Darren Bravo's battling century proved in vain as India wrapped up an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-Test series against West Indies with a convincing victory in Kolkata today.
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Bravo hit 136 while Marlon Samuels also fought hard with 84 to stave off a defeat which was confirmed in the afternoon session on day four as India sealed an innings and 15-run victory.
Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with four for 80 as the Windies were dismissed for 463 in their second innings.
The hosts were always in the driving seat after scoring 631 in their first innings with West Indies only managing 153 in reply.
And although Darren Sammy's men were more resolute in their second knock, an India win seemed inevitable on a pitch which offered enough to encourage spin and pace bowlers alike.
Wickets were hard to come by in the opening session, though, as Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul continued to defy the India attack.
Starting the day on 195 for three at Eden Gardens, the pair batted nicely with Bravo moving smoothly to his seventh Test fifty, mixing powerful hitting with solid defence when required.
The left-hander should have been run out soon after posting his half-century, though, when he attempted a risky single on 54. He had almost reached the non-striker's end before realising Chanderpaul had not moved, but a poor throw from Gautam Gambhir allowed him to get back.
The stand was broken on 108 when Chanderpaul perished, bowled off an inside edge by Yadav, to leave the Windies on 269 for four with Marlon Samuels joining Bravo in the middle.
While Samuels took time to settle, Bravo calmly registered his second Test century off 181 balls with 10 fours and four sixes.
The pair continued to frustrate India after lunch but Bravo's departure - after he and Samuels had put on 132 - prompted an all-too familiar collapse.
Bravo finally departed after edging Pragyan Ojha to Rahul Dravid at first slip.
The same combination also dismissed Carlton Baugh, India centurion Rahul Dravid distinguishing himself with a wonderful catch low to his right hand side.
Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in to remove Samuels after the batsman appeared to get his bat trapped behind his pads, the ball hitting him directly in front of the stumps, and he then accounted for Kemar Roach with a delivery which spun back to clip the top off off stump.
The end was nigh and, despite some desperate hitting from Sammy, Yadav returned to claim his wicket and that of last man Devendra Bishoo.