Windies hang on for draw

BRIDGETOWN,  (Reuters) – The second test between West  Indies and India ended in a draw today after the fickle  weather that had interrupted the match for days finally halted  play.
The match was evenly poised and heading towards an  unexpected and thrilling finish when play was abandoned in the  last session on the fifth and final day because of bad light.
Set 281 to win after India made a bold declaration at the  start of the day, West Indies were 202 for seven when the teams  shook hands and stumps were drawn, 79 runs from what would have  been a remarkable victory but also just three wickets from  losing the series.
India, 1-0 up in the three-match series after winning the  opening test in Jamaica, declared their second innings closed at  269-6 more than an hour before lunch, setting West Indies a  formidable, but not impossible, target in two-and-a-half  sessions.
The tourists looked the most likely winners when they picked  up three early wickets, forcing West Indies to revert to  survival mode, before Darren Bravo and Carlton Baugh took  matters into their own hands and threatened to change the  momentum of the match.
Bravo made 73 in more than four-and-a-half hours at the  crease before he fell when the light was fading fast, leaving  Baugh unbeaten on 46.
Ishant Sharma, India’s impressive fast bowler, took 4-53 to  finish with 10 wickets for the match.
The third and final test starts in Dominica next week.

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