Xtra Time Web Desk – The second Test between India and West Indies ended in a draw as rain played the spoilsport on the 5th, preventing any further play at Queens Park Oval. Consequently, India won the test series 1-0, having won the previous test match in Dominica.
Throughout the match, rain interruptions were a major factor, as the first session on the 5th faded and play could not be resumed due to intensifying rain. Day 4 was also affected by rain, but it did not stop the Indian batsmen from showing an aggressive approach after the Windies innings ended.
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal set a fast pace, considering the weather conditions, while Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan carried the momentum, helping India put 181 runs on the board. The Indian skipper then declared the innings, setting the West Indies a challenging target of 289 runs to win.
However, the Windies appeared to take a defensive approach during their chase, indicating their focus on playing to tie, given the difficult target ahead. On the final day, India’s strategy would have been to start brightly, aiming to take early wickets and secure a win.
Despite the draw due to rain, India’s aggressive batting and challenging goal they set showed their dominating performance in the Test series which culminated in a deserved 1-0 series victory.