Ind vs WI 1978/79 Series: Statistics and Records

India won the second series against West Indies, outscoring the WI team, playing without Lloyd and Richards. Captain Gavaskar became the only player to score more than 700 runs twice in Ind-WI series, Kapil Dev emerged as the best allrounder, while Ghavri became the fast bowling sensation with highest wicket haul among the bowlers.

India Vs West Indies Test Series: 1978/79 Result
India Vs West Indies Test Series: Gavaskar-led India win again

Series Record

Captains: Gavaskar (Ind), Kallicharran (WI)
Wicketkeepers: Kirmani (Ind), Murray (WI)
Best Batsman: Gavaskar (702), Kallicharan (538)
Best Bowler: Ghavri (27), Clarke (21)
Highest Team Score: 644/7, 566/8 (Ind), 493 (WI)
Lowest Team Score: 151 (WI), 255 (Ind)
Centuries: 13 (Ind 10, WI 3)
50s: 25 (WI 14, Ind 11)
5wkts in inning: 3 (Ind 2, WI 1)
10wkts in Test: 0

Team Records:

    West Indies score: 493, 437 and 200/8, 327 and 197/9, 228 and 151, 172 and 179/3 (f/o), 452/8
    India Score: 424 and 224/2, 371, 300 and 361/1d, 255 and 125/7, 566/8d, 644/7d

Other Records

    First-ever 300-plus partnership in Ind-WI series.
    WI escaped defeat just by 1 wicket, as one wicket remained when play was called off.
    Gavaskar scored centuries in both innings.
    First time three centuries were hit by Indians in an innings (5th Test and 6th Test).
    India scored first 600-plus score against West Indies.

Batting Records

    Highest Centuries: 4 by Gavaskar, 2 each by Viswanath and Vengasarkar
    Highest Ind. Scores or 200-plus: 250 by Bachhus
    Centuries:
    205 (Gavaskar), 187 (Kallicharran) – 1st Test
    107 & 182* (Gavaskar), 111 (Williams), 157* (Vengasarkar) – 3rd Test
    124 (Viswanath) – 4th Test
    120 (Gavaskar), 109 (Vengasarkar), 126* (Kapil Dev) – 5th Test
    179 (Viswanath), 102 (A Gaekwad), 101* (Mohinder Amarnath), 250 (Bacchus) – 6th Test

Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships
300-plus

    344* 2nd Gavaskar & Vengasarkar (Ind)

100-plus
155 2nd Gavaskar & Viswanath (Ind)
117 4th Gavaskar & Kirmani (Ind)
109 3rd Gomes & Kallicharran (WI)
167 5th Kallicharran & Murray (WI)
153 1st Gavaskar & Chetan Chauhan (Ind)
170 2nd A Gaekwad & Vengasarkar (Ind)
102 3rd Williams & kallicharran (WI)
100 7th Kallicharran & Parry (WI)
119 1st Gavaskar & Chetan Chauhan (Ind)
151 2nd Gavaskar & Vengasarkar (Ind)
144 3rd Chetan Chauhan & Viswanath (Ind)
172 4th Viswanath & Gaekwad (Ind)
119 5th Gaekwad & Amarnath (Ind)
102 6th Amarnath & Kapil Dev (Ind)
129 3rd Bacchus & Jumadeen (WI)
160 5th Bacchus & Murray (WI)

Bowling Records

    Best Bowling in an Inning:
    5/116 Chandrasekhar (Ind)
    5/126 S Clarke (WI)
    5/51 Ghavri (Ind)
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