To crush Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off test, Indian team bowlers showed tremendous perseverance on an unresponsive pitch . Hence It stretch the team’s undefeated streak to 19 matches on Monday.
Chasing a daunting target of 459, Bangladesh were all out for 250 in a hundred. 3 overs however place up a stiffer resistance than what the final outcome of the match would recommend.
The win was the Indian team’s eighth victory in 9 home Tests this season. The only draw coming back against England at Rajkot.
This was India‘s the sixth successive series victory under Virat Kohli beginning from Sri Lanka series in 2015. India‘s unbeaten streak in test matches is currently 19 with the last defeat coming back against Sri Lanka in Galle back in August, 2015.
For a team ranked world number.9 in ICC rankings, Bangladesh hung on for four days and 2 sessions – something that no-one had expected from the minnows. They played close to 230 overs, both innings included.
The Indian bowlers should be praised for their collective effort as they had to point out much more patience on a pitch that remained good for batting throughout the entire duration of the match.
Spin twins Ravindra Jadeja (4/78 in 37 overs) and Ravichandran Ashwin (4/73 in 30.3 overs) shared the bulk of the spoils with Ishant Sharma (2/40 in 13 overs) – all of whom worked tirelessly in pursuit of victory.
Bangladesh required to bat out 58 overs in the last 2 sessions to save the match. However Ishant’s good post-lunch spell put paid to any hopes that the visitors had harboured. It was as controlled an effort one would see with an old ball. He hit his conventional back of the length with an occasional fuller delivery and some good short stuff.
With little help from the pitch, his spell was a laudable effort. One such well-disguised short ball aimed at Shabbir Rahaman’s (22) body forced him to play a pull-shot which he top-edged to the only fielder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar standing at fine leg boundary.
He then bowled an in-swinger that looked like reverse to search out Mahmudullah Riyadh (64) plumb in front. With Mahmudullah’s departure, the writing was clearly on the wall for the visitors.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz again played 60 balls for his 23, was the eighth batsman out with Jadeja’s delivery kicking up sharply to induce an outside edge snapped by Wriddhiman Saha.
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Virat Kohli’s Fact: Becomes first India captain to win two Tests in West Indies
India defeated a hapless West Indies side by 237 runs within the third test in Gros islet despite losing one entire day’s play to rain. India were clinical throughout the final day’s play. India dismiss West Indies for 108 in exactly 47.3 overs once 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 10.
Darren Bravo’s 59 was the only positive for West Indies on Day 5. Whereas Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 3 scalps. Because the visitors took an unassailable 2-0 lead.