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Windies suffer 2-0 whitewash in Indian Soil

Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 33 and 33 respectively as India sealed the second Test against West Indies by 10 wickets in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Shaw’s 45-ball knock was inclusive of four boundaries, while Rahul smashed two fours and a six during his 53-ball 33.

Earlier, India bowled out the West Indies for 127 in their second innings and had set themselves an easy target of 72 runs.

Virat Kohli-led side had taken a 56-run first innings lead after scoring 367 in reply to West Indies’ 311 all out. 

Sunil Ambris top-scored for the tourists with his 38-run knock while pacer Umesh Yadav (4 for 45) and spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (3 for 12) shared seven wickets between them for the hosts.

By picking four more wickets in the third innings, Umesh clinched his maiden 10-wicket haul in Tests.

Umesh was India’s just second pacer to bag a 10-wicket haul at home in nearly two decades. Javagal Srinath was the previous one who had registered figures of 13 for 122 against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Overall, Yadav was only the third Indian pacer with a 10-wicket haul in the longest format at home after Srinath and Kapil Dev. The former Indian captain also registered this milestone against Pakistan with figures of 11 for 146 in Chennai in 1980.

Yadav, who was included in the playing XI only because Hardik Pandya got injured, has thoroughly justified his selection with figures of 10 for 133 as the West Indies were bundled out for 127 in the third innings and left the hosts with a mere target of 72 runs.

Score Card

WI 311, 127 ; IND 367, 75/0 (16.1 Ovs)

India won by 10 wkts

PLAYER OF THE MATCH : Umesh Muthu Yadav; PLAYER OF THE SERIES : Prithvi Shaw

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