Roseau, Dominica: India's decision to settle for an easy draw rather than push for a win in the third Test against the West Indies may have surprised many but coach Duncan Fletcher said it was 'commonsense' to not go for runs on a difficult Windsor Park pitch.
Chasing 180 to win from 47 overs, India needed 84 runs from the final 15 mandatory overs but gave up the chase. "It wasn't difficult to get set but it was very difficult to score runs. How could we score 5-6 runs per over when scoring three runs an over on that pitch wasn't easy," said Fletcher at the post-match press conference.
"We have seen through the match that unless and until the bowling was really bad, it wasn't easy to score. You can't play square of the wicket and that's a huge advantage to the bowling side."