WI V IND | RAIN WASHES OUT 1ST ODI AGAINST INDIA AFTER 13 OVERS
PROVIDENCE, Guyana – A day that started with much promise delivered very little when rain prompted a no-result in the first MyTeam11 One-day International, co-sponsored by Skoda and KEI.
The #MenInMaroon were 54 for one from 13 overs, after they were put in to bat, with Evin Lewis, not out on 40, and Shai Hope, not out on six, when a torrential downpour drenched the Guyana National Stadium and forced the players off the field for the second time and they never returned.
Wet conditions caused by rain delayed the start by an hour-and-a-half causing the match to be reduced to 43 overs a side.
The home team were nine without loss from 5.4 overs, when the first stoppage for rain sent the players off the field and caused a further reduction to 40 overs-a-side.
When the umpires and players returned a heavily sodden area just inside the periphery of the field restriction circle on the northern side of the ground meant a delay of an hour-and-a-quarter and reduction of the overs to 34 a side.
When the rains swept across the ground for a second time, Lewis was just getting into the swing of things, having belted two fours and three sixes from 36 balls, only to be cut short.
Lewis put on 42 for the first wicket with veteran, fellow left-handed opener Chris Gayle, who needed 31 deliveries for his four, before he was bowled in the 11th over, dragging on a heave at left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
The second ODI will be contested on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Oval in the Trinidad capital of Port-of-Spain.
Source: CMC/CWI Media