India's Yadav helps seal 2-0 West Indies series sweep

Lynette Rowe
October 16, 2018

India has already won the Test series 2-0 with both wins coming inside three days.

The right-armer, who had figures of 6/88 in the first innings, bagged four wickets in the second innings conceding 45 runs and was also adjudged the "Man of the Match".

Apart from Umesh, off-spinner Ravindra Jadeja looked good for his three wickets, conceding just 12 runs.

Chasing a paltry 72-run target, openers Prithvi Shaw (33*) and KL Rahul (33*) guided India home easily in just 16.1 overs on the third day of the Test.

India dominated the last two sessions of the third day's play in the second and final Test match to crush West Indies by 10 wickets and complete a series whitewash easily on Sunday.

Captain Jason Holder spearheaded the attack, bowling superbly to finish with five for 56 - his fifth career five-wicket haul and third in four innings.

Jason Holder became the first pacer to make a 50-plus score and take a 5-for against India in India after nearly 35 years. He was caught by Hope at gully off one that bounced sharply.

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Temperamentally poles apart, a cavalier Pant and a composed Ajinkya Rahane eventually wrested the initiative back with a burgeoning 146-run partnership to guide India to 308-4 at stumps.

Yadav had rattled the West Indies top order earlier, sending back opener Kraigg Braithwaite on the second delivery of the innings.

Hope and Hetmyer then featured in the best stand of the innings as they added 39 for the third wicket to see their side virtually through the next hour.

Pant (92), who added seven more runs to his overnight score, got a short ball from Shannon Gabriel, which he pushed at only to be caught by Shimron Hetmeyer at cover point.

Without a score of note in his comeback series, Ambris tried to make his mark, carving out four fours off 95 balls in almost two hours at the crease.

Yadav, on the other hand, did his reputation no harm by picking up 10 wickets in a Test match for the first time at Hyderabad. Therefore, Law has been suspended from the October 21 and 24 ODIs against India in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam, respectively.

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