West Indian cricket team in India in 1958–59

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The West Indies cricket team toured India from November 1958 to February 1959 and played a five-match Test series against the India national cricket team. The West Indies won the Test series 3–0. The West Indies were captained by Gerry Alexander while India used four different captains in the series, Ghulam Ahmed leading in two Tests.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

28 November–3 December 1958
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
227 (101.1 overs)
RB Kanhai 66
SP Gupte 4/86 (33 overs)
152 (68.2 overs)
PR Umrigar 55
R Gilchrist 4/39 (23.2 overs)
323/4d (112 overs)
GS Sobers 142*
GM Guard 2/69 (17 overs)
289/5 (132 overs)
P Roy 90
R Gilchrist 2/75 (41 overs)

Second Test[edit]

12–17 December 1958
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
222 (85.3 overs)
FCM Alexander 70
SP Gupte 9/102 (34.3 overs)
222 (101.4 overs)
PR Umrigar 57
WW Hall 6/50 (28.4 overs)
443/7d (127 overs)
GS Sobers 198
GS Ramchand 2/114 (40 overs)
240 (101.1 overs)
NJ Contractor 50
WW Hall 5/76 (32 overs)
West Indies won by 203 runs
Modi Stadium, Kanpur
Umpires: Mohammad Yunus and JR Patel
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 December was taken as a rest day.
  • VB Ranjane (IND) and JS Solomon (WIN) made their Test debuts.

Third Test[edit]

31 December 1958–4 January 1959
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
614/5d (162.1 overs)
RB Kanhai 256
Surendranath 2/168 (46 overs)
124 (62.5 overs)
PR Umrigar 44*
R Gilchrist 3/18 (23 overs)
154 (f/o) (49 overs)
VL Manjrekar 58*
R Gilchrist 6/55 (21 overs)
West Indies won by an innings and 336 runs
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: Mohammad Yunus and ND Nagarwala
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 2 January was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • RB Kenny and Surendranath (both IND) made their Test debuts.

Fourth Test[edit]

21–26 January 1959
(5-day match)
Scorecard
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500 (181 overs)
BF Butcher 142
MH Mankad 4/95 (38 overs)
222 (78.1 overs)
AG Kripal Singh 53
GS Sobers 4/26 (18.1 overs)
168/5d (76 overs)
JKC Holt 81*
SP Gupte 4/78 (30 overs)
151 (70 overs)
CG Borde 56
R Gilchrist 3/36 (17 overs)
West Indies won by 295 runs
Nehru Stadium, Madras
Umpires: AR Joshi and MG Vijayasarathi
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 23 January was taken as a rest day.
  • AK Sengupta (IND) made his Test debut.

Fifth Test[edit]

6–11 February 1959
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
415 (141.3 overs)
CG Borde 109
WW Hall 4/66 (26 overs)
644/8d (214 overs)
JKC Holt 123
RB Desai 4/169 (49 overs)
275 (111.2 overs)
CG Borde 96
OG Smith 5/90 (42 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 9 February was taken as a rest day.
  • RB Desai (IND) made his Test debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Indies in India 1958–59". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2014.

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