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  • 9:38 PM IST

    That’s it from us! It has been a spectacular series, full of milestones. India’s next assignment will be the two-T20I series against West Indies in Lauderhill, Florida. And, after that, they are scheduled to play 13 Tests at home against the likes of New Zealand (starting September 21), England, Australia and Bangladesh.

    Here’s the match report: India vs West Indies 4th Test called off; visitors win series 2-0

  • 9:23 PM IST

    “To succeed, we have to be boring in our preparation. Have to do the same thing time and again.” – Virat Kohli

  • 9:23 PM IST

    “Anil Kumble’s contribution helped us a lot, especially in the bowling department.” – Virat Kohli

  • 9:23 PM IST

    “Seeing Saha perform well was pleasing. It was the biggest positive for us.” – Virat Kohli

  • 9:23 PM IST

    “Played a lot of Playstation in the last four days.” – Virat Kohli

  • 9:23 PM IST

    Ravichandran Ashwin wins his sixth Man of the Series award in India’s last seven series victories.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    “Looking forward to play against Pakistan in UAE.” – Jason Holder

  • 9:22 PM IST

    “It was a hard-fought series. We competed well but faultered at crucial junctures” – Jason Holder

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  • 6:50 PM IST

    The bus meandered along the dusty roads. By the time the man made it to back home, his children had fallen asleep. He tossed his bag on to a well-made bed. He switched on the television, perhaps to catch the news or his favourite soap. It was just another day in the life of the common man of Lahore. He may well have been from Karachi or Delhi or Mumbai or Kolkata or Colombo or Dhaka. It would not have mattered. He was a forty-something, tied down with responsibilities, unable to distinguish one day from another.

    Click on the following link to read the full article: The day Pakistan became Misbah-ul-Haq

  • 6:41 PM IST

    Same old story! Another sunny day and another delay to the start of play. The outfield is still damp. No spectators in the stadium. Groundsmen still trying to do some damage-control. And, boredom is still looming over Port of Spain…

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Port of Spain has been taking a rain check for the last three days of the fourth Test between India and West Indies. The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand has been in a similar situation. To be honest, rain is not the problem; it is the wet outfield that has washed out some quality cricket. With only a day to go, it is evident that the match will produce no result. Well, let’s say, West Indies can’t lose from here. Jokes apart, Pakistan will be more than happy at this point of time, as a draw will help them dethrone India from the No. 1 position. Yes, their arch-rivals India. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs West Indies, 4th Test match

This will be first time Misbah-ul-Haq’s team will be at the top of the table. Yes, the country that has been displaying some top-drawer Test cricket for the past few decades has never been the No. 1 team. If truth be told, they do deserve the numero uno tag, after their consistent performance under Misbah’s leadership.

Well, this was yesterday’s tweet. No clue what we have in store for today.

India have already won the four-Test series 2-0. However, had rain not interrupted, a series whitewash was on the cards, helping them gain more points in the ICC Test rankings. West Indies, on the other hand, have some damage-control to do. Nothing so far has gone their way. In fact, with the way they are being handled, Test cricket would no longer exist in the Caribbean. Also read: Dravid recalls conversations with Laxman while fielding in slips

So, what to expect on Day Five? More rain, of course! Delay in start, of course. Day washed out, of course. Some dose of cricket? Well, we can’t guarantee that. But we will definitely share funny tweets in our today’s blog to beat your Monday blues. Something like this:

And we will come back with more…

Playing XI:

India: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Leon Johnson, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel

Full Scorecard: India vs West Indies, 4th Test at Port-of-Spain