Umesh Yadav’s maiden 10-wicket haul helps India sweep Test series vs West Indies

first_imgPaceman Umesh Yadav bagged his first-ever 10-wicket haul in a match to help India sweep the two-match Test series against West Indies in Hyderabad on Sunday.This was also India’s first-ever 10-wicket victory over West Indies in Tests.Umesh, who got his career-best 6/88 in the first innings, ended with 4/45 in the second to help India bowl Windies out for a paltry 127 on Day 3 of the Hyderabad Test.Sunil Ambris top-scored for the tourists with 38 while spinners Ravindra Jadeja 3/12 and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/24) shared five wickets between themselves.Chasing 72 to sweep the two-match series, openers Prithvi Shaw (33 not out) and KL Rahul (33 not out) looked positive in their approach and needed only 16.1 overs to take India home at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.Hyderabad Test: Day 3 Highlights | ScorecardRahul, who has struggled to find his rhythm right of late, got off the mark with a huge six over long off off Jomel Warrican in the second over of India’s chase.Shaw took a couple of blows to his body off Jason Holder. In the first instance Shaw was defending a ball when he was hit on his right elbow by a rising delivery. In the second, Shaw ducked but Holder’s delivery did not bounce much and it hit the Indian opener on his left bicep.The scenes were quite similar to how once Sachin Tendulkar got out to Glenn McGrath leg before wicket. However, this time the difference was umpire Ian Gould who turned down the appeal and luckily for Shaw the ball tracker showed umpire’s call in replays.advertisementIt was all happening with Shaw as he survived a stumping chance on 13 when substitute wicketkeeper Hamilton failed to gather the ball completely off Devendra Bishoo.The play was also extended beyond the cut-off time of 5 PM IST when India required only 14 runs to win.INDIA WIN!! pic.twitter.com/lTgNnJPjv3BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2018Umesh, who was on a hat-trick from the first innings, missed that opportunity but struck on the second ball of the innings, with Kraigg Brathwaite (0) caught behind.With Shardul Thakur out injured, spin was introduced early and Ashwin made the West Indies’s batsmen skittish on the three-day-old pitch.The score was 6-2 when Kieran Powell (0) was caught at slip off Ashwin, albeit television replays sided with the bowler in the absence of conclusive proof that Ajinkya Rahane dropped the chance.Shai Hope (28) played with some resolve but his teammates continued to struggle against India’s spin troika.Shimron Hetmyer (17) tried to hit out against Kuldeep Yadav (1/45) and was caught at backward point. Four balls later, Jadeja had Hope caught at slip.First innings centurion Roston Chase (6) tried to dig in again as he put on 23 runs with Ambris.But Umesh returned with another burst just before the tea break, removing the stumps of Chase and Shane Dowrich (0) successively to tilt the game decisively towards India.Innings Break!Windies all out for 127 in the second innings. @y_umesh registers his first 10-wkt haul in Tests.#TeamIndia require 72 runs to win the 2nd Test.Chase coming up shortly #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/7YOu03pPoaBCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2018Windies skipper Holder was involved in a 38-run stand with Ambris before Jadeja returned to send the two settled batsmen back to the pavilion.Jomel Warrican, who returned to the Windies XI after a gap of almost 2 years, was clean bowled by Ashwin while Umesh came back into the attack to castle Shanon Gabriel.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

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