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.
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)
- 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
- 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.
- Highest Centuries: 2 by Vengasarkar
Highest Ind. Scores: 141 by Greenidge
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)
Best Bowling in an Inning
- 5/24 Patterson
5/55 Chetan Sharma
8/61 & 8/75 Hirwani (Ind)
Best Bowling in a Test
- 141/16 by Hirwani