Dominica: A spirited West Indian counterattack wasn't enough to prevent India from retaining control of the third Test, but rain continued to threaten the possibility of any outright result, wiping out almost the entire final session. In the 50.2 overs that were bowled, Carlton Baugh and Darren Bravo rescued the hosts from 99 for 5 but India hit back in the latter part of the second session. Ishant Sharma removed Bravo and cleaned up the tail to pick up another five-wicket haul, while Harbhajan Singh dislodged Darren Sammy and Baugh to become only the 11th bowler - and the third Indian - to take 400 Test wickets.
Baugh batted with typical Caribbean flair after the West Indies innings appeared to stagnate against the determined Indian seamers in good batting conditions. His busy approach was key to propping up West Indies, who lost Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels in fairly quick time in the morning. Baugh's presence was infectious, as a tied-down Bravo too opened up after a quiet start to the day. The introduction of spin a few overs before lunch was Baugh's opportunity to step up, and he announced himself with a slog-swept six off Harbhajan. The pair then dispatched part-timer Suresh Raina's long-hops for boundaries, and sustained the pace after lunch against the seamers.