Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.2 After teasing Brathwaite with some outswingers, Bhuvneshwar swings this one in, and gets it to straighten on off and middle. Pretty full in length. Brathwaite plays across the line and falls over. Bang in front. Umpire Tucker's finger almost went up instantly. The tracker confirms that it would clatter into off. WI 4 for the loss of their openers inside five overs 4/2
    3.5 Johnson pops a catch to short leg and exits for a five-ball duck! Rohit, under the helmet, takes it to his right. Good catch. Finally, he has hung onto one. Back of a length and angled in, Johnson can't keep it down. Fends with firm hands to the fielder 4/1
    41.4 Shortish and angled in from wide of the crease, round the wicket. Bravo fends and squirts an inside edge that loops off the thigh pad and drops into the hands of Rohit at short leg who is standing a few feet back. After all those verbal volleys between Bravo and Rohit, the latter has the last laugh. India two away from triumph 95/8
    13.2 The offstump is sent cartwheeling. What a pleasing sight for a fast bowler. Ishant is pumped. Back of a length and Ishant brings this one back into the batsman. Samuels as he often does camps back, and chooses to cut. The length was neither too short nor the line was too wide. The ball seams in and shoots through the gate. Beaten on the inside and timbaaaaah. Samuel's attempt to smash the leather off the ball fails miserably 35/3
    25.2 Ishant does Chase in. Good length inswinger from wide of the crease, over the wicket, 140ks, Ishant rides his car through the gate. Got Samuels through the gate as well. Chase is slightly late to move forward, and is beaten on the inside. India six away from triumph. The off stump is knocked out of the ground 64/4
    29.1 Jadeja comes on. Saha thinks he has Blackwood stumped. They refer it to the TV umpire. Did Blackwood drag his back leg back in time? Think there is nothing behind the line. The foot is on the line. TV umpire Brathwaite rules it out. Saha is congratulated by his team-mates. Jadeja tossed this up outside off and found some sharp turn. Dragging Blackwood forward who likes to tonk the ball. He stretches forward for a big drive and is beaten past the outside edge. Quicksilver work from Saha. He rode the extra bounce and turn superbly. Collects the ball to his right and knocked off the stumps India five away from victory 68/5
    37.1 Edged and taken by Kohli at second slip. Fuller, angled in, and straightens around off. Dowrich pushes and nicks it behind. Shami built that up with a volley of dots. Kohli, who stood forward than usual at second slip, takes it low. Good ploy, considering the edges aren't carrying 84/6
    39.5 Holder has run himself out. Bravo yelled "no, no, no".... Holder was nearly halfway down the pitch before spinning around. Good length ball on off, Holder simply dabbed it towards Ashwin at short cover and set off. There wasn't a run there. Ashwin collected the ball and connected with a direct hit at the striker's end to catch Holder short 88/7
    42.1 Ashwin lodges himself into the wickets column now. Joseph bags a pair on debut. Ashwin lobs this offbreak up on middle. Invites the big hit from Joseph. He shovels it in the air. Skied off the inside half. Shami initially misjudged it running in from the deep. He then recovers, dives forward, and completes the low catch at midwicket. Ashwin has a wry smile on his face. India one away from wrapping up the series 95/9
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    47.3 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 108/10
    3 (lb 2, nb 1)
    108 all out (47.3 Overs, RR: 2.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (LR Johnson, 3.5 ov), 2-4 (KC Brathwaite, 4.2 ov), 3-35 (MN Samuels, 13.2 ov), 4-64 (RL Chase, 25.2 ov), 5-68 (J Blackwood, 29.1 ov), 6-84 (SO Dowrich, 37.1 ov), 7-88 (JO Holder, 39.5 ov), 8-95 (DM Bravo, 41.4 ov), 9-95 (AS Joseph, 42.1 ov), 10-108 (ST Gabriel, 47.3 ov)
    B Kumar12.061311.0800
    Mohammed Shami11.021531.3600
    I Sharma7.003024.2801
    R Ashwin12.022812.3300
    RA Jadeja5.312023.6300

Close of Play

  • Tue, 9 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 234/5 (R Ashwin 75*, WP Saha 46*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 10 Aug - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 107/1 (KC Brathwaite 53*, DM Bravo 18*, 47 ov)
  • Thu, 11 Aug - day 3 - no play
  • Fri, 12 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 157/3 (AM Rahane 51*, RG Sharma 41*, 39 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Aug - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 108 (47.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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.