Only 13 overs possible in rain-affected Providence ODI
Only 13 overs were possible in the first One Day International between West Indies and India on Thursday at the National Stadium, Providence. Intermittent showers meant the players had to be back and forth between the ground and dressing room.
Even with its capacity to dry fast, the rain was too much to facilitate even a reduced contest, and the match was officially called off at 15:00h and declared a no-result.
Initially, the toss was delayed and the match started as 43-overs per side. Following a rain break, the game was further reduced to 34-overs per innings. Thirteen overs into the game, the players had to scurry off for the final time, leaving a fair-sized crowd disappointed.
In the little play that was possible, Evin Lewis showed glimpses of form, striking three sixes in 40 not out. Shai Hope was six not out, and Chris Gayle was dismissed for four off 31 balls.
Games two and three are slated for Trinidad and Tobago on August 11 and 14.