9 Jul 2011

India on top in third test

12:39 pm on 9 July 2011

India have built up a lead of 104 runs over the West Indies with four first-innings wickets remaining at the close of the third day of the third and final cricket test in Dominica.

India lead the three-test series 1-nil and it is hard to see how, barring a second-innings catastrophe, they can lose that advantage in the final two days of a rain-affected test.

Half centuries from Abhinav Mukund (62) Vangipurappu Laxman (56), Suresh Raina (50) and skipper MS Dhoni (65 not out) were the backbone of India's 308 for six at the end of what, for this series at least, was a rare day of rain-free cricket.

West Indies were hampered by the absence of seamer Ravi Rampaul who did not bowl at all due to a virus which kept him at the team hotel for most of the day.