first_img No data available! graphs commentary 2nd Test: India sweep series 2-0 vs West Indies to consolidate top-spot in World Test Championship tableIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test: India needed just two sessions to take the remaining 8 wickets and win the 2nd Test to sweep the series 2-0 at Sabina Park on Monday. Rohan Sen KingstonSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 04:18 IST Virat Kohli became India’s most successful captain in Test cricket with his 28th win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (416 & 168/4d) beat West Indies (117 & 210) by 257 runs to sweep series 2-0India top the ICC World Test Championship table with 120 points from 2 matchesThis is India’s 8th successive Test series win over West IndiesIndia registered yet another resounding win over West Indies in the 2nd Test on Monday to sweep the series 2-0 and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. India had won the first Test by 318 runs in Antigua last week.Resuming their innings at 45 for 2 on Day 4, the Windies batsmen showed more fight than they put up in the first innings but still could not match up to the superior level of India and were bundled out for 210 in the second session to lose the match by 257 runs.India top the ICC World Test Championship table with 120 points from 2 matches followed by New Zealand and Sri Lanka, who have 60 points each.The hosts had a shaky start after Darren Bravo retired hurt for 23 early on Day 4. Bravo was hit on the head in the final session by a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer but he had passed a concussion test after the end of the third day’s play and was allowed to return to the field and complete his innings, but his condition worsened on Monday.Jermaine Blackwood was added to the Windies batting lineup as the concussion substitute under the new concussion rules. Blackwood became only the second concussion substitute in this World Test Championship after Marnus Labuschagne, who had replaced Steve Smith during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s last month.After Bravo left the field, Roston Chase joined Shamarh Brooks in the middle and the duo negotiated the first hour of play without giving away their wickets.advertisementBut soon after the first drinks break a wicket fell as Chase got out leg-before for 12 to Ravindra Jadeja. Shimron Hetmyer was sent back in the very next over by Ishant Sharma for 1 and it looked like the Windies innings would fold soon but Brooks and Blackwood steadied the ship and took the team to lunch at 145 for 4.The fifth-wicket partnership lasted for 61 runs before Jasprit Bumrah was brought into the attack and he once again provided the breakthrough for his captain by removing Blackwood for 38 which also triggered the Windies collapse.Kohli then produced a moment of magic on the field to run out Brooks, who departed after scoring his maiden half-century in Test cricket.When the skip says OUT!Two in an over for @imjadeja and the West Indies are on the ropes.Live – #WIvIND (@BCCI) September 2, 2019Jahmar Hamilton, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder failed to put up any fight and fell one after the other.A total of 12 players batted for the Windies in this innings thanks to the new concussion rules but they still couldn’t take the match to the final day. This was the first instance in Test history when 12 players came out to bat for a team.For India, Mohammed Shami finished and Ravindra Jadeja bagged 3 wickets each while Ishant Sharma picked up 2 and Jasprit Bumrah got one for all his efforts. Bumrah finished with 7 wickets in the match after his six-wicket haul in the first innings which also included his maiden hat-trick in Test cricket.India wrap up victory by 257 runs!They claim a series whitewash and another 60 World Test Championship points from the encounter.#WIvIND (@ICC) September 2, 2019The win saw Virat Kohli become the most successful Test captain for India with 28 victories to his name. He surpassed MS Dhoni’s record, who had 27 wins during his captaincy career. This is also India’s 8th successive Test series win over West Indies and their first series sweep in the Caribbean.Hanuma Vihari was picked as the Player of the Match for his maiden Test hundred in the first innings which saw him score 111 runs. He also finished as the highest run-scorer in the series with 289 runs from 2 matches at an average of 96.33 which included 1 century and two fifties. Jasprit Bumrah was the highest wicket-taker with 13 scalps in the 2 Tests which also included 2 five-wicket hauls.India finished the tour of the Caribbean unbeaten after having swept the T20I (3-0) and Test series (2-0) while they won the ODI series 2-0. India is also the first team to win a series in this World Test Championship.Also Read | Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni record to become most successful Test captain for IndiaAlso Read | Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substituteAlso Read | India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 4: As it happenedFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow ICC World Test ChampionshipFollow Virat KohliFollow Jasprit Bumrah scorecard advertisement view more view less Nextlast_img