HYDERABAD, Oct 14: A clinical India completed one of the most ruthless clean sweeps in recent times, demolishing a listless West Indies by 10 wickets in the second Test, inside three days, to clinch the series 2-0 on Sunday.
Umesh Yadav�s maiden 10-wicket haul (6/88 and 4/45) on a decent track was the highlight as India reached the meagre victory target of 72 in 16.1 overs, courtesy unbeaten partnership between openers Prithvi Shaw (33) and KL Rahul (33).
While any Test series victory is welcome, it hardly was an ideal preparation for the big away-series against Australia, starting December 4 in Adelaide.
West Indies were back to their worst despite showing signs of fight in the first innings as they couldn�t last two full sessions and were bowled out for 127 in only 46.1 in their second innings.
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.
For India, it was their 10th series win at home since their last defeat against England way back in 2012.
Virat Kohli�s side did an encore of 2013 series which India won by an identical margin in that year�s most lopsided contest with Sachin Tendulkar�s farewell taking limelight.
The second innings started with Yadav on split hat-trick but Kraigg Brathwaite (0) survived one delivery before gliding one into Rishabh Pant�s gloves.
Kieran Powell (6) edged one off Ravichandran Ashwin to Ajinkya Rahane in the slips.
Shai Hope (28) hit three delightful boundaries off Umesh while Shimron Hetmeyer (17) was trying to be more assertive against spinners in their 39-run stand.
However, a rush of blood saw Hetmeyer give Kuldeep Yadav the charge only to be caught by Cheteshwar Pujara at point.
From 45 for 3, there was not much resistance as Hope was snapped when he played a Ravindra Jadeja delivery for the turn to give Rahane his second catch.
West Indies� biggest hope Roston Chase (6) got a sharp inswinger while Shane Dowrich (0) played on with Umesh getting his ninth wicket of the match.
The wicket had its share of wear and tear but it wasn�t a difficult track where surviving would be an arduous task. Yet, it was another instance of lack of application from the West Indies batsmen with opener Brathwaite and young Hetmeyer playing atrocious shots.
Jason Holder (19) and Sunil Ambris (38) added 38 runs for the seventh wicket but once Holder edged one to Pant off Jadeja, any chances of match going to fourth day slowly disappeared.
However, West Indies had started off well by dismissing India for 367, keeping the first innings lead down to a mere 56 runs.
West Indies 1st Innings: 311
India 1st Innings: Lokesh Rahul b Holder 4, Prithvi Shaw c Hetmyer b Warrican 70, Cheteshwar Pujara c sub b Gabriel 10, Virat Kohli lbw b Holder 45, Ajinkya Rahane c Hope b Holder 80, Rishabh Pant c Hetmyer b Gabriel 92, Ravindra Jadeja lbw b Holder 0, Ravichandran Ashwin b Gabriel 35, Kuldeep Yadav b Holder 6, Umesh Yadav c sub b Warrican 2, Shardul Thakur not out 4. Extras: (B-12, LB-2, NB-5) 19. Total: (All out in 106.4 overs) 367. Fall of wickets: 61-1, 98-2, 102-3, 162-4, 314-5, 314-6, 322-7, 334-8, 339-9. Bowling: Shannon Gabriel 20.4-1-107-3, Jason Holder 23-5-56-5, Jomel Warrican 31-7-84-2, Roston Chase 9-1-22-0, Devendra Bishoo 21-4-78-0, Kraigg Brathwaite 2-0-6-0.
West Indies 2nd Innings: Kraigg Brathwaite c Pant b Umesh Yadav 0, Kieran Powell c A Rahane b R Ashwin 0, Shai Hope c A Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 28, Shimron Hetmyer c Pujara b Kuldeep Yadav 17, Sunil Ambris lbw R Jadeja 38, Roston Chase b Umesh Yadav 6, Shane Dowrich b Umesh Yadav 0, Jason Holder c Pant b R Jadeja 19, Devendra Bishoo not out 10, Jomel Warrican b R Ashwin 7 Shanon Gabriel Umesh Yadav 1. Extras: (LB-1) 1. Total: (All out in in 46.1 overs) 127. Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-6, 3-45, 4-45, 5-68, 6-70, 7-108, 8-109, 9-126. Bowling: Umesh Yadav 12.1-3-45-4, Ravichandran Ashwin 10-4-24-2, Kuldeep Yadav 13-1-45-1, Ravindra Jadeja 11-5-12-3.
India 2nd Innings: Prithvi Shaw not out 33, Lokesh Rahul not out 33. Extras: (B-6, LB-2, NB-1) 9. Total: (For no loss in 16.1 overs) 75. Bowling: Jason Holder 4-0-17-0, Jomel Warrican 4-0-17-0, Devendra Bishoo 4.1-0-19-0, Roston Chase 4-0-14-0. � PTI