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Rain holds up India-West Indies Test


Overnight and early morning showers have delayed the start of play on the fourth day in the second Test between the West Indies and India on Tuesday here at the Beausejour Cricket Ground (BCG).

The West Indies, following on 373 runs behind on first innings, were to continue from their bedtime total of 43 for one with opener Daren Ganga not out on 24, alongside captain and batting superstar Brian Lara not out on 15.

Replying to India’s first innings total of 588 for eight declared, the West Indies had been dismissed for 215 about 10 minutes past the scheduled tea break on Monday’s third day.

The weather outlook from the St Lucia meteorological office stated: “Cloudy skies with periods of rain, some moderate showers and a chance of a few thunderstorms … winds will remain brisk … expect some interruptions in the cricket match.”

The four-Test series is level at 0-0, after the first Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground ended in a tense draw, with the West Indies’ last wicket pair of Edwards and Collymore surviving the last 19 balls of the match. The series concludes with Tests at Basseterre (June 22-26), and Kingston (June 30 to July 4).


India won toss

India 1st inns 588-8 dec (W Jaffer 43, V Sehwag 180, R Dravid 146, M Kaif 148*; P T Collins 4-116)

West Indies 1st inns

C H Gayle c Dhoni b Kumble 46

D Ganga lbw b Patel 16

R R Sarwan lbw b Patel 0

*B C Lara lbw b Kumble 7

S Chanderpaul lbw b Pathan 30

D J Bravo c Dravid b Kumble 25

†D Ramdin c Dhoni b Patel 30

I D R Bradshaw c & b Sehwag 20

J E Taylor c Kaif b Sehwag 23

P T Collins c Dravid b Sehwag 0

C D Collymore not out 2

Extras (b5, lb2, nb9) 16

Total (all out, 85.1 overs) 215

Fall: 1-36, 2-36, 3-55, 4-106, 5-106, 6-167, 7-178, 8-209, 9-210

Bowling: Pathan 11-2-43-1; Patel 17-4-51-3; Kumble 30-12-57-3 (5nb); Singh 10-3-23-0 (2nb); Sehwag 16.1-5-33-3; Yuvraj Singh 1-0-1-0

West Indies 2nd inns (overnight 43-1)

C H Gayle c Dhoni b Pathan 2

D Ganga not out 24

*B C Lara not out 15

Extras (nb2) 2

Total (one wkt, 17.3 overs) 43

To bat: R R Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, D J Bravo, †D Ramdin, I D R Bradshaw, P T Collins, J E Taylor, C D Collymore

Fall: 1-2

Bowling: Pathan 7-1-23-1; Patel 5-4-4-0; Singh 3-0-9-0 (2nb); Kumble 2-0-7-0; Sehwag 0.3-0-0-0

Series: 4-Test series level at 0-0

Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and S J A Taufel (Australia). TV umpire: S A Bucknor. Match referee: J J Crowe (New Zealand)

First Test: June 2-6 St John’s, match drawn

Remaining matches: June 22-26 3rd Test Basseterre. June 30-July 4 4th Test Kingston.

Source:The News

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