The statistical highlights on day five of the second Test between India and the West Indies.
# West Indies’ impressive strike rate of 3.73 is their highest in a home Test vs India while batting twice in the same Test, surpassing the 3.72 in the Basseterre Test in 2006.
# Jermaine Blackwood (62 off 62 balls and 63 off 54 balls) has recorded a fifty in each innings of a Test match for the first time.
# Blackwood is the third West Indian number five batsman to hit a fifty in each innings of a Test match vs India – the
first two being Collie Smith – 63 & 58 at Mumbai (BS) in November/December 1958 and Clive Lloyd – 82 & 78 not out at Mumbai (BS) in December 1966.
# Blackwood’s impressive strike rate of 107.75 is the highest by a West Indian batsman registering a fifty or more
in both the innings of a Test match – the third highest strike rate behind the 121.96 by India’s Mohammad Azharuddin vs South Africa at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in November 1996 and Virender Sehwag’s 108.91 vs West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in November 2011.
# Roston Chase has posted his maiden Test hundred. With 5/121 + 137 not out, Chase has become the fourth West Indian all-rounder to register a century and take five wickets in an innings in the same Test match. He has joined Denis Atkinson, Collie Smith and Gary Sobers (twice)
# Chase’s aforesaid double in only his second Test is the second fastest next only to New Zealand’s Bruce Taylor’s
performance on Test debut – 105 and 5 for 86 vs India at Kolkata in March 1965. Australia’s Jack Gregory had also
achieved the double in his second Test – 100 and 7 for 69 vs England at Melbourne in 1920-21.
# Chase’s unbeaten 137 is the highest by a number six or lower at Sabina Park, surpassing the 135 by Asif Iqbal for
Pakistan in April 1977. Maurice Foster’s innings of 125 vs Australia was the previous highest score by a number six
batsman or lower for the West Indies at this venue.
# Chase has got his first Man of the Match award in Tests.
# Of the twelve matches contested between West Indies and India at Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies have won six, lost two and drawn four. The last drawn Test at this venue was contested in 1998 between West Indies and England in 1998. Between 1999 and 2015, fifteen result-oriented Tests were played at this venue.
# For the fifth time, West Indies have saved a Test match while facing a deficit of 300 runs or more.
# In all, twenty two sixes were registered in the Test, equalling a record in any Test match played in the Caribbean.
South Africa vs West Indies Test at Basseterre in 2010 had also recorded 22 sixes.
# 340 runs were registered on the fifth day – a record for the last day in a Test match in the West Indies, eclipsing
the 321 (on the sixth day) between England and West Indies at Port of Spain in 1960.