Team India whitewashed West Indies in the Test Series by 2-0. Both the victories were a clinical performance from the Men in Blue whereas West Indies had too many questions to answer. It took just three days for Virat Kohli’s men to win the test matches. From our bowlers to our batsmen everyone contributed to the win. Here’s a short review of the Two- matches Test Series of India v West Indies.
1st Test at Rajkot
Indian cricket team had just won the Asia Cup 2018 before they began their Home series against Windies. Captain Kohli was back into the side after a break and Team India were undoubtedly the favourites in the series. Living upto the expectations the hosts displayed a clinical performance in all the three departments and won the match by an innings and 272 runs.
The highlight of the first Test match was debutant Prithvi Shaw. Shaw came and conquered and how! A dream debut for the young lad as he scored his maiden Test ton in the first innings. From the others, Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on another century; Kohli did just his usual best, Pant showed character with the bat and Jadeja was outstanding with the both bat as well as ball.
All and all, the first Test was an easy win for the hosts and the visitors had no time to react and lack of aggression didn’t let them fight back in any session of the game.
2nd Test at Hyderabad
For the second Test match, the visitors were expected to come back stronger learning from their mistakes in the last game. The Windies opted to bat after winning the toss. Despite of their top order failing to perform again, their middle and lower order batsmen somehow managed to score 300 plus score. But looking at the Indian batting line up these runs on the board weren’t enough. However the main destruction was done by the speedster Umesh Yadav. He took a 6 wicket haul in the first innings and 4 wickets in the second, completing 10-wicket haul in a Test match. Kuldeep Yadav took 3 and Ashwin took 1 wicket.
Therefore the 2nd Test at Hyderabad turned out to be another comprehensive victory for Team India. Kohli and his men were looking for a whitewash maintaining their win streak of Test series at home.
Coming up next is the 5 ODIs series with the first ODI starting on the 21st of October.