India vs West Indies: Rain washes out Day 2 without a ball being bowled

PTI, Aug, 20 2016
India vs West Indies: Rain washes out Day 2 without a ball being bowled

Port of Spain: The entire second day of the fourth and final Test between India and the West Indies was lost due to poor weather and unplayable conditions in Port of Spain on Friday.

Not a single ball could be bowled as the hosts remained at the overnight score of 66 for two.

No play was possible after two umpire inspections deemed the ground unfit for continuation of the match.

Covers being brought out by the ground staff on Day 2 of the 4th India-West Indies Test. AP

Two heavy thundershowers on Thursday evening made sure that the ground would not be prepared on time for a 9.30 am local time start.

The sun shone bright in the morning, but a lack of proper equipment ensured the ground could not be prepared for a timely start.

The umpires took a look two hours after the first inspection, and then listed another inspection for 1 pm local time.

The final inspection of the day was held at 2.30 pm local time and play was called off, owing to wet patches in the outfield as well as at the bowlers' run-ups on both ends.

The players who had come to the ground, meanwhile, were left dejected.

India had removed Leon Johnson (9) and Darren Bravo (10) on Day 1 on Thursday, before rains started lashing the Queen's Park Oval.

Kraigg Brathwaite (32) and Marlon Samuels (4) are at the crease for the hosts.

Published Date: Aug 20, 2016 | Updated Date: Aug 20, 2016


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115