Force India's Paul di Resta narrowly missed out on a top-10 position on the starting grid while Adrian Sutil had to settle for 14th place in the Canadian Grand Prix qualifier at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
An unbeatable 3-0 lead in hand, India would now aim for a cleansweep while trying out new players when they take on a demoralised West Indies in the inconsequential fourth game of their five-match one-day international series, here tomorrow.
Rohit Sharma has grown in stature on his campaign in the Caribbean. While the quality of the West Indian bowling has been no more than average, the manner in which he has reined in his aggressive instincts, handled adverse situations and batted for the team underlines his new-found resolve.
It was the biggest knock of his nascent international career but far from celebrating, young West Indies pacer Andre Russell was a disappointed man as his hurricane 92 failed to fetch his side a win, in the third one-dayer against India here.