Bridgetown holds an amazing record for West Indies

Published: Monday, April 29, 2002, 17:57 [IST]
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India will take on West Indies in the third Test at Bridgetown from May 2. Having won the second Test at Port of Spain, India will be eager to keep up the winning tempo. However going by records, it would be seen that this venue has proved to be one of the luckiest for West Indies which has lost only thrice (one vs Australia and twice vs England ) out of 37 Tests played here and won 19 of them. Its record particularly against India is quite amazing having won six of the seven Tests played and drawing one. As it has not lost at this venue against India it would look forward to force a victory and level the series half way.

It would face India with a mind to win but as it is aware that any set back in this Test would prove to be disastrous since it has already lost a Test at Port of Spain. India had actually come across a golden opportunity in its last tour in 1996-97 when it could have erased the memory of all previous losses at this venue and could have recorded its first win.

But chasing a modest fourth innings target of 120, it collapsed like a pack of cards for a meagre 81 and lost the Test by 38 runs. As such it would be eager to avenge its defeat as well as forge ahead to take a two zero lead in the series. It too knows that any under estimation of the opponents - currently publicised as one of the weakest teams performance-wise, may cause upsets. Presented below are some of the stats relating to Bridgetown venue:

Venue Record
For WI vsAus8413
Total: 3719315
Highest Total
By WI596/8 dvs Eng1973/74
 501/5 dvs Ind1970/71
Ag WI668by Aus1954/55
 347by Ind1970/71
Lowest Total
By WI120vs Eng1934/35
 140vs Ind1996/97
Ag WI81by Ind1996/97
Highest Individual Score
By WI302LG Rowevs Eng1973/74
 178*GS Sobersvs Ind1970/71
Ag WI337Hanif Mohammadfor Pak1957/58
 150DN Sardesaifor Ind1970/71
Best Match Bowling:
By WI11/120 (4-40/7-80)MD Marshallvs NZ1984/85
 9/63 (1-25/8-38)LR Gibbsvs Ind1961/62
Ag WI10/195 (5-105/5-90)GTS Stevensfor Eng1929/30
Only other occasion of 10WM
10/127 (2-82/8-45)CEL AmbroseWI vs Eng1989/90
Best Innings Bowling
By WIAug-38LR Gibbsvs Ind1961/62
Ag WIAug-75ARC Fraserfor Eng1993/94
 May-64DG Phadkarfor Ind1952/53All Centuries As many as 78 centuries have come in 37 tests averaging over 2 centuries per test. The details: West Indies: 41 from 27 players
Break up: vs Eng-12, Aus-11, Pak-4, Ind-4, SA-3, NZ-3

DSE Atkinson, CA Best, SL Campbell, S Chanderpaul, CA Davis,CC Depeiza, CG Greenidge, DL Haynes, GA Headley, WW Hinds, JK Holt, CC Hunte, RD Jacobs, AI Kallicharan, RB Kanhai, BC Lara, CH Lloyd, AL Logie, SM Nurse, IVA Richards, RB Richardson, CA Roach, LG Rowe, GS Sobers, CL Walcott, ED Weekes and FM Worrell.
Those with 2 or more centuries are Haynes and Lloyd (4 each), Richards and Sobers (3 each), Campbell, Greenidge, Kanhai and Richardson (2 each) Against WI: 37 from 36 players
NJ Astle, BE Congdon and BF Hastings(NZ), KF Barrington, ER Dexter, JH Edrich, KWR Fletcher, GA Gooch, AW Greig, AJ Lamb, MR Ramprakash, A Sandham, AJ Stewart and GP Thorpe (Eng), GS Chappell, IM Chappell, RM Cowper WM Lawry, RR Lindwall, KR Miller, WB Phillips, RT Ponting, RB Simpson, KD Walters, and SR Waugh (Aus), AC Hudson, DJ Cullinan and SM Pollock (SA), Hanif Mohammad, Imran Nazir, Wasim Raja and Yousuf Youhana (Pak)
INDIA: SM Gavaskar, SV Manjrekar, DN Sardesai and RJ Shastri Only AJ Stewart of England has scored centuries TWICE for the opponents

Century on DEBUT
176GA HeadleyWI vs Eng1929/30
163AC HudsonSA vs WI1991/92
142CC HunteWI vs Pak1957/58
Details for centuries between India and West Indies only
For WI178*GS Sobers1970/71
 142IVA Richards1975/76
 102CH Lloyd1975/76
 130AL Logie1982/83
 117CG Greenidge1988/89
 112*DL Haynes1988/89
 137*S Chanderpaul1996/97
For Ind117*SM Gavaskar1970/71
 150DN Sardesai1970/71
 108SV Manjrekar1988/89
 107RJ Shastri1988/89
For WI302LG Rowevs Eng1973/74
 226CG Greenidgevs Aus1990/91
 226GS Sobersvs Eng1959/60
 220CL Walcottvs Eng1953/54
 219DS Atkinsonvs Aus1954/55
 208SL Campbellvs NZ1995/96
 201SM Nursevs Aus1964/65
Ag WI337Hanif MohammadFor Pak1957/58
 210WM LawryFor Aus1964/65
 201RB SimpsonFor Aus1964/65
Narrow Misses
199 by SR WaughFor Aus1998/99
197* by FM Worrellvs Eng1959/60
197 by ED Weekesvs Pak1957/58
Nervous Nineties
For West Indies99RB Richardsonvs Aus1990/91
 99RJ Christianivs Eng1947/48
 98RC Fredericksvs Aus1972/73
 92IVA Richardsvs Pak1976/77
 90DL Murrayvs Aus1972/73
 98CL Walcottvs INDIA1952/53
 96JS Solomonvs INDIA1961/62
 93RB Richardsonvs INDIA1988/89
 93AI Kallicharanvs INDIA1975/76
 92DL Haynesvs INDIA1982/83
Against WIby Eng98J Hardstaff (Jr)1947/48
  93DCS Compton1953/54
  90G Boycott1967/68
 by Pak92*Basit Ali1992/93
  91Imtiaz Ahmed1957/58
 by Aus98RG Archer1954/55
 by INDIA92SR Tendulkar1996/97
  91M Amarnath1982/835 or more wickets in an innings 39 instances by 31 players For West Indies: 13 players 19 instances

Break up for instances: vs Ind-5, Eng-5, Aus-3, Pak-2, NZ-2, SA-2
JC Adams, CEL Ambrose, DS Atkinson, IR Bishop, LR Gibbs, DAJ Holford, CL Hooper, BD Julien, MD Marshall, EA Martindale, S Ramadhin, D Ramnarine and CA Walsh
2 or more times: MD Marshall (4 times), CA Walsh (3 times) and CEL Ambrose (twice) Against WI: 18 players 20 instances

Break up for instances: Eng-9, Aus-5, Ind-3, SA-1, Pak-1, NZ-1
AR Caddick, ARC Fraser, AW Greig, R Howarth, JC Laker, CIJ Smith, JA Snow, and GTS Stevens (Eng), RM Hogg, GD McGrath, JR Thomson and MHN Walker (Aus), JH Kallis (SA), Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak), BR Taylor (NZ)
INDIA: DG Phadkar, A Kuruvilla and BKV Prasad
2 or more times: GTS Stevens (Eng) and GD McGrath (Aus): TWICE each

Details for 5 wkts in an innings for India and West Indies only
For West Indies5/26S Ramadhin1952/53
 8/38LR Gibbs1961/62
 5/23DAJ Holford1975/76
 6/87IR Bishop1988/89
 5/60MD Marshall1988/89
For India5/64DG Phadkar1952/53
 5/68A Kuruvilla1996/97
 5/82BKV Prasad1996/97
Highest Partnership for each wicket:
1st wkt382WM Lawry/RB SimpsonAus/WI1964/65
2nd wkt249AI Kallicharan/LG RoweWI/Eng1973/74
3rd wkt220AI Kallicharan/IVA RichardsWI/INDIA1975/76
4th wkt399GS Sobers/FM WorrellWI/Eng1959/60
5th wkt281RT Ponting/SR WaughAus/WI1998/99
6th wkt254CA Davis/GS SobersWI/NZ1971/72
7th wkt347DS Atkinson/CC DepeizaWI/Aus1954/55
8th wkt84A AYUB/SV MANJREKARInd/WI1988/89
9th wkt132AA Donald/SM PollockSA/WI2000/01
10th wkt133Wasim Bari/Wasim RajaPak/WI1976/77
Most Dismissals in a match (6 or more)
For WI7PJL Dujonvs Eng1985/86
 6FCM Alexandervs Pak1957/58
 6DL Murrayvs Aus1977/78
 6PJL DUJONvs INDIA1988/89
Ag WI6DJ RichardsonFor SA1991/92
Most Dismissals (5 or more in an innings)
For WI5FCM Alexandervs Eng1959/60
 5PJL Dujonvs Eng1985/86
Ag WI5RC RussellFor Eng1989/90
 5Moin KhanFor Pak1992/93
Most Catches in an Innings (4 ormore)
For WINIL   
Ag WI4RB SimpsonFor Aus1964/65
 4MA TaylorFor Aus1994/95
 4JJ CroweFor NZ1984/85
 4Wallias MathiasFor Pak1957/58
Best for WI vs Ind3FM Worrell1952/53
 3GS Sobers1961/62
Best for Ind vs WI3SV Manjrekar1988/89
 3SR Tendulkar1996/97
Chronological order of matches between India/West Indies at Bridgetown
11952/53WI296/228Ind253/129-9WI won by 142 runs
21961/62Ind238/187WI475WI won by Ings&30 runs
31970/71WI501-5 d/180-6Ind347/221-5Drawn
41975/76Ind177/214-9WI488/9 dWI won by Ings&97 runs
51982/83Ind209/277WI486/1-0WI won by 10 wkts
61988/89Ind321/251WI377/196-2WI won by 8 wkts
71996/97WI298/140Ind319/81WI won by 38 runs Record for India against WI before commencement of the Bridgetown Test:

Overall: Played 72; Won 8; Lost 28; Drawn 36

In West Indies: Played 35; Won 3; Lost 14; Drawn 18 Overall Captaincy:
SC Ganguly : Played 20; Won 10; Lost 5; Drawn 5
CL Hooper: Played 14; Won 2; Lost 8; Drawn 4

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