out for 127 from 46.1 overs:
WICKET! Shannon Gabriel is out bowled and Umesh Yadav has his tenth wicket in this match! A match to remember for him. West Indies all out for 127 and India need 72 runs to complete the series cleansweep.
West Indies 126/9 from 45.2 overs:
WICKET! Bowled'em! R Ashwin strikes. Warrican departs. West Indies 9 down and lead India by 70 runs.
West Indies 109/8 from 38.5 overs:
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja has his third wicket! Ambris is out LBW. He reviews but the on-field decision stays. West Indies 8 down, and only 53 runs ahead of India's total. This match is gonna get over today...most likely.
West Indies 108/7 from 37 overs:
WICKET! India opt for a review and Jason Holder departs. There was a faint nick which the on-field could not hear but caught on ultraedge. Ravindra Jadeja has his second wicket, Windies 7 down.
West Indies 70/6 from 26.1 overs:
WICKET! Number 9 in this match for Umesh. Dowrich departs for zero as the speedster hits the timber. West Indies 6 down and
West Indies 68/5 from 25 overs:
WICKET! Disturbs the timber! Umesh Yadav has sent Roston Chase packing for the second time in this match. He now has 8 wickets in this game. West Indies 5 down and lead just by 12 runs.
West Indies 45/4 from 13.4 overs:
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja joins the wicket-taking party. Shai Hope perishes as Ajinkya Rahane takes his second catch in this innings. West Indies are trailing by 11 runs and 4 down.
West Indies 45/3 from 13 overs:
WICKET! Shimron Hetmyer plays another yet another terrible shot to get out. Ugly heave and taken at point by Pujara.
West Indies 6/2 from 3.3 overs:
WICKET! Soft signal for the catch was out and the third-umpire, after seeing replays, has upheld the on-field decision. Rahane has managed to hold onto a low catch and Powell has to go.
West Indies 0/1 from 0.2 over:
WICKET! Edge and taken. West Indies have lost their first wicket without even a run on board. Umesh Yadav removes Brathwaite for a duck.
India 367 all out from 108.4 overs:
WICKET! Shannon Gabriel ends R Ashwin's stay and Indian innings. India take 56-run lead.
India 339/9 from 99.2 overs:
WICKET! West Indies are chipping away. Umesh Yadav tries to cut Warrican but edges one to the wicketkeeper.
India 334/8 from 94.4 overs:
WICKET! Holder completes five-wicket haul! The stump takes a walk! Kuldeep Yadav perishes. India 8 down.
India 322/7 from 86.3 overs:
WICKET! Rishabh Pant misses out on a hundred for the second time in a row after entering 90s. More importantly, India's plan to take a big first-innings lead have taken a hit as Shannon Gabriel dismisses the wicketkeeper-batsman as Hetmyer takes a fine catch. India 7 down.
India 314/6 from 84 overs:
WICKETS! Jason Holder is leading from the front! Double strike in an over! First, Ajinkya Rahane is done in by an extra bounce and then Holder traps Jadeja before the wickets for zero. Hundred in the last innings, duck in this! Cricket, you are a great leveller, ain't you?
While Prithvi Shaw scored a brisk 70, India were in a spot of bother, being 4 down at 162. However, Rahane and Pant steadied the ship as India came closer to surpassing West Indies’ total of 311.
Although Rahane struggled to get going initially, he managed to get through his initial struggles to remain unbeaten at stumps. Pant, meanwhile, batted like he usually does, taking his chances, hitting big shots and scoring at brisk pace.
While the left-hander will be keen to score his second ton in last three innings and avoid missing out on a hundred like he did in the last Test, Rahane will be eager to score his tenth Test hundred....