India's Yadav helps seal 2-0 West Indies series sweep

Ajinkya Rahane is on the brink of reaching his 10th Test century for India

Virat Kohli and co. team scripted another emphatic victory over West Indies with a margin of 10 wickets in a one-sided 2nd Test match on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.

Umesh Yadav's maiden 10-wicket haul (6/88 and 4/45) on a decent track was the highlight as India reached the meager victory target of 72 in 16.1 overs, courtesy an unbeaten partnership between openers Prithvi Shaw (33) and KL Rahul (33).

Umesh Yadav will replace the injured Shardul Thakur in the Indian squad for the first two One-Day Internationals against Windies, the BCCI announced on Tuesday.Thakur suffered a groin injury during the recently concluded second Test against Windies in Hyderabad which was incidentally his Test debut.

Windies have now lost 12 of their last 21 Tests to India and have not had a series win in India since 1983. He was eventually bowled by Yadav, who returned career-best figures of 6-88 in an innings.

Holder then dismissed Ravindra Jadeja on a duck, while pacer Shannon Gabriel packed back a well settled Pant (92) to leave India reeling at 322/7.

Rishabh Pant's 152 runs fifth-wicket stand with Ajinkya Rahane, who made 80, was the highlight India's first innings. He was caught by Hope at gully off one that bounced sharply.

Out of the four innings in this series, West Indies couldn't cross the 200-run mark thrice which was a testimony to their plight during the series.

Kieran Powell went to Ashwin and Hope's (28) attempts to steady the ship in a 39-run partnership with Hetmyer (17) were ended as the two men were removed in quick succession.

Towards the end, he played out a dramatic over to enable Shaw, India's teenage batting sensation, to hit the winning runs.

Yadav, on the other hand, did his reputation no harm by picking up 10 wickets in a Test match for the first time at Hyderabad.

Coach Stuart Law has been suspended from West Indies' first two ODIs against India, and will not be able to be with the team in the dressing room.

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