Ind vs WI 1952-53 Series: Statistics and Records

The first Away Series in West Indies, saw underdog India fighting hard and get respect with their gritty performance. Polly Umrigar and Gupte were the key performers. The strong West Indies team comprising of the three Ws – Worrell, Weekes and Walcott accompanied with the bowlers of the likes of King and Valentine could just manage one win in series. The barbarism of Barbados devastated India, otherwise India were equal side.

1952-53 Series Matches Result
Ind Vs WI 1952/53 Test Series: Weekes Rules, Umrigar Shines

Series Record
Captains

    Stollmeyer (WI), Vijay Hazare (Ind)

Wicketkeepers

    Binns (WI), P Joshi (Ind)

Best Batsmen

    716 runs by Weekes (WI)
    560 by Umrigar (Ind)

Best Bowler

    28 wkts by Valentine (WI)
    27 wkts by Gupte (Ind)

Highest Team Scores

    576 & 438(WI), 444 & 417 (Ind)

Lowest Team Score

    129 (Ind), 228 (WI)

Centuries

    13 (WI 9, Ind 4)

50s

    23 (Ind 14, WI 9)

5wkts in inning

    9 (Ind 5, WI 4)

10wkts in inning: 0

Team Records:

    WI Scores: 438 and 142/0, 296 and 228, 315 and 192/2, 364, 576 and 92/4
    Ind Score: 417 and 294, 253 and 129, 279 and 362/7(dec), 262 and 190/5, 312 and 444

Batting Records
Highest Centuries

    3- Weekes (WI), 2- Walcott (WI), Umrigar (Ind)

Highest Ind. Scores

    237 (Worrel), 207 (Weekes) (WI) 130 (Umrigar) (Ind)

Centurioins

    1st Test 130 (Umrigar), 207 (Weekes), 115 (Pairaudeau)
    3rd Test 161 (Weekes), 163* (Apte) 104*(Stollmeyer)
    4th Test 125 (Walcott)
    5th Test 117 (Umrigar), 237 (Worrel), 109 (Weekes), 118 (Walcott), 150 (Roy), 118 (V Manjrekar)

Century partnerships
Biggest (200-plus) Partnerships

    219 5th Weekes & Pairaudeau (WI)
    213 4th (Worrel & Walcott (WI)
    237 2nd Roy & Manjrekar (Ind)

Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships:

    118 6th wkt Umrigar & D Gaekwad (Ind)
    101 4th Weekes & Walcott (WI)
    131 5th Umrigar and Phadkar (Ind)
    142* 1st Rae & Stollmeyer (WI)
    153 7th Apte & M Mankad (Ind)
    135 4th Apte & Umrigar (Ind)
    127 3rd wkt Stollmeyer & Weekes (WI)
    130 4th Weekes & Walcott (WI)
    150 5th P Roy & Umrgiar (Ind)
    197 3rd Worrel & Weekes (WI)
    110 3rd Roy & Hazare (Ind)

Bowling Records
Best Bowling in an Inning

    7/162 Gupte (Ind)
    5/64 Phadkar (Ind)
    5/26 Ramadhin (WI)
    5/74 F King (WI)
    5/107 (Gupte (Ind)
    5/127 Valentine (WI)
    5/64 Valentine (WI)
    5/180 Gupte (Ind)
    5/228 (M Mankad)

Best Bowling in a Test

    9 wkts by Valentine (WI)
    8 wkts by Valentine (WI)
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