The second day’s play has been called off due to bad outfield without a ball being bowled. West Indies are still at 62/2.

Less than a day after becoming the world number one-ranked test nation, India made a solid start in the fourth test against West Indies, picking up two wickets before rain halted play for the day in Trinidad.

A saturated outfield and further heavy rain limited play 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.

Seeking another victory to complete a 3-0 series triumph and formalise their return to the top of the international Test rankings, the tourists made two early strikes on a heavily overcast morning before the showers swept in just before the lunch interval to bring an end to the day’s play.

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