Eng vs WI 2nd test Day 1: Stokes, Sibley put hosts in commanding position

Earlier, Roston Chase dismissed Sibley's opening partner Rory Burns and Zak Crawley off consecutive balls either side of lunch.

Dom Sibley (86) and Ben Stokes (59) ensured that England didn't lose any wickets in the third session of the first day of their second Test against the West Indies on Friday.

Sibley moved within 14 runs of his second Test century while Stokes finally scored a half century after being dismissed on 43 and 46 in the first Test. England ended Day 1 on 207/3 with West Indies' Roston Chase picking two wickets and Alzarri Joseph dismissing the hosts' captain Joe Root.

Sibley and Stokes dug deep in the third session to defy the West Indies bowlers. At Stumps, Sibley had faced 253 balls while Stokes had absorbed 159 deliveries.

Check Eng vs WI live score and match updates here

Earlier, Roston Chase dismissed Sibley's opening partner Rory Burns and Zak Crawley off consecutive balls either side of lunch.

Root then stuck with Sibley for a 53-run stand for the third wicket in the second session. But fast bowler Joseph ended Root's 23 run vigil off 49 deliveries with a classic outswinger that grazed the right-hander's bat and flew to his counterpart Jason Holder at slip.Shortly after the second session began, Zak Crawley was sent back for a golden duck by Chase who had the young No.3 batsman caught at leg slip by Holder.

Having removed Burns in the last ball before lunch, Chase was on a hat-trick but missed the landmark. Earlier, England openers Burns and Sibley got off to a cautious start but Chase provided West Indies with the crucial breakthrough at the stroke of lunch.

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With rain playing spoilsport, the first session saw only one hour of play on the opening day of the second Test of #raisethebat series. England, who are gunning to level the series here in Manchester, were put to bat by Holder after he won the toss, which was delayed by more than an hour because of rain.

The run-up to the Test was marred by controversy surrounding fast-bowler Jofra Archer, who was ousted from the team for breaking the bio-secure protocol.

But England openers put the distraction behind them and put up a cautious performance in the first session of the day.

West Indies lead the three-match #raisethebat series 1-0.Brief Scores: England 207/3 (Dom Sibley 86, Ben Stokes 59; Roston Chase 2/53)


12:01 AM IST Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ;  England: 206-3 Holder continues and concedes a single. and ITIS STUMPS on Day 1

11:59 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ;  England: 206-3 Roach continues and concedes only a single.

11:52 PM IST Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 205-3 Holder continues and Sibley dabs the first ball on off side for a single. Stokes defends the rest of deliveries. 

11:47 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0 ;  England: 204-3 Roach continues and concedes a single.

11:43 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 203-3 Holder continues and bowls a MAIDEN over.  

11:38 PM IST Over Summary:  0 Nb 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 203-3 Roach continues and Sibley misses the first ball, loud appeal for LBW. Umpire remains unmoved, Holder takes REVIEW and hitting stumps is Umpire's call. Review retained.    

11:32 PM IST Over Summary:  2 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 202-3 Holder continues and Stokes gets an inside edge to deep fine leg for a couple of runs. Stokes leaves the rest of deliveries and it is STUMPS on Day 1.

11:28 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 4Nb 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 195-3 Roach continues and Sibley leaves the first two balls to keeper while flicks the yorkish length delivery to deep square leg boundary for FOUR. Sibley leaves the last three deliveries of the over to the keeper. 

11:23 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 195-3 Holder continues and Stokes leaves the first three balls to the keeper. MAIDEN again.

11:20 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 0 2 0 0 ;  England: 195-3 Kemar Roach [15.0-4-27-0] is back into the attack and concedes two runs.

11:15 PM IST Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 193-3 Jason Holder [14.0-5-29-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over.  

11:11 PM IST Over Summary:  3 3 4 0 0 3 ;  England: 193-3 Alzarri Josdeph continues... Stokes collects three runs and completes his fifty. Sibley collects three runs off the next. Stoke glances the third to fine leg boundary for FOUR and punches the last delivery to extra cover for three runs. 

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Over 81, England: 207-3 at STUMPS

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ;  England: 206-3

Holder continues and concedes a single. and ITIS STUMPS on Day 1

Over 81, Eng vs WI live score: 206-3

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ;  England: 206-3

Roach continues and concedes only a single.

Over 80, Eng vs WI live score: 205-3

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 205-3

Holder continues and Sibley dabs the first ball on off side for a single. Stokes defends the rest of deliveries. 

Over 79, Eng vs WI live score: 204-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0 ;  England: 204-3

Roach continues and concedes a single.

Over 78, Eng vs WI live score: 203-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 203-3

Holder continues and bowls a MAIDEN over.


 

Over 77, Eng vs WI live score: 203-3

Over Summary:  0 Nb 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 203-3

Roach continues and Sibley misses the first ball, loud appeal for LBW. Umpire remains unmoved, Holder takes REVIEW and hitting stumps is Umpire's call. Review retained.

 
 

Over 76, Eng vs WI live score: 202-3

Over Summary:  2 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 202-3

Holder continues and Stokes gets an inside edge to deep fine leg for a couple of runs. Stokes leaves the rest of deliveries and it is STUMPS on Day 1.

Over 75, Eng vs WI live score: 200-3

Over Summary:  0 0 4Nb 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 195-3

Roach continues and Sibley leaves the first two balls to keeper while flicks the yorkish length delivery to deep square leg boundary for FOUR.

Sibley leaves the last three deliveries of the over to the keeper. 

Over 74, Eng vs WI live score: 195-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 195-3

Holder continues and Stokes leaves the first three balls to the keeper. MAIDEN again.

Over 73, Eng vs WI live score: 195-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 2 0 0 ;  England: 195-3

Kemar Roach [15.0-4-27-0] is back into the attack and concedes two runs.

Over 72, Eng vs WI live score: 193-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ;  England: 193-3

Jason Holder [14.0-5-29-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over.  

Over 71, Eng vs WI live score: 193-3

Over Summary:  3 3 4 0 0 3 ;  England: 193-3

Alzarri Josdeph continues...

Stokes collects three runs and completes his fifty. Sibley collects three runs off the next.

Stoke glances the third to fine leg boundary for FOUR and punches the last delivery to extra cover for three runs. 

Over 70, Eng vs WI live score: 180-3

Over Summary:  0 Wd 4 0 Nb Wd 0 1 0 ;  England: 172-3

Gabriel continues and bowls some wayward deliveries, including two wides and NO balls. Meanwhile Stokes plays a on drive for FOUR. 

Over 69, Eng vs WI live score: 172-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1 ;  England: 172-3

Alzarri Jodeph continues and concedes only a single to Stokes off the last delivery
 

Over 68, Eng vs WI live score: 171-3

Over Summary:  1 0 Wd 0 0 1 0 ;  England: 171-3

Gabriel continues and concedes three runs, including a WIDE.

Over 67, Eng vs WI live score: 168-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 3 ;  England: 168-3

Alzarri Joseph continues and concedes three runs. 

Over 66, Eng vs WI live score: 165-3

Over Summary:  0 2Nb 0 0 0 0 1 ;  England: 165-3

Shannon Gabriel [7.0-1-17-0] is back into the attack and Sibley edges the 3rd ball to second ball to second slip. Jason Holder drops a SITTER. 

Over 65, Eng vs WI live score: 161-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 1 0 ;  England: 161-3

Alzarri Joseph continues and concedes two runs.

Over 64, Eng vs WI live score: 159-3

Over Summary:  3 0 1 0 0 2 ;  England: 159-3

Chase continues and Sibley collects three runs off the first ball. 

Stokes collects a single off the third while Sibley takes two runs off the last to end the over. 

Over 63, Eng vs WI live score: 153-3

Over Summary:  0 3 0 0 0 0  ;  England: 153-3

Alzarri Joseph [10.0-3-19-1] is back into the attack and concedes three runs to Sibley off the 2nd delivery

Over 62, Eng vs WI live score: 150-3

Over Summary:  0 0 3L 0 0 4  ;  England: 150-3

Roston Chase continues and Sibley collects three leg byes off the third delivery for his team.

Stokes reverse sweeps the last delivery to point boundary for FOUR.

Over 61, Eng vs WI live score: 143-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1L  ;  England: 143-3

Holder continues and one leg byes added in England's total. 

Over 60, Eng vs WI live score: 142-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 0 0  ;  England: 142-3

Roston Chase continues and concedes only a single. 

Over 59, Eng vs WI live score: 141-3

Over Summary:  0 0 2L 0 0 0  ;  England: 141-3

Holder continues and two leg byes added in England's total.

Over 58, Eng vs WI live score: 139-3

Over Summary:  2 2 0 0 4 1  ;  England: 139-3

Chase continues amd Stokes collects a couple of runs off the first delivery.

Stokes slog sweeps the next delivery to deep mid-wicket boundary for FOUR. Stokes blocks the next two while sweeps the 5th towards deep mid-wicket bloundary for FOUR. A single for Stokes to end the over. 

Over 57, Eng vs WI live score: 130-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ;  England: 130-3

Holder continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Dominic Sibley.

Over 56, Eng vs WI live score: 130-3

Over Summary:  0 1 0 1 0 1  ;  England: 130-3

Chase continues and concede three singles.

 

Over 55, Eng vs WI live score: 127-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 2  ;  England: 127-3

Jason Holder [10.0-2-27-0] is back into the attack and concedes only two runs.

Over 54, Eng vs WI live score: 125-3

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 0 0  ;  England: 125-3

Chase continues and Stokes collects a single off the 2nd delivery.

Sibley blocks the remaining delivery. 

Over 53, Eng vs WI live score: 124-3

Over Summary:  4 0 0 0 0 0  ;  England: 124-3

Roach continues and bowls on the pads on Sibley, the batter flicks it with strong bottom hand to square leg boundary for FOUR. 

Over 52, Eng vs WI live score: 120-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 3 0 1 ; England: 120-3

Chase continues...

Stokes hits the 4th ball through the mid-on for three runs while Sibley collects a single off the last ball to complete his fifty.
 

Over 51, Eng vs WI live score: 116-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 2  ; England: 116-3

Roach continues and Sibley collects a couple of runs off the last delivery.

Over 50, Eng vs WI live score: 114-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0  ; England: 114-3

Chase continues and concedes a single,

Over 49, Eng vs WI live score: 113-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 Nb 0 0 0  ; England: 113-3

Roach continues and bowls a NO ball, that is the only thing happened this over other than blocking and leaving deliveries.

Over 48, Eng vs WI live score: 112-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 112-3

Roston Chase too starts the session with a maiden over.

Over 47, Eng vs WI live score: 112-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 112-3

Roach continues after tea and starts the session with a MAIDEN over.

At tea break: England 112-3

Over 46, Eng vs WI live score: 112-3

Over Summary:  0 6 0 0 3 0  ; England: 112-3


Chase continues and Stokes blocks the first delivery while comes down the wicket off the 2nd, smashes straight down the ground for SIX. Stokes glances the 5th ball to fine leg for three runs.

Over 45, Eng vs WI live score: 103-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0  ; England: 103-3

Kraigg Brathwaite, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes only a single.

Over 44, Eng vs WI live score: 102-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 2  ; England: 102-3

Roston Chase [5.0-0-13-2] is back into the attack

Sibley defends the first while flicks the second straight to forward short leg, dropped, very tough chance.

Sibley collects a couple of runs off the last to end the over.
 

Over 43, Eng vs WI live score: 100-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 100-3

Roach continues and bowls a maiden over to Stokes

Over 42, Eng vs WI live score: 100-3

Over Summary:  0 2 0 0 0 0  ; England: 100-3

Alzarri Joseph continues and concedes a couple of runs. 

Over 41, Eng vs WI live score: 98-3

Over Summary:  2B 0 0 0 0 0; England: 98-3

Kemar Roach [9.0-1-20-0] is back into the attack and two BYES conceded by the keeper. 

Over 40, Eng vs WI live score: 96-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 96-3

Alzarri Joseph continues and bowls a maiden over to Sibley

Over 39, Eng vs WI live score: 96-3

Over Summary:  3 1 1 0 0 0 ; England: 96-3

Holder continues and concedes five runs. 

Over 38, Eng vs WI live score: 91-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1 ; England: 91-3

Alzarri Joseph continues and concedes a single to Sibley off the last delivery.

Over 37, Eng vs WI live score: 90-3

Over Summary:  0 0 2 1 0 0 ; England: 90-3

Holder continues and bowls a maiden over to Stokes. 

Over 36, Eng vs WI live score: 90-3

Over Summary:  0 0 2 1 0 0 ; England: 90-3

Joseph continues and concedes three runs. 
 

Over 35, Eng vs WI live score: 87-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 2 ; England: 87-3

Holder continues and concedes two runs. 

Over 34, Eng vs WI live score: 85-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 85-3

Alzarri Joseph continues....

Ben Stokes leaves, locks and defends the first three deliveries while gets beaten off the 4th, which goes past between his bat and pad. It is a MAIDEN over. 

 

Over 33, Eng vs WI live score: 85-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 85-3

Holder continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley.

Over 32, Eng vs WI live score: 85-3

Over Summary:  0 W 2 0 0 2 ; England: 85-3

Alzarri Joseph [4.0-1-9-0] is back into the attack and invites Root for a drive. 

Root drives the first towards point while edges the next one to keeper. GONE Root c Holder b Alzarri Joseph 23(49) [4s-2]

Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease and flicks the first ball he faced towards square leg for a couple of runs while leaves the next two alone.

Stokes again flicks the last ball to square leg for a couple of runs. 

Over 31, Eng vs WI live score: 81-2

Over Summary:  3 0 4 0 0 0 ; England: 81-2

Holder continues...

Root clips the first ball towards square leg for three runs while Sibley hits the thrid ball for FOUR.

Over 30, Eng vs WI live score: 74-2

Over Summary:  0 2 0 0 0 2 ; England: 74-2

Gabriel continues and concedes four runs. 

Over 29, Eng vs WI live score: 70-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 2 0 ; England: 70-2

Holder continues and concedes two runs. 

Over 28, Eng vs WI live score: 68-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0 ; England: 68-2

Gabriel continues and Sibley defends, blocks and leaves first four deliveries while upper-cuts the 5th over slips for FOUR. 

Over 27, Eng vs WI live score: 64-2

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ; England: 64-2

Jason Holder [3.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Sibley lefts the first two deliveries while gets an outside edge off the third one towards gully region for a single. 

Root leaves the 4th while defends the 5th and last deliveries. 

Over 26, Eng vs WI live score: 63-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 0 0 ; England: 63-2

Gabriel continues and concedes only a single. 

Over 25, Eng vs WI live score: 62-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0 ; England: 62-2

Roach continues and Root leaves, blocks and defends first four deliveries while drives the next one which is a half-volley for FOUR. 

Over 24, Eng vs WI live score: 58-2

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 2B 0  ; England: 58-2

Shannon Gabriel [3.0-1-7-0] is back into the attack

Root leaves the first two deliveries to the keeper. A full delivery and Root tries to drive the 3rd one, gets an inside edge missed the stumps by a whisker, a single taken. 

Dowrich fails to grab the 5th the delivery as ball wobbles in air, two BYES taken. 

Over 23, Eng vs WI live score: 55-2

Over Summary:  0 2 0 0 0 0  ; England: 55-2

Roach continues and Sibley work the second ball through short mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 

Over 22, Eng vs WI live score: 53-2

Over Summary:  2 0 1 1 0 0  ; England: 53-2

Roston Chase continue and concedes four runs

Over 21, Eng vs WI live score: 49-2

Over Summary:  0 0 3 0 0 1  ; England: 47-2

Roach continues and concedes only two runs. 

Over 20, Eng vs WI live score: 47-2

Over Summary:  0 0 3 0 0 1  ; England: 47-2

Chase continues and concedes four runs. 

Over 19, Eng vs WI live score: 43-2

Over Summary:  0 4 0 0 0 1  ; England: 43-2

Roach continues and concedes five runs. 

Over 18, Eng vs WI live score: 38-2

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 2 0  ; England: 38-2

Chase continues and concedes three runs. 

Over 17, Eng vs WI live score: 35-2

Over Summary:  0 2 0 2 0 0   ; England: 35-2

Roach continues and beats Sibley outside off with a peach of delivery. 

Sibley works the second ball towards deep square leg for a couple of runs while the next left to the keeper. 

Sibley tucks the inswinger towards square leg for a couple of runs again. 

Over 16, Eng vs WI live score: 31-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0   ; England: 31-2

Chase continues...

Sibley defends the first four deliveries while collects a risky single off the 5th one. Root blocks the last on the backfoot. 

Over 15, Eng vs WI live score: 30-2

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0   ; England: 30-2

Kemar Roach [3.0-1-2-0] is back into the attack

Sibley leaves the first two while gets an outside edge off the third, which did not carry, a single taken.

An inswinger hits Root on the pads, loud appeal for LBW, umpire remains unmoved. Holder takes review and the impact was outside off. 

Over 14, Eng vs WI live score: 29-2; Chase scalps two

Over Summary:  1 W W 0 0 0   ; England: 29-2

Roston Chase continues his over after Lunch and scalps the wicket of new batter Zak Crawley, who departs for a first ball duck. 

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease and the hattrick ball turns miles. Root pads the next while defends the last to end the over,

AT LUNCH BREAK: England 29-1

On Day 1 of England vs West Indies 2nd Test match, England openers Dominic Sibley and Rory Burns looked solid before Roston Chase trapped Burns in front of wicket at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester today. At lunch, England was 29-1 with Sibley at the crease.
 
Earlier, after a rain delay, Jason Holder won the toss and elected to bowl first. England made 4 changes in its playing 11 with Jofra Archer as a forced one given he broke the coronavirus protocol. He left the team's bio-secure environment and went to his home. 

We will be back at 6:40 pm after the break.

 

Over 13.2, Eng vs WI live score: 29-1

England: 29-1

Roston Chase, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and Sibley flicks towards leg side for a single. 

A loud appeal for LBW off the against Rory Burns and umpire raises the finger. ory Burns lbw b Roston Chase 15(35) [4s-1]. AND IT IS LUNCH. 

Over 13, Eng vs WI live score: 28-0

Over Summary: 3 0 0 0 0 1  ; England: 28-0

Alzarri Joseph continues...

Burns plays an extra cover for three runs and a single off the last ball. 

Over 12, Eng vs WI live score: 24-0

Over Summary: 4 3 0 0 0 0  ; England: 24-0

Jason Holder continues....

Rory Burns smashes the first ball for FOUR follows for three runs. 

Over 11, Eng vs WI live score: 17-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 17-0

Alzarri Joseph continues and bowls a maiden over. 

Over 10, Eng vs WI live score: 17-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0  ; England: 17-0

Jaso Holder continues and Sibley leaves the first ball to keeper while blocks the next.

Sibley leaves the third delivery to the keeper and blocks the next with hurried onto him. Sibley dabs the 5th ball towards gully region for a single. Holder beats Burns outside off to end the over.  

Over 9, Eng vs WI live score: 16-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 2 0  ; England: 16-0

Alzarri Joseph continues and Sibley collects a single off the 3rd delivery.

Burns punches the 5th delivery gently straight down the ground for a couple of runs. 

Over 8, Eng vs WI live score: 13-0

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0  ; England: 13-0

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Rory Burns clips the 3rd delivery of the over towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. 

Over 7, Eng vs WI live score: 11-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 1  ; England: 11-0

Alzarri Joseph, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

A full delivery and Sibley blocks it while leaves the second ball alone.

Sibley dabs the 4th delivery to cover-point region for no run.A single for Burns to end the over.

Over 6, Eng vs WI live score: 9-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England: 9-0

Gabriel continues...

Rory Burns leaves the deliveries outside off. There is a half-hearted appeal off the 5th delivery. Ball down the leg side to end the over. 

Over 5, Eng vs WI live score: 9-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 Wd 0  ; England: 9-0

Roach continues...

A loud appeal for LBW off the first ball, umpire remains unmoved. Sibley blocks, leaves and defends before roach bowls a WIDE ball. Sibley defends the last ball for no run.

Over 4, Eng vs WI live score: 8-0

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0  ; England: 8-0

Gabriel continues...

Sibley tucks the second ball to backward square leg for a single.

 

Over 3, Eng vs WI live score: 7-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0  ; England: 7-0

Roach continues...

Sibley leaves the first ball to keeper while defends the second.

Sibley pushes the 3rd to cover for  a single. Burns defends the 4th wihile leaves the 5th to the keeper.  DOT to end the over

Over 2, Eng vs WI live score: 6-0

Over Summary: 0 5W 0 0 0 0 1  ; England: 6-0

Shannon Gabriel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and starts witrh a wild delivery follows by a wayward delivery down the leg side, which goes for 5 WIDES.

Gabriel bowls the third delivery down the leg side and next delivery outside off, Sibley lefts it alone. 

Sibley defends the 5th delivery to point region. A single for Sibley to end the over.

Over 1, Eng vs WI live score: 0-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England: 0-0

Rory Burns and Sibley are at the crease. Rory Burns is on strike. Roach opens the attack with a maiden over.

Eng vs WI 2nd Test live updates: West Indies playing 11

West Indies playing 11: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.


Eng vs WI 2nd Test live updates: England playing 11

England: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad.
 

England vs West Indies toss updates: Woakes, Curran in England playing 11'

Chris Woakes and Sam Curran marking their run ups.

England vs West Indies live toss updates: Toss at 4:30 pm IST

Here are the revised playing conditions on Day 1 of Eng vs WI 2nd Test:

Second session:
6:40 pm to 8.55 pm IST
 
Tea: 8: 55 to 9:15 pm IST
 
Final session: 9:15 to 11:30 pm IST with 30 mins extra
 
83 overs in the day

Eng vs WI 2nd Test Live updates: Toss to take place at 4:30 pm IST

According to media reports, match is schedule to start at 5 pm IST and the first session will be of one hour. The lunch will be taken at 6:00 pm IST

Eng vs WI 2nd Test live toss updates

According to a report, groundsmen would need nearly 90 minutes to get the pitch ready once the rain clears the way. It has stopped raining now, lets hope for the best.

(File photo)

Eng vs WI 2nd Test live updates: It is not raining at the moment

The rain has stopped at Old Trafford and the delay is due to wet outfield.

Eng vs WI 2nd Test live toss updates: Rain delays toss at Old Trafford

It is an usual English summer, where we have to bear rain delays. The toss for the second Test has been delayed due to inclement weather. The square is still under cover and we have to wait for some more time. 

Manchester weather live updates

Accordin to BBC weather, it has been drizzling in Manchester today morning with chance of rain on Friday and Saturday. Lets hope for the best as we are approaching for the toss, which is schedule in next five minutes.


Eng vs WI live Toss updates: Toss may be delayed due to inclement weather

The toss for England vs West Indies 2nd Test may be delayed due to rain in Manchester. 



West Indies tentative playing 11:

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel.


England vs West Indies 2nd Test predicted playing 11

England tentative playing 11: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Stokes (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Dominic Bess, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson/Sam Curran.

 

Eng vs WI 2nd Test live updates: Both Anderson, Broad should've played at Old Trafford, feels Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels veteran fast-bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad should've played together in the second Test against West Indies at the Old Trafford which starts today.
 
England are currently 0-1 down in the three-Test #raisethebat series following their four-wicket defeat in the first match at the Ageas Bowl.
 
Anderson was left out of the 13-member squad for the Manchester Test as Broad returned to the line-up. Previously, in the first Test, Broad sat out on the bench and Anderson had started for the hosts.
 
Pointing towards their incredible stats in recent times, Hussain stated if fit, both should have been included in the playing XI.
 
"I didn't turn up to too many matches against West Indies to find Courtney Walsh or Curtly Ambrose left out," Hussain wrote in his column for Daily Mail.
 
"Yes, if those two were past their best then move them on, but Anderson has produced some of the best numbers in his career over the last five years and Broad was England's leading wicket-taker in the Ashes last year and in South Africa.
 
"It is a unique situation this summer, with six Tests virtually back-to-back, and of course there will be a need for England to rotate.
 
"But if the big two are fit and ready to go then they should have both played at Old Trafford," he added.
 
England squad for Manchester Test: Joe Root (Yorkshire), Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey) Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

James Anderson. Photo: @ICC

What is bio secure environment or bio bubble in cricket?

A bio-secure environment is planned to prevent the spread of coronavirus. With bio-secure venues for cricket matches, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is aiming to minimise the risk of transmission of the virus from one person to another.

How players remained in bio-secure environment?
 
The West Indies squad has been in UK since June 9 in order that the players could first quarantine at Manchester's Old Trafford ground and then practise there in lockdown conditions. They had two intra-squad matches England has had only one before the squad travelled to Southampton for the match.
England cricket team. Photo: @englandcricket
 

Eng vs WI live updates: Jofra Archer out of 2nd Test for breaking Covid-19 protocol

England pacer Jofra Archer was on Thursday dropped from the second Test against the West Indies for breaking the team's bio-secure protocol and will now undergo two Covid-19 tests during a five-day isolation period.
 
The series is being played amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the first Test in Southampton passed off without any incident.
 
"Jofra Archer has been excluded from the #raisethebat second Test against the West Indies starting today (Thursday 16 July) at Emirates Old Trafford following a breach of the team's bio-secure protocols," ECB said in a statement.
Jofra Archer (Photo: ICC Twitter)

2nd Test preview: Root returns as hosts look to level series

England will look at their talismanic captain Joe Root for motivation when they take on West Indies in the second Test of #raisethebat series at Old Trafford in Manchester starting Thursday.
 
Root saw his team suffer a four-wicket defeat in the first Test from home as he had left the bio-secure bubble in Southampton to be with his wife in Sheffield for the birth of their second child.
 
Root is expected to return in place of Joe Denly, who was dismissed for low scores in both the innings in the first Test. Zak Crawley's 76 in the second innings might just be enough for him to play the final two matches in the series.
 
Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler didn't do any favours to himself by scoring just 35 and 9 in two innings. Also, his dropped catch of Jermaine Blackwood proved to be costly as the batsman scored a masterful 95 to help Windies secure a famous win.
 
Head coach Chris Silverwood, meanwhile, threw his weight behind Buttler before the second Test so it remains unlikely that back-up stumper Ben Foakes will be needed for this clash.
 
"I'm not going to go down the road of putting Jos under pressure because I don't think that will help him,' Silverwood was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
 
"First and foremost we want to give him the best chance to succeed but, yes, we have a very good gloveman here in Ben Foakes," he added. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Joe Root, England Test captain. Photo: @root66


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