Hello and welcome back to West Indies vs England second Test match. Mad Over Cricket provides you with live updates of the match that is held in Old Trafford, Manchester. Today is the fourth day of the Test match between the two countries.
West Indies vs England marks a resumption of international cricket. While the day 2 turned out in favour of England, yesterday (Day 3) was washed out, thanks to the uncertain rain pours in Manchester.
Let’s give you a quick recap if you’ve missed out on some action:
Day 3 was a damp squib with persistent rain not allowing a single ball to be bowled. The weather is set to be fair for the rest of the game but England have a lot of work to do. They have to bowl West Indies out twice, failing which the Caribbean side will retain the Wisden Trophy.
West Indies will start the day at 32 for 1, trailing by 437. England need to bowl them out within 270 to enforce the follow-on. Will the bowling attack of Broad, Woakes, Curran, Bess and Stokes do the job for the hosts? Or will West Indies show application and discipline like they did in Southampton?
There are certain revisions in the game:
98 overs will be bowled today, with extended sessions. 1st session: 11am to 1pm; Lunch: 1pm to 1.40pm; 2nd session: 1.40pm to 3.55pm; Tea: 3.55pm to 4.15pm; 3rd session: 4.15pm to 6.30pm (plus 30 minutes extra time).
How can a Test match not have some missed chances? In this West Indies vs England second Test match, the hosts did giveaway some chances to the visitors.
Woakes finds the outside edge of Joseph’s bat but is denied a wicket as Stokes puts down the catch at second slip. Crawley dived to his left from third slip, which might have distracted Stokes. Before this, Brathwaite and Joseph got three runs apiece off leading edges in the same over, while the last ball was tickled fine for a four by the nightwatchman.
The nightwatchman departs for a well-made 32 off 52. He tried to defend but the extra bounce did the trick for Bess as the ball hit the shoulder of the bat en route to Ollie Pope at short leg. West Indies are 70 for 2.
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