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India skipper happy to take the draw

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India skipper Mahendra Dhoni opted to accept a third Test draw against the West Indies to ensure his side secured a 1-0 series win.

Dhoni and West Indies captain Darren Sammy agreed to an early finish on day five with India, who were chasing a target of 180 after the hosts recored a second innings total of 332, on 94-3 and far from certain on victory.
And, with India due to travel to England for the first Test at Lord's, which starts on July 21, Dhoni was in no mood for risk-taking with his side leading the three-Test series 1-0.
He said: "We decided to call it off because the gamble was quite high for us, we were risking a series win.
"I think we did our best, and had a go, but we then realised it was not worth it, and called it a day."
It was a special day for West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who recorded his 23rd Test century with an unbeaten 116 in what was his record 133rd Test appearance.
"It is always an honour to become the most capped Test cricketer. It just shows what hard work can do for you," said Chanderpaul.
"The whole series I was getting out in 20s and 30s, so I was very happy to carry on past the three-figure mark."

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