India wins test series against West Indies

Third test match between India and West indies has ended in a disappointing manner.

Chanderpaul’s fighting century denied the test win for team India.

India ended the caribbean series with 1-0 victory. It was a well deserved series win for India, without 5 of their top guns. Raina and Ishant Sharma were the standout performer for India in the series. Dravid and Laxman were their usual consistent self and with all of the top 5 coming back for the England series, India would back themselves to beat them despite playing under alien conditions.

Ishant Sharma declared the Man of the Series for his match haul of 22 wickets @16.86.

“This is my first Man of the series and I am very happy with this effort. The pitch here was slow and flat but we needed to put in the effort. I am very confident ahead of the England tour and I am glad I am playing in the Test squad. ” Ishant said

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the Man of the Match for his 23rd Test century.

Speaking after the match he said, “I was frustrated with getting out in the 20s and 30s in the whole series. However, I was happy that I hung in there and I got to the century. I was speaking to Kirk and it was in the back of my mind. It is a honour to be the most capped player and it shows what hard work can do. I heard it when I was playing and I would like to thank the people of Dominica and the Prime Minister for giving me honorary citizenship of Dominica. ”

West Indies captain Darren Sammy ” I am very pleased with the result. I would like to thank the people of Dominica for coming out in large numbers. I felt I was playing a T20 match. The public still loves us and I was glad that they support us. We were a bowler short but we showed a lot of character. We have been asking the batting to step up all summer and Kirk Edwards came to the party. Shiv proved today that he is still one of the best batsman in the side. Dropped catches do happen in a series but we did not score enough runs in the first innings. The guys know what is required and it is good to see that we are going in the right direction. I was surprised that India opted for the draw as the third wicket fell. ”

Next mission for team India will be against mighty opponents England who have been playing well against Sri Lanka