Update: No rain on fourth day but the start of play has been delayed again due to wet patches on the outfield. pic.twitter.com/hBqJKtsM91
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New Delhi: India need to win this match in order to retain their world number one position in the ICC Test rankings, but that now looks a remote possibility with Pakistan poised to take over the top spot.
No play was possible at the Queen's Park Oval for the second consecutive day after the outfield repairs were undertaken in a bid to dry it out, but rain intervened even before the process could be completed.
The sun was shining brightly in the morning but the outfield was still moist.
On day one, rain had hampered proceedings with the West Indies placed at 62/2 (22 overs) at lunch, after winning the toss.
Kraigg Brathwaite (32 not out) and Marlon Samuels (4 not out) were unbeaten at the crease with Ishant Sharma (1/7) and R Ashwin (1/22) being the wicket-takers.
Ishant dismissed Leon Johnson (9), caught at short leg by Rohit Sharma, while Ashwin bowled Darren Bravo (10) with a beautiful off-break delivery.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0/13) and Mohammed Shami (0/14) were the other bowlers deployed.
West Indies 1st Innings: 66 for 2 in 22 overs (Karigg Brathwaite 32 batting; Ishant Sharma 1/7, R Ashwin 1/22).