0.5 got im! Late swing! Deadly swing! West Indies have been hiding in their creases all day, even against deliveries as full as this one. Which means he has allowed the ball to move, allowed it to do the very thing that defeats him. Plays all around it, the flick shot ending up starting at a line outside that the ball takes and nails his pads in front of middle 2/1
    35.5 very good work from bowler and keeper. Loads more revs on the ball, and the seam whirs around, while being bolt upright and pointing at leg slip. Chandrika is sucked into playing a flick shot on the front foot, and that's when the ball dips, seems to take an inside edge, brushes the pad and goes through to the wicketkeeper. Saha doesn't take it on the first grab, but he recovers it on the third. 88/3
    13.5 beautiful catch - diving low to his left to get two hands under the ball. Rahane is phenomenal in the cordon. Gets the chance to show off his skills as Umesh takes a back of a length ball away from Bravo, who had been set up with inswingers at the start of the over and as a result pushes at the ball 21/2
    41.5 ripper! Samuels has played down the wrong line, worried about a repetition of big spinning offbreak earlier in the over. Tosses it up outside off, the drift away from the bat does Samuels in. Otherwise the turn would have been countered by the full face of the bat. As such the ball pitches further away from him outside off and beats his outside edge 101/5
    37.5 taken at short midwicket, and a pair for Blackwood. Gorgeous bowling from Ashwin again, giving the ball flight to draw the batsman forward and to make him think he can attack it. But then he makes it dip, which means when Blackwood plays the flick even with the roll of the wrists the ball goes up in the air. Good on Kohli to keep a short midwicket, it's him at that position, diving away to his left 92/4
    45.4 gorgeous bowling again! Dip this time to knock Chase out. He was lunging forward, prepared to block with hard hands. Had he reached the pitch of the ball, he may well have. But this one eludes him and is therefore able to turn, bounce, take the top of the bat and settle in KL Rahul's hands. Sharp, low catch from the substitute 106/6
    48.6 misjudges the googly! It's tossed up on off stump, Dowrich plays outside the line and is struck on the front pad, low enough and perfectly in line with the stumps. Apologies, it wasn't the traditional googly. More of a topspinner that came in with the angle 120/7
    53.2 that will feel sweet! First five-for outside Asia. Second time he has a hundred and a five-for in the same match. Come hit me, the ball says as he lobs it up outside off, Holder falls into the trap, goes for the cover drive, leaves a big gap between bat and pad and the leg stump takes a beating 132/8
    not out
    77.3 whipped straight at midwicket. Tossed up on the pads, Bishoo goes for another aggressive stroke and doesn't mind the field. Pujara was there, and it went straight to him 227/9
    77.6 plays inside the line and gets his off stump pegged back. That is India's first innings win in the West Indies. A shortish ball pitches outside off and is virtually allowed to go past him by Gabriel playing down the wrong line 231/10
    5 (nb 5)
    231 all out (f/o) (78 Overs, RR: 2.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (KC Brathwaite, 0.5 ov), 2-21 (DM Bravo, 13.5 ov), 3-88 (R Chandrika, 35.5 ov), 4-92 (J Blackwood, 37.5 ov), 5-101 (MN Samuels, 41.5 ov), 6-106 (RL Chase, 45.4 ov), 7-120 (SO Dowrich, 48.6 ov), 8-132 (JO Holder, 53.2 ov), 9-227 (D Bishoo, 77.3 ov), 10-231 (ST Gabriel, 77.6 ov)
    I Sharma11.022712.4503
    Mohammed Shami10.032602.6001
    UT Yadav13.043412.6100
    R Ashwin25.088373.3200
    A Mishra19.036113.2101

Match Details

  • North Sound, St Peters (approximately half way between the capital St Johns and the airport)


India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 4-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Match days

21,22,23,24July 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 21 Jul - day 1 - India 1st innings 302/4 (V Kohli 143*, R Ashwin 22*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 22 Jul - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 31/1 (KC Brathwaite 11*, D Bishoo 0*, 16 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Jul - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 21/1 (R Chandrika 9*, DM Bravo 10*, 13 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Jul - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 231 (78 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Biggest win outside Asia


No. of bigger wins for India outside Asia, than the Inns & 92 runs win in this Test. Their previous biggest win was by an Inns & 90 runs v Zim, Bulawayo, 2005-06.

Century, yes; 5-for, yes


No. of times Ashwin has scored a century and took a five-wicket haul in the same Test - only India cricketer to do it twice. Mankad and Umrigar did it once.

Can Samuels save WI?


Samuels' score in his only previous innings against India while following-on, at Eden Gardens in 2011-12. WI made 463 then but lost by an inns & 15 runs.

India again


Last time West Indies were asked to follow-on in Tests at home, also by India - Gros Islet, 2006. This is their 8th follow-on in home Tests against all teams.

Saha's five-for


No. of India wicketkeepers to effect 5 or more dismissals in a Test inns in West Indies, before Saha in this Test. More and Dhoni had effected 4 dismissals.

Brathwaite the man


No. of inns for WI at home without their openers scoring 50+, before this. Brathwaite's 118 vs Eng in St George's was the last 50+ by an WI opener at home.

Swift Shami


No. of India fast bowlers who completed 50 Test wickets in fewer matches than Shami's 13. Venkatesh Prasad also took 13 Tests to reach the milestone.

Brathwaite gets going


Kraigg Brathwaite's average in his last six Test inns at home, before this. He scored 54 runs in those inns with highest of 25 including two ducks.

Opening woes continue


No. of innings without a 50-plus stand for West Indies, including this. Their last 50-plus stand was 55 vs SA, Port Elizabeth, Dec 2014.

Contributions from all


No. of instances of a team having 50+ partnerships for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th wkts, including India in this Test. First was SL v Ind, Colombo (SSC), 2008.

Century on first attempt


No. of India players who scored centuries in their maiden Test innings in West Indies, including Ashwin. Others: Polly Umrigar, Brijesh Patel, Sanjay Manjrekar.