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News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thurs. June 30, 2011: Rain seemed to help save the struggling West Indies cricket team Wednesday as the host team reach 98 for five in the 25.3 overs of play allowed Wednesday.

Play on day two totaled just two hours play on the second day of the Second Digicel Test between West Indies and India at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Rain delayed the start of the match Wednesday by 45 minutes and returned during the lunch break to result in a late restart at 1:10 p.m. The skies again opened up again after 38 minutes of play to halt the Windies response and leave them 103 runs adrift of India’s first innings total of 201.

At the close of play yesterday, Marlon Samuels was 21 not out and veteran Guyana-born left-hander, Shiv Chanderpaul, was 20 not out.

Indian seamer Ishant Sharma grabbed 3 for 31 as he removed both overnight batsmen to reduce the hosts to 57 for five.

Chanderpaul and Samuels will return to the crease today. The pair has so far added 41 for the sixth wicket, a partnership.

The West Indies are already one down in the test series.

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