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England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: At Stumps, WI trail by 147 runs

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Less than 18 overs of play were possible on the first day. Rory Burns and Joe Denly will resume the England innings.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: July 10, 2020 1:30:10 pm
ENG vs WI Day 2: England will resume from 35/1. (Twitter/EnglandCricket)

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Jason Holder took a superb 6/42 as England faltered on the second day of the first Test against West Indies. At stumps, the visitors were at 57/1 and John Campbell was the only Windies batsman to fall for 28. Holder’s career-best bundled out England for 204 on the second overcast day of the first test at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday.

Shannon Gabriel nabbed the first three wickets, Holder the next six including England counterpart Ben Stokes for a team-best 43, and Gabriel grabbed the last wicket to finish with 4-62. England, at 174-9, didn’t look like reaching 200 but Dom Bess hit 31 not out and shared 30 with fast bowler James Anderson, the last man out.

The Wisden Trophy, 2020The Rose Bowl, Southampton 26 February 2021

England  204 (67.3) & 313 (111.2)


West Indies  318 (102.0) & 200/6 (64.2)

Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test ) West Indies beat England by 4 wickets

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England vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights:

23:21 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Stumps on Day 2:

With bad light, the umpires have called it a day. West Indies finish on 57/1. Earlier, West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6/42 as England were bowled out for 204. Gabriel nabbed the first three wickets, Holder the next six including England counterpart Ben Stokes for a team-best 43, and Gabriel grabbed the last wicket to finish with 4/62.

22:59 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Latest Update

Bad light has stopped play. Doesn't look too promising for continuation today. . We still have no news as to whether we'll get more play, whether we won't, or at what point that call will be made. The good news is that the weather looks promisingly good for the forthcoming days so.

22:27 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Halt in play

Bad light has stopped play once again with the WI on 57-1, trailing by 147. Brathwaite (20*) & Hope (3*) at the crease.

"The bad light rule needs a serious overhaul, especially in the floodlights and white ball era. It is shooting itslef n the foot. Test Cricket has to whatever it can to be attractive to fans, especially as we can only watch on TV, " says Stefano Hetwald, an ardent cricket fan on social media.


22:24 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Fifty up for WI

FOUR, freebie and Brathwaite gets some bat on it and its a much-needed boundary. 50 up for the visitors for the loss of 1 wicket. WI are here to play, they mean business this time around and this can be said by their body language & performance so far.

21:54 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Lbw!! Anderson strikes

Anderson gets the breakthrough! Number 585 for James Anderson in Test cricket. John Campbell is out lbw! The batsman reviews, but this time unsuccessfully. West Indies- 43/1

21:28 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Back after the break

It was only a very short break, and Kraigg Brathwaite (7* off 24) and John Campbell (12* off 18) are resuming - West Indies 21/0, Jofra Archer to take up the ball.

21:27 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Windies resume

Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell are at the crease. Kraigg Brathwaite is on strike. Anderson will open the attack.

Brathwaite vs Anderson
358 balls
112 runs
Seven dismissals
Avg 16.00
Balls/Dis 51.1

20:31 (IST)09 Jul 2020
ENG bundled out for 204

Gabriel gets the last wicket and England have been bowled out for 204! ENG have won only 1 test v Windies when they scored 210 or less in 1st innings of a test v WI in ENG. Lost 8 & 4 have been drawn.

Top performers-

Jason Holder - 6/42
Shannon Gabriel - 4/62
Ben Stokes - 43

19:55 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Running rampant!!

WICKET! Mark Wood falls for 5. Excellent bowling from the West Indies captain. Career-best figures for Holder. Very sharply taken by Hope at gully to his left! That flew off the prod from Wood, and Holder has his second Test 6-for and, as of now, his best Test figures!

19:47 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Did you know?

West Indies have beaten England in England in only one Test in this century. And it was in 2017 at Leeds

19:39 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Jason Holder gets a fifer!

Jofra Archer is caught in front, LBW. The last five wickets have been taken by Holder. England have slipped from 154/5 to 157/8. Since 2018, Jason Holder has six five-wicket hauls in Tests, the joint-most by any bowler in this period.

19:32 (IST)09 Jul 2020
How good is Holder?

Jason Holder since the start of 2018. Simply outstanding.

Mts- 12
Inns- 23
Wkts- 55
Avg- 14.14
Eco- 2.47

19:29 (IST)09 Jul 2020

Brilliant catch from Shane Dowrich. Holder is on a song with four wickets. Buttler goes for 35. Once again moving the ball enough to take the outside edge. England struggling at 157/7, West Indies right on top. How good was that catch from 21-year-old Shane Dowrich

19:17 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Captain Holder gets captain Stokes!

Jason Holder gets rid off Ben Stokes! This is a big moment in the game! England in a spot of bother now. Beautiful from Holder. Troubled Stokes on the first two balls and finally got his priced wicket. Got the ball to move away slightly. That full length again doing the trick. A 67-run stand is broken - enter Dom Bess. ENG- 154/6 after 54 overs

19:00 (IST)09 Jul 2020
50-run partnership

FIFTY partnership between Ben Stokes (36*) & Jos Buttler (23*). This pair is looking dangerous. Ben Stokes' defence has really tightened up in recent years. Since the start of 2018, he's dismissed every 95 defensive shots he plays against pace - no England player (min 10 matches) has a better record. Buttler has played some delightful strokes in this compact innings.


18:31 (IST)09 Jul 2020

After a short delay-

17:34 (IST)09 Jul 2020
At lunch, WI on top

LUNCH! Brilliant session for WI, as they took 4-71. Gabriel & Holder were particularly impressive. Windies had this session in control from the start, only dropped catch of Stokes could hurt them later. Otherwise did absolutely nothing wrong. ENG- 106/5 after 43 overs

17:31 (IST)09 Jul 2020
England reach three-figures

100 comes up for England. 41.2 overs bowled. 5 wickets down! It's not been easy to reach the century mark.

17:23 (IST)09 Jul 2020

Stokes DROPPED on 14! Short ball to Stokes and he can't resist a pull and gets horribly cramped, comes off the top part of the bat and Roach gets there in plenty of time at long-leg, gets both hands to it and lets it slip!


17:20 (IST)09 Jul 2020
Edged and GONE!!!

Edged through to the keeper, Holder has his second! Ollie Pope departs for 12. England in some bother on 87/5, with 20 minutes until lunch. West Indies have got England in a spot of real bother here, and it's entirely deserved for the tourists. They have bowled fantastically - our Expected Wickets model says that their deliveries should have brought 4.5 wickets, which is remarkable after just 40 overs. 

England vs West Indies 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: West Indies coach Phil Simmons, centre, speaks to his team members during a nets session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. (AP)

The circumstances will be surreal with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning no fans will be present in the bio-secure environment — the only sounds being the thump of leather on willow, the chit-chat between the players and some piped-in crowd effects. Once the strangeness of the ‘new-normal’ sinks in, however, an intriguing series looks on the cards between the sides ranked fourth and eighth on the ICC’s test list.