At Kingston, Jamaica, July 30-August 3, 2016. Drawn. Toss: West Indies. Test debut: M. L. Cummins.
When India arrived in Kingston, it seemed only the impending arrival of tropical storm Earl might derail them. The weather did interrupt after they claimed a lead of 304, but once the last session of the third day and most of the fourth were washed out, India were hit by a different sort of storm. Led by Roston Chase, in only his second Test, West Indies saved the game with panache, scoring 340 runs on the final day.

Things had looked more ominous for them at the start, when Holder won the toss and inexplicably decided to bat on a damp surface. West Indies were soon seven for three and,although Samuels and Blackwood applied themselves, adding 81 in 20 overs, the innings was done and dusted before tea for 196. Even that needed a feisty tenth-wicket stand between last man Gabriel and the debutant Miguel Cummins.

Fast bowler Cummins made little impression, though, and India were only 70 behind,for the loss of Dhawan, by the end of a hectic first day. They stretched their legs on the second, galloping into the lead with no further damage. Pujara and Kohli both fell in the forties, but Rahul and Rahane went on to sparkling centuries. Rahul, playing only because Murali Vijay hurt his thumb during the First Test, batted with confidence and freedom,and gambolled to 158. After he departed, Rahane - who, like Rahul, launched three sixes- put on 98 with Saha to help India declare at 500 after lunch on the third day.

Chase's off-breaks brought him a maiden Test five-for, and he also ran out Pujara with a direct hit from square leg. Now the weather took a hand. West Indies could not start their second innings that day,and faced only 15.5 overs on the fourth, when they contrived to lose four wickets. The final day dawned bright, and most expected India to wrap things up - but they reckoned without Chase, who batted for almost six hours, faced 269 deliveries, and became the first West Indian since Garry Sobers 50 years earlier to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test. After warming up with a stand of 93 with Blackwood, whose 63 came from 54 balls, Chase put on 144 for the sixth wicket with Dowrich, who worked the ball deftly into the gaps before an unfortunate lbw decision (he inside-edged Mishra) sent him on his way for a Test-best 74. Finally, Chase - the latest Test player to emerge from Combermere School in Barbados - joined his captain, Holder, in an unbroken alliance eventually worth 103, taking the hosts to Sabina Park's first draw in 16 Tests.
Man of the Match:R. L. Chase