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India vs West Indies, 4th Test Day 3: Day’s play has been called off due to rain

Third day's play has been called off due to rain without a ball bowled.

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: August 21, 2016 7:20:18 pm
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Third day’s play too was called off due to rain without a ball being bowled. After the first session of day 1, there hasn’t been a single instance of any action in Port of Spain. West Indies ended session one on first day at 62/2 with Brathwaite and Samuels at the crease, the same score still sustains. India are leading the 4-match series 2-0 with already clinched the series.

 

As it happened

2100 hrs IST: Though, the intensity of rain has decreased but it’s still raining

2030 hrs IST: It has started to rain heavily at Port of Spain and it’s another instance of the inconvenience in continuing the business in West Indies

2000 hrs IST: The pitch and the adjoining areas have been covered… It can rain anytime

1900 hrs IST: Start of play on the third day of the fourth Test has been delayed. Inspection at 11.00 AM (8.30 PM IST).

 

BUILD UP

No rain but hopes of play drain out

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Around 10.30 am here, umpires Nigel Llong and Rod Tucker, with a battalion of cameraman in tow, trudged forward to inspect a slushy patch near the midwicket fence. Tucker plonked his shoes into the patch, before a seemingly fretful spectator yelled at him from the Carib Beer stand: “Watch out, man, don’t fall into the well.” His was met with loud cheers and nods from fellow spectators, who had sought refuge from the scorching sun under the most shaded part of the stadium.

Indian cricket team celebrate top ranking with solid start

Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin

Less than a day after becoming the world number one-ranked test nation, India made a solid start in the fourth test against West Indies, picking up two wickets before rain halted play for the day in Trinidad.

 

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