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While the roof of the President’s Box at Kensington Oval has been leaking during the second Test match against India, the drainage on the ground has proven to be of excellent quality.
Persistent rain associated with a tropical wave delayed the start of play by an hour, interrupted play after lunch, forced an early tea, delayed the start after tea and caused an early close of play.
But with no water settling on the field, play was able to resume after each delay. Groundsmen have been using the rope stretched between two golf carts to remove excess water in the outfield, and as seen in this Kenmore Bynoe picture, they are also on the ball with the covers when they are needed.
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma has been the one to benefit most, taking six wickets for 55 runs as West Indies were bowled out for 190 in their first innings. (SAT)  
 

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