WHITEWASH

India’s wicket keeper, Rishabh Pant fields a shot played by West Indies’ Shamarh Brooks during day four of the second Test cricket match at Sabina Park cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan

A sudden collapse after lunch on the fourth day in the second Test sent West Indies to a crushing 257-run defeat at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Monday, leaving them with another series whitewash and without a single Test victory over the Asian side in nearly two decades.

West Indies failed to win a single match on the tour, suffering a 3-0 clean sweep in the Twenty20 series and a 2-0 loss in the three ODIs and now a 2-0 loss in the two Test series.

Since 2015, the West Indies have now lost 26 Tests, while winning 10 and drawing six.

Batting in the second innings the regional team lost their last four wickets for 33 runs about 40 minutes after tea.

Resuming the day on 45 for two requiring a miracle to overhaul their mammoth target of 468, West Indies collapsed in their second innings for 210. India’s fast bowling and spin bowling attack caused the Windies to fold up with a day to spare.

The Windies had made a paltry 100 in their first innings. India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was the star bowler taking six wickets for seven runs in West Indies first innings.

Scores were India 416 and 168 for 4 declared. West Indies second innings target was 468 runs.

Top-scorer for the West Indies was debutant Shamarh Brooks who was dismissed for his maiden half century in the second innings.

The defeat means another clean sweep for West Indies after they were beaten by 318 runs also inside four days in Antigua a week before.

Captain Jason Holder said: “I’m disappointed. We haven’t been able to play a complete cricket game in either of the last two Test matches.”

The West Indies will take a break from Test cricket for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which bowled off last Wednesday night in Trinidad. They will then return to India for a one-off Test against Afghanistan later this year.

India’s Jasprit Bumrah bowls against West Indies during day four of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan

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