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West Indies defiant as rain relents

 Agencies |  2016-08-13 00:09:22.0  |  Gros Inlet

West Indies defiant as rain relents

India removed both overnight batsmen but the West Indies continued to defy the visiting bowlers, reaching 194 for three at lunch on day four of the third cricket Test at the Darren Sammy Stadium, here on Friday.

Marlon Samuels (39) and Jermaine Blackwood (20) added 59 runs for the undefeated fourth wicket in an extended morning session as rain stayed away on Friday even as wet outfield prevented an early start. The hosts now trail by 159 runs. Starting at overnight score of 107 for 1, Brathwaite (64) and Bravo (29) took to the crease. The conditions were a bit like the first morning with the pitch feeling fresh.  Ravindra Jadeja (0/19) and Mohammed Shami (0/50) got things underway, with Ishant Sharma (1/40) soon taking over from the spinner. The ploy was to attack Bravo with the short ball, even if only one fine leg fielder was provided to the bowlers, especially Ishant. India lead the four-match series 1-0.

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