Virat Kohli becomes most successful India Test captain following crushing series win in Jamaica

Ajit Vijaykumar 23:48 02/09/2019
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India won the second Test in Jamaica on Monday.

Virat Kohli became the most successful India captain in red-ball cricket after the No1 Test side completed a crushing 257-run win in Jamaica on Monday.

India cruised to a 2-0 series win on Day Four after bowling the Windies out for 210 with Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picking up three wickets each.

The win gave India full 120 points in the new ICC Test Championship and also took Kohli’s tally to 28 wins in the longest format. His record now stands at 28 wins and 10 defeats from 48 matches, making him the most successful Indian Test captain. He overtook MS Dhoni who had 27 wins from 60 matches in charge. Sourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 Tests.

The West Indies started the day on 45-2 but suffered an early blow when overnight batsman Darren Bravo had to return to the pavilion after suffering delayed concussion following a blow to the head by a Jasprit Bumrah bouncer on Day Three.

The Windies used Jermaine Blackwood as the concussion substitute but that didn’t make much of a difference as the Indian bowlers continued to produce wicket-taking deliveries.

Shamarh Brooks hit a fine fifty before he was run-out by an acrobatic throw from Kohli while Blackwood was caught behind for 38. The two added 61 runs for the fifth wicket but that only delayed the inevitable.

West Indies were bowled out for 210 in 59.5 overs, handing India another big win following their 318-run victory in the first. Jadeja finished with 3-58 and Shami with 3-65.

Jadeja lacked discipline on Monday as he first took the wicket of Brooks off a no-ball and even the scalp of Jahmar Hamilton was a lucky one as it too could have been ruled out for overstepping the crease.

It was quite the day for Shami who had earlier been issued a warrant to appear in a court back home in Kolkata in relation to the harassment case filed by his estranged wife.

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