New Delhi: India beat West Indies by 257 runs to win the second Test and clinch the series 2-0 in Jamaica on Monday. Needing 468 to win, West Indies were all out for just 210 runs in their second innings. This was not surprising as West Indies batsmen have failed to apply themselves in the whole series. However, the surprising fact was that there were 12 batsmen who batted for the home side in this innings. There are 12 batsmen on the scorecard for West Indies in their second innings. They had to name Jermaine Blackwood as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo after the latter retired hurt with a blow to the head on Monday. The substitution was made under the new rule where teams can use a new batsmen if someone suffers a concussion. This was the second time the rule was applied in international cricket.Concussion Substitute RuleThe rule was applied during the second Test match of the Ashes series as well when Steve Smith was struck by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the first innings. However, Smith returned back and completed his innings. He was later ruled out of the match after feeling delayed effects of the blow. Marnus Labuschagne was named the substitue and batted in the second innings for Australia.However, during the match in Jamaica, Bravo could not complete his innings after being hit by a short delivery from Jasprit Bumrah. He was hit on head in the final over on Sunday but batted on and saw out the last two balls. He returned on day four but lasted only three overs before deciding to retire hurt. Blackwood was named as the concussion substitute. He played a defiant knock of 38 runs before getting dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah. He stitched a partnership of 61 runs with Sharmarh Brooks (50) to delay India’s win in the pre-lunch session.This was the first time when 12 batsmen batted for a team in the same innings in international cricket. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
SIX matches are carded this evening when action returns in the Petra-organised Futsal tournament at the National Gymnasium.In the first game Hustlers will take on Tiger Bay, West Front Road play Camp Street All Stars and Albouystown oppose Campbellville in the first half of the evening.After a brief break, the action resumes with Alexander Village meeting Sophia, Bent Street challenging Stevedore and Back Circle facing Show Stoppers.This year’s event will feature 24 teams playing for $400 000 first prize and trophies. Second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will collect $200 000, $100 000 and $50 000 respectively along with trophies as well.Petra’s co-Director Troy Mendonca is reported as saying, “We will continue to run programmes that we set out on a yearly basis and this is one of them. We are going ahead because this is one of our core events.”The organisers contended that they are in talks to secure a title sponsor.The first round of matches will be an elimination round, with the resulting 12 teams being divided into three groups of four.Upon the conclusion of the round-robin stage, the top two finishers and the best two third-ranked teams from the respective groups will progress to the quarterfinal phase.The event is scheduled to conclude on April 15 and the defending champions are Bent Street.