Indian cricket team in the West Indies in 1988–89

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Indian cricket team in West Indies in 1988–89
Date 2 March – 3 May 1989
Location West Indies Cricket Board West Indies
Result West Indies won the 4-match Test series 3–0
West Indies won the 5-match ODI series 5–0
Teams
 West Indies  India
Captains
Viv Richards Dilip Vengsarkar
Most runs
Richie Richardson (619)
Desmond Haynes (280)
Gordon Greenidge (243)
Sanjay Manjrekar (200)
Navjot Sidhu (179)
Ravi Shastri (170)
Most wickets
Malcolm Marshall (19)
Courtney Walsh (18)
Ian Bishop (16)
Kapil Dev (18)
Arshad Ayub (14)
Chetan Sharma (8)

The India national cricket team toured the West Indies during the 1988–89 cricket season. India played four Test matches and five One Day International matches between 2 March and 3 May 1989, against the West Indian cricket team, with the West Indies winning the Test series 3–0 and ODI series 5–0.[1]

Background[edit]

The Indian squad for left for the West Indies on 26 February 1989. The side entered Caribbean on the back of a decent record barring the 1961–62 tour when they lost the series 5–0. In the 24 Tests played till then, India had won 2, lost 10 and drawn 12.[2]

First-class matches[edit]

Four-day match: West Indies Board President's XI v Indians[edit]

2–5 March 1989
Scorecard
v
West Indies Board President's XI
356 (112.4 overs)
Ravi Shastri 57
George Ferris 3/88
246 (88 overs)
Carlisle Best 104*
Kapil Dev 6/27 (14 overs)
307 (90.1 overs)
Kapil Dev 97
Robert Haynes 3/60 (26.1 overs)
183/3 (58 overs)
Phil Simmons 116*
Ravi Shastri 2/35 (13 overs)
Match drawn
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: David Archer and T Squires
  • Indians won the toss and decided to bat.
  • Rain interrupted play on day two.[3]

Three-day match: West Indies Under-23s v Indians[edit]

14–16 March 1989
Scorecard
v
West Indies Under-23s
411/6d (119 overs)
Navjot Singh Sidhu 114
Linden Joseph 2/57 (20 overs)
405 (127.3 overs)
Brian Lara 182 (237)
Narendra Hirwani 5/150 (36.3 overs)
39/0 (9 overs)
Arun Lal 21*
Nehemiah Perry 0/4 (2 overs)
  • Indians won the toss and decided to bat.

The India team entered the game on the back of a 3–0 ODI series loss against the West Indies senior team, which ended on 11 March. Players who featured in the said matches and the first-class match against West Indies Board President's XI — Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Kiran More — and two others, Ravi Shastri and Chetan Sharma, were rested. The side was captained by Krishnamachari Srikkanth.[4] The West Indies Under-23s included Kenny Benjamin, who played for the senior team. Carl Hooper, another regular in both teams, was rested for the game. The Under-23s side was captained by Brian Lara, then 19.[5] Batting first after winning the toss, the Indians declared after making 411/6. Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sanjay Manjrekar put on 171 runs for the third wicket with both scoring centuries.[6] The West Indies Under-23s were all out at 405, with Lara top-scoring for the side with 182, coming off 237 balls.[7] His century came in 177 balls and included 12 fours.[8] For the Indians, Narendra Hirwani (5/150) returned with best figures.

Four-day match: West Indies Board XI v Indians[edit]

1–4 April 1989
Scorecard
v
West Indies Board XI
103/9d (50.1 overs)
Sanjay Manjrekar 39
Patrick Patterson 5/47 (19 overs)
185/3 (43.1 overs)
Carlisle Best 58
Kapil Dev 1/27 (7 overs)
  • West Indies Board XI won the toss and decided to field.
  • Rain prevented any play on days one and three.

Four-day match: Jamaica v Indians[edit]

22–25 April 1989
Scorecard
v
586 (158.3 overs)
Navjot Singh Sidhu 286
Steve Gordon 2/103 (22 overs)
330 (143 overs)
Cleveland Davidson 74
Sanjeev Sharma 4/61 (25 overs)
104/3 (37 overs)
Sanjay Manjrekar 41*
Steve Gordon 2/26 (8 overs)
  • Indians won the toss and decided to bat.
  • Robert Samuels and Carlton Carter (Jamaica) made their first-class debuts.
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu's score of 286 is his highest in first-class matches.

Test matches[edit]

1st Test[edit]

25–30 March 1989
Scorecard
v
437 (141 overs)
Richie Richardson 194 (367)
Arshad Ayub 5/104 (31 overs)
86/1 (39 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 42* (104)
Courtney Walsh 1/12 (6 overs)
Match drawn
Bourda, Georgetown
Umpires: David Archer (WI) and Lloyd Barker (WI)
  • India won the toss and decided to field
  • Rain on day two and rest day (extended as playing day) prevented any further play.[9]
  • Ian Bishop (WI) made his Test debut.

2nd Test[edit]

7–12 April 1989
Scorecard
v
321 (105.2 overs)
Sanjay Manjrekar 108
Ian Bishop 6/87 (25 overs)
377 (111.5 overs)
Gordon Greenidge 117
Ravi Shastri 4/78 (28 overs)
251 (97.3 overs)
Ravi Shastri 107
Malcolm Marshall 5/60 (26 overs)
196/2 (48 overs)
Desmond Haynes 112
Chetan Sharma 1/19 (4 overs)
West Indies won by 8 wickets
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Umpires: David Archer (WI) and Lloyd Barker (WI)
Player of the match: Ravi Shastri (Ind)
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to field

3rd Test[edit]

15–20 April 1989
Scorecard
v
314 (123.3 overs)
Gus Logie 87
Arshad Ayub 5/117 (52 overs)
150 (67 overs)
Arun Lal 30
Malcolm Marshall 5/34 (17 overs)
266 (97 overs)
Richie Richardson 99
Kapil Dev 5/58 (25 overs)
213 (81.5 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 62
Malcolm Marshall 6/55 (19.5 overs)
West Indies won by 217 runs
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain
Umpires: Clyde Cumberbatch (WI) and Andrew Weekes (WI)
Player of the match: Malcolm Marshall (WI)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

4th Test[edit]

28 April–3 May 1989
scorecard
v
289 (102.2 overs)
Navjot Sidhu 116
Courtney Walsh 6/62 (29 overs)
384 (123.5 overs)
Richie Richardson 156
Kapil Dev 6/84 (33 overs)
152 (48.3 overs)
Sanjay Manjrekar 41
Courtney Walsh 4/39 (17 overs)
60/3 (18.4 overs)
Desmond Haynes 35
Ravi Shastri 1/9 (7 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
Sabina Park, Kingston
Umpires: David Archer (WI) and Steve Bucknor (WI)
Player of the match: Courtney Walsh (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to field
  • M. Venkataramana (Ind) made his Test debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/series/62313.html
  2. ^ Menon, Suresh (26 February 1989). "The West Indies Challenge". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Taik wags as India reach 356". The Indian Express. 4 March 1989. p. 14. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "India off to a bright start". The Indian Express. 16 March 1989. p. 16. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "India to face strong youth team". The Indian Express. 14 March 1989. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sidhu, Manjrekar hit tons". The Indian Express. 16 March 1989. p. 16. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Hirwani takes five". The Indian Express. 18 March 1989. p. 14. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Lara spearheads Windies' reply". The Indian Express. 17 March 1989. p. 16. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "First Test Match: WEST INDIES v INDIA 1988-89". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 

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