Second Test between India, West Indies ends in draw after heavy rainfall on fifth day

The second Test match between India and West Indies at the Queens Park Oval ended in a draw after heavy rainfall played spoilsport on the fifth day. India had a slight upper hand coming into the last day, scoring 438 and 181/2 in their two innings. They then reduced West Indies to 76/2 in their second innings, with the hosts chasing a target of 365.

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India seemed hopeful of taking the remaining eight wickets on the final day. Doing so would have secured them 12 more points and continue their impressive performance in the 2023-25 World Test Championship. However, persistent rain on the final day prevented any further play, and the match was declared a draw.

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The fifth day’s play was delayed in the morning due to heavy rain and overcast conditions. The start time was adjusted to make up for overs lost on the third and fourth days, which were also affected by rain disruptions. In the end, India ended up winning the two-match series 1-0, much to the disappointment of the fans.

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