India vs West Indies 4th Test Day 2 Highlights: Rain Washes Out Second Day's Play
India's plans to put West Indies under pressure were spoilt as rains washed out the second day's play of the fourth Test in Port of Spain on Friday. The first day was hit by rain too. Catch highlights of India vs West Indies here.
- Updated: August 20, 2016 12:38 AM IST
The second day's play of the fourth and final Test between India and the West Indies was washed out due to rain. Only 22 overs were possible on day 1 on Thursday as the hosts finished the opening day at 62 for the loss of two wickets. Catch highlights of India vs West Indies here. (LIVE SCORECARD | NEWS)
00:00 hrs IST: So the second day of the fourth Test has been called off due to rain. Indian skipper Virat Kohli would be disappointed as he was looking forward to wrest control in the initial days of the match Hope we get to see some action on Day 3 of the Test. So that's all for today's coverage. Good Night!
23:56 hrs IST: It has begun to rain and the covers have been brought into the field. Slim chances of any action.
23:34 hrs IST: Still 26 minutes to go for the inspection. India would be disappointed as things have not worked as per their plans. Hope we get to see some action on the second day.
22:48 hrs IST: Friday has not been a good day for cricket. The first day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at Durban was also marred with poor visibility. However, it did not stop the Kiwis from putting themselves ina commanding position against the Proteas. South Africa were 236/8 at stumps.
22:35 IST:ÂA wet outfield means that play is unlikely to resume anytime soon today. The first session has been called off, and the next inspection is at 12 am IST.
21:11 hrs IST: Meanwhile, the umpires in Port of Spain just finished an inspection of the outfield and are not amused. The next inspection will take place at 10:30 pm IST.
21:08 hrs IST: PV Sindhu wins silver after losing 21-19, 19-21,15-21 to Carolina Marin in the final. She is the first Indian woman athlete to win an individual silver at the Olympics. Well played!
20:25 hrs IST: A fresh update from the Olympics. Carolina Marin has taken the second game 21-12 against PV Sindhu. The match is one-game all. Fingers crossed as we pray for India's badminton star.
20:10 hrs IST: News coming in from Port of Spain. Next inspection scheduled in the next one hour.
20:02 hrs IST:PV Sindhu has won the first game 21-19 against Carolina Marin. She needs to win one more game to clinch a historic gold.
19:49 hrs IST: PV Sindhu at present trails 14-11 in her first game against Marin. However, she is playing really well and not letting her Spanish opponent widen the lead. We will continue to update you about the latest happenings at Rio. Meanwhile, we still await inspection.
19:21 hrs IST: Coming up next, badminton sensation PV Sindhu will take on Spain's Carolina Marin in a high-octane women's singles finals at Rio Olympics. Catch live updates here.
19:02 hrs IST: Bad news for Indian fans as Sandeep Tomar has lost his 57kg freestyle bout in Round of 16 to Russia's Victor Lebedev 7-3. However, Tomar will be in contention for bronze medal via repechage if Lebedev wins his next round.
18:58 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Indian fans will be hooked on to their television sets to see their athletes' performance at Rio Olympics. At present, wrestler Sandeep Tomar is up against Victor Lebedev of Russia in men's 57kg freestyle category. Catch live updates here.
18:54 hrs IST: Large parts of the outfield are wet and a ground inspection will be held at 10:30 am local time.
18:52 hrs IST: Having won the toss and batting first, the West Indies made a steady start before Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin took two early wickets to put the hosts on backfoot. However, rains arrived and play had to be called off after 22 overs.
18:48 hrs IST:Good evening and welcome to today's coverage of the second day of fourth and final Test between India and West Indies at Port of Spain. Having already clinched the series 2-0, India will be hoping that rain does not play spoilsport again as it did on the first day.
India's bowlers will look to pin down West Indies batsmen on the mat in the first session on Friday. Caribbean batting frailties surfaced on Thursday once again. The hosts will be disappointed to lose two wickets on a slow track.
Kraigg Brathwaite (32 not out) will start the proceedings with Marlon Samuels (4 not out).
Inconsistency has been a huge problem with most of the Caribbean batsmen making a decent score here and there but also getting dismissed cheaply as often as not. Samuels, for example, has made 51, 37 and 48 and has also gone for one, nought and 12.
Indian bowlers will once again sniff their chance with a ball still new and hard.