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Rain Halts Ishant’s Destruction on Day 2

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Rain played spoilsport on Day 2 of the Second Test at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetownm, Barbados. Just the 25.3 overs were possible on the second day in which West Indies were put on the mat almost losing two more wickets. The hosts are at 98 for 5 in 37.3 overs with Chanderpaul (20* from 63 balls) and Marlon Samuels (21* from 58 balls) surviving some anxious moments. The homeside still trails by 103 runs.

It was a delayed start by more than half an hour in the morning due to showers. When play did start. West Indies seemed to be getting some useful runs from the overnight pair of Sarwan and Bishoo. However that was cut short with Ishant forcing Bishoo to fend his rising delivery into the hands of Kohli at gully in the 6th over of the morning. The nightwatchman for West Indies contributed 13 (from 18 balls) before falling to the pace and bounce. Just a couple of balls later, Ishant delivered a deadly blow when a lazy Sarwan went back instead of coming forward and got hit on the backpad by one that had nipped back ever so slightly to have him plumb infront of off. Sarwan fell for a 43-ball 18.

West Indies then moved to a vulnerable 82 for 5 in 29 overs at lunch. The second session was delayed too because of a passing shower and play was resumed under heavy overcast conditions. Just the 7.3 overs were bowled after the resumption before another shower hit the ground. The players did return back after sometime and just when Mithun was about to bowl, yet another shower arrived after which there was no further action which was also due to poor light conditions.

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