New Delhi: India was looking forward to dominate the fourth and the final Test against West Indies, not only because it would ensure them flush victory against the Indies, but it would also mean that India would reclaim the No. 1 spot in Test cricket rankings.

It was after Australia suffered a white-washing 3-0 loss against Sri Lanka that India was automatically mounted up to the highest spot in Test cricket. The Sri Lankans sealed a superb victory by beating the Aussies by 163 runs.

Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane had called on his side at Queen’s Park Oval to dominate the last match as they had done the previous three games. And the win on Wednesday ensured that Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli’s goal of establishing India in the first rank was finally realised.

West Indies, in all its matches against India, showed little restraint as wickets dropped one after another, so much so that they lost to India in the third Test by an astounding 243-run in St Lucia.