Ind Vs WI 1970-71 Series: Statistics and Records

India’s first test and series victory in 6th series against West Indies in Away series was a shock for the world. Debutant Gavaskar, Oldie Sardesai and spin quadrat led by Venkatraghavan devastated the West Indies with the series win.

India Vs West Indies Test Series: 1970-71 Result
Ind Vs WI 1970/71 Test Series: India Shocks WI and World

Series Record

Captains: Ajit Wadekar (Ind), Sobers (WI)
Wicketkeepers: P Krishnamurthy (Ind), Findlay (WI)
Best Batsman: Gavaskar (777), Sardesai (642), 597 (Sobers)
Best Bowler: Venkatraghavan (23 wkts)
Highest Team Score: 526 (WI), 427 (Ind)
Lowest Team Score: 347 (Ind), 214 (WI)
Centuries: 13 (Ind 7, WI 6)
Half-centuries: 22 (11 each)
5wkts in inning: 9/95 Noreiga (WI)
5/95 Venkataraghavan (Ind)
10wkts in inning: 0

Team Records:

    West Indies Score: 217 and 385/5 (f/o), 214 and 261, 363 and 307/3d, 501/5d and 180/6d, 526 and 165/8
    India Score: 387, 352 and 125/3, 376 and 123/0, 347 and 221/5, 360 and 427

Other Records

    Gavaskar created new record for highest aggregate in any Ind – WI series.
    First time WI had to follow on against India.
    Sardesai became the first Indian to score double century against WI.
    First test victory for India against WI.
    Gavaskar scored centuries in both innings during 5th test.
    First time 9-wkts by WI bowler (Gupte had taken before for India)
    10 bowlers were used by WI in Indian 2nd innings.

Batting Records

    Highest Centuries: 4 by Gavaskar, 3 by Sardesai and Sobers
    Centuries
    212 (D Sardesai), 158* (Kanhai) – 1st Test
    112 (D Sardesai) – 2nd Test
    116 (Gavaskar), 125* (C Davis), 108* (Sobers) – 3rd Test
    178* (Sobers), 150 (D Sardesai), 117* (Gavaskar) – 4th Test
    124 & 220 (Gavaskar), 105 (C Davis), 132 (Sobers) – 5th Test
    Highest Ind. Scores or 200-plus: 220 (Gavaskar), 212 (Sardesai)

Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships
137 6th Sardesai & Solkar (Ind)
122 9th Sardesai Prasanna (Ind)
173 4th Kanhai & Sobers (WI)
114 5th Sardesai & Solkar (Ind)
112 3rd Gavaskar & Viswanath (Ind)
103 2nd Carew & Davis (WI)
170* 4th Davis & Sobers (WI)
123* 1st A Mankad & Gavaskar (Ind)
166 2nd D Lewis & Kanhai (WI)
167 4th Davis & Sobers (WI)
186 7th Sardesai & Solkar (Ind)
122 3rd Gavaskar & Sardesai (Ind)
177 5th C Davis & Sobers (WI)
148 2nd Gavaskar & Wadekar (Ind)

Bowling Records

    Best Bowling in an Inning: 9/95 Noreiga (WI)
    5/95 Venkataraghavan (Ind)
    Best Bowling in a Test: 9/95 Noreiga (WI)
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