In the first day of the cricket match, the rain emerged as the villain as it provided only 17.4 overs with England 35-1. Dom Sibley was the one to be dismissed leaving an incoming bowl from Shannon Gabriel. Since then Rory Burns and Joe Denly have looked steady.
The weather looked much better than yesterday.
In walked the English batsman Burns and Denly, and for the West Indies, the pair of Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph. Burns got off a boundary on a bowl by Shannon Gabriel, who was the only successful bowler yesterday.
23.2 over:Joe Denly Bowled by Shannon Gabriel for 18 runs.
Denly tried to defend the bowl going forward but the ball came slightly in and Denly was bowled. Joe Denly 18(58)
In walked Zak Crawley, who opened with Dom Sibley in South Africa.
25.4 over:Rory Burns LBW by Shannon Gabriel for 30 runs
The original decision was not out. However, West Indies decided to take a chance and took the review the ball-tracking showed all three reds and therefore, Rory Burns had to walk back. Rory Burns 30(85).
In walked the captain for the first Test, Ben Stokes.
31.5 over: Zak Crawkley gets a four from leading edge:
The ball from Holder gets to the boundary from the leading edge og Zak Crawkely’s bat.
32.2 over: Ben Stokes hits a straight drive off Kemar Roach Ball
33.1 over Zak Crawley gets lbw off Jason Holder after review for 10 runs.
The ball from Jason Roy looked close to the wicket. However, there were two noises and probably that’s why the umpire gave it not out. When England reviewed the decision, it showed all three reds and the decision had to be changed. Crawley had made 10(26).
In walked Ollie Pope at 6.
35.5 and 35.6: Ollie Pope gets two consecutive boundaries
Ollie Pope gets two boundaries, one at leg side and one at covers.
37.4 over: Ollie Pope Gets Out caught Behind for 12 runs
Jason Holder produces a good delivery to which Ollie Pope nicked and the West Indies keeper Shane Dowrich made no mistake.
In walked Jos Buttler at 7.
42.1 over: Buttler Scores 4 runs:
In spite of the slow boundary, the ball goes the boundary.
At Lunch: The first session belonged to West Indies.
The rain interrupted the start of second session and the session was delayed for few minutes.
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes looked to build the paternship and their paternship was looking dangerous as well.
53.3 overs: Ben Stokes out for 43 runs
Ben Stokes was caught behind by the bowl off Jason Holder and caught behind by wicketkeeper Dowrich. Stokes made 43(97).
55.4 overs: Buttler out for 35
Shortly after Stokes was out, Buttler too was out Jason Holder himself. Dowrich had to make a late adjustment to catch the ball and he did to the ball that was just outside off stump. Buttler scored 35(47).
57.4 over: Jofra Archer out for a duck
After yet again the decision for lbw not going in favour of West Indies, Jason Holder again use the decision correctly as the ball tracking showed all the three conditions red. Archer out for 0(6).
Dom Bess, the spinner who came at number 8 to bat kept trying to hold the batting. together firstly with Mark Wood before he was dismissed in 61.1 over.
61.1 over: Mark Wood out for 5
Jason Holder got Mark Wood out with the catch from Shai Hope at Gully. Mark wood scored 5(7)
67.3 over: James Anderson out for 10 runs
Shannon Gabriel bowled the batsman yet again as he picked 4 wickets.
England Batting Card:
Denly: 18 (58)
West Indies Bowling Card:
West Indies 1st Innings and Season 3:
Opening the batting for West Indies, Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell walked to the crease. They looked in decent touch and survived some of dismissal with the help of DRS.
12 6: Campbell lbw for 28 by James Anderson
The ball looked dead plumbed and the umpire give it out. Campbell does review but the ball is hitting legstumps. Campbell scored 28(36).
In walked Shai Hope at 3.
The bad light interrupted play at 19.3 overs with West Indies the happier side between the two teams.
19.3: Bad light interrupted play with West Indies:57/1
The third session was done due to bad light.
At the end of Day 2:
West Indies:57/1 trail by 147 runs.
Shai Hope: 3*(16)
Also read: Day 3 highlights and score