The Calypso collapse
Hyderabad, October 14
India thumped West Indies by 10 wickets inside three days to complete a 2-0 series sweep here today after Umesh Yadav’s stellar bowling effort set up their comprehensive victory in the and second and final Test.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder’s 5/56 limited India’s first-innings lead to 56 in the morning, but their abject second-innings batting left the hosts needing only 72 to win. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Lokesh Rahul, both of whom remained unbeaten on 33 each, completed the formalities in 16.1 overs to inflict on West Indies their second successive defeat inside three days. Umesh, who was twice on a hat-trick in the match, claimed 4/45 to become only the third Indian paceman after Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath to claim 10 wickets in a home Test. “I felt really happy for him,” India coach Ravi Shastri said of Umesh, who has often had to warm the bench because of the competition in the pace bowling department.
“It can be frustrating when you sit on the reserve bench like he did in four Test matches in England. He got his opportunity here and he grabbed it with both hands… He’s given us a (selection) headache and it’s a very good headache,” the coach said.
After India resumed Day 3 on 308/4, Rishabh Pant fell on 92 for the second successive innings and Ajinkya Rahane also missed his century as Holder and Shannon Gabriel restricted India to 367. Holder surprised Rahane, who made 80, with extra bounce and, two balls later, trapped Ravindra Jadeja lbw for a duck. Rahane featured in a 152-run stand with Pant, who failed to reach the triple-figure mark thanks to a brilliant catch by Shimron Hetmyer.