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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

India Lets Test Victory Chance Slip

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- India's bowlers need an inspired final day to prevent the West Indies from grinding their way to an increasingly predictable draw in the second test at Queen's Park Oval.


Monday's fourth day saw a steady home recovery as the West Indies, 140 behind after the first innings, battled to 118 for 1 at the close on a slow, low pitch which tested the patience of all involved.


It represented a disappointing day for India which resumed on 367 for 3 with high hopes of putting the West Indies under pressure in the best-of-five series.


Despite the epic efforts of Navjot Sidhu, who reached 201 to become only the third Indian batsman to take a double hundred off the West Indies, the touring team was bowled out for 436 by early afternoon.


Abey Kuruvilla made a quick breakthrough in the West Indies' second innings by removing Sherwin Campbell lbw for 4 with the score on 25 but it was to prove a solitary success.


Stuart Williams and Shivnarine Chanderpaul survived the odd moment of alarm against Kumble in an unbroken second wicket stand of 93 and Williams took the opportunity to register only his second test 50.