Final day washout forces draw between West Indies and India
SUMMARY: India 438 all out from 128 overs (Virat Kohli 121, Rohit Sharma 80, Ravindra Jadeja 61, Ravichandran Ashwin 56; Jomel Warrican 3-89, Kemar Roach 3-104) and 181-2 declared from 24 overs (Rohit Sharma 57, Ishan Kishan 52*; Shannon Gabriel 1-36, Jomel Warrican 1-36) vs West Indies 255 all out from 115.4 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 75, Alick Athanaze 37, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 33, Kirk McKenzie 32; Mohammed Siraj 5-60, Ravindra Jadeja 2-37, Mukesh Kumar 2-48) and 76-2 from 32 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 28, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 24*, Jermaine Blackwood 20*; Ravichandran Ashwin 2-33)
Persistent rain wiped out the entire final day’s play in Port-of-Spain, denying India a chance to sweep the Test series 2-0. The game was called off at 14:50h local time.
The day had started with showers and the teams didn’t even arrive at Queen’s Park Oval until after lunch. The rain relented briefly before returning once again in the afternoon to force an end to the game.
The third and the fourth days were also interrupted by inclement weather, but rapid half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan set up India’s victory push.
Ravichandran Ashwin then produced a double-strike on the fourth evening to jolt West Indies in their chase of 365, but no play was possible on the last day.
Mohammed Siraj was adjudged the Player-of-the-Match for taking 5-60 in West Indies’ first innings, while Ashwin was named the Player-of-the-Series for taking 15 wickets at an average of 15 and scoring a half-century.
India won the series 1-0, having brushed West Indies aside in three days in the first Test in Dominica.
India’s next Test series will be in South Africa in December later this year, while West Indies will not be in action in Test cricket until their trip to Australia in January 2024. (ESPNcricinfo)