India vs West Indies: Play called off without a ball being bowled on Day 4; draw looks certain

Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled for a third consecutive day on the scheduled fourth day of the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India.

AFP, Aug, 21 2016

Port of Spain: Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled for a third consecutive day on the scheduled fourth day of the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Sunday.

The match officials decided that the outfield was too wet for play to begin on Day 4. AP

The match officials decided that the outfield was too wet for play to begin on Day 4. AP

Umpires Nigel Llong and Rod Tucker determined that the repair work being undertaken on a saturated outfield eliminated any chance of play despite almost continuous sunshine over the previous two days.

Only 22 overs have been bowled so far in the match with the West Indies reaching 62 for two before lunch on the first day, before the weather and developing problems with the saturated ground ruined the fixture completely.

India lead the series 2-0, but must win the fourth Test if they are to avoid relinquishing their world number one status to arch rivals Pakistan.

With just one day to play, a draw is almost a certainty.

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 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
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