|Jomel Warrican||not out||8||19||0||1|
|Shardul Thakur||not out||4||12||0||0|
|Devendra Bishoo||not out||10||28||2||0|
So, that is it from this game. Another convincing win for the hosts. They were expected to blow the Windies away and that is what they have done. However, it is not time for the teams to shift their attention to the one day format. The first ODI will take place on the 21st of October at 1400 local (2030 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says he didn't expect Windies to put them under such pressure early in the day. States that they were quite clinical with the ball and the familiar conditions helped as his players stepped up. Mentions they deserved to win the Test. On the new players, he explains that they have grabbed the opportunities given to them which is pleasing to see. Singles out Umesh Yadav and praises his performance as he thinks it's a big effort to do that, especially on Indian conditions. When asked about the pace options, Virat feels it's one of those good problems and he prefers to be in this position rather than have a drought of it. Adds that this game was tougher compared to the last one, so batting in the first innings was rather challenging, especially against someone as consistent as Jason Holder. Credits the displays from players like Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant. Ends by thanking the crowd for coming out and supporting the team.
Man of the Series, Prithvi Shaw, says it feels great to score the winning runs for his country. Adds that it means a lot to win the Man of the Series Award in his very first Test series. On his teammates, he says all of them are quite entertaining on and off the field and it's good to have them around. Wants to just keep winning matches for the team and his dream is to win the World Cup for India.
Man of the Match, Umesh Yadav, wants to thank his teammates and support staff first up for helping him improve his game. Adds that he saw it (Shardul Thakur's injury) as an opportunity to get more wickets since he was the only pace bowler in the side and just gave it his all. On the Indian pace supply, mentions that competition is a good thing and everyone just tries their best for the team.
Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says he is disappointed with the batting in the second innings. Feels they put themselves in a really good position, just needed to push a little bit more. Credits the Indians for the way they played. Continues saying that the pacers did well and in hindsight playing Kemar Roach would have been a better option. Reckons there are some positives to take despite the loss, but just have to work on their weaknesses and improve. Feels he's personally in a good head space and he loves playing Test cricket.
Now Ravi Shastri's turn to give an interview and he says there are a lot of positives, they weren't complacent throughout and they were looking to be clinical and the boys were. Appreciates Umesh Yadav's effort as they were a bowler down. Further adds he has grabbed his opportunity with both hands. States a 10-fer by a pacer in India has been done only a few times and Umesh by his performance has shown he belongs amongst the best. Reckons Shaw is born to play cricket and he looks a player who belongs at the top. Feels there is a bit of Sachin, Lara and Sehwag in him and he feels Shaw has a bright future. Says Rahul will be fine, he tries too hard but he will soon start doing well. Ends by appreciating Pant for his work with his gloves and the bat. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Rishabh Pant who is besides Rahane, says it has been a good experience playing Test cricket, it is something he always wanted to do and he is enjoying it. Admits the team has helped him a lot along the course. States he does think about the 100 he missed out on and he looks to learn from the mistakes and not repeat it next time.
Ajinkya Rahane who is up for an interview, says it was a matter of one good partnership. Adds further Pant played really well and also controlled his aggression. Admits he wanted to bat long in this series. Mentions he wanted to create some strong habits in this series. Credits the way Yadav bowled and he feels the team performed really well.
With the lead set, the hosts came out firing with the ball and knocked the Windies over inside 2 sessions. Umesh Yadav once again led the charge, while all the other around him contributed taking advantage of the conditions on offer. They reduced Windies to a position where they could only post a target of 72 in front of them, which Shaw and Rahul chased down before the end of Day 3. A commanding performance from the Indians, one which they will be proud of.
In response, India were off to a flying start with Shaw making another brisk fifty. But once he fell, India faced a bit of a slump as a few wickets fell. Kohli and Rahane shored things up, before the massive 152-run stand evolved between Rahane and Pant. Though, they fell quite early today, after finishing Day 2 on a high. Ashwin then later came in and contributed some vital runs to give India a lead of 56 runs.
Windies eventually crossed the 300-mark, getting to a decent total, though it was certainly under what they would have wanted. Umesh Yadav was largely responsible for this as he ran riot with a 6-wicket haul and shook the visitors up. Kuldeep joined in with 3 of his own with Ashwin plucking 1.
A comprehensive victory for India. It's not a frequent occurrence when a team score in excess of 300 in the first innings and still manages to lose the match in 3 days. The Windies opted to bat after winning the toss and the top order failed to get going. But, once again, it was the middle and lower middle order which came to the rescue. Chase and Dowrich made a 50-stand, which was then followed by a century partnership between the former and skipper Holder. Roston Chase went on to score a fine hundred, while Holder made a gritty fifty.
FOUR! Shaw finishes it off in style! India inflict the brownwash! This is tossed up outside off, Shaw hits it through covers and the ball races away. Customary handshakes all around as INDIA WIN BY 10 WICKETS!
Full and on middle and leg, Rahul pushes it to mid on. 71/0
Rock solid! Full and on off, Rahul prods forward and bunts it down. Perhaps wants Shaw to finish off the game.
Short ball outside off, KL cuts it towards point.
Full in line of the stumps, bunted down.
SCORES LEVEL! Short again outside off, flicked through long on for another run. Just one more run needed now.
Short ball outside off, cut behind point for one. 2 more runs needed.
Whips it towards wide mid on for a run. 69/0
Tosses it up on middle, defended.
Quicker on off, Rahul pushes it back to the bowler.
Gives it air around off, the batsman drives it to covers.
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. One run added to the total.
Dances down the track and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
Flatter on off, Rahul taps it towards point for a run. A maximum away now. 66/0
Floats it up outside off, it is driven to covers.
Tosses it up on off, kept out.
The batsman has driven it through mid off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Down the leg side, Shaw tries to flick but misses. The keeper too fails to collect. The ball rolls towards the fine leg fence but Powell does well to stop it with his feet and the batsmen take two byes.
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
Flatter on off, Rahul keeps it out. 62/0
A little too full on the pads, Shaw flicks it through mid-wicket for another single. 10 needed.
Shortish again on middle, Rahul pushes it through mid-wicket and takes a run.
Tosses it up on off, Rahul with the turn guides it to point.
Down the leg side, Rahul paddle sweeps it fine down the leg side a couple.
Uses his feet and tries to whip it but finds mid-wicket.
On off, kept out. So that should have been it for the day but since there is a result possible today, 30 minutes have been extended. 58/0
Flatter and on off, Rahul pushes it back to the bowler.
Works it with the turn through mid-wicket for a run.
FOUR! Runs needed now is below 20! Lovely shot! Slightly short and outside off, Shaw rocks back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
Shorter in length and on off, Rahul punches it down to long on for a run.
On the pads, Rahul works it through mid-wicket for a single. 51/0
Quicker on off, Rahul plays it towards point.
Floats it up on off, Rahul guides it to point.
Flatter and outside off, it is cut to deep point for a run. 50 up, 22 more needed.
Dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He tries to defend but the ball hits the pad and lobs towards the bowler.
The slider on off, Shaw guides it to point.
Tosses this one up on off, Shaw gets ahead and hits it towards mid on. 49/0
Short ball again in line of the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.
Short ball on leg, flicked through mid-wicket for one more.
Full on the legs, flicked away through square leg for one.
Shaw has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Roston Chase is into the attack.
Flatter on off, Shaw punches it towards covers. The fielder misfields and a run is taken. 46/0
FOUR! Rubbing salt to the wound this! Could have had Shaw on the last ball but is cut for four on the next one. A half-tracker outside off. PS cuts it past point and a boundary results.
Missed stumping! A very easy chance missed there, Hamilton! Bishoo tosses it above the eye line. Shaw steps down the track and tries to go over long on. The ball turns and beats Shaw who is way down the track but fortunately for him, the keeper fumbles. He though has a second chance but fails to pick the ball again and dislodges the bails with his gloves.
Action reply of the last delivery!
Shortish outside off, Shaw cuts but finds point.
Strokes it down to long off for a run.
Devendra Bishoo is into the attack.
Eases it down to long on for a run. 40/0
Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
Loopy ball on off, Rahul tries to sweep but the ball turns away, hits the batsman on the glove. The bowler appeals but not given.
Tosses it up on off, Rahul guides it to point.
Slower through the air outside off, Rahul chops it to covers.
FOUR! Top edge but a boundary! A low full toss on the leg side, Rahul tries to paddle it but the ball takes the top edge and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
Another bouncer! Rahul first thinks of ducking but then at the very end pulls it towards fine leg for a run. 35/0
Another bouncer on middle, Shaw pulls it all along the ground and towards fine leg for a run.
The in-dipper on off, Shaw tries to drive but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid on. The fielder there makes a wild throw towards the keeper who fails to collect. Luckily for the visitors Chase at first slip, dives and saves runs.
Handsome shot that! Stands tall and punches it through point for a brace.
Short and on the body, Rahul pulls it towards fine leg for a run.
On off, kept out.
NO BALL! Holder has overstepped! On a length and around middle, kept out.
Flatter on off, pushed back to the bowler. 29/0
The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
Eases it through covers for a run.
NOT OUT! Rahul has his feet back in time. But a very good ball by Warrican. He tosses it up on off, it pitches and turns away. Rahul's outside edge is beaten as he tries to defend. The keeper whips the bails off in a flash and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show, Rahul has something behind the line.
An appeal for a stumping has been taken upstairs. Has Rahul lifted his foot?
Slower through the air on middle, Rahul blocks it.
Dances down the track and finds the man at covers.
Length ball around off, Shaw tries to drive but the ball goes off the inner half towards mid on. 28/0
Bouncer! Shaw ducks under it.
Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
Back of a length on middle, Rahul pushes it towards mid on. The fielder there runs to his left, dives and makes a half-stop. Two taken.
On the middle pole, worked to mid-wicket.
NOT OUT! Clipping the bails and it remains umpire's call. Remember how Sachin once got out to McGrath? Well this was so similar to that. It is a short ball around middle, Shaw ducks under it but the ball does not take off. It hits him on the elbow. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The ball rolls towards square leg and the batsmen take a leg bye. Holder then signals the 'T' and replays show it is umpire's call as it is clipping the bails. Ian Gould then says sorry to Holder as he saw the ball was just clipping. Could have gone either way.
Review time! A huge appeal for an elbow before wicket has been referred upstairs. Shaw is the man in question. Looks close.
Tucked away towards mid-wicket to retain strike for the next over. 24/0
Driven through the covers by the batsman. They pick up a single.
Short ball on middle and leg, tucked away to mid-wicket and runs quickly to complete the run.
Outside off again, Shaw gives it to the point fielder.
Outside off, played with soft hands towards cover-point for a run.
Loopy ball outside off, guided to backward point.
Back of a length on off, Shaw keeps it out towards covers. He calls for a run but Rahul is not interested. The fielder scores a direct hit at the batsman's end. Shaw though is well in. The ball deflects away from the fielder backing up and the batsmen take an overthrow. 19/0
Another run as Rahul guides it towards point.
Short again on the body, Shaw works it to fine leg and gets to the other end.
A bumper on middle, Shaw ducks under it.
Good length around off, Rahul defends it towards mid on and takes a quick run.
The physio is out with the magic spray and like always the spray does the trick and Shaw is now fine to go.
Shortish on middle, Shaw tries to tuck it around the corner but the ball hits his gloves and rolls towards the square leg. Rahul wants a run but Shaw responds late. But since there was no fielder there, they complete it easily. Now then replays show, it was not the gloves but Shaw is hit on the elbow. OUCH! That surely must have hurt and he is feeling the pain at the moment. Also the umpire signals it is a leg bye.
SIX! All the way! Finally gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over mid off. The timing is such that the ball carries over the fence. India want to end this quickly. 14/0
Slightly shorter on off, Rahul pushes it to mid off.
Dances down the track for the third time in the over and strokes it to the bowler.
Flatter on the stumps, kept out.
Uses his feet again but does not get to the pitch of the ball, Rahul works it towards mid-wicket.
Straightaway Rahul goes after him by stepping down the track. He though hits it back to the bowler who mimes to throw it back but does not.
Jomel Warrican to bowl from the other end.
Shaw takes a big stride forward and blocks this down in front of covers. 8/0
The floodlights are on.
In the channel outside off, this time Prithvi has nothing to do with it.
Inside edge and FOUR! That was a superb delivery and Holder is just unfortunate here. Targets the top of off stump with a length ball, Shaw comes forward to defend but the ball takes the edge and runs to the fine leg boundary. That was close.
Length delivery close to off, blocked with the full face of the bat.
FOUR BYES! Poor delivery. Holder spills it way down the leg side, too far for the keeper to reach even with a dive. It races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Angles in a length delivery on off stump, Shaw meets it with a straight blade in response.