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West Indies vs India, 3rd Test at Gros Islet, , Aug 09 2016 - Ball by Ball Commentary

3rd Test, Gros Islet, August 09 - 13, 2016, India tour of West Indies and United States of America
353 & 217/7d
(T:346) 225 & 108

India won by 237 runs

Player Of The Match
118, 2/52 & 1/28
WI 2nd Innings
Full commentary

2.55pm A draw loomed after the entire third day's play was washed out, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar swung the match India's way with an artistic spell. India's batsmen, led by Rahane, then bloated the lead to 345 before declaring. As much as India bowled well, West Indies' batsmen lacked application. Brathwaite played across the line, Samuels was bowled through the gate. No rearguard from Chase either. Bravo offered the lone source of resistance with his first Test fifty in eight innings as West Indies barely reached three figures. India have the series in the bag and a win in Trinidad will bump them up to the top of the Test rankings

Jason Holder, West Indies captain: We bowled well in the first morning but credit needs to be given to how Ashwin and Saha played. We are obviously struggling with the batting and we can't win Test matches until we put some runs on the board. We just got to be a little more patient, and put price on the wicket, and fight. Miguel in the first and second innings, quality bowling. We can only hope Miguel and Alzarri go leaps and bounds from here. We just need to knuckle down and put some runs on the board.

Virat Kohli, India captain: We have done quite a few firsts in the last year. In Jamaica we understood the things that went wrong. We corrected those things here on the fourth day. We got seven wickets for 31 runs and that was the game-changer. We have always aimed to win series' away from India. This is a good start. We made three changes and we understood Rohit needs to be backed at a particular position. I batted at No.3, Jinks at No.4. Rohit is dangerous at No.5. That means I take up the extra responsibility at No.3. I don't mind that and someone like Ashwin is batting well. And we can play five bowlers. Wonderful, commendable from Bhuvneshwar. He showed the bowlers how to bowl in consistent areas. We lost early wickets here, that's the way Test cricket goes. I am being too critical but we will look for a complete performance in Trinidad.

Hmm, Kohli indicating Rohit would stay at No.5, with him taking the extra responsibility at No.3....

Sixth Man-of-the-Match award for Ashwin. Since his debut, no other India player has won more than three.

R Ashwin, Man of the Match: We thought 234 on the first day was a par score, and we wanted to extend it. From the outside, it looked like a slow wicket. We were bowling good lines and conservative lengths and Bhuvi bowled that wonderful spell on the fourth day.

Sid Monga's report should be your next stop. Many thanks for tuning in. Goodbye and cheerio. Do come back for the Trinidad Test.

Ansuman Mishra: "1st time India win 2 test matches in a series in WI!!!!! Historical Win!!!! :)... Congos India :)"

Donepudi : "Take away from this series is fast bowling. They are superb!! "

Deepak: "Two consecutive away series win for India. Well done"

Jadeja to Gabriel, OUT

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

Shannon Gabriel c Kumar b Jadeja 11 (17b 1x4 0x6 18m) SR: 64.7
Jadeja to Gabriel, 2 runs

Jadeja pushes it full and gets it to break away outside off, Gabriel jabs and gets an outside edge past slip

Jadeja to Gabriel, 2 runs

tossed up straight on middle, Gabriel lofts it straight over the bowler's head

end of over 471 run
WI: 104/9CRR: 2.21 
Miguel Cummins2 (17b)
Shannon Gabriel7 (14b 1x4)
Ravichandran Ashwin 12-2-28-1
Ravindra Jadeja 5-1-16-1
Ashwin to Cummins, no run

slower offbreak, has Cummins prodding and missing again

Ashwin to Cummins, no run

turn and bounce, jumps past the outside edge

Ashwin to Cummins, no run
Ashwin to Gabriel, 1 run

Jadeja sprints in, dives forward, from long-on but can't pouch it. Tossed up and outside off, Gabriel drags it in the air and gets away. Great effort to get there, Jadeja

Ashwin to Gabriel, no run

length ball offbreak, fended in front of short leg

Ashwin to Gabriel, no run

straight ball on middle from round the stumps, defended

end of over 461 run
WI: 103/9CRR: 2.23 
Miguel Cummins2 (14b)
Shannon Gabriel6 (11b 1x4)
Ravindra Jadeja 5-1-16-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 11-2-27-1
Jadeja to Cummins, no run

flighted outside off and spins in, forward and squirts an inside edge onto the pad

Jadeja to Cummins, no run

Cummins presses forward, looses his grip, and blocks

Jadeja to Cummins, no run

tosses this break slower, dabbed to cover now

Jadeja to Cummins, no run

good length and spins in, Cummins is forward to smother it

Jadeja to Gabriel, 1 run

lands it on off and gets it to turn away, Gabriel guides an edge, played with soft hands past slip

Jadeja to Gabriel, no run

slower, 77ks on off, defended


end of over 452 runs
WI: 102/9CRR: 2.26 
Miguel Cummins2 (10b)
Shannon Gabriel5 (9b 1x4)
Ravichandran Ashwin 11-2-27-1
Mohammed Shami 11-2-15-3
Ashwin to Cummins, no run

fullish and drifts in on off and middle, defended back to Ashwin

Ashwin to Cummins, no run

loopier and slower through the air, jammed out

Ashwin to Cummins, 2 runs

Cummins is off a pair. Slog-sweeps a tossed-up ball and top-edges over midwicket

Ashwin to Cummins, no run

goes straight on outside off, left alone

Ashwin to Cummins, no run

Cummins takes this from outside off and slugs it to midwicket

Ashwin to Cummins, no run

length ball drifts in on middle, Cummins loosens his grip and blocks

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