India defeat West Indies by 237 runs to win

India defeat west indies

India defeated West Indies side by 237 runs in the third Test in Gros Islet despite losing one entire day’s play to rain.

India was clinical during the final day’s play, dismissing West Indies for 108 in just 47.3 overs after setting them a target of 346 runs.

This was Jason Holder’s sixth loss in eight Tests as captain and West Indies’ eighth in the last ten. Darren Bravo’s 59 was the only positive for West Indies on Day 5 while Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers with three scalps as the visitors took an unassailable 2-0 lead.

On day one, India were reduced to 130/5 at one stage, after which R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha rescued the innings with an unbeaten century stand. On day two, the duo completed their respective hundreds, putting on 213 runs for the 6th wicket. India finished at 353 runs in their first innings. Afterwards, Kraigg Brathwaite struck an unbeaten half-century in a strong West Indies’ reply of 107/1.

Incessant rains had completely washed out day three. On day four, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 5-33 as the hosts were restricted to 225 all out, surrendering a lead of 128 runs and setting up the game for an intriguing finish on the final day.

India lead the four-match series 2-0, after winning the first Test in Antigua by an innings and 92 runs. The second Test in Jamaica was drawn.

India haven’t lost a Test for nine matches in succession with Virat Kohli as captain. By this win Virat Kohli becomes first India captain to win two Tests in West Indies.

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