West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first. The first day of the fourth test had been bowled 22 overs because of rain. West Indies scored 62 runs and lost two wickets. First Wicket down when 11.1 141.0 kph, strikes with his first delivery. Starts off with a short of a length delivery around the rib cage, Johnson is hustled for pace as he goes back to defend. He went at it with hard hands, which meant the ball lobbed in the air as Rohit Sharma dived forward to complete a straightforward catch at short leg. 31/1.
Second wicket down when 14.4 80.5 kph, what a comeback by Ashwin! This is as good a delivery as you will see for an offspinner. Drift and turn beat Bravo. This one pitches on middle, by which time Bravo is already committed into a defensive shot, but he doesn’t account for the ball that spins past his bat face to hit off stump. The bat was facing midwicket as he looked to push at that delivery. 48/2.
Now from here, it looks like this match will definitely draw because yesterday day 2 no play had been started because of the wet outfield and now three days are remaining.
Toss – West Indies, who chose to bat
M Vijay, KL Rahul, V Kohli*, AM Rahane, RG Sharma, R Ashwin, WP Saha†, CA Pujara, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, I Sharma.
West Indies team
KC Brathwaite, LR Johnson, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, J Blackwood, RL Chase, SO Dowrich†, JO Holder*, D Bishoo, ML Cummins, ST Gabriel.
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Test no. 2218 | 2016 season
Played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
18,19,20,21,22 August 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – NJ Llong and RJ Tucker
TV umpire – N Duguid
Match referee – RS Madugalle
Reserve umpire – GO Brathwaite