Rain halted India's charge in the second Test against the West Indies here on Thursday after Ishant Sharma's six-wicket haul helped India dismiss the hosts for 190 and take an 11-run first innings lead on a rain-affected day three.
Criticised by the Indian cricket team for his poor decisions in the first Test against the West Indies, controversial Australian umpire Daryl Harper withdrew from the third match, starting July 6, at Roseau.
India were tested to some real seamy and bouncy deliveries at the Kensington Oval wicket by the West Indies bowlers as the visitors lost early wickets with not so many runs of the on the board in the first morning of their second Test on Tuesday.
Going into the second Test against the West Indies, Team India stands at the brink of doing what none of its predecessors have managed to achieve: winning both the ODI and Test series in the Caribbean.
India displayed a clinical performance on Thursday to wrap up West Indies second innings for 262 and thus register a comprehensive 63-run victory in the first Test at the Sabina Park to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Guilt-ridden after dropping Indian centurion Rahul Dravid when he had barely started his innings, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he couldn''t sleep a whole night in the ongoing first cricket Test here.