2nd Test: India defeats the West Indies by 257 races to win the 2-0 series, Virat Kohli wins the 28th Test record as captain
KINGSTON: India produced a top-level bowling performance in a clinical demolition of 257 West Indies races in the second round, as a 2-0 series victory put them on top of ICC World Test Championship points table.
The victory was 28 in the tests for virat Kohli making him the most successful Indian captain in the traditional sport format.
Pursuing an almost impossible goal of 468, the West Indies batting once again failed to show their stomachs for a good fight, as they yielded 210 in 59.5 passes, well within the fourth day.
It was one of the most satisfying tours for skipper virat Kohli as his team had clean sweep in two formats (3-0 in T20Is and 2-0 in Tests) while poor weather robbed them in another format (2-0 in 3-match ODI series).
The bowling quartet of Ishant Sharma (2/37 in 12 overs), Mohammed Shami (3/65 in 16 overs), Jasprit Bumrah (1/31 in 11 overs) and solo spinner Ravindra Tray (3/58 in 16.5 overs) were relentless in their quest to keep a tight strap on the batters of the home team.
Such was the dominance of India in the two Test matches that the West Indies could not even cross 250 in any of their four innings and Shamarh Brooks (50) scored the only half century in this game.
The victory brought India's point number to 120 after two games and they lead the nine-team table even though Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa have not yet started their bilateral campaign as part of the championship.
While the dark clouds loomed over Sabina Park during the post-lunch session, Indian bowlers raised the bet by obtaining four portholes in the first hour after lunch to ensure there was no excessive delay to achieve the desired result.
There were some gains from the series and being bigger Hanuma Vihari Performance as a powerful medium order option with a century and two half centuries.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's welcome return to form, Jasprit Bumrah's phenomenal show, Jadeja proving his utility as an all-rounder and skipper Kohli lending solidity were the highlights.
The areas of concern will be Rishabh pants The show of poor quality with the bat and the repeated failures of KL Rahul in the red ball format that could lead the selectors to look for another option when South Africa comes to call later this month.
As far as the match is concerned, the writing was on the cards and skipper virat Kohli effected a brilliant run-out in the post lunch session.
Beginning the post-lunch session at 145 for 4, the West Indies lost five wickets in just over an hour, adding only 65 runs since physically unwell Darren Bravo didn't hit the bat.
In the post-lunch session Jermaine Blackwood (38) got a a delivery from Bumrah that pitched on length and moved a shade to take an outside edge which was gobbled up by Rishabh pants .
The Sharmarh Brooks (50) -Blackwood association produced 61 runs for the fifth wicket. Brooks was lucky to survive in the pre-lunch session, but not so much in the post-lunch session when Kohli's quick reflexes caused his downfall.
Brooks pushed one toward the point and began wandering around when Kohli ran out of his hedging position and picked up the ball and spun in the same motion to launch his direct target shot.
Jahmar Hamilton's debut (0) worsened when Jadeja crushed him in the slips and then Shami eliminated Rahkeem Cornwall with a cutter who put the inside edge of his bat to Pant behind the stumps while Shami and Jadeja completed the formalities.