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4th Test, Kingston, June 30 - July 02, 2006, India tour of West Indies
200 & 171
(T:269) 103 & 219

India won by 49 runs

Player Of The Match
81 & 68
Player Of The Series
496 runs
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
India 200/10(87.4 overs)
Rahul Dravid 81 (215)
Anil Kumble 45 (101)
Jerome Taylor5/50 (18.4)
Corey Collymore2/17 (19)
West Indies 103/10(33.3 overs)
Daren Ganga 40 (63)
Brian Lara 26 (40)
Harbhajan Singh5/13 (4.3)
Sreesanth2/34 (9)
India 171/10(65.1 overs)
Rahul Dravid 68 (166)
MS Dhoni 19 (39)
Corey Collymore5/48 (24.1)
Jerome Taylor4/45 (15)
West Indies 219/10(69.4 overs)
Anil Kumble6/78 (22.4)
Sreesanth3/38 (15)

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!

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?

Corey Collymore c †Dhoni b Kumble 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 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

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??

Pedro Collins lbw b Kumble 3 (39m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.78
Kumble to Collins, no run

full stretch to one outside off, well played

Kumble to continue with the breeze behind him

end of over 692 runs
WI: 219/8CRR: 3.17 
Denesh Ramdin62 (85)
Pedro Collins3 (17)
Sreesanth 15-2-38-3
Anil Kumble 22-3-78-4
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"???

Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run

bang on off stump, moving into him from a good length, batsman in two minds, defends off the backfoot

Sreesanth to Ramdin, 2 runs

half volley on the pads, easily flicked through square for a brace, Ramdin keeps the strike, pressure on, pressure on...

Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run

good ball, goes past the outer edge of the bat, seam position, upright delivery beats him

Ramdin wants four...

Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run

short of a good length on off, stands tall and works that past gully

Sreesanth to Ramdin, no run

a fullish ball on the pads, off the pads on the on side, they dont run

This is a good partnership...Dravids called on Sreesanth now, setting his field for the young fast bowler, how critical a move could this prove? 52 to win...drum comes Sreesanth...

end of over 681 run
WI: 217/8CRR: 3.19 
Pedro Collins3 (17)
Denesh Ramdin60 (79)
Anil Kumble 22-3-78-4
Harbhajan Singh 16-3-65-0
Kumble to Collins, no run

flighted on off, the googly, well picked and well played, Mr. Collins!

Kumble to Collins, no run

this one lands on leg and goes on, Dhoni fumbles the take

Kumble to Ramdin, 1 run

flighted, onto the front foot and drives to covers

Kumble to Ramdin, no run

tossed up again, goes on as he leaves it alone

Kumble to Ramdin, no run

quicker and fuller on the pads, easily worked square

Kumble to Ramdin, no run

tossed up, goes for a sweep, off the pads

another valuable stand unfolding here for West Indies, Ramdin playing a fine hand, good support from Collins

end of over 672 runs
WI: 216/8CRR: 3.22 
Pedro Collins3 (15)
Denesh Ramdin59 (75)
Harbhajan Singh 16-3-65-0
Anil Kumble 21-3-77-4
Harbhajan to Collins, no run

tossed up again, very well played by Collins, crowd roars their appreciation

Harbhajan to Collins, no run

full on middle and leg, stride forward and defended to short leg

Harbhajan to Ramdin, 1 run

not as full, on middle and leg, stands tall and works it fine

Harbhajan to Ramdin, no run

width offered, makes room and cuts past point, more runs

Best performances - batters
R Dravid
R Dravid INDIA
81 runs (215)
10 fours0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
3 fours0 six
R Dravid
R Dravid INDIA
68 runs (166)
12 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
16 runs
4 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
A Kumble
A Kumble INDIA
CD Collymore
CD Collymore WI
Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Rahul Dravid
Player Of The Series
Rahul Dravid
Series resultIndia won the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1808
Hours of play (local time)first session 10:00, lunch 12:00, second session 12:40, tea 14:40, third session 15:00, stumps 17:00
Match days30 June, 1,2 July 2006 - day (5-day match)
South Africa
Brian Jerling
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
West Indies
Norman Malcolm
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
West Indies Innings
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