After the second match in Port of Spain ended in a draw, India won the two-match Test series against the West Indies 1–0. Day 5 was wasted due to lack of action and fans were unhappy.
Despite the god’s spoilsport playing weather, there were plenty of positives for India from the second Test. Virat Kohli grabbed the attention by scoring a century in the first innings. The former Indian captain scored 121 runs off 206 balls. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan scored half-centuries in the second innings. Rohit remained unbeaten on 57 off 44 balls and Kishan on 52 off 34 balls.
The match saw Mohammad Siraj take five wickets and his first Test player of the match award. What grabbed everyone’s attention was the organizers not announcing the Player of the Series award, with former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan hanging up on the debate.
Speaking to GeoCinema, he said, “He took that 10-fair, the main smash-in-chief, 15 wickets and a fifty as well. He had a great series. Virat (Kohli), Rohit (Sharma) and Yashaswi (Jaiswal) scored runs, but it was the Indian player who helped him pull off his best performance.
Ashwin was in sparkling form as he took a total of 15 wickets in the Test series. Apart from the ball, the veteran also contributed with the bat, scoring 56 off 78 balls in the second Test. In the first Test, he took 12 wickets, including 7/71, as West Indies were bowled out for 130 in the second innings on Day 3. Meanwhile, he took three wickets in the second match.
The first Test also saw Yashaswi score a century on his Indian debut. The young opener hit 171 off 387 balls and was at his peak on the international stage. Captain Rohit also praised Siraj, Kishan and Kohli after the series. He praised Siraj for easily replacing Jasprit Bumrah in the pace battery and praised Kohli and Kishan for their batting performances in the second Test.