Kohli's Men Stamp Their Authority, Sweep Series

The Hindu Bangalore|September 04, 2019

Kohli's Men Stamp Their Authority, Sweep Series
The 257-run victory at Sabina Park and the 2-0 win enable the team aggregate 120 points and lead the WTC points table
India produced a top-notch bowling performance in a clinical 257-run demolition of the West Indies in the second Test as a 2-0 series victory put the Men in Blue on top of ICC World Test Championship points table.

The victory was 28th in Tests for Virat Kohli making him the most successful Indian captain in the traditional format of the sport.

Chasing a target of 468, the West Indies batsmen once again failed to show stomach for a good fight as they caved in for 210 in 59.5 overs, well inside the fourth day.

The bowling quartet of Ishant Sharma (two for 37), Mohammed Shami (three for 65), Jasprit Bumrah (1/31) and lone spinner Ravindra Jadeja (three for 58) were relentless in their pursuit of maintaining a tight leash on the home team batsmen.

The win took India’s points tally to 120 after two games and it leads the nine-team table even though Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa are yet to begin their campaign as a part of the championship.

As the dark clouds hovered over the Sabina Park during the post-lunch session, the Indian bowlers upped the ante, getting four wickets in the first hour after lunch to ensure that there isn’t any inordinate delay in achieving the desired result.


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September 04, 2019