Roseau (Dominica): India did not push for victory despite having seven wickets in hand for what seemed like an exciting run chase as their third and final cricket Test against the West Indies ended in a tame draw, giving the visitors a 1-0 series triumph here.

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Needing 180 for a win from 47 overs, India were 94 for three after 32 overs on Sunday but they decided to end their run chase just before the start of 15 mandatory overs on a Windsor Park pitch which was not too bad for a fifth day track.

Rahul Dravid was batting on 34 while VVS Laxman was giving him company on three when India decided to close shop and their offer of a draw was readily accepted by the hosts.

Initially, India appeared serious on the chase when Murali Vijay (45) and Dravid put on 73 runs for the second wicket and West Indies began resorting to negative tactics by asking leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to bowl down the legside.

India clinched the three-match series 1-0 with the lone victory coming at Kingston, Jamaica in the opening Test. The second Test at Bridgetown, Barbados had also ended in a draw.

With this, India recorded their third series victory in the Caribbeans, having achieved the feat in 1971 and 2006 under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar and Dravid respectively.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni' side, however, missed out on a chance to beat West Indies 2-0 in their own backyard for the first time. The 1971 and 2006 series victories by India were also by 1-0 margins. 

Teams:

West Indies: Kieron Powell, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Carlton Baugh, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy (capt) and Devendra Bishoo

India: Abhinav Mukund, Murali Vijay, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (England) and Asad Rauf (Pakistan).

(JPN/Agencies)