2nd Test: India crush West Indies by 10 wickets, win series 2-0


Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) India won the Test series 2-0 by registering a comfortable 10-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Sunday.

Chasing a paltry 72-run target, openers Prithvi Shaw (33 not out) and KL Rahul (33 not out) guided India home with ease in just 16.1 overs on the third day of the Test.

After scoring 367 runs in their first innings in reply to the West Indies’ 311, India bowled out the visitors for 127 runs in the second innings, setting themselves a 72-run target.

Earlier, India had crushed the tourists by an innings and 272 runs in the first Test at Rajkot.

The Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing to dismiss the entire Caribbean team in just 46 overs. The hosts had earlier taken a 56-run lead after putting 367 runs on the board in reply to the West Indies’ first innings total of 311 runs.

Pacer Umesh Yadav was the wrecker-in-chief with figures of 4/45 while off-spinner Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets conceding just 12 runs. The right-armer, who had figures of 6/88 in the first innings, thus notched up a match haul of 10 wickets.

Sunil Ambris was the top scorer for the visitors with 38 runs while Shai Hope chipped in with 28 runs.

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