India vs West Indies 2nd Test: India fast bowler Umesh Yadav joined Kapil Dev and India coach Ravi Shastri to become only the third Indian bowler to achieve this rare feat. Umesh now becomes the third Indian bowler to pick three wickets in a span of four balls in Test cricket. Ravi Shastri was the first Indian to this rare feat, he did t against New Zealand in 1981 and Kapil Dev did the same in 1985 against Australia.
Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav continued his red-hot form in the second innings after he picked up a six-wicket haul to rattle the visitors. He had picked up the last two wickets of the Windies team of the last two balls hence he was on a hattrick in the second innings. His first ball in the second innings was a pacy yorker but that was well blocked by Kraig Brathwaite. The second ball was misdirected on the legs, but unfortunately, Brathwaite found a thin touch which went to Rishabh Pant, who completed the catch.
Meanwhile, Jason Holder also picked up a five-wicket haul to bundle out India for 367. He not only picked up five wickets to become the bowler with the highest number of wickets in 2018 (As of October 14) but also broke a 100-year-old record. Jason Holder’s bowling average of 11.87 this year is the best for any fast bowler in a calendar year in the last 100 years (30+ wkts). He went past former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar to the phenomenal record. In the third place in the coveted list is former Kiwi great Sir Richard Hadlee. Earlier, the Windies captain also hit a half-century with the bat. He finished with figures of 56/5 to finish India for 367 runs.
Earlier, Windies won the toss and opted to bat first, they scored 311 runs. For India, Pant and Rahane missed out on hundreds, so did Prithvi Shaw who was out for 70.