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 August 21, 2016 21:46:00 IST
India vs West Indies: Play called off without a ball being bowled on Day 4; draw looks certain

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.

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

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.

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