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    Rain threat eases on 2nd India-West Indies ODI at Visakhapatnam

    Rain threat hovering over the second ODI between India and West Indies due to cyclone Helen over the west central Bay of Bengal is expected to ease with Visakhapatnam weather forecast for Sunday being 'pleasant with sunshine'.

    Rain had even threatened the first one-dayer at Kochi, where India beat West Indies to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. But the weather gods were kind to let the match be completed without any rain interruptions.

    Cyclone Helen is set to cross the south Andhra coast on Friday evening, and though Visakhpatnam district has been experiencing heavy rains since Thursday night, according to the weather forecast, the situation is going to ease and just a couple of passing spells of rain are expected on Saturday with clear skies on Sunday.

    The teams are expected to have practice sessions on Saturday at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium, which is well equipped with super soppers and other drainage facilities to counter rain threat.