Lunch Day 2: Windies lose Shiv and Samuels after rain delays start

Roseau, Dominica, CMC – Two wickets – one of them, the prized scalp of Shivnarine Chanderpaul – before lunch set West Indies back in the third Digicel Test against India on Thursday.

At the interval, West Indies, sent in to bat, reached 128 for five in their first innings on the rain-affected second day at Windsor Park, with Darren Bravo not out on 41 and Carlton Baugh not out on 19.

The weather, which restricted the two sides to just 31.1 overs on the opening day, delayed play until 20 minutes after the regularly scheduled start.

West Indies started steadily from their overnight total of 75 for three, but Chanderpaul, playing in his West Indies record 133rd Test, was caught behind for 23 off Munaf Patel in the first hour.

Marlon Samuels suffered a blow to the helmet early from Ishant Sharma, and never looked settled before Praveen Kumar bowled him for nine, dragging a delivery into his stumps.

In the closing stages before the interval, Bravo essayed an imperious extra cover drive off Sharma, and Baugh swung off-spinner Harbhajan Singh over square leg for a six to bring the modest crowd alive.

Kumar has taken two wickets for 22 runs from 16 overs, and Sharma has captured two for 40 from 15 overs.

West Indies trail 0-1 in the three-match series, following a 63-run defeat in the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica, and a draw in the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados.