India will be singing the "rain rain go away" song going into Day 4 of the second Test match against the West Indies. While Virat Kohli's side took a sizeable first innings lead to put the pressure back on the home team, the fact that the lead came about at snail's pace, means India are at the mercy of the weather gods.
Ajinkya Rahane was the star if Day 3 for India, scoring his seventh Test match century, while helping his team to 500/9, from where Kohli declared. However, that declaration came too late for any of the West Indies batsmen to be troubled by the India bowlers/make an impact, leaving the Indians to do the business on the final two days.
Without any chance of rain, India will be in a great position in this Test match, with a victory almost inevitable. However, with a storm predicted to hit Jamaica on Tuesday, that win does not look so inevitable anymore.
It is hard to imagine the entire two days being washed out by rain, but even if three sessions are lost to wet weather, India might struggle to force through a victory.
That uncertainly could have been, at least, minimised had India shown a bit more urgency in their batting innings, particularly after going well past West Indies' first innings total of 196.
However, the nature of the pitch, some good defensive bowling and just that hesitation to take enough risks, meant India went at under three runs an over for the innings.
With the pitch getting slower and slower, wickets will not be that easy, because, as Rahane showed, once you are settled at the crease, a batsman is difficult to get out, particularly if you are happy to block, bloc and block.
The India bowlers – R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav – are going to need a tonne of patience and time to get the West Indies team bowled out for a second time, even this brittle West Indies batting unit.
Where to Watch Live
India vs West Indies 2nd Test match, Day 4 is scheduled for an 8 p.m. IST (9.30 a.m. local time, 3.30 p.m BST) start. Live Streaming and TV information below.
India: TV: Ten 2, Ten 3 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Ten Sports Live.
UAE: TV: Ten Cricket.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV online.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports 5. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport.