INDIA v WEST INDIES 1983-84
At Kanpur, October 21, 22, 23, 25
At Kanpur, October 21, 22, 23, 25. West Indies won by an innings and 83 runs with a day to spare. While Greenidge battled through West Indies' initial collapse to make a marathon 194, his highest Test score, the most telling factor was the all-round performance of Marshall, who scored 92 and took four wickets in each innings.
Lloyd won the toss and decided to bat, although the pitch was green enough to make bowling worthwhile. He was probably dissuaded from sending India in by the long, wide cracks on the pitch. Halfway between lunch and tea, West Indies were 157 for five, with the odd ball already keeping low. India's bowlers had swung and cut the ball in the morning, but West Indies' problems were to some extent self-induced, several of the batsmen, but not Lloyd, being victims to their impatience. Greenidge, 81 at the fall of the fifth wicket, was the common factor in two big partnerships. He and the graceful Dujon put on 152, then, with Marshall, he added 130 before edging a drive off Amarnath to the wicket-keeper. Greenidge's innings was uncharacteristically subdued, lasting 552 minutes. He faced 368 balls and hit 23 4s.
In the last 63 minutes of the second day, India lost five wickets, four of them to Marshall during an opening spell of devastating speed in which his first three wickets cost only 4 runs. On the third day, Lloyd did not put Marshall on straight away to complete the destruction, preferring him to be fresh to open the bowling when India followed on. Even so, India were 90 for eight before Binny and Madan Lal added 117.
Failing by 48 runs to avoid the follow-on, India began their second innings half an hour before tea on the third day. Again, Marshall was irresistible, dismissing both openers in his first three overs. With Davis accounting for Patil and Amarnath, India were soon 43 for five. Vengsarkar and Shastri offered some resistance before the innings petered out halfway through the fourth afternoon.