India maintained their number one status in the latest ICC Test Rankings but lost a couple of rating points after drawing two matches in their 1-0 series triumph over a lower-ranked West Indies.
India settled for a draw in the third and final Test against the West Indies after rock-solid century-maker Shivnarine Chanderpaul and the home bowlers gave them a fight on Sunday.
Speedster Ishant Sharma plans to wrap up the West Indian tail early on the final day to give his side a memorable 2-0 victory in the three-Test series.
India reduced West Indies to 224/6 after Kirk Edwards' maiden ton on the fourth day of the third Test
Half-centuries by Abhinav Mukund, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni enabled India to take a 104-run lead against the Windies at stumps on Day 3.
Harbhajan Singh, 10 years after he cemented his place in the squad, became only the third Indian bowler in Test cricket history to claim 400 wickets.
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the 11th bowler in history to capture 400 Test wickets, as West Indies were dismissed for 204 in their first innings in the rain-hit third Test on Thursday.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul has now played 133 Tests for Windies surpassing Courtney Walsh's record of 132 Tests. The legendary Lara has played in 131 Tests.
Seasonal rain washed away a large chunk of play, after Ishant Sharma helped India make early inroads into the frail West Indies batting in the third Test on Wednesday.
How well India perform with the bat in case of rain interruptions and what strategy they devise against the new ball will make the difference to the third Test.