India win Test series after draw with West Indies

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Chanderpaul's unbeaten 116 helped salvage a draw for the West Indies

Shivnarine Chanderpaul recorded his 23rd Test century as West Indies and India drew the third Test with the tourists clinching the series 1-0.

India were chasing a target of 180 after the hosts compiled a second innings total of 332, including Chanderpaul's gritty unbeaten 116.

But with India, who travel to England later this month, on 94-3 the captains agreed to an early finish and the draw.

Chanderpaul also earned his 133rd Test cap, a West Indian record.

"It is always an honour to become the most capped Test cricketer. It just shows what hard work can do for you," said Chanderpaul.

"The whole series I was getting out in 20s and 30s, so I was very happy to carry on past the three-figure mark."

India failed to get to grips with not only Chanderpaul but Fidel Edwards (30) as the pair shared an eighth-wicket stand of 65 that lasted 37 overs.

Edwards then took the new ball and struck with the first delivery - trapping Abhinav Mukund leg before wicket.

Ravi Rampaul struck twice to dismiss Murali Vijay for 45 and Suresh Raina for eight before the game ended when it was clear India were no longer chasing the target.

"We decided to call it off because the gamble was quite high for us, we were risking a series win.

"I think we did our best, and had a go, but we then realised it was not worth it, and called it a day," skipper Mahendra Dhoni explained.

India will now turn their attention to the first Test against England at Lord's on July 21.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy, meanwhile, was delighted with his team's fighting effort in front of a sizeable final-day crowd at Windsor Park.

"We are very pleased with this result, and the way the crowd responded to us made it feel like a Twenty20 game and that we had won," he said.

"It shows that when we, as a team, go out there and fight, the Caribbean people still love us, and it was pleasing to see them turn out in their numbers over the last few days and support us."

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