Third ODI: Rain halts play again after Gayle, Lewis give WI solid start

Shimron Hetmyer (18) and Shai Hope (19) were are the crease for the hosts

port-of-spain-ap Grounds staff cover the pitch as rain stops the third ODI between India and West Indies in Port of Spain | AP

West Indies were 158 for two after electing to bat against India when rain halted play for the second time in the third and final One-day International, in Port of Spain on Wednesday.

Shimron Hetmyer (18) and Shai Hope (19) were at the crease for the hosts, who need to win the match to level the three-match series.

The hosts lost Chris Gayle (72 off 41) and Evin Lewis (43 off 29) in quick succession, after the two gave them a whirlwind start with a 115-run opening partnership.

Only 22 overs were bowled by India when skies opened up again following an interruption in the second over.

India are leading the series 1-0 after winning the second ODI. The first match was abandoned due to rain.

The weather has affected almost every match since India landed in the Caribbean.