WI vs IND, 2nd Test: No action on day five due to rain, India clinches series against West Indies after 2nd Test ends in a draw

WI vs IND, 2nd Test: No action on day five due to rain, India clinches series against West Indies after 2nd Test ends in a draw
WI vs IND, 2nd Test: No action on day five due to rain, India clinches series against West Indies after 2nd Test ends in a draw

WI vs IND, 2nd Test: No action on day five due to rain, India clinches series against West Indies after 2nd Test ends in a draw

WI vs IND, 2nd Test: The second Test between India and West Indies, which was held in Port of Spain, ended in a draw due to continuous rain on the final day. As a result, India secured a 1-0 victory in the two-match Test series. In their second innings, India declared at 181/2, with Ishan Kishan (52* in 34 balls) and Shubman Gill (29*) remaining unbeaten. Setting a massive target of 365 runs for West Indies to win. India saw their opponents lose two wickets in the final session of day four.

At the close of play on day four, West Indies were at 76/2. With Tagenarine Chanderpaul (24*) and Jermaine Blackwood (20*) at the crease. The Windies had started decently, but Ravichandran Ashwin (2/33) dismissed Kraigg Braithwaite (28) and Kirk McKenzie (0), reducing them to 44/2.

During India’s first innings, they amassed a total of 438, with notable contributions from Virat Kohli (121 in 206 balls) and half-centuries by Rohit Sharma (80 in 143 balls), Yashasvi Jaiswal (57 in 74 balls), Ravindra Jadeja (61 in 152 balls), and Ravichandran Ashwin (56 in 78 balls). Jomel Warrican (3/89), Kemar Roach (3/104), and Jason Holder (2/57) were among the wicket-takers for the West Indies.

In reply, West Indies could only manage 255 runs in their first innings, trailing India by 183 runs. Kraigg Braithwaite top-scored with 75 in 235 balls. And Alick Athanaze (37), Tagenarine Chanderpaul (33), and Kirk McKenzie (32) played decent knocks. India’s Mohammed Siraj shone with the ball, taking 5/60. While Mukesh Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja claimed two wickets each, and Ravichandran Ashwin got one.

Notably, India’s second-innings display, which crossed the 100-run mark in just 12.2 overs. That was also the fastest by any team in Test cricket’s history. Quick knocks delivered by Rohit Sharma (57 in 44 balls) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (38 in 30 balls).

In the end, the rain-marred final day’s play prevented either team from securing a clear victory. That resulted in a drawn Test match with India clinching the series 1-0.

Brief Scores:

India: 438 and 181/2 (Rohit Sharma 57, Ishan Kishan 52*, Shannon Gabriel 1/33) drew the match against West Indies: 255 and 76/2 (Kraigg Braithwaite 28, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 24*, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/33).

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