Overnight thunderstorms and incessant rain washed out the morning session of the third day of the third cricket Test between India and West Indies here today.
At the Darren Sammy Stadium, the two teams hadn't arrived at the ground even as the clock ticked past the lunch mark at noon. Thanks to the stormy weather, the whole outfield was rendered completely soggy even as the lone Super Sopper was hard at work.
Numerous muddy patches all along the boundary ropes deemed the field unfit for any play while rain stopped for just past 10 am local time. However, it picked up once again as the umpires inspected the conditions.
The next inspection will be held at 2 pm local time (11.30 pm IST). If the rain doesn't stop until then, there is every chance that day three will be a total wash-out.
On day one, West Indies won the toss and elected to field. India were reduced to 130/5 at one stage, after which R Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha rescued the innings with an unbeaten century stand.
On day two, the duo completed their respective hundreds a fourth Test ton for Ashwin and a maiden Test century for Saha en route to their 213-run stand for the 6th wicket to take India to 353 runs in their first innings.
Afterwards, West Indies had reached 107/1 at close of play, with Kraigg Brathwaite unbeaten on 53 runs.
India lead the four-match series 1-0, after winning the first Test in Antigua by an innings and 92 runs. The second Test in Jamaica was drawn.