When West Indies avoided a whitewash in their previous tour to India
It was a topsy-turvy day of Test cricket as West Indies held on for a draw in the 3rd Test against India to avoid a whitewash in November 2011. Set 243 runs to win in 64 overs, India made 242/9 to end the match with an equal score after a day of dramatic and thrilling play. (All AFP and AP Images)
It was a topsy-turvy day of Test cricket as West Indies held on for a draw in the 3rd Test against India to avoid a whitewash. Set 243 runs to win in 64 overs, India made 242/9 to end the match with an equal score after a day of dramatic and thrilling play. (All AFP and AP Images)
India won the series 2-0 but could not achieve a clean sweep after the 3rd Test ended in a draw.
R Ashwin, who took 9 wickets in the match and also struck his maiden hundred, received the man-of-the-match award. He also walked away as the man-of-the-series after a haul off 22 wickets in the 3-Test series.
Fidel Edwards bowled a fabulous final over, giving away only 2 runs when India needed 3 to win.
India were cruising towards a victory before Virat Kohli top-edged a Devendra Bishoo delivery to captain Darren Sammy. Kohli departed on 63 with India at 224/7, needing 19 runs to win.
Sachin Tendulkar, who missed out on his 100th ton on Friday after falling for 94, made only 3 runs in the second innings.
Marlon Samuels not only got the prized wicket of Tendulkar but also Rahul Dravid who fell for 33.
Virender Sehwag (60 off 65 balls) gave India a terrific start to put the team on course for a comfortable victory that sadly never came.
Earlier, West Indies' in-form batsman Darren Bravo top-scored again, making 48 off West Indies' second innings total of 134 runs.
West Indies had looked comfortable starting Day 5 on 81/2 before Pragyan Ojha's 6 wicket-haul ensured the visitors added only 53 runs to their overnight total.
R Ashwin lent able support to Ojha by snapping the rest four wickets in the West Indies' second innings.