greater kashmir epaper 24/08/2016

India today recorded their biggest Test series win on the Caribbean soil with a 2-0 victory over the West Indies following a washout in the fourth match, but ended up losing the number one spot in the ICC rankings, here.
Only 22 overs of play was possible on the opening day of the final Test match, which turned out to be the third shortest ever Test match in the history of longer format.

For the fourth successive day, not a single ball could be bowled, forcing the umpires to call off the match.

India became the top-ranked Test nation after Sri Lanka thrashed Australia 3-0 at home, while Pakistan after their creditable 2-2 draw were No. 2 in the rankings.

India required to win the series against the West Indies 3-0 to retain the number one spot, but inclement weather along with deplorable drainage facility at the Queens Park Oval prevented play.

Pakistan are now on top of ICC Test rankings.

West Indies were 62 for 2 in those 22 overs of play. The worst part was that WICB and local authorities did not pay heed to proper drainage and recovery facilities.

August is considered to be a rainy season in Trinidad and Tobago and there was heavy rainfall prior to the Test match.

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