Player of the Match
Player of the Match

2.55pm A draw loomed after the entire third day's play was washed out, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar swung the match India's way with an artistic spell. India's batsmen, led by Rahane, then bloated the lead to 345 before declaring. As much as India bowled well, West Indies' batsmen lacked application. Brathwaite played across the line, Samuels was bowled through the gate. No rearguard from Chase either. Bravo offered the lone source of resistance with his first Test fifty in eight innings as West Indies barely reached three figures. India have the series in the bag and a win in Trinidad will bump them up to the top of the Test rankings

Jason Holder, West Indies captain: We bowled well in the first morning but credit needs to be given to how Ashwin and Saha played. We are obviously struggling with the batting and we can't win Test matches until we put some runs on the board. We just got to be a little more patient, and put price on the wicket, and fight. Miguel in the first and second innings, quality bowling. We can only hope Miguel and Alzarri go leaps and bounds from here. We just need to knuckle down and put some runs on the board.

Virat Kohli, India captain: We have done quite a few firsts in the last year. In Jamaica we understood the things that went wrong. We corrected those things here on the fourth day. We got seven wickets for 31 runs and that was the game-changer. We have always aimed to win series' away from India. This is a good start. We made three changes and we understood Rohit needs to be backed at a particular position. I batted at No.3, Jinks at No.4. Rohit is dangerous at No.5. That means I take up the extra responsibility at No.3. I don't mind that and someone like Ashwin is batting well. And we can play five bowlers. Wonderful, commendable from Bhuvneshwar. He showed the bowlers how to bowl in consistent areas. We lost early wickets here, that's the way Test cricket goes. I am being too critical but we will look for a complete performance in Trinidad.

Hmm, Kohli indicating Rohit would stay at No.5, with him taking the extra responsibility at No.3....

Sixth Man-of-the-Match award for Ashwin. Since his debut, no other India player has won more than three.

R Ashwin, Man of the Match: We thought 234 on the first day was a par score, and we wanted to extend it. From the outside, it looked like a slow wicket. We were bowling good lines and conservative lengths and Bhuvi bowled that wonderful spell on the fourth day.

Sid Monga's report should be your next stop. Many thanks for tuning in. Goodbye and cheerio. Do come back for the Trinidad Test.

Ansuman Mishra: "1st time India win 2 test matches in a series in WI!!!!! Historical Win!!!! :)... Congos India :)"

Donepudi : "Take away from this series is fast bowling. They are superb!! "

Deepak: "Two consecutive away series win for India. Well done"

Jadeja to Gabriel, OUT, India win by 237 runs and wrap up the series. The celebrations begin in the Indian camp. Coach Kumble gets a win in his first series in charge. Jadeja gives it loads of air on middle. Gabriel has a good ol' No.11 slog. He ends up holing out to Bhuvneshwar who broke the game open for India. Pouches it safely at deep midwicket
Jadeja to Gabriel, 2 runs, Jadeja pushes it full and gets it to break away outside off, Gabriel jabs and gets an outside edge past slip
Jadeja to Gabriel, 2 runs, tossed up straight on middle, Gabriel lofts it straight over the bowler's head

47 | 1 Run | WI: 104/9

  • ML Cummins2 (17b)
  • ST Gabriel7 (14b)
  • R Ashwin12-2-28-1
  • RA Jadeja5-1-16-1
Ashwin to Cummins, no run, slower offbreak, has Cummins prodding and missing again
Ashwin to Cummins, no run, turn and bounce, jumps past the outside edge
Ashwin to Cummins, no run,
Ashwin to Gabriel, 1 run, Jadeja sprints in, dives forward, from long-on but can't pouch it. Tossed up and outside off, Gabriel drags it in the air and gets away. Great effort to get there, Jadeja
Ashwin to Gabriel, no run, length ball offbreak, fended in front of short leg
Ashwin to Gabriel, no run, straight ball on middle from round the stumps, defended

46 | 1 Run | WI: 103/9

  • ML Cummins2 (14b)
  • ST Gabriel6 (11b)
  • RA Jadeja5-1-16-1
  • R Ashwin11-2-27-1
Jadeja to Cummins, no run, flighted outside off and spins in, forward and squirts an inside edge onto the pad
Jadeja to Cummins, no run, Cummins presses forward, looses his grip, and blocks

Big win


No. of bigger wins in terms of runs for India outside Asia, before this 237-run win. They had won by 279 runs at Headingley in 1986 and by 272 runs in Auckland 1967-68.

Fifty at last


No. of inns without a 50+ score for Bravo at home, before this inns. He was dismissed in scores of 10 to 30 in 7 of those inns.

Bravo's game


Bravo's average in the 4th inns of Tests, before this match. He averages better only in 3rd inns, marginally, 46.47.

Can West Indies repeat?


Overs batted by West Indies on the fifth day in the last Test, losing just 2 wickets, to draw the Test. They are set 346 runs to win in 87 overs today.

How much more?


Highest score by West Indies in 4th inns vs India at home, in St John's, 2006. The lead has already gone past 340 for India now.



Rohit Sharma's strike rate off his last 30 balls till end of play, in which he scored 34 runs with 3 sixes. He had made just 7 runs off his first 27 balls with only a four.

India's No. 3 woes


Average of India's batsmen at No. 3 in Tests since Jan 2014 - worst among all teams. Excluding WI, Ban and Zim, all the other teams' No. 3 average 40+.

Bhuvi's turn-around


No. of balls in which Bhuvneshwar took his five-wickets. In his first 91 balls, he was wicket-less.

Handy contributions at top


Last time West Indies' top-5 all scored 20 or more in a Test inns at home, before this match - vs Aus, Bridgetown. Last time vs India at home was in 1996-97, Kingston.

Long time ago


No. of inns for West Indies against India without their top-2 wickets adding 50 or more runs, before this. Their last such inns was in Basseterre in 2006.

Some start


West Indies's highest opening stand in Tests since start of 2015 in 26 inns, before this. Johnson-Brathwaite have added more than 50 runs in this inns.

Collapsed at end


Runs added by India's last 4 wickets after Ashwin-Saha's stand. India lost their last 5 wickets in 48 balls.