India vs Windies, 2nd Test: India win by 10 wickets; clean sweep Test series 2-0

India defeated West Indies by 10 wickets in the 2nd Test at Hyderabad. 

India vs Windies, 2nd Test: India win by 10 wickets; clean sweep Test series 2-0
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Virat Kohli led India made a stunning comeback with the ball after being restricted to just 367 initially on Day 3 following a spirited performance by the West Indies with skipper Jason Holder leading from the front.  

Despite enjoying a lead of just 56 runs, the bowling attack led by pace spearhead Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja went about their business in a professional manner, bundling out the West Indies for a score of just 127.

Indian openers Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul ensured a hiccup-free chase knocking down a paltry target of just 72 runs without much ado, ensuring a comprehensive 10-wicket win for India.     

Follow the highlights from Day 3:

*India 2nd innings 75/0 (16.1): KL Rahul 33 (53), Prithvi Shaw 33 (45) 

*West Indies 2nd innings 127 (46.1): Sunil Ambris 38* (95) / Ravindra Jadeja 4/45. 

*India 1st innings 367/9 (106.4): Rishabh Pant 92(134), Prithvi Shaw 70 (53) / Jason holder 5/56. 

*West Indies 1st innings 311 (101.4) Roston Chase 106(189), Umesh Yadav 6/88

# Stumps!! 

# India 75/0! India win the 2nd Test by 10 wickets; clean sweep series 2-0  

#Indian openers K.L Rahul and Prithvi Shaw have gone about proceedings in an aggressive fashion and seem determined to chase down the total as soon as possible. India 24/0 (4 overs)   

# Stumps!! 

# West Indies 127/10!

#Wicket! A 10-wicket haul for Umesh Yadav who has bowled Shannon Gabriel after the batsman attempted to smash the ball for a six without taking into consideration the requirements of his team. It has been a brilliant performance by the Indian bowling attack with the batsmen handed a target of just 72 runs. Shannon Gabriel 0(1), West Indies 127/10     

#Shannon Gabriel is the last man for the Windies!

#Wicket! Ravichandran Ashwin has cleaned up Joel Warrican with a beautiful delivery which left the batsman baffled, leaving no option other than a slow walk back to the pavilion. Joel Warrican 7(16) West Indies 126/9 (45.2 overs)  

# Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja strikes yet again with the ball, accounting for Sunil Ambris who had scored a 95 ball 38 under pressure and was the last reliable name in the lineup. Ambris is beaten by a straight delivery which holds it's line with a review failing to overturn the decision. Sunil Ambris 38(95), West Indies 109/8 (38.5 overs)

#West Indies are just 3 wickets away from folding up as Devendra Bishoo walks down to the pitch!

#Wicket! Virat Kohli's decision to review umpire Ian Gould's decision pays off rich dividends as Jason Holder is dismissed following an edge off a delivery by spinner Ravindra Jadeja which kept low. Holder was in fine form and seemed set to trouble the hosts with a steady performance, forming an effective partnership with Sunil Ambris. Jason Holder 19(30) West Indies 108/7 (37 overs)  

#West Indies skipper Jason Holder and Sunil Ambris have gone about ensuring a steady performance for the visitors with the bat. The Windies currently lead by 50 runs which seemed improbable at one stage considering the steady fall of wickets. Jason Holder 17(18), Sunil Ambris 36(74) West Indies 105/6 (33 overs)   



# Skipper Jason Holder makes his way down to the middle 

#Wicket! Shane Dowrich goes back to the pavilion without troubling the bowling side after being bowled by Umesh Yadav off another inch-perfect inswinger which the batsman was in no position to handle. Umesh Yadav is on a hat-trick. Shane Dowrich 0(1) West Indies 70/6 (26.1 Overs)   

# Shane Dowrich walks down to the pitch 

#Wicket! Roston Chase fails to lead his side effectively as was the case in the first innings, perishing for just 6 off 22 balls after a lethal inswinger from Umesh Yadav who has been in sensational form with the ball. The West Indies are in deep trouble at this stage. Roston Chase 6(22) West Indies 68/5 (25 Overs) 

# Can new man Roston Chase save the day for the Windies?

#Wicket! West Indies continue to struggle against spin with Shai Hope deceived by a turning delivery from Ravindra Jadeja, despite performing effectively for the Windies so far. Hope opened the face of the bat to negotiate the delivery but failed to do so, edging the ball to Ajinkya Rahane at slips. Shai Hope 28(42) West Indies 45/4 (13.4 overs)     

# Sunil Ambris makes his way down to the crease! 

#Wicket! Jason Hetmyer is distraught after being dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav who has been sensational in the test series so far. Hetmyer tries to break free from the shackles and go for his shots but fails on the back of shrewd field placement by skipper Virat Kohli, with Pujara making no mistakes whatsoever. Jason Hetmyer 17(29), West Indies 45/3 (13 overs) 

# West Indies are off to an uncertain start, having lost openers Kraigg Braithwaite and Kieran Powell early on. Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav have been impressive, to say the least, troubling the batsmen at every stage. Hetmyer and Hope will be looking to build a steady partnership at this stage. West Indies 22/2 (8 overs)  

# Jason Hetmyer is the next man on the crease for the West Indies!

#Wicket! Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin strikes with the ball as attacking opener Kieran Powell is dismissed for 0 off 9 balls. Ashwin got the ball to turn beautifully, with Powell in no state to negotiate the delivery. Ajinkya Rahane dived astutely to complete a tough catch at slips with the West Indies in a spot of bother at the moment. Kieran Powell 0(9), West Indies 6/2 (3.3 overs)    

# Shai Hope comes down at No 3 for the visitors!

# Wicket! India have got the start they desired with Kraigg Braithwaite dismissed by Umesh Yadav off the second ball of the innings. Braithwaite will be terribly disappointed with his shot selection after nicking the ball to wicketkeeper Pant, with the Indians extremely jubilant following the dismissal! Kraigg Braithwaite 0(2), West Indies 0/1 (0.2 overs)

# Kraigg Braithwaite and Kieran Powell are all set to open the innings for West Indies!

# India 367/10 (106.4 overs) lead by 56 runs.  

India have been restricted to a score of 367 by the West Indies bowling attack with a lead of over 200 deemed as a likely possibility at the start of Day 3. However, the reality has been quite different, to say the least!

# Wicket! Ravichandran Ashwin who was looking increasingly impactful with the willow after opting to take on the bowlers, indulge in aggressive cricket has been bowled by Windies fast-bowler Shannon Gabriel who cleans him up with a quickfire delivery, knocking down the middle stump. Ravichandran Ashwin 35(83), India 367/10 (106.4 overs)    

#Shardul Thakur is the last man on the crease for team India!

#Wicket!! Spinner Joel Warrican has picked the 9th wicket with a slow delivery which tempted Umesh Yadav to go for an aggressive shot. However, Yadav could not nick the ball behind to substitute goalkeeper Hamilton. West Indies are just 1 short of bowling India out!! Umesh Yadav 2(13), India 339/9 (99.2 overs) 

# Umesh Yadav is the next man for team India!

#Wicket! Jason Holder picks up a five-wicket haul as Kuldeep Yadav is castled by the West Indies skipper who can seemingly do no wrong. Kuldeep was left completely dumbstruck by the inch-perfect delivery, leaving him rooted to the spot. Kuldeep Yadav 6(21), India 334/8 (94.4 overs) 

# Rishabh Pant has been dismissed for 92 in consecutive innings and is the 2nd Indian batsman after Rahul Dravid to achieve this record.

#Kuldeep Yadav is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shannon Gabriel has picked the crucial wicket of Rishabh Pant, with a short delivery which troubled the young batsman due to the bounce and pace generated by the bowler. Pant who was looking all set for a century, could not help but attempt any aggressive shot off the ball pitched outside off. Jason Hetmyer made no mistake, with Pant left shaking his head. Rishabh Pant 92(134) India 322-7 (86.3 overs)  

# Ravichandran Ashwin is the new man in! 

# Wicket! 4 wickets for Jason Holder who has been sensational for the West Indies and has led from the front at every stage. Holder has dismissed Ravindra Jadeja who scored a century in the 1st test for a duck, trapping him Lbw with the ball angling in viciously!! 2 wickets in 3 balls for Holder. Ravindra Jadeja 0(2) India 314/6 (83.3 overs) 

# Ravindra Jadeja is the new man on the crease! 

# Wicket! Skipper Jason Holder has been the most effective bowler for the West Indies throughout the test and he has ensured a crucial blow yet again with the dismissal of Ajinkya Rahane who departs for a clinical 80 off 183 balls. Rahane tried to guide a rising delivery down safely but failed to negotiate the delivery effectively, handing a simple catch to Shai Hope. Ajinkya Rahane 80 (183) India 314/5 (83.1 overs)

# 150-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant off a glorious boundary by Rahane who has ensured a confident start. India 312/4 (81.2 overs)

Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and rising star Rishabh Pant helped ensured an excellent finish for team India with a 146-run partnership on Day 2. The West Indies were restricted to a score of 311 early on following a stunning display by Umesh Yadav who picked a 6-wicket haul for the hosts. 

However, things were not as easy as expected for India with K.L Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed cheaply leaving the side in a spot of bother at one stage. However, Rahane and Pant managed to tilt the momentum in favour of India with excellent performances despite the dismissal of skipper Virat Kohli, setting the stage for the coming days. 

Both the batsmen will be looking to complete well-deserved centuries on Day 3 which will set the stage for a huge lead, go a long way in ensuring a clinical victory. 

Playing XI: 

India: K.L Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris,  Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel.