It is shaping up well for Virat’s men as they have created history.No Indian captain has ever won two test matches in one series in the Caribbean but Virat has done that . It was again a superlative performance by India after a day’s play was washed out and one thought the Test would end up in a draw.It was again a comeback man who looked to be a man on a mission who put his hand up and bowled beautifully picking another fiver outside India. In India in Test matches it has not been great for him but outside India he has been a different Bhuvi. I remember vividly the 2014 series in England where he picked up 19 wickets and picked up five wickets in an innings twice there.This Test in St Lucia his swing swung the match in India’s favour.His five for thirty three gave India a decisive lead and thus India was looking to get quick runs and bowl out West Indies on the last day.
What was really shocking for me was how the West Indian middle order batted for them in the first innings after being 202 for 3 to being 225 all out.It was some ordinary batting accompanied by high quality swing bowling .Had West Indies batted well in the first innings they could have saved this test.Remember it was the same middle order that bailed them out in the second test in Jamaica.But what you need in international cricket is consistency and this Caribbean team is lacking that.They do have a few talented cricketers but they are playing against a vastly improved and confident opposition who possess a very attacking captain.
Things are looking bright and rosy for India as the caravan moves to Port Of Spain the home of the Prince of West Indies Cricket Brian Lara. India would be eyeing a 3-0 win in the series and the way they are playing as a unit it should not be difficult. What would be interesting is if India still make Murali Vijay and Pujara sit on the bench.Who expected that at the start of the series. This game is certainly a game of glorious uncertainties.