1966/67 Series saw West Indies winning 2-0 in 3-match series in India. India had the best batsman of the series, the best bowler too, the quadrat magic of spins, maximum centuries, yet with 19 more wickets taken by bowlers, better partnerships, and 4 players scoring more than 200 runs, West Indies again won the series easily.
India Vs West Indies Test Series: 1966-67 Result
345 by Borde with 2 centuries was the highest for India. None other could reach 200 mark. Engineer made impressive 133 in 2 innings.
344 by captain Sobers with 5 50s was the best performance. Hunte was second best with 259 runs.
Chandrasekhar with 18 wickets was the pick of Indian bowling. Indian bowlers took 39 wickets in the series. The quadrat of Chandra, Bedi, Prasanna and Venkatraghavan accounted for 32 of them.
Gibbs with 18 wicket shared the best bowling performance of series with Chandrasekhar. WI bowlers took 58 wickets.
Sobers with 14 wickets and 344 runs was indisputable best allrounder.
Sobers excelled as batsman and bowler, Pataudi Junior failed again scoring only 144 runs.
Hendriks for West Indies and Kunderan for India failed again.
Captains: Sobers (WI), Nawab of Pataudi jnr* (Ind)
Wicketkeepers: Hendriks (WI), Kunderan (Ind)
Best Batsman: Borde (345), Sobers (344)
Best Bowler: Chandrasekhar and Gibbs (18 wkts each)
Highest Team Score: 421 (WI), 404 (Ind)
Lowest Team Score: 167 (Ind), 390 (WI)
Centuries: 4 (Ind 3, WI 1)
50s: 17 (WI 11, Ind 6)
5wkts in inning: 2 (1 each)
10wkts in inning: 1
- WI Score: 421 and 192/4, 390, 406 and 270/7
Ind Score: 296 and 316,167 and 178 (f/o), 404 and 323
- Highest Centuries: 2 by Borde
121 (Borde), 101 (C Hunte) – 1st Test
109 (Engineer), 125 (Borde) – 3rd Test
Highest Ind. Scores: 125 by Borde
Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships
- 102 6th Borde & Durani (Ind)
110 4th Hunte & Lloyd (WI)
102* 5th Lloyd & Sobers (WI)
105 5th Kanhai & Nurse (WI)
129 1st Sardesai & Engineer (Ind)
- Best Bowling in an Inning:
Best Bowling in a Test: 11 wkts in match by Chandrasekhar
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