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We can still win, believes Chappell

"We have no control over weather, but a full 90-over day would enable us to take the remaining wickets," Greg said.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 11:36 IST

Indian coach Greg Chappell is hopeful that his side can still win the second Test match against the West Indies after the fourth day was abandoned because of rain.

Continuous rain throughout the morning and afternoon forced umpires Simon Taufel and Asad Rauf to call off play 20 minutes after tea on the penultimate day.

"If the rain God was a West Indian today, I hope He is an Indian tomorrow," Chappell said.

"We have no control over the weather but we got them out in 80 overs in the first innings and, hopefully, a full 90-over day would enable us to take the remaining nine wickets."

The rain, mainly light showers, persisted for most of the day, frustrating India who had put themselves in a dominant position after securing a first innings lead of 373 runs on the third day.

West Indies, who were dismissed for 215 in reply to 588 for eight declared, will resume their second innings on 43 for one with captain Brian Lara at the crease.

The first test in St John's, Antigua, ended in a draw.

First Published: Jun 14, 2006 00:00 IST