India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: We have had six days of cricket and only one session in which the West Indies gave a semblance of a fight. Umesh Yadav tore through the West Indies batting order once again. West Indies folded for 127 in the second innings leaving India with a target of 72 to chase. Umesh ended up picking up the man of the match award, while 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw is the man of the series in his very first Test rubber.
India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights:
We didn't expect that in the morning. West Indies did really well to put pressure on us. Getting 50-60 lead was a bonus for us. We wanted more. But we understood how to create pressure and intensity with the ball. Didn't think a three-day finish was part of the plan. If you look at the three new guys who've come in, they've grabbed their opportunities. I think all these things are a big positive. But from this Test I want to single out Umesh. Shardul broke down and to take ten wickets is great. His energy in the field too. Outstanding performance. We're all happy for him. I think it's a great luxury to have [several seamers]. We have a headache to choose out of so many good quality bowlers. That's a better position to be in than looking for bowlers. I'm really happy to see these guys fit and hungry. It's up to the batsmen to do the rest of the job. I think this game was tougher for the batsmen. This first innings was more challenging than the last one. Jason coming in - he knows how to take wickets. Jinx has been batting really well, he got runs in Nottingham and we won the Test. He wanted runs under the belt. His 145 partnership with Pant is something we want to see more of.
Man of the series is 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw
It was a happy moment for me, finishing a game for India. It's a moment of pride. My first international series and winning it 2-0 with a MOTs award is a great feeling. Everyone is like a family now, it's not like a junior and senior situation anymore. I don't know what's happening next, I'm just enjoying this moment.
Man of the match Umesh Yadav
First of all, I want to thank my team-mates for giving me the support and confidence. I knew I was the only fast bowler in the team so I just went all out and gave it my best, tried to take five more in the second innings. It's always good to have healthy competition in the team. We're enjoying each other's company. We keep giving our best for each other and the team.
Definitely a little disappointed with the batting. We fought our way back nicely after the first Test. Credit to the way India play cricket. In hindsight a lot of seamers got wickets, we probably would've gone with an extra seamer. Didn't spin as much as we thought. I think that's the thing - we need to apply ourselves more in batting. We need to give ourselves time. Personally I'm in a good headspace. I love playing Test cricket. It's my favourite format.
And that ends the series
Two Test matches, 6 days. West Indies are simply no match for India in this format. They have spoken about the difficulty of using an SG Ball, something that has been echoed by Virat Kohli, but there is little chance that they had been affected so much that they lost a series they could have won. This was a walkover for the hosts.
FOUR! Prithvi Shaw finishes things off in style to steer India for a victory. India win the 2nd Test match by 10 wickets to clean sweep series by 2-0.
Umpire telling players that they are extending time
Ian Gould has signalled to players that they are going over the time now. India would look to wrap this up quickly.
50 up for India!
The 50-run partnership has been achieved Prithvi Shaw and KL Rahul. 50 up for India. India now just need 22 runs to win.
Prithvi Shaw charges down the stumps on Devendra Bishoo's delivery. But he completely missed the shot, but the wicketkeeper made a mess of it behind the stumps. Bishoo looks miffed!
Shaw smacked on the head!
Prithvi Shaw has been hit badly on the helmet. A short delivery from Jason Holder and Shaw ducks and it hit him on the head. Holder calls for a review on LBW appeal, but the replays showed it was going away from the stumps.
SHAW IS OKAY, THOUGH!
India begin chase
India need 72 runs to win. Prithvi Shaw and Rahul are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw on strike. Holder opens the attack.
GONE! Umesh Yadav cleans up the stumps and West Indies are all out for 127, with a lead of 71 runs. India need 72 runs to win.
First 10-wicket haul for Umesh Yadav.
GONE! Ashwin strikes and Jomel Warrican has been cleaned up. Excellent googly delivery, undercutting the batsman. Warrican deceived by the spin. The off stump is gone. WI 126/9
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja has trapped Sunil Ambris on front foot. Huge appeal, and then he wasted another review for West Indies. WI 109/8
WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes and Jason Holder has nicked a ball straight to Rishabh Pant. He has gone upstairs for a review call. There was a clear edge as per snickometer. Why would the skipper waste a review! WI 109/7
West Indies lead go up over 50
West Indies have taken a lead of 50 runs in the Test. Good partnership being built between skipper Jason Holder and Sunil Ambris. The duo have already added 36 runs together.
100 up for West Indies! A little bit of length from Kuldeep Yadav and Jason Holder flexes his muscles to guide it for a boundary. Brings up 100 for West Indies.
India lose review
India decide to review a caught behind appeal from Kuldeep Yadav concerning Jason Holder. Replays showed there was no bat at all. India lose a review.
Back after Tea
Kuldeep Yadav into the attack - Jason Holder and Sunil Ambris out to bat for West Indies. Final session - HERE WE GO!
West Indies 76/6 at Tea, lead by 20 runs on Day 3.
WICKET! Another JAFFA from Umesh Yadav and Shane Dowrich departs first ball from Umesh Yadav. Another bat, pad and stumps. Brilliant bowling from Umesh Yadav and Windies are now six wickets down for 70.
WICKET! Umesh Yadav does it once again and that's a JAFFA! Roston Chase's stumps has been knocked down with a single blow. Just a little edge of the bat, the ball knocks the pads and then knocks down the stumps. WI 68/5
Kuldeep Yadav replaces Ravindra Jadeja
Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. India would hope the chinaman could provide another breakthrough before Tea.
FOUR! Short delivery from Umesh Yadav and Sunil Ambris pulls it for a boundary at deep backward point. He takes Windies over the trail-mark and now they have the lead.
Umesh repalces Kuldeep
With the second session almost drawing to a close, Virat Kohli employs Umesh Yadav into the attack. He was excellent with the new ball, and India would he could get a wicket or two more here before Tea.
50 up for West Indies
Roston Chase picks up a couple of Kuldeep Yadav and brings up 50 for Windies. Windies still trail by 5 runs though. They need a big partnership here.
WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja strikes in his first over and Shai Hope soon follows Shimron Hetmyer back to the pavillion. He just guided the ball to Ajinkya Rahane at slips. WI 45/4
WICKET! WHY WHY WHY! Shimron Hetmyer loses his cool and goes after Kuldeep Yadav. Slow delivery and he tried to smash it through covers. Gets a leading edge and the ball goes straight to Cheteshwar Pujara at backward point. WI 45/3
Troubles with the SG ball
Only 12 overs have been bowled in West Indies innings and the ball has to be changed twice. Troubles with SG balls continue!
Hetmyer releases pressure
A couple of boundaries from Shimron Hetmyer on Kuldeep Yadav's over and he takes Windies closer to the required trail-mark. Windies closing the gap now.
Change of ball
The umpires have asked for the ball to be changed as the seam does not appear to be right on the current ball being used.
Change in attack
Time for spin from both ends. Kuldeep Yadav comes in to replace Umesh Yadav. He was excellent in the first innings and he would hope to replicate more of the same here.
Thoughts on soft-signal?
Here is what Akash Chopra has to say:
Soft signal is the most irrelevant thing going around. Why don’t give it when runout/stumping decisions are referred? And how will the umpire know if the ball has/hasn’t been taken cleanly if the incident happened near the boundary line? Why influence technology with prejudices?— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 14, 2018
India missing Shardul Thakur?
The West Indies seamer were so good early in the day with the pitch suddenly coming alive to bowlers. There is bounce and swing on offer here and Umesh Yadav is using it to his advantage. The presence of Shardul Thakur could have helped India here.
WICKET! R Ashwin strikes and Kieran Powell has edged a delivery straight to slips to Ajinkya Rahane. The umpires are taking a look whether it carried cleanly. The soft signal is OUT. It means the third umpire would have to have a conclusive evidence that the ball touched ground for it to be declared NOT OUT.
NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE! IT IS OUT!
WICKET! A wicket on the 2nd ball for Umesh Yadav. Umesh strays his line, bowls down the leg side, but Kraigg Brathwaite nicks it. Good take behind the stumps by Rishabh Pant. West Indies 0/1
HERE WE GO!
Umesh Yadav starts the attack - HE IS ON A HAT-TRICK! Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite out in the middle for West Indies. HERE WE GO!
WICKET! Shannon Gabriel finally knocks down the stumps of R Ashwin with a low kept delivery that just went inside. Ashwin went into the shot too early, and paid the price. IND 367 ALL OUT. Lead by 56 runs.
And that would be Lunch on Day 3.