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England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: Eng edging towards the kill

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: At stumps on Day 3, West Indies are in shambles, 389 runs away from winning the Test, with 2 wickets down.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 27, 2020 2:02:55 pm
ENG vs WI 3rd Test Day 3 in Manchester (Source: Reuters)

England vs West Indies (ENG vs WI) 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: At stumps on Day 3, West Indies are in shambles, 389 runs away from winning the Test, with 2 wickets down. Shai Hope (4) and Kraigg Brathwaite (2) will resume batting on Day 4, with rain predicted to play a role in the final two days.

Stuart Broad took the remaining four wickets to complete figures of 6-31 and dismiss the visitors for 197 before lunch on day three of the deciding third Test at Old Trafford on Sunday. The tourists managed to avoid the follow-on but faced a first-innings deficit of 172 runs. By Tea, they had built a 258-run lead, with no wickets falling. Joe Root and Rory Burns stepped up England’s charge in the final session. England declared their second innings after having extended their lead over West Indies to 398 after Burns fell for 90, with about 15 minutes left on Day 3. Broad picked up two quick wickets in the final minutes.

The Wisden Trophy, 2020Old Trafford, Manchester 29 September 2020

England  369 (111.5) & 226/2 dec

vs

West Indies  197 (65.0) & 129 (37.1)

Match Ended ( Day 5 - 3rd Test ) England beat West Indies by 269 runs

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England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights:

23:07 (IST)26 Jul 2020
End of Day 3

Stuart Broad will remain on 499 wickets for today at least. What a day it has been for him! Starred with the bat yesterday, demolished West Indies with the ball today, in the morning session and then in the dying minutes. Brathwaite (2) and Hope (4) walk back to the pavilion. West Indies are 10/2 at stumps, 389 runs away from salvation. 

23:03 (IST)26 Jul 2020
WI 10/2 - Broad bowls the last over

Anderson bowls another clinical over with Brathwaite offering a sedate defence. Broad will now bowl what wuill probably be the last over of Day 3.

22:55 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Broad strikes again!

Stuart Broad has attained superhuman status in this Test! Test Wicket number 499! Roach goes to him as well. That's his sixth wicket of the day! Roach is caught behind for 4. West Indies lose their second. Who do they send in now? WI 6/2 and in utter shambles

22:52 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Nightwatchman times

Broad welcomes the nightwatchman that rises into his face. Roach somehow fends it away with his gloves. Brathwaite faces Anderson. Brathwaite facing Anderson has been a better sight for the West Indies team in this second innings so far. Broad made Campbell and Roach look very uncomfortable in that first over of his. Brathwaite takes a single off the third ball to give Roach half an Anderson over to negotiate. WI 6/1

22:45 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Broad strikes in first over

Three slips and a gully in place as Stuart Broad partners Anderson with the new ball. And Broad gets a wicket! West Indies lose their first in the 2nd over! Shambles! WI 0/1

22:41 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Fourth innings begins

James Anderson steams in againsf Kraigg Brathwaite as we resume this final innings of what has been a topsy turvy Test series. Brathwaite made to hop in the first over itself, but he presents a compact defence.

22:38 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Can rain save West Indies?

West Indies need to weather around 15 minutes of the new ball spell. If they can do that, they will have reason to feel a little better about the next two days. Rain is a possible ally on Day 4 and Day 5. Looks at this point, though, that nothing short of the Great Flooding can rescue West Indies in this 3rd Test in Manchester.

22:30 (IST)26 Jul 2020
England declare. Target for West Indies 399

Rory Burns's innings ends. He is caught behind by the substitute keeper. he goes for 90. Goes for the slog and gets a top edge. Roston Chase gets a fortunate wicket. And with that, England have declared. They have put up 226/2 in their second innings. West Indies need to chase 399 to win this deciding Test.

22:24 (IST)26 Jul 2020
50 for Root and a flurry of fours

Root reaches his 50 with a four off Roach's first ball. And then there are two more fours in the over. Root has played a highly uncharacteristic innings, but it is exactly what England needed from him today. Just slogging over the infield now. Root reaches 63, off 54 balls, almost catching up with Burns. ENG 216/1, lead by 388 runs

22:19 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Six from Root

Root carts Cornwall back over his head. Six! Over long off. takes his strike rate above 100. Many thought Root coming out at 3 indicated that England would not declare today, but his approach has been siginificantly more attacking today. Gets his team's 2nd innings score to 200 with a single. Kemar Roach is brought back into the attack. For one last time in the series? ENG 206/1, lead by 374

22:13 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Declaration message?

The England team management has sent out a message to the two batsmen. Seems like we will indeed see a few overs from Anderson and Broad late in the day today after all. West Indies still sticking with spin. Burns is approaching his 100. Would that be a consideration for when the declaration could come? Root is also approaching his 50. ENG 191/1, lead by 363

22:05 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Attack mode - Lead crosses 350

It's full on attack mode from the English batsmen now. Cornwall is being milked for runs. Chase, brought on from the other end, not faring too much better either. Root is batting at a run-a-ball, using his pulls to good effect. Burns going to the sweep and reverse sweep. Runs coming thick and fast. This partnership now worth 69, off 73 balls. Will England put West Indies in to bat at any point in this next hour or do they count on rain staying away for the fourth innings on the last two days? ENG 183/1, lead by 355

21:58 (IST)26 Jul 2020
West Indies miss a wicket

West Indies miss a wicket! Cornwall appealed, but not very convincingly against Burns. Umpire didn't think it would be lbw. But HawkEye shows three reds. Holder is off the field at the moment with a sore ankle. West Indies did not go for a Review! Did not even think about it. And so the England carnival rolls on, scoring runs at will. ENG 169/1, lead by 341

21:48 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Burns first ENG opener since Cook to score 50s in both innings

Root pulls Holder for four! Tries another pull off the last ball of the 49th over but fails to connect. At the other end, Rory Burns, in crossing his 50 today, has become the first English opener since Alastair Cook in 2018 to cross 50 in both innings of a Test. He had scored 57 in the first innings, is rapidly moving a three-figure mark in this second essay. Drinks have been taken, signalling we have another hour or so of play remaining today.

21:41 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Burns attacks Cornwall

Cornwall hit for runs again. Burns smashes him on the leg side for four as he moves to 68. Ends the over with another four, this time run down to third man with a reverse sweep. Moves to 74. The run rate for this session is now creeping up towards 5. Burns doing the heavy hitting for now but Root not too far behind either. ENG 152/1, lead by 324

21:34 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Attacking intent

Root has started with aggressive intent. Dances down the track to Cornwall and lifts him for four to express his intentions. Burns connects with a reverse sweep off Cornwall's next over to get another four as the England ship sails on smoothly. They have batted at 4 runs per over since the restart. ENG 142/1

21:29 (IST)26 Jul 2020
England lead 300 now

England going really well 130/1. Joe Root coming out to bat at this stage means that England is not declaring anytime soon. With a forecast of rains tomorrow is it time to swing for the hills?

21:14 (IST)26 Jul 2020
Holder gets breakthrough

Jason Holder traps Dom Sibley for 56 and England 114/1. The batsman was guilty of playing across the line. To be fair, Sibley is getting across there.

21:05 (IST)26 Jul 2020
STATS

100+ opening stands for England in home Tests since 2010:
186 A Strauss - A Cook v Ind Edgbaston 2011
177 A Lyth - A Cook v NZ Leeds 2015
126 A Cook - A Hales v Pak Edgbaston 2016
103*R Burns - D Sibley v WI Old Trafford 2020 [Also the first 100+ stand in four seasons]

21:04 (IST)26 Jul 2020
100 up for WI

FOUR, and that one is put behind the gap of the backward square boundary as England reach the first hundred-stand of the series. Rory Burns & Dom Sibley are the first pair of England openers to score 50 in the same innings since Alastair Cook (130) & Haseeb Hameed (82) against India in Rajkot in 2016/17. ENG 103/0 after 37 overs.

England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 3: Eng are on top.

England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 3: Broad took only 33 balls to get to his 50 and eventually scored 62 off 45 balls as he put the brakes on the early breakthrough made by the West Indians. They had taken four wickets quickly at the start of the day, including Ollie Pope who failed to add to his overnight 91. Jos Buttler was dismissed for 67. But Broad provided a timely reminder of his batting skills he flayed the bowling to all parts of the ground during a 76-run partnership with Dom Bess for the ninth wicket which turned the tide of the game. He was back at it again directly after lunch as the West Indies began their reply, snagging the wicket of opener Kraigg Brathwaite (1) in his first over.