WI in Ind 3rd Test: A Thrilling Draw ensures 2-0 Series Win for India

West Indies won the toss and in the absence of Chanderpaul, the top order batsmen put safety first putting two century partnerships, scoring 267/2. The 2nd day saw WI walking to 575/9 without declaration proving they just want a draw. West Indies were bowled out for 590 runs and Indians reached 281/3 at stumps on Day 3. The dramatic 4th day saw Sachin missing and Ashwin scoring maiden century. India conceded lead of 108 runs getting bowled out for 482 runs. WI scored cautious 81/2 with the intent to play for draw. The dramatic last day saw 17 wickets tumbling and India falling short by just 1 run to win the match.

WI in Ind Series: Schedule & Results

Match Facts

    Ashwin was declared the Man of the Match and Many of the Series award.
    Varun Aaron made his test debut.
    Barath scored his 4th half-century in his 9th test.
    Brathwaite scored his 3rd half-century in his 6th test.
    Kirk Edwards scored his 3rd half-century in his 6th test.
    Darren Bravo scored his 3rd test century in his 13th test.
    WI opener scored the first century partnership of the series.
    Edwards and Bravo scored the first century partnership of the series, for third wicket.
    WI side became the 5th team in the world to post 6 50-plus scores in an innings, first for them.
    This is the third instance when 6 batsmen have scored 50-plus runs against India in an innings in Test. South Africa and Srilanka have scored on another two occasions.
    Dhoni broke Kirmani reocrd of 36 dismissals against West Indies.
    Dravid reached 13000-run mark in test matches, becoming the second batsmen after Tendulkar to break the mark.
    Tendulkar equalled Border’s record of 63 test half-centuries.
    Dravid scored 62nd half-century in Test matches.
    Dravid reached 13000 playing lesser test matches than Tendulkar, although took 11 more innings than Tendulkar.
    Dravid reached 1000-runs in a calendar year for third time. Tendulkar (6) and Gavaskar (4) are ahead of Dravid.
    Ashwin with 18 wickets, recorded the best performance on debut by any Indian bowler.
    Kohli scored his maiden 50-plus score in Test cricket in his 4th test.
    Ashwin scored his maiden century in the 3rd inning. Before the century he had scored 4 runs.
    Ashwin became the third Indian player (after 1962) to hit a century and take 5-wkt haul in a test. Vinoo Mankad and Umrigar have achieved the feat.
    Sachin joined Dravid and Steve Waugh in scoring maximum 10 nervous 90s score in Test matches.
    Only 2nd instance in Test history, when team failed to score the last winning run, and test ended in a draw.
    Kohli scored his 2nd test fifty

West Indies 1st innings

    Barath c Dhoni b Ashwin 62 runs 148 balls 8 4s
    Brathwaite c Kohli b Ashwin 68 runs 184 balls 8 4s
    Edwards c Dhoni b Sharma 86 runs 165 balls 13 4s
    Darren Bravo c Dhoni b Aaron 166 runs 284 balls 17 4s
    Kieran Powell c Dhoni b Ojha 81 runs 149 balls 9 4s
    Samuels c Dravid b Ashwin 61 runs 103 balls 9 4s
    Baugh b Aaron 4 runs 6 balls 1 four
    Darren Sammy c Dhoni b Aaron 3 runs 6 balls
    Rampaul c Kohli b Ashwin 10 runs 14 balls 2 4s
    Fidel Edwards not out 11 runs 27 balls 1 four
    Bishoo b Ashwin 12 runs 21 balls 2 4s
    Extras (b 8, lb 16, nb 2) 26
    Total (184.1 overs) 590

Fall of wickets

    1-137 (Barath, 52.5 ov), 2-150 (Brathwaite, 58.6 ov), 3-314 (KA Edwards, 103.5 ov), 4-474 (Powell, 150.1 ov), 5-518 (Bravo, 163.6 ov), 6-524 (Baugh, 165.5 ov), 7-540 (Sammy, 169.4 ov), 8-563 (Rampaul, 174.1 ov), 9-566 (Samuels, 176.6 ov), 10-590 (Bishoo, 184.1 ov)

Bowling

    Ishant Sharma 32 ov 9 maidens 84/1
    Aaron 28 ov 4 maidens 106/3
    Pragyan Ojha 48 ov 10 maidens 126/1
    Ashwin 52.1 ov 6 maidens 156/5
    Sehwag 16 ov 1 maiden 61/0
    Kohli 2 ov 9/0
    Tendulkar 6 ov 24/0

India 1st innings

    Gambhir c Baugh b Rampaul 55 runs 99 balls 8 4s
    Sehwag b Sammy 37 runs 50 balls 3 4s 1 six
    Dravid b Samuels 82 runs 149 balls 11 4s
    Tendulkar c Sammy b Rampaul 94 runs 153 balls 8 4s 2 6s
    Laxman c Samuels b Fidel Edwards 32 runs 54 balls 3 4s
    Kohli c Fidel Edwards b Bishoo 52 runs 111 balls 5 4s
    Dhoni b Sammy 8 runs 21 balls 1 four
    Ashwin c Barath b Rampaul 103 runs 118 balls 15 4s 2 6s
    Ishant Sharma c Bravo b Samuels 5 runs 36 balls
    Aaron b Samuels 4 runs 14 balls 1 four
    Ojha not out 0 run 14 balls
    Extras (b 1, w 4, nb 5) 10
    Total (135.4 overs) 482

Fall of wickets

    1-67 (Sehwag, 14.3 ov), 2-138 (Gambhir, 33.6 ov), 3-224 (Dravid, 60.5 ov), 4-287 (Laxman, 81.1 ov), 5-322 (Tendulkar, 86.6 ov), 6-331 (Dhoni, 91.4 ov), 7-428 (Kohli, 116.2 ov), 8-455 (Sharma, 125.6 ov), 9-463 (Aaron, 129.6 ov), 10-482 (Ashwin, 135.4 ov)

Bowling

    Fidel Edwards 28 ov 4 maidens 116/1
    Rampaul 24.4 ov 3 maidens 95/3
    Sammy 26 ov 3 maidens 90/2
    Samuels 17 ov 74/3
    Bishoo 40 ov 6 maidens 106/1

West Indies 2nd innings

    Barath c Laxman b Ojha 3 runs 10 balls
    Brathwaite c Tendulkar b Ojha 35 runs 115 balls 2 4s
    Kirk Edwards st Dhoni b Ojha 17 runs 24 balls 3 4s
    Darren Bravo c & b Ojha 48 runs 105 balls 5 4s
    Kieran Powell lbw b Ashwin 11 runs 29 balls
    Samuels st Dhoni b Ojha 0
    Baugh b Ashwin 1 run 4 balls
    Sammy c Dhoni b Ashwin 10 runs 22 balls
    Rampaul c Tendulkar b Ojha 0
    Fiedl Edwards not out 2 runs 16 balls
    Bishoo lbw b Ashwin 0
    Extras (b 3, lb 4) 7
    Total (57.2 overs) 134

Fall of wickets

    1-6 (Barath, 4.1 ov), 2-30 (KA Edwards, 10.6 ov), 3-91 (Brathwaite, 38.5 ov), 4-112 (Bravo, 46.1 ov), 5-112 (Samuels, 46.5 ov), 6-117 (Baugh, 47.5 ov), 7-120 (Powell, 49.3 ov), 8-129 (Rampaul, 52.4 ov), 9-134 (Sammy, 57.1 ov), 10-134 (Bishoo, 57.2 ov)
Bowling

    Ojha 27 ov 5 maidens 47/6
    Ishant Sharma 8 ov 2 maidens 15/0
    Aaron 4 ov 23/0
    Ashwin 15.2 ov 34/4
    Sehwag 2 ov 3/0
    Tendulkar 1 ov 5/0

India 2nd innings (target: 243 runs)

    Gambhir c Sammy b Fidel Edwards 12 runs 11 balls 1 four
    Sehwag c Sammy b Bishoo 60 runs 65 balls 8 4s
    Dravid c Ramdin b Samuels 33 runs 49 balls 1 four
    Tendulkar c Kirk Edwards b Samuels 3 runs 7 balls
    Laxman c Barath b Rampaul 31 runs 53 balls 1 four
    Kohli c Sammy b Bishoo 63 runs 114 balls 3 4s 1 six
    Dhoni c Kirk Edwards b Rampaul 13 runs 37 balls 1 four
    Ashwin run out 14 runs 27 balls
    Ishant Sharma b Rampaul 10 runs 17 balls 1 four
    Aaron not out 2 runs 5 balls
    Extras (nb 1) 1
    Total (64 overs) 242/9

Fall of wickets

    1-19 (Gambhir, 4.3 ov), 2-101 (Sehwag, 19.1 ov), 3-106 (Tendulkar, 20.5 ov), 4-113 (Dravid, 24.1 ov), 5-165 (Laxman, 39.3 ov), 6-189 (Dhoni, 49.4 ov), 7-224 (Kohli, 59.1 ov), 8-239 (Sharma, 62.5 ov), 9-242 (Ashwin, 63.6 ov)

Bowling

    Fiedl Edwards 7 ov 28/1
    Rampaul 16 ov 1 maiden 56/3
    Samuels 25 ov 93/2
    Bishoo 16 ov 65/2
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