Rain halts Indian march

Rain halts Indian march

A short rain shower stopped India’s march in the first cricket Test against West Indies as the hosts went into an early lunch on day four at 76 for two, still trailing by 247 runs, here on Sunday.

At the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Rajendra Chandrika (22) and Marlon Samuels (39) put on 55 runs for the third wicket before the morning session was cut short by rain and early lunch taken.

The morning began with overnight batsmen Chandrika and Darren Bravo (10) looking to play on for time as well as score runs whenever possible.

Scoreboard: India 1st innings: 566 for eight decl; West Indies 1st innings: K Brathwaite c Saha b Yadav 74, R Chandrika c Saha b Shami 16, D Bishoo st Saha b Mishra 12, D Bravo c Saha b Shami 11, M Samuels c Saha b Shami 1, J Blackwood c Rahane b Shami 0, R Chase c Kohli b Yadav 23, S Dowrich not out 57, J Holder c Saha b Yadav 36, C Brathwaite b Yadav 0, S Gabriel b Mishra 2; Extras: (B-4, LB-2, W-2, NB-3) 11; Total: (all out in 90.2 overs)

243; Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-68, 3-90, 4-92, 5-92, 6-139, 7-144, 8-213, 9-213; Bowling: Ishant 20-7-44-0, Yadav 18-8-41-4, Shami 20-4-66-4, Ashwin 17-5-43-0, Mishra 15.2-4-43-2; West Indies 2nd innings: (following on; overnight 21/1): Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Sharma 2, Rajendra Chandrika batting 22.

Darren Bravo c Rahane b Yadav 10, Marlon Samuels batting 39; Extras: (NB 3) 3; Total: (For 2 wkts in 30 overs) 76; Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-21; Bowling: Ishant Sharma 9-2-17-1, Mohammed Shami 7-3-20-0, Umesh Yadav 9-4-19-1, Ravichandran Ashwin 5-2-20-0.