Write & Earn
Notifications

Live: India beat West Indies in the third Test by 237 runs.

Updated: 14 August 2016 00:46 IST - Published: 09 August 2016 15:46 IST
...

So, that is all from us for this Test match. India go 2-0 up and have taken the series, but they will want to seal it in Trinidad and Tobago. We will be back with all the updates. Till then, take care... Ta Raa!!!

...

Ashwin: "We knew the score was a par score (first innings). From the outside, the wicket looked slow, but it had enough to give something to the fast bowlers. Honesty is prevalent in this group, everyone can say what they have in their mind, and there is a good team culture around".

...

Ashwin is the MAN OF THE MATCH

...

Kohli: "Credit to the squad that they have responded to the challenges. We learnt from the last test and got seven wickets for 31 runs. It is about body language and confidence, and the team who sustains that over a period of time wins. We made three changes, understood Rohit needed to be given chances. I would like to bat at number 3 because Rohit can change the game in one session at 5. We can afford to play 5 bowlers because of Ashwin's batting form. I am really happy for Saha, always smiles and supports the others, never cribs about everything. On a wicket like this, bowling 24 overs and get five wickets, commendable for Bhuvneshwar. He took this chance as an opportunity, even after not playing in the first two Tests. We would like to put a complete batting performance next time."

...

Holder, the West Indies captain: "We thought we bowled well, credit to Ashwin and Saha with the way they batted in the first innings. We haven't been consistent with our batting at all. We just got to be a little more patient, put a prize on our wickets and fight. There was some quality bowling from Cummins and the bowling efforts were commendable."

...

The hosts started off their second innings with 87 overs to play out a draw. They could manage only 47.3. None of the batsmen could really settle down in the middle, and were disconcerted by the pace and swing that the Indian pacers kept churning out. Other than Darren Bravo, there was no other batsman who provided a useful contribution that would have given the hosts some chance to stretch the match into the last session. 

Mohammad Shami was the most successful bowler for India in the second innings, snaring three wickets, and was ably assisted by the rest of the four. In the end, the application of batsmen was found wanting, and they had no answers to the Indian bowlers, be it pace or spin. Kohli was proactive as a captain with his field placements and bowling changes, invariably keeping fielders next to the batsmen to sustain pressure. Lessons were learned by India from the drab last day performance by the bowlers in the Sabina Park Test, and this time, they managed to prise out wickets at regular intervals on the last day.

This is the first time that India has managed to win more than one Test in a single series on West Indian soil. The series has been sealed, Kumble's out with his camera, and the Indians are in a jolly mood in the middle.

...

47.3 Jadeja to Gabriel, OUT! INDIA WIN! Kumble captures the moment. Full ball on off, Gabriel tries to hack it away, inside half of the bat taken and Bhuvi takes the catch at mid-wicket. Series is sealed. 

...

47.2 Jadeja to Gabriel, 2 runs, full ball spinning away, Gabriel goes back and cuts, outside edge taken and the ball flies between the two slips for a brace. 

...

47.1 Jadeja to Gabriel, 2 runs, full ball on off, Gabriel goes down town for a brace. 

...

Jadeja to continue. 

...

46.6 Ashwin to Cummins, no run, full ball once again, Cummins comes forward but cannot reach the pitch of the ball, beaten once again. 

...

46.5 Ashwin to Cummins, no run, full ball is spinning away, beats Cummins. 

...

46.4 Ashwin to Cummins, no run, full ball is defended. 

...

46.3 Ashwin to Gabriel, 1 run, full ball on off, Gabriel looks for the slog, miscues it, Jadeja rushes forward but does not reach the ball. 

...

46.2 Ashwin to Gabriel, no run, full ball spinning back in, Gabriel comes forward and defends. 

...

46.1 Ashwin to Gabriel, no run, Gabriel defends. 

...

The duo has hung around for 23 balls. How long before the last wicket?

...

45.6 Jadeja to Cummins, no run, full ball on off, Cummins comes forward and defends it. 

...

45.5 Jadeja to Cummins, no run, full ball is defended coming forward. 

...

45.4 Jadeja to Cummins, no run, Jadeja bowls it wide, Cummins plays it to point. 

...

45.3 Jadeja to Cummins, no run, full ball is defended back down the pitch. 

...

45.2 Jadeja to Gabriel, 1 run, length ball with a bit of bounce, tapped to gully. 

...

45.1 Jadeja to Gabriel, no run, length ball is defended by Gabriel. 

...

Not yet for India, this duo is keeping them waiting. 

...

44.6 Ashwin to Cummins, no run, a carrom ball maybe, Cummins defends it.