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West Indies vs India 4th Test, Day 5: LIVE

1st innings: West Indies 62 - 2, Match abandoned due to rain and wet outfield.
Updated: 22 August 2016 21:22 IST - Published: 18 August 2016 15:28 IST
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The team poses with the trophy, and this finally concludes the Test match and the Test series. Infuriating last few days, but then this is how life goes. We will be back with the T20 series in Florida. Ta ra..... 

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Virat Kohli: "Lot of PlayStations, and lot of training in the gym.Pretty disappointing not to get action on the days.Really annoying when you have to get up at the same time in the morning and there's no play. We are all very restless. This number 1 team tag was a pretty short term incentive and it will keep changing. People have stood up at the right time, everyone did their job. The most pleasing part was Saha stepping up, he always helps everyone around the team. Happy that he scored runs. Help from the teammates helps, we are all from the same age, they give suggestions, I keep talking to them. His (Kumble) contribution has been great, he is very passionate. It is going to be a tough season at home, we are playing some high quality sides, we have to be boring in our preparations, and this team is up for it. "

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Ravichandran Ashwin is the man of the series: "It is number 6, and am very happy about it. Contributing in a win is always very pleasing. We wanted to play aggressive cricket, and the Team management stuck to the guys. Team is closely monitored, and it keeps everyone grounded. " 

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Virat Kohli wins the award for being the highest run-getter in the series. 

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Jason Holder: " It was a hard-fought series for us, we had few hundreds and five-wicket hauls. We competed and will take away so much from this series. We have to cease critical moments and take control of the Test matches. India played very well, credit goes to them. Looking forward to the series to the UAE, we hope we compete a lot better in that series."

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Time for the presentation.

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 As a bright sun and open skies welcome us, we would like to inform you that the DAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF, and the match has ended, without a result.

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For all those optimists who are back to witness action, welcome to the scheduled FIFTH DAY of the final Test between West Indies and India.

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For the third consecutive time, PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF for the day. More than on the field, West Indies vs India was abuzz on Twitter, with angered fans ranting about the poor facilities at the ground. We shall be back tomorrow. Goodnight!

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Despite three consecutive days of sunshine, day four has been called off at 10.25 am. So India's chances of holding onto their No.1 ranking looks unlikely while the cheers on the streets of Pakistan just keeps getting louder.

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Update: Virat Kohli is tweeting a relaxed selfie from the Hotel. In other news, the bowlers' run-up areas are being dried using blowers. 

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Good Morning, folks. Port-of-Spain is bathed in sunlight, but then as it has been all through these days, the outfield is soggy, wet and delipidated, and thus the match will not start on time. Inspection in around 1 hour. 

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Further rain is expected over the course of the next two days as well.

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Update: The play has been called off!

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Update: The rain has completely stopped. So what, one would say!

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Absolutely hammering down at the Queen's Park Oval. By everything we have seen so far, we would not be getting any play today. 

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Extremely unlikely we will see any further action today.

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The covers are back on as further rain is expected.

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Port-of-Rain this has turned out to be. Soggy outfields and no super-soppers have made a sunny day seem murky. The umpires have had a good look at the conditions, done their inspection, and are back in the hut. Stay tuned as we get back to you with their verdict in a while.

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Update: A fork is being used to check the state of the pitch, and that fork sinks easily into the soggy patches. You can now very well guess what the verdict of the umpires will be like. 

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To make matters Rod Tucker's shoe got stuck in a soggy area. Not very promising it has to be said. 

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Hello everyone. Like yesterday we have a bright sunny day, but then the prospects of an on-time start is bleak, because of the damage done to the outfield after the torrential downpour yesterday. However, there is an inspection going on right now. The umpires are worried about the run-up of the bowlers. Anil Kumble too does not look entirely pleased with the outfield. 

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Update: Kohli has a chat with the umpires, and that's the most we'll get to see of these cricketers today. PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF for the day, for the second time in two evenings. There was sunshine, there were clear skies, but there were no dry outfields, and certainly no play. Join us tomorrow, as we hope together that we are able to salvage some result out of this Test. For India, a consolidated number one Test spot beckons. Until then, celebrate the unprecedented achievement of India's PV Sindhu, as cricket takes a backseat. Goodnight!

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Update: Raining now, and thus the covers are back on. What will happen next goes without saying. 

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Update: The Indian team has left the ground for the hotel, which means that the conditions are looking very bleak indeed. We can still hope as the inspection is scheduled in about half and hour. 

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Update: Torrential rains have struck Trinidad, and thus the next inspection will be 12:00 IST.

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Lunch has been taken, owing to the inactivity. 

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Update: The next inspection will be at 1.00pm (10.30pm IST)

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Update: Next inspection at 11.30am, which is roughly around 9 pm IST. 

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Update: The umpires are particularly concerned with the wet patches around the pitch.

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In spite of the sunshine, we cannot start on time is due to the fact that there are insufficient facilities at the ground, and this is appalling to say their least. 

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Update: Start of play on day two of the 4th Test has been delayed. An Inspection of the conditions will be made at 10.00 AM local time (8.00 PM IST).

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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second day in the Fourth and final Test match between India and West Indies. After an abject end to the first day's play, we can only hope that the sun and the weather come to our rescue. First pictures from the ground reveal that it is a sunny day as of now. But has the outfield recovered from the torrential downpour yesterday, it remains to be seen. 

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A rather frustrating day comes to an end with the rain having the decisive say in the end. The Indian bowlers had a decent run in the first session and looked sharp with their seam and swing. But then the rain arrived and everything else had to be stalled. Play will start 30 minutes early tomorrow, with a maximum of 98 over to be bowled. But then the forecast is very bleak, but we can only hope for the best. We will see you irrespective of what happens. Till then.. Ta.. Ra...

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Update: Play has been called off for the day. 

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Update: The rain has started pelting down once again. The wait continues.

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Update: Rain seems to have stopped, but the groundstaff will have to work real hard to remove all the accumulated water. 

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Update: It has started drizzling again. 

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The rain has stopped, but it'll take some time to repair the damage caused by the showers. 

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Update: There are puddles visible everywhere on the outfield. 

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Lunch has been taken, the rain has increased too. 

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And it has started raining, the players have left the field. Covers are firmly in place. The clouds looks ominous. 

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The groundstaff are ready with the covers. It has got dark. 

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21.6 Shami to K Brathwaite, no run, full on the stumps, Brathwaite dabs it back to the bowler.

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21.5 Shami to K Brathwaite, no run, Brathwaite is beaten all ends up by a ball that pitches outside off, and jags away after pitching.

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21.4 Shami to Samuels, 1 run, fullish on the stumps, Samuels doesn't move his feet, and gets an inside edge to fine leg.

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21.3 Shami to Samuels, no run, outside the off stump again, Samuels doesn't move his feet and leaves the ball for Saha.