Ind vs WI 1987-88 Test Series: Statistics and Records

India and West Indies were weakened Test teams. Ageing Richards and Kapil Dev were part of their teams, but not so effective any more. Walsh emerged as the face of fresh WI attack. None others could match the feat of their reverred seniors and series ended in a rare draw in Ind-WI clash. Hirwani did create a sensation by providing the best-ever Indian bowling performance in a test, yet Walsh was the key player.

India Vs West Indies Test Series: 1987-88 Result
Ind vs WI 1987-88 Test Series: Finally a Draw

Series Record

Captains: Vengasarkar (Ind), Richards (WI)
Wicketkeepers: More (Ind), Dujon (WI)
Best Batsman: Vengasarkar (305), Richards (295)
Best Bowler: Walsh (26), Hirwani (16)
Highest Team Score: 565 (Ind), 5230/5 (Ind)
Lowest Team Score: 75 (Ind), 127 (WI)
Centuries: 7 (WI 4, Ind 3)
50s: 14 (7 each)
5wkts in inning: 7 (WI 4, Ind 3)
10wkts in inning: 1 – 16/141 Hirwani (Ind)

Team Records:

    India score: 75 and 327, 281 and 173, 565, 382 and 217/8d
    West Indies 127 and 276/5, 337 and 4/1, 530/5d and 157/2, 184 and 160

Other Records

    India all out on 75 in first innings of first test, their lowest total against WI.
    Hirwani created an Indian record taking 16 wickets in a match.
    First-ever drawn series between India and West Indies.

Batting Records

    Highest Centuries: 2 by Vengasarkar
    Highest Ind. Scores: 141 by Greenidge
    Centuries:
    102 (Vengasarkar), 109* (Richards) – 1st Test
    141 (Greenidge), 101 (Logie), 100* (Hooper), 102* (Vengasarkar) – 3rd Test
    109 (Kapil) – 4th Test

    Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships

      147 2nd Greenidge & Richardson (WI)
      124 3rd Greenidge & Richards (WI)
      169 5th Logie & Hooper (WI)
      114 1st Greenidge & Haynes (WI)
      113 6th Kapil & Ajay Sharma (Ind)

    Bowling Records
    Best Bowling in an Inning

      5/24 Patterson
      5/55 Chetan Sharma
      5/54 Walsh
      5/68 Patterson
      5/54 Walsh
      8/61 & 8/75 Hirwani (Ind)

    Best Bowling in a Test

      141/16 by Hirwani
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