Rain washes out second day’s play at Jamaica of Pakistan, West Indies Test
Not a single ball was bowled as a result of wet outfield due to heavy rain at Jamaica on day 2 of the second Test between Pakistan and West Indies on Saturday. Pakistan was 212/4 at the end of day 1 stumps.
The rain started way before the match had scheduled to start which forced the umpires to call for an early lunch break. After the weather got clearer during the break, the wet outfield kept the groundsmen busy to restrict players in their dressing room.
The officials went for a couple of inspections on the ground and just when it looked like the start of the session, rain come again and the covers were back in place.
A heavy spell of rain and consistent drizzling made it difficult for the groundsmen to cover plenty of puddles in the ground.
Meanwhile, the players kept themselves busy at indoor cricket and footvolley after an early tea was called. The rain stopped again and groundsmen started their work to cover the wet patches with sponges.
The umpires went to both camps for further inspections and eventually the wet outfield and large patch for the bowler’s run-up forced the umpires to call off the play.
On day 1, Pakistan lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales went through the visitor’s top order who fell in attempts of playing the deliveries outside off, Pakistan on 2/3.
In the last session, Fawad surrendered to the hot conditions in Jamaica after he struggled with his cramps and ultimately left the field.
Good news came at the end by Pakistan that Fawad is fit and ready to resume at the fall of the wicket but unfortunately the play could not resume.
Pakistan will be looking to score faster to test the mettle of their opponents in batting as there are only 3 days of play left.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 212/4 (Babar Azam 75, Fawad Alam 76*; Kemar Roach 3-49) vs West Indies.
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