Ind Vs WI 1975/76 Series: Richards and WI Rule despite Indian Record

1975/76 Series was won by West Indies resorting to continuous short pitches and to protest, Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi declared their innings at 97/5 in the second innings of last test match and WI won the test by 10 wickets. India did create World Record of highest successful chase in Test Cricket.

India Vs West Indies Test Series: 1975/76 Result
Ind vs WI 1975/76 Series: Statistics and Record

India lost the series 1-2. But history was created, first when India chased record 403 runs, and then in last test match Bishan Singh Bedi created history by declaring at 97/5 in the second inning to protest against the beamers of West Indies bowlers. India lost the match by 10 wickets

Batsman Richards emerged as the new icon of West Indies against India hitting 3 centuries to aggregate 556 runs in 6 innings. Lloyd (283) and Kallicharan (237) were other major run scorers, besides opener Frederick (202.
With 390 runs scored with the help of two centuries and a half-centuy, Gavaskar again emerged as the key Indian batsman, while Mohinder Amarnath (279) and Viswanath (255) were other good performers.

21 by Chandrasekhar was the best Indian performance. of the 50 West Indies wickets taken by Indian, spin trio of Chandra, Bedi and Venkat accounted for 46.
47 wickets by WI bowlers saw Holding emerge as new spearhead of fast bowlers paradise with 19 wickets.

Murray scored 189 runs with a half-century in 6 innings. Kirmani could score only 35 runs in 4 innings.

Bedi took 18 wickets. Lloyd scored 283 runs.

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