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With puddles of water visible on the outfield and no sign of a break in the showers, the umpires have already ruled that there will be no play before lunch. An official inspection of the playing conditions is scheduled for 11.30 a.m. local time (1530 GMT). Also Read - IPL 2021 MATCH HIGHLIGHTS PBKS vs RR Cricket Updates: Kartik Tyagi Stars in Rajasthan's Win; Punjab Choke After Mayank-Rahul's Century Stand
West Indies closed the first day at 264 for three with opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite on 123 and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul on one. Along the way, the Barbadian added 116 for the first wicket with talismanic left-hander Chris Gayle who struck 64, before posting another 128 for the third wicket with Darren Bravo who stroked 62.
Debutant left-arm spinner Taijul Islam was the best bowler for the visitors, capturing two for 69. However, it was Brathwaite who made all the headlines, batting the entire day, facing 269 balls and striking eight fours.