India vs West Indies 4th Test, Highlights Day 4: Play called off without a ball bowled

FP Sports, Aug, 21 2016

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Day Three report: Inadequate ground drainage and maintenance systems resulted in the abandonment of the third day without a ball being bowled in the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval on Saturday.

No play has been possible since the first day on Thursday in Trinidad when the West Indies reached 62 for two before lunch after choosing to bat first.

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

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

Since then, heavy showers on Thursday afternoon have left the ground completely saturated.

Despite the best efforts of the ground staff, conditions did not improve satisfactorily on the third day for play to be possible in the morning session.

Notwithstanding bright sunshine, the outfield remained sodden in many areas around the square.

Showers returned at midday to eliminate any prospect of play later in the day.

With this match seemingly destined for a draw, India, despite a 2-0 lead in the series, will lose their number one ranking in Test cricket to arch rivals Pakistan.

India need to win the series 3-0 to retain the top position in the rankings following Pakistan's 2-2 series draw in England.

Published Date: Aug 21, 2016 | Updated Date: Aug 21, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
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