India wins two-Test series against West Indies

West Indies’ Sunil Ambris bats during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and West Indies in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
Associated Press / Mahesh Kumar A.

West Indies were bundled out for their lowest ever total on Indian soil as they slumped to a 10-wicket defeat inside three days recently, to suffer a 2-0 whitewash.

They have now extended their agonizing 16-year wait for a Test victory against India. The Windies also suffered a humiliating defeat inside three days in the first Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

The regional team had hoped for a victory when they bowled out India for 367 to limit the first innings deficit to just 56 runs but their batsmen let down as they crumbled for a paltry 127 in their second innings — their lowest score in India in 31 years.

Man-of- the-match Umesh Yadav bowled with fire to claim four 45 and end with career-best match figures of 10 for 133.

He received support from left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja who took three for 12 and off-spinner Ravi Ashwin who finished with two for 24.

Sunil Ambris top-scored with 38 and Shai Hope got 28 but West Indies never recovered from six for two in the fourth over after losing both openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell without scoring.

Left with a paltry target of 72, India romped to victory late in the day with openers Prithvi Shaw and Lokesh Rahul both striking 22 not out, to keep West Indies without a Test win on Indian soil in 31 years.

The West Indies have now lost 12 of their last 21 Tests to India and are still without a series win in India since 1983.

Scores were West Indies 1st innings 311 and second innings 127. India first innings 360 and 75 without loss.

Indian Cricketer Lokesh Rahul is bowled out by West Indies’ Jason Holder during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and West Indies in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.
Associated Press / Mahesh Kumar A.

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