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Day 5

702dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Gros Islet

Kohli advocates flexibility in team combination

India's Test captain showed a willingness to shake up his XI in St Lucia, and, he said, it's a trend he won't shy away from setting - though it might have more to do with the bowling attack going

Day 4

704dKarthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

Bhuvneshwar's swing makes for appointment viewing

Plopping down in front of a TV set, rather than in the stands at Darren Sammy National Stadium, provided a sensational view of Bhuvneshwar Kumar's swing bowling exhibition

705dBharath Seervi

Bhuvneshwar's away record, Kohli's low

3Five-wicket hauls for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Tests. All three have come in Tests outside Asia, including the 5 for 33 in this Test. He had taken 5 for 82 and 6 for 82 in his first two innings in Englan

Day 3

705dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Washout a big step towards draw at St Lucia

India lost their first five wickets for 126 and their last five for 14, but in between the fifth and sixth R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha added 213 runs to save them the blushes

Day 2

707dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

West Indies reply solidly to India's 353

India lost their first five wickets for 126 and their last five for 14, but in between the fifth and sixth R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha added 213 runs to save them the blushes

706dKarthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

Saha's patience pays off in maiden Test ton

More than six years after making his debut, Wriddhiman Saha's maiden Test century was an innings symbolic of the substance over style grafting that helped him earn his spot

Day 1

708dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Ashwin, Saha rescue India on testing day

On a day when India made questionable selections, one of the management's moves in this series, the promotion of R Ashwin to No. 6, rescued them from 126 for 5

706dKarthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

Viijay and Pujara conspicuous by their absence

By leaving out M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, India have compromised the solidity of their top order and perhaps affected the mindset of the omitted batsmen

707dBharath Seervi

Ashwin's record series, India's No. 3 trouble

3 India players who made two or more 50-plus scores and took two or more five-wicket hauls in a Test series. R Ashwin, in this series, joins Kapil Dev and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in doing the bat-and-ball d

707dKarthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

Tide begins to rise for West Indies pace unit

West Indies opened the four-Test series in Antigua with a not-so-fast bowling attack ground down by India's batsmen, but the promising debuts of Miguel Cummins in Jamaica and Alzarri Joseph in St


699dNagraj Gollapudi

Is India's need for speed too costly?

Under Virat Kohli, India have tended to go for quick-scoring batsmen at the expense of solid players. Is it an error in judgement or a larger sign of flexible thinking and practices?

708dKarthik Krishnaswamy

Shami and Ishant - a tale of two bowlers

On his return from a long injury lay-off, Mohammed Shami has executed plans, induced edges and taken wickets. Ishant Sharma, meanwhile, still grapples with familiar concerns

708dKarthik Krishnaswamy in St Lucia

India's St Lucia Test batting selection riddle

M Vijay missed the second Test but is back to full fitness after his injury replacement KL Rahul scored 158 in Jamaica. Will Vijay come back into the XI at the expense of Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, C

699dKarthik Krishnaswamy

Versatile Rahane quietly shows his worth

In the 137 minutes Ajinkya Rahane spent at the crease in India's second innings in St Lucia, the most memorable moment possibly came when he was at the non-striker's end. Ravindra Jadeja was on strike

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.