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Statistical Review: West Indies vs India – Day 5 of the third Test

India clinched a thrashing victory over the hosts West Indies on the day 5 of the 3rd Test at Gros Islet. India began the day form their overnight score 157/3 and put 217/7 on the board before making declare their innings. India put 346 runs target in the front of hosts.

Chasing that big total, West Indies batting collapsed at just 108 runs in the front of Indian bowlers. India won the Test match by 237 runs.

With this win, India also secures this Test series for themselves as leading the series by 2-0 before beginning the last or 4th Test of this series.

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Brief Scores: India – 353 (Ravichandran Ashwin 118, Wriddhiman Saha 104, Miguel Cummins 3/54) & 217/7 decl. (Ajinkya Rahane 78*, Rohit Sharma 41, Miguel Cummins 6/48)

West Indies – 225 (Kraigg Brathwaite 64, Marlon Samuels 48, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/33) & 108 (Darren Bravo 59, Marlon Samuels 12, Mohammed Shami 3/15)

Result – India won by 237 runs

Here are some statistical highlights of day 5 of the 3rd Test:

  1. New West Indian pacer Miguel Cummins bowled very good on the day. At the end of India’s second innings, Cummins finished with the bowling figure of 11-1-48-6. It was the best bowling figure in a Test innings by a West Indian pacer against India in West Indies. In fact, it was the best bowling figure in a Test innings by a pacer in a Test match between West Indies and India in West Indies.

Also Cummins’ 6/48 was also 4th best bowling figure in a Test innings by a West Indian pacer against India.

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2. India declared their 2nd innings of this Test match at 217/7, which was India’s 4th lowest Test innings total at outside India to make declare. Also it (217/7) was the India’s 3rd lowest Test innings total at outside Asia to make declare.

Also this 217/7 is India’s lowest declaration total at outside India for winning cause.

 

3. India put 346 runs target in the front of West Indies in this Test match. It was the second largest target set for West Indies by India in a Test match in the Caribbean soil. The largest target had set for West Indies by India in a Test match in the Caribbean soil was 392 runs at St. John’s in 2006. However, West Indies had successfully drawn that St. John’s Test.

Also this 346 runs target was the 4th largest target set for West Indies by India in Test history.

 

4. West Indian debutant cricketer Alzarri Joseph got a pair as he scored duck in the both innings. Joseph became the third West Indian cricketer to score a pair on Test debut. Before Joseph, Alfred Valentine and Rajendra Chandrika were the other two West Indian cricketers to score a pair on their Test debut.

 

5. West Indies bundled out at just 108 runs in the 4th innings of this Test match. It was West Indies’ second lowest total against India in a Test innings. West Indies’ lowest total in a Test innings against India was 103 runs at Kingston in 2006.

 

6. India won the Test match by 237 runs. It was the largest victory (by runs) in a Test match between West Indies vs India in West Indies. The other important stats on this largest victory (by runs) are:

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i) It was India’s second largest Test victory (by runs) against West Indies. India’s largest Test victory (by runs) against West Indies was by 255 runs at Chennai in 1988.

ii) Also it was the 5th largest victory (by runs) in a Test match between West Indies vs India.

iii) Also it was India’s 3rd largest Test victory (by runs) at outside Asia and 4th largest Test victory at outside home.

 

7. West Indies lost this match against visitors India by 237 runs. It was West Indies’ 5th largest Test defeat (by runs) in their home ground and largest Test defeat against India in their home ground. Also it was West Indies’ second largest Test defeat (by runs) against India in the overall Test history.

 

8. After winning this third Test of this 4-match Test series, India also assures this series by leading 2-0. It was India’s second win in this ongoing Test series. Some interesting stats on this win are given at below:

i) It is the first time that India won more than one Test in a Test series in West Indies.

ii) It is 9th time that India won more than one Test in a Test series at outside home.

iii) Out of these 9th time (including ongoing Test series), India lost only one series (lost by 3-2 in Australia in 1977/78) and won other 8 times (including ongoing Test series)

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iv) It is the 4th time (excluding Zimbabwe) that India won more than one Test in a Test series in outside Asia. Taking Zimbabwe, It is the 5th time for India to win more than one Test in a Test series in outside Asia.

 

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