Port of Spain: The first day of the fourth and final Test match between India and West Indies was interrupted by heavy rain which meant that play was limited to just 22 overs with the West Indies reaching 62 for two after choosing to bat first against India on the opening day of the fourth and final Test at the Queen’s Park Oval on Thursday.
Prospects of uninterrupted play for the remainder of the match look grim with a forecast of more isolated showers over the next four days.
Since the first Test match was played at the venue in 1930, this is the first time that any international fixture is being played there after the month of June, which represent the official start of the rainy season in the Caribbean.
India needs to win the match and series by 3-0 to retain their position as the number one Test side of the world but in case their is a draw Team India will lose their place and instead Pakistan, who drew the Test series against England, will be crowned as the number 1 Test side of the world for the very first time in their history.
West Indies will resume play on day 2 on 62/2 with Marlon Samuels on 4 while Kraigg Brathwaite was unbeaten on 32.
The story included input from AFP.