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England vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 4, Highlights: ENG lead by 219 runs

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: England ended the day on 37/2 with Ben Stokes (16*) and Joe Root (8*) in the middle.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 20, 2020 12:04:57 am
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England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: England set the final day of the second Test at Old Trafford, Manchester after acquiring a lead of 219 runs by finishing the fourth day on 37/2.

After the third day was washed out, West Indies started well on Sunday reaching lunch on 118/2. Kraigg Brathwaite (75), Shamarh Brooks (68) and Roston Chase (51) spearheaded the Windies batting attack, but they crumbled in the third session due to an onslaught from Stuart Broad (3/66) and Chris Woakes (3/42).

England started their second innings with Ben Stokes (16*) and Jos Buttler, but Kemar Roach made the early inroads by grabbing two quick wickets. Joe Root (8*) came on and formed a 20-run partnership with his vice-captain to end the day.

The Wisden Trophy, 2020Old Trafford, Manchester 22 September 2020

England  469/9 dec & 129/3 dec


West Indies  287 (99.0) & 198 (70.1)

Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test ) England beat West Indies by 113 runs

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England vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 4, Highlights:

23:38 (IST)19 Jul 2020
England lead by 219 runs at stumps

STUMPS! What a day of cricket it has been. Brathwaite's resilience, England's superior bowling performance in the third session, and now England ending the day on 37/2 after Roach made early inroads into the England lineup in their second innings. While Stokes is on 16*, Root is on 8*. What does tomorrow hold for us? Join us on Monday!

23:16 (IST)19 Jul 2020

Roach is at it again! Crawley decided to up the ante but Roach's delivery completely fooled him and his woodwork is in tatters. England two down, and the batsman goes back having scored 11. The captain's on. ENG are 17/2.

23:13 (IST)19 Jul 2020
ENG have 199-run lead

Zak Crawley (11*) starts the party for England here as he hits the first boundary of the innings for England. A steer-turned-edge through slip and gully to Gabriel's delivery. Eight runs from the over. ENG are 17/1 after 4 overs. 

22:57 (IST)19 Jul 2020

Fourth ball of the second innings, and West Indies have poured water all over England's daring plan! Kemar Roach sends Jos Buttler back to the pavilion after he drags the ball back to his own stumps. Not a good experiment. ENG are 1/1.

22:53 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Stokes, Buttler to open

109 overs left. 182-run lead. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will open for England. Exciting finish?

22:44 (IST)19 Jul 2020

And Woakes closes West Indies' chapter here by dismissing Shannon Gabriel for a duck. Clean bowled. Kemar Roach stay unbeaten on 5*. WI are 287-all out. They trail by 182 runs. 

22:38 (IST)19 Jul 2020

And just like that he's gone! Two balls after he reached his fifty, he is dismissed by Woakes! England review the LBW and it goes in their favour breaking a four-year-long record of umpire Michael Gough, where not a single fielding team's reviewed decision given by him has been overturned. But this one looked dead plumb. The all-rounder walks off having scored 51. WI are 287/9.

22:35 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Chases hits 50!

What a brilliant innings by Roston Chase! Off Curran, he takes a two and reaches his 9th Test fifty! 83 balls and seven boundaries. WI are 287/8. They still trail by 182 runs.

22:25 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Roston keeps the chase alive

Roston Chase is the man of the hour for West Indies. 21 runs from the last three overs, and all of them have come from his bat including four boundaries. Neither Woakes nor Curran have any answer as the spinner nears 50. WI are 283/8.

22:07 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Stokes injured
22:02 (IST)19 Jul 2020

West Indies held on for a little more than four overs, but they have lost another wicket now. Chris Woakes joins in on the fun and gets the key wicket of Jason Holder (2) in his kitty. The Windies captain pokes it behind and it's caught by Root. WI are 260/8.

21:41 (IST)19 Jul 2020

Another West Indies batsman, another duck! Stuart Broad has been lethal in the third session and not even a review could save Shane Dowrich from walking back to the pavilion. Broads delivery seams back in and stays lower than expected, and hits Dowrich's pads right in the middle. England in the driving seat as Jason Holder comes on. WI are 252/7.

21:30 (IST)19 Jul 2020

A peach of a delivery from Broad! Jermaine Blackwood had no chance at all. The hero of Southampton is dismissed for a duck after Broad's lethal seam breached Blackwood's defences. Is the tide turning to England's favour now? WI are 248/6.

21:16 (IST)19 Jul 2020

And that's what Root was expecting with the new ball! Broad sends Shamarh Brooks packing after he traps the batsman between the wickets. Brooks walks off having scored 68 with 11 boundaries. On comes Jermaine Blackwood. WI are 242/5.

21:08 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Second new ball introduced

Broad has taken the second new ball and continues on England's mission to wrap up West Indies as soon as they can. Will the Windies batsman go on the offensive now? Brooks certainly thinks so as he smacks Broad's full-length delivery straight to third-man. Six runs from the over. WI are 241/4 after 81 overs.

21:03 (IST)19 Jul 2020
WI march on

After Brooks (63*) was spared by a mishit during a runout situation in the previous Bess over, Chase (13*) has now doubled up on their fate as he smacks the off-spinner to the long-off fence. He retains strike with a single. WI are 235/4 after 80 overs.

20:52 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Third session begins

Stuart Broad restarts the proceedings in the third session of the day after a 20-minute break. Roston Chase (8*) manages to weather the storm of the veteran pacer as the over goes for a maiden. Brooks is on 60*. WI are 227/4 after 77 overs. 

20:05 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Big Breakthrough

The tactics of extra bounce works and Brathwaite prods it straight back to Stokes. WI- 201/4

19:52 (IST)19 Jul 2020
Plan B for England?

Is it time for England to try something new? Chris Woakes and other faster bowlers have bowled much wider today. On cue, Stokes seems to have taken the advice seriously and has started to go around the wicket and is bumping it short. West Indies 195/3  after 68 ovs

19:29 (IST)19 Jul 2020
60 overs up

WI. 178/3, trail by 291. 92 more needed to avoid the follow-on. Brathwaite is batting on 65 and giving him company is Brooks on 34. Brooks is shaping up quite well. How many will the Windies be trailing by once the new ball is due?

Stokes reached his 10th, and slowest, test century shortly after lunch but then immediately went on the attack with some majestic hitting to all corners of the ground. The all rounder struck 17 fours and two sixes, one of them a magnificent shot over the long-on rope off Joseph. Stokes was dismissed by Roach, getting a nick behind to Shane Dowrich when attempting a reverse slap.