West Indies v India, 3rd Test, St Lucia, 5th day August 13, 2016

India's first captain to win two Tests in West Indies

Stats highlights from the final day in St Lucia where India clinched a series victory over West Indies

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237 Margin of victory for India in this Test - their third-largest win, in terms of runs, outside Asia. They had won by 279 runs at Headingley in 1986 and 272 runs in Auckland in 1967-68. The win by an innings & 92 runs in the first Test was India's biggest innings-win outside Asia.

1986 Last time India won two Tests in a series outside Asia excluding Zimbabwe. Before two wins in this series, they had won two matches of the three-match series in England. Including Zimbabwe, this is only the fifth time India have won two or more Tests in a series outside Asia.

15.75 Average of India's fast bowlers in this Test - their best in a Test in West Indies. The fast bowlers took 12 wickets in this Test.

0 India captains who won two Tests in West Indies, before Virat Kohli. Bishen Bedi, Ajit Wadekar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni won one Test each as captain in West Indies.

6 Times five India bowlers took at least one wicket each in the fourth-innings of a Test. India have won five of those Tests and the last such instance was also against West Indies in Kingston in 2011.

6 Man of the Match awards for Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests - most by any India player since his debut in November 2011. During that stretch, only Rangana Herath has won more Man of the Match awards than Ashwin, with seven. Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Ross Taylor are all level with Ashwin on six awards since November 2011, though Ashwin has done it in the fewest Tests, 35.

1 Lower totals for West Indies against India in Tests than the fourth-innings 108 in St Lucia. They were all out for 103 at Sabina Park in 2006.

1999 Last time West Indies were all out for a lesser total than 103 in the fourth innings of a Test. They were all out for 51 against Australia in Port of Spain in 1998-99. The 108 in St Lucia is their fifth-lowest fourth-iinnings total in Tests.

67 Runs added by West Indies' in this Test by the final six partnerships in each innings - their second-lowest in home Tests batting twice. Their last six partnerships added 23 runs in the first innings and 44 runs in the second innings. Prior to this Test, their last six partnerships had never aggregated less than 100 runs across two innings against India.

1997 Last time a West Indies fast bowler took a six-wicket haul in Tests against India. Before Miguel Cummins' 6 for 48 in this Test, Franklyn Rose took 6 for 100 in Kingston in 1996-97.

9 Innings without a fifty-plus score for Darren Bravo in Tests at home, before making 59 in the fourth innings of this Test. He was dismissed between 10 and 30 in seven in those innings. He averages 46.66 in the fourth innings of Tests - his best in any innings.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • tvumpire.com on August 16, 2016, 6:24 GMT

    Congrats to Kohli. Some one mentioned India won against WI and SL only!. But they forgot India whitewashed SA and Aus. And even teams like Aus and SA are not able to win AWAY matches. Then how can you assume India needs to win all matches abroad? At least India won 1 test in England and couple of draws in SA, NZ and Aus. Find a better point to argue.

  • TheLastJeed on August 14, 2016, 9:29 GMT

    Add another stat. Highest wicket taker, scored 2 centuries, 2 MOM awards. Definitely the Man of the Series winner for this series.

  • CristovalJesus on August 14, 2016, 8:08 GMT

    Captain only contributed to victory in first test directly but not so much in 2nd (drawn test) and 3rd tests. In 3rd test captain was also responsible for some questionable team selection. But it was huge individual contributions from Kohli, Ashwin, Shami, Rahane, Saha, Rahul and Ishant which contributed to series win. Dhawan, Yadav and Jadeja also did some great work for the team.

  • palla.avinash on August 14, 2016, 3:49 GMT

    why Indian captain, why not first Indian team to win 2 tests in West Indies. Indian team has won the match not kohli or dhoni or someone else. where good display by Indian team but need improvement more in top order batting department

  • Madhusudhan_6-Wd-4-NB-3-Wkt-2-LBW-1 on August 14, 2016, 3:48 GMT

    Congratulations to Viraat Kohli, without his aggressive and mad intent, this win would have been impossible considering time wasting Indian batting and Rain washout of third day. India is spoiled by T20 and IPL, but WI proved they are more spoiled T20. No one should carried away by this improbable result. Test Cricket is on the wane and ICC is unperturbed by it.

  • InsideHedge on August 14, 2016, 2:12 GMT

    With Brathwaite, Chase, Dowrich, Joseph & Cummins, this WI team is superior to many who have played since 1995. However, apart from the opener, they're all green, Once they settle down, I expect to see better performances from WI. Meanwhile, India has done superbly to win her THIRD Test series win in the Carib, it's an achievement that they should be mighty proud of. There are Test teams out there boasting far better attacks yet some have failed to win a single series in the WI in their history.

  • Emancipator007 on August 14, 2016, 1:59 GMT

    Captain has admirable attacking intent to win Tests overseas for India-exemplified from captaincy debut in Adelaide itself. But regular public comments about Strike Rate about a non-proven Test player & sub- 35 average will needlessly undermine legit credentials & confidence of 2 proven Test specialists in squad. Also sacrificing your own spot (and superb records) at 4 to keep getting low scores at crucial no 3 spot will prove to be fatal against consistently penetrating, more motivated,skilled & potent attacks of 3 strong visiting teams in home season. Ash/Saha covered up for top-order failures cos of rejigged batting order-won't happen always. Coach Kumble has to step in & be the pragmatic, canny adviser that he would doubtless be. Cook/Dravid & now Azhar /Shafiq's 'orthodox' Test SRs are never spoken of publicly by capt. Misbah (himself in Pujara/Vijay mold). Azhar/Shafiq's strong Test (quiet performers) pedigree is resulting in drawn series in Eng.

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