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Rain washes out Day 4 after early strikes

Rain washes out Day 4 after early strikes: Rain washed out day 4 of the ongoing India vs West Indies test series at Sabina Park. Just over 15 overs could be bowled before the rain shattered India’s strong run towards victory on day 4. No play was possible thereafter, and they had to call it a day at 3.40 pm.

Tropical storm Earl hasn’t hit Jamaica with full fury, but persistent showers made sure that a lot of playing time was lost in the morning session. Still over 98 overs are to be bowled.

West Indies has shown a poor batting performance throughout the series, so it look like the match is in India’s hands. Only three overs were possible before showers returned though, and forced another short break in play.

After another rain break then, Darren Bravo (20) joined Kraigg Brathwaite (23), and the duo never looked comfortable at the crease, particularly against Mohammed Shami (2—25) who used the conditions well. He used the short ball to good effect against Bravo, hitting him on the forearm and the batsman was never confident thereafter.

On day one, Ravichandran Ashwin took five wickets for 52 runs. By this he set a record of his 18th five—wicket haul in 34 Test matches that he has played till date. Ashwin’s super play bowled out West Indies in a shameful 196 runs in the first innings.

On day two, Lokesh Rahul scored 158 runs, his 3rd Test hundred. On day three, Ajinkya Rahane scored 108, his 7th Test hundred, as India finished at 500 and rain washed out the final session thereafter.

India had won the first Test in Antigua by an innings and 92 runs.

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