Port of Spain:
The entire second day of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and the West Indies was lost due to poor weather and unplayable conditions, here on Friday.
Not a single ball could be bowled as the hosts remained at the overnight score of 66 for two.No play was possible after two umpire inspections deemed the ground unfit for continuation of the match.
Two heavy thundershowers on Thursday evening made sure that the ground would not be prepared on time for a 9.30 am local time start on Friday.
The sun shone bright in the morning but for lack of proper equipment, the ground could not be prepared for a timely start.
After the first inspection, the umpires took a look two hours later again, and then listed another inspection for 1 pm local time.
The final inspection of the day was held at 2.30 pm local time and play was called off, owing to wet patches in the outfield as well as at the bowlers’ run-ups on both ends.
The players who had come to the ground, meanwhile, were left dejected. India had removed Leon Johnson (9) and Darren Bravo (10) yesterday before rains started lashing the Queen’s Park Oval.
Kraigg Brathwaite (32) and Marlon Samuels (4) are at the crease for the hosts.
Brief Scores: West Indies 1st innings: 66 for 2 in 22 overs. (Karigg Brathwaite 32 batting; Ishant Sharma 1/7, R Ashwin 1/22).