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Rain in Port of Spain denies India series sweep

July 24 (Reuters) – India were denied the chance of a 2-0 series sweep over the West Indies on Monday when rain wiped out the final day of the second test at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, resulting in a draw.

The tourists, who won the first test by an innings and 141 runs in Dominica, looked well-placed to push for victory after setting West Indies a 365-run target and then reducing them to 76-2 on Sunday.

Persistent rain in the capital of Trinidad & Tobago kept the covers on the pitch for the whole of the fifth day, however, leaving India with only a 1-0 series win.

India paceman Mohammed Siraj was named Man of the Match for his 5-60 in West Indies first innings and all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin took series honors for his 15 wickets over two tests and half century in his one innings.

The teams next face off in three one-day internationals and five Twenty20 matches.

Reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney; Edited by Sam Holmes

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