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India beat West Indies in Test series for the 9th time

By Ravi - July 25, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 25, 2023 02:54 PM
India beat West Indies in Test series for the 9th time

India beat West Indies in Test series for the 9th time

The Indian team has won the ninth consecutive Test series against the West Indies. The team won the 2 test series 1-0. The second match of the series was a draw. The Indian team won the first match by an innings and 141 runs, thus the series was named after Team India. West Indies last won a Test series against India in 2002.

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The fifth and last day of this match played in Port of Spain was named after rain. It rained intermittently till afternoon. The weather did not clear even till evening, due to which not a single ball could be bowled in the Test. Defeat-win could not be decided and India had to be satisfied with the draw. West Indies got a target of 365 runs on the fourth day on Sunday, the team had scored 76 runs for 2 wickets till stumps.

Mohammad Siraj was the player of the match

Mohammad Siraj

Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj, who took 5 wickets in the first innings, was the player of the match. He contributed significantly in getting West Indies all out quickly by taking 4 wickets in the first session of the third day. Siraj has received the Player of the Match award for the first time in his Test career. Virat Kohli also played a century in the match.

Ravichandran Ashwin could have got the Player of the Series award for taking 15 wickets in the series. But the different thing is that the West Indies Board did not keep the Player of the Series award at all.

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World Test Championship Table

India were the worst hit by rain on the final day as the team had to share the crucial 4 World Test Championship points with the West Indies. Had there been a day's play and India had lost eight wickets to West Indies, the team would have got full 12 points. On the other hand, if the West Indies had won the match, India would not have got any point and the Windies would have scored 12 points and made the series 1-1.

World Test Championship Table 2023-25

Team Match Won Lost Draw Points Percentage
Pakistan 1 1 0 0 12 100
India 2 1 0 1 16 66.67
Australia 4 2 1 1 26 54.17
England 4 1 2 1 14 29.17
West Indies 2 0 1 1 4 16.67
Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0 0

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