The centennial Test match between India and West Indies ended in a tie and this was really a big killjoy. We all expected a fight from both the sides on Day 5 of the 2nd Test match, when West Indies needed 289 runs on the final day and India needed 8 wickets.
As the rains were relentless and the gloomy weather didn’t subside, the final day was washed out and the spoils were shared in the final day.
India won the series 1-0 as they had won the Test at Dominica, earlier in the series. This was an all-round performance from India as they had brushed aside their West Indian counterparts inside 3 days when they met at Dominica.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points from the WI vs IND Test series that was won by India:
1. Virat Kohli’s impressive form
Talismanic former skipper of India was in fine form in this Test series between India and West Indies. In the 2 innings he played, he mustered 197 runs and had a fabulous average of 98.50.
Virat Kohli also scored his 76th century in his 500th international match. The rate at which Kohli shatters records makes him look like a man with mystical powers.
2. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s fabulous debut
Southpaw Yashasvi Jaiswal had a smooth transition to the international stage as he smashed a century on debut at Dominica. The 21-year-old opener scored 171 runs in the 1st innings of India in the 1st Test.
Jaiswal became the 17th Indian to score a century on debut in the longest format of the game. Interestingly, he became the first Indian opener to notch up a century in foreign soil for India.
He is a player for the coming times and his performances will only become better with the passing time.
3. Kraigg Brathwaite tried his best with the bat but it wasn’t enough
West Indian skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was the highest run-scorer of West Indies in this series with 130 runs in the 4 innings he played in. He tried his level best to perform well against the mighty Indians but he lacked support at the other end.
None of the other batters of West Indies even had a half-century under their belt in this series. As opposed to West Indies’ 1 half-centurion, Indian had 6 half-centurions in this series.
This speaks volumes of the gulf between the two sides in this series.