Antigua: Finally West Indies managed to put together the kind of cluster of performances that they have been missing, and hence losing matches - often from positions from where they can win. Today, though, they didn't relent despite a poor start, and registered a welcome win albeit after the series has been lost. Lendl Simmons got his sixth fifty in his last eight innings, Kieron Pollard registered his personal best against a Test-playing nation, Carlton Baugh again played the support role before taking the lead role behind the stumps, Andre Russell smacked 25 off 14 before unsettling India with his bouncers, and Darren Sammy and Anthony Martin played the bowling support role expertly, scalping six under-pressure batsmen between them.
It was never going to be an easy win. Not with Praveen Kumar and Amit Mishra in the kind of form they have been. The two bowled six maiden overs and took five wickets between them to undo Simmons' good work. Simmons brought them back from 41 for 2 through a counterattack on the returning Ishant Sharma and on the dominant Mishra. However, he saw his partner in recovery, Darren Bravo, pick out one of three fielders on the leg-side boundary to send West Indies into a tailspin that stopped with Simmons' run-out to make it 103 for in the 27th over.