Ind vs WI 1975/76 Series: Statistics and Record

The series saw India losing again. Yet, continuing the trend of getting respects they added one more feather in the cap by chasing the highest-ever total in Test Cricket that too against the formiddable attack of West Indies. Richards excelled as the best batsman of the series, while Chandrasekhar putshined his West Indies counterpart to emerge as the highest wicket taker of the series.

India Vs West Indies Test Series: 1975/76 Result
Ind Vs WI 1975/76 Series: Richards and WI Rule despite Indian Record

Series Record

Captains: Lloyd (WI), Bishan Bedi (Ind)
Wicketkeepers: Murray (WI), Kirmani (Ind)
Best Batsman: Viv Richards (556), Gavaskar (390)
Best Bowler: Chandrasekhar (21), Holding (19)
Highest Team Score: 488/9 (WI), 406/4 (Ind)
Lowest Team Score: 97 (Ind), 241 (WI)
Centuries: Centuries: 9 (WI 5, Ind 4)
50s: 14 (WI 8, Ind 6)
5wkts in inning: 5 (Ind 3, WI 2)
10wkts in inning: 0

Team Records:

    West Indies Score: 488/9d, 241 and 215/8, 359 and 271/6d, 391 and 13/0
    India score: 177 and 214, 402/5d, 228 and 406/4, 306/6d and 97

Other Records

    For the 2nd time (after 1970-71 series) in Ind-WI history an Indian bowler took more wickets than WI bowlers.
    India became the first country to chase 400-plus runs in Test Cricket.

Batting Records

    Highest Centuries: 3 by Richards, 2 by Gavaskar
    Highest Ind. Scores: 177 by Richards
    142 (Viv Richards), 102 (Lloyd) – 1st Test
    130 (Viv Richards), 156 (Gavaskar), 115* (Brijesh Patel) – 2nd Test
    177 (Viv Richards), 103* (Kallicharran), 102 (Gavaskar), 112 Viswanath – 3rd Test

Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships

    220 3rd Richards & Kallicharran (WI)
    204 5th Gavaskar & Brijesh Patel (Ind)


    122 5th Richards & Murray (WI)
    122 4th Richards & Kallicharran (WI)
    108 2nd Gavaskar & Mohinder Amarnath (Ind)
    159 3rd Gavaskar & Viswanath (Ind)
    136 1st Gavaskar & A Gaekwad (Ind)
    105 1st Fredericks & Rowe (WI)
    107 7th Murray & Holding (WI)

Bowling Records
Best Bowling in an Inning

    5/23 Holford
    5/82 Bedi
    6/120 Chandrasekhar
    6/65 Holding
    5/153 Chandrasekhar

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