No play on day two of fourth West Indies-India Test


There was no play on the second day of the fourth Test between West Indies and India in Port of Spain due to a soggy outfield.

The rain that caused day one to be abandoned after just 22 overs failed to drain away and, despite prolonged periods of sunshine, the surface remained unplayable.

Ground staff - without the benefit of a super sopper - made their best effort to dry the outfield but the day's play was called off shortly after lunch when the heavens opened once again.

India hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series after routing the hosts by 237 runs in the third Test at Gros Islet, and they made early inroads on Thursday.

Kraigg Brathwaite and Leon Johnson (9) made a solid start to their innings before Ishant Sharma (1-7) dismissed the latter with his first delivery, Rohit Sharma taking the catch at short leg.

Dwayne Bravo's (10) presence was short-lived, Ravichandran Ashwin (1-22) slinging one down off stump immediately after being sent to the boundary.

Brathwaite managed to put on an unbeaten 32 and Marlon Samuels four as the Windies hit 62-2 before play was called 68 overs short amid a heavy deluge.