Needing 180 for a win from 47 overs, India were 94 for three after 32 overs yesterday 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 V V S 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.