India win series against WI 1-0, 2nd test ends in draw due to rain
The second Test between India and West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval ended in a draw after no play on final day was possible due to rain.
The heavens opened up and washed out the first session and continued to play hide and seek on Monday before the match was eventually called off.
West Indies were 76 for 2 at Stumps on Day 4, needing 289 runs to beat India. On the other hand, the guests needed 8 wickets to win. India had declared their second innings at 181 for 2, setting a 365-run target for the hosts.
The Rohit Sharma-led side sealed the series 1-0 as it had won the first game by an innings and 141 runs.
The umpires scheduled the post-lunch session at 10:45 PM IST after the umpires originally had to cancel the first session due to rain. But the second session was postponed when rain started to fall again. The match was scheduled to continue at 11:10 PM IST when the rain once more ceased and the covers came off. But the weather gods had other ideas, and the coverr were pulled back when there were black clouds and then a lot of rain.
India has now won nine straight Test series against the West Indies. During the second Test innings, India also set a record for the quickest team 100 (12.2 overs).
For his career-best figures of 23.4-6-60-5 in the first innings, which saw the Windies fall from 229/5 to 255 all-out on the third day, Mohammed Siraj was named player of the match.
“Every victory is unique. The difficulty of playing in the West Indies is unique. but pleased with how things turned out. We gave it our best attempt, but today we were unsuccessful in getting any plays. Yesterday, we went into the game with good intentions, but the weather ultimately had the final say,” remarked Rohit, the captain, following the game.