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England vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 5, Highlights: Stokes’ all-round show levels series

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 2nd Test Highlights: Ben Stokes' unbeaten 78 with the bat and 2/30 with the ball helped England win the second Test by 113 runs and level the series at 1-1.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 24, 2020 1:09:40 pm
England vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 5, Highlights: Ben Stokes excelled with both bat and ball. (Source: Reuters)

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 2nd Test Highlights: England bowled out West Indies for 198 in the final session on Day 5 to win the second Test by 113 runs and level the three-test series at 1-1 in Manchester on Monday.

England had declared their second innings at 129/3 in the first session after Ben Stokes smashed 78 off 57 deliveries, setting the tourists a target of 312 with 85 overs left in the day. England pacers struck early to reduce the visitors to 37/4 but were left frustrated when Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood stitched together a 100-run partnership until Stokes dismissed Blackwood at the stroke of tea.

Brooks’ resistance was ended by Sam Curran who trapped him leg before wicket for 62 while Dom Bess castled a stubborn Jason Holder for 35. West Indies lost their final two wickets for just 15 runs, with Ollie Pope taking a stunning catch at short leg to dismiss Kemar Roach.

The Wisden Trophy, 2020Old Trafford, Manchester 21 September 2020

England  469/9 dec & 129/3 dec

vs

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 5, Highlights:

00:24 (IST)21 Jul 2020
HIGHLIGHTS: England level series in dramatic fashion

22:47 (IST)20 Jul 2020
ENGLAND WIN!

It's all over! England win at Old Trafford by 113 runs after Bess dismisses Roach. Pope's great reflexes helped him to catch the ball at short leg. WI are 198-all out. Thanks to Stokes' all-round performance, Sibley's first innings century, Broad and Woakes' onslaught and all-round team performance in the fourth innings, the Wisden trophy is alive. The series is level now. Off to the third match in Manchester, starting July 24. See you all then!

22:32 (IST)20 Jul 2020
WICKET!

And there's another one! Stokes is the hero once again as he removes Joseph from the pitch. Bess with the catch. Stokes becomes only the fifth player to score 250 runs & take three-plus wickets in a Test after Frank Worrell, Vinoo Mankad, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Meanwhile, Shannon Gabriel is on. WI are 192/9. 

22:25 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Harsha has an opinion
22:14 (IST)20 Jul 2020
BOWLED!

Oh no. Holder (35) broke all hell loose as he smacked Bess for a boundary and a humongous six straight to the sightscreen. But the off-spinner replied brilliantly as he bowled out of the West Indies captain. England can see the win in distance now. WI are 183/8.

22:02 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Holder instills some hope

Two back-to-back maidens? No problem for Holder (22*) as he relieves some pressure off his shoulders with a cracking boundary to backward square leg. West Indies still need to survive 25 overs. England need three more wickets. WI are 170/7. 

21:57 (IST)20 Jul 2020
An inconsequential review for Brooks?

21:47 (IST)20 Jul 2020
WICKET!

Just when things were looking up for West Indies after Holder (14*) hit Broad for two boundaries, West Indies have taken one step closer to defeat. Brooks (62*) has been dismissed by Curran after being trapped by the young pacer's delivery. The visitors could have gone for a review as the impact may have been outside, but it is what it is. Kemar Roach is on. WI are 161/7.

21:22 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Bishop with the banter during tea break
21:18 (IST)20 Jul 2020
WI digging deep in trenches

Just the one run in the last five overs, and that shows the change in temperament of West Indies. Stokes and Woakes are trying to maintain their momentum but both Brooks (54*) and Holder (5*) are handling themselves quite well under the pressure. The visitors still need to survive 35 overs to force a draw. WI are 144/6 after 50 overs.

20:54 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Woakes 100th Test wicket

The hosts return from tea to claim another wicket. Chris Woakes 100th Test wicket as Shane Dowrich goes for 0. That was a very close LBW call against Dowrich as he bags a pair. Jason Holder comes to the crease.

20:34 (IST)20 Jul 2020
BREAKTHROUGH!

BIG WICKET! Ben Stokes breaks a century partnership, removing Blackwood for 55. With the wicket, Stokes becomes the first Englishman to score 250 runs and take more than a single wicket in a Test match. And with that, we have the tea break. England need five wickets from 42 overs to win.

20:21 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Brooks gets his fifty!

And it's time for Brooks too! A deserved fifty for the West Indies batsman after he absolutely plummeted Bess for a massive six. 96 balls, three boundaries and two sixes, and a match-saving performance so far. WI are 133/4 after 42 overs.

20:13 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Blackwood hits half-century!

FIFTY! Jermaine Blackwood scores his 12th Test fifty after partnering with Shamarh Brooks (41*) for 84 runs. What a display of batting by the West Indies batsman, hitting seven boundaries. Just like in Southampton, he has turned up with the goods in Manchester in the fourth innings. WI are 122/4 after 40 overs. They still need 190 runs from 45 overs. 

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20:06 (IST)20 Jul 2020
WI find new enthusiasm

Like a shot of adrenaline in the heart this partnership! Majestic display of cricket from Brooks and Blackwood who have partnered each other for 82 runs now. Brooks, usually dealing with singles this afternoon, smacked Bess for a four and a gigantic six to bring up his score to 40*. Blackwood is on the other side on 49*. WI are 119/4.

19:24 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Blackwood in the headlines
19:15 (IST)20 Jul 2020
WI hold on with Brooks, Blackwood

West Indies have done fairly well since Chase's dismissal as Brooks (19*) and Blackwood (26*) have formed a quick 37-run partnership. With 18 runs from the last four overs, they have upped the runrate a bit but it's still doubtful whether it will be enough for them to win the match. England had a shout for a caught behind off Woakes' delivery, but UltraEdge denied them a fifth wicket. WI are 74/4 after 25 overs. They still need 238 runs to win.

19:00 (IST)20 Jul 2020
A record in the sights?
18:45 (IST)20 Jul 2020
Blackwood on fire

West Indies batsmen are not curbing their natural instinct here and despite being four down so early in their chase, they are hitting it in full flow. Brooks hit a boundary a couple of overs back, and now the hero of Southampton smacks Sam Curran to not one, not two, but three fours in an over. Left, right and centre almost. Blackwood's on 13* from 8 balls. WI are 54/4 after 18 overs.

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Although not without any danger, an early declaration is expected Monday for England to have any chance of winning the three-test series. West Indies took the opener by four wickets in Southampton, the first cricket Test to be played since the global coronavirus outbreak.