Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Ramdin
62(85) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 7 0 1 0 10 6
R Dravid
81(215) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 3 3 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JE Taylor
O18.4
M4
R50
W5
Eco2.67
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O22.4
M3
R78
W6
Eco3.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

All the support staff, back up players, and Indian fans barge on to the field.... the Indian team go into a triumphant huddle .... what scenes at Sabina Park! India've won the four-Test series 1-0, their first series win in the Caribbean in 35 years, and it's a great moment to cherish. It'll be partytime all night, as the Indians will seek to paint Jamaica red.

India fought hard, so did West Indies, but this match was all over inside three days.

For the Indians Sreesanth and Munaf struck telling blows, maintained the pressure all through, but the stand-out performer was that wily veteran, Anil Kumble, who got 6 for 78 to prove he is a worthy, undoubtable matchwinner anywhere in the world. Dravid led well, played two damn fine innings, but this was a team win at the end.

Denesh Ramdin played a fine innings, resisting till the very end, but it was always an uphill battle once the big guns had gone.Kumble exposed the tail, even though Ramdin was aided well by Taylor and Collins, but in another frenetic spell this Test was wrapped up. Amazing match this has been.

We hope you've enjoyed Cricinfo's coverage of this series, and this Test. Its been a pleasure to bring you the commentary. Please stay with us as we go to the post-match ceremony in a few minutes.

You can read more about the match in Dileep Premachandran's bulletin if you like.

Tony Cozier begins the post-match presentation ceremony by speaking to Brian Lara, the West Indian captain. Lara doesn't pull his punches this time, saying "selection mistakes" are as much to blame for the West Indies debacle as any other single reason. But he is quick to felicitate the winners too: "India deserved to win this Test, after the way Rahul Dravid played...but I'm proud of the boys...we're a team that fights really hard...its an abberation that we're not a tough side...we have things to look at...103 was a very low first-innings total, but we showed alot of character to come back strongly...Ramdin batted very well, the likes of Sarwan and Bravo too...but credit must be given to the Indians..."

Dravid is adjudged the Man of the Match for his two sterling fifties here, and he is also the Man of the Series. That's a fine achievement from a true champion.

Dravid: "It was a fantastic effort...I'd like to congratulate my side...and the suport staff, the whole team...we played well...we came back after the one-day series defeat strongly...its a great win...this was a tough pitch to play on, you had to really grind it out...but once you're set, its a question of going on...we havent won here for 35 years, and outside the subcontinent for 20 years, so we're very pleased...thanks to Brian Lara and his boys for hosting us, and the WICB, and all the fans..."

So that's that, folks, India win the series. That's all we have for you. Again, I hope you've enjoyed Cricinfo's coverage of the entire series. This is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!

69.4
W
Kumble to Collymore, OUT, all over! All done! Finito! Kumble, Kumble! How this game has changed! A quicker one on off, width offered, he goes for cut and the thin edge is snapped up by an ecstatic Dhoni! No one waits for the decision they all know its out! West Indies bowled out for 219, India win by 49 runs, what a win! 35 years it took, but boy, isnt it worth it?
69.3
0
Kumble to Collymore, no run, fuller on off, well played back to Kumble

Corey Collymore in...what pressure huh?

India on the verge of a historic away win, just the one wicket to get

69.2
W
Kumble to Collins, OUT, got em, nine down! Kumble strikes, tossed up, a straight one, pitched in line, goes for a sweep of some sorts, struck in front, a big appeal and the man in the hat and shades say yep, thats out, India can breathe a big sigh of relief, fifth wicket for Kumble, who says he cant win matches for India outside the subcontinent??
69.1
0
Kumble to Collins, no run, full stretch to one outside off, well played

Kumble to continue with the breeze behind him

END OF OVER:
69 | 2 Runs | WI: 219/8

  • D Ramdin62 (85b)
  • PT Collins3 (17b)
  • S Sreesanth15-2-38-3
  • A Kumble22-3-78-4
68.6
0
Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run, nope , its a rank bouncer and Ramdin ducks under it, Collins will have to face again

advice for Sreesanth from Munaf..."give him a yorker...into the blockhole"???

68.5
0
Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run, bang on off stump, moving into him from a good length, batsman in two minds, defends off the backfoot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Ramdin
62(85) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 7 0 1 0 10 6
R Dravid
81(215) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 3 3 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JE Taylor
O18.4
M4
R50
W5
Eco2.67
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Kumble
O22.4
M3
R78
W6
Eco3.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF