And we’re back with yet another live blog for you, sharing all the live updates on England vs West Indies second Test match, Day 2. Happening at Old Trafford, Manchester, you have to agree that Test matches have a beauty of its own.
Marking the resumption of international cricket, we saw some tremendous batting from England batsmen Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley. With Stokes at 59 and Sibley nearing his century, the Englishmen resumed the first innings on the score of 207/3.
The wicket is a slow one, however, the hosts have lost three wickets. Stokes and Sibley have both crossed fifties and now the two just need to finish the day together. Having said that, Pietersen criticised Denly’s handing. “The way that Joe Denly has been treated over the last two years, being told by senior management to just try and face 100 balls, is atrocious,” said Pietersen.
We’re all set for an action-packed day, we hope the rains stay away! (Oh, that rhymed)
Here’s a quick recap of Day 1 of the 2nd England Vs West Indies Test match:
We had about 90 minutes of delay due to rain and wet outfield before West Indies decided to put England in after winning the toss. Wickets came from unexpected quarters when off-spinner Roston Chase struck on either side of lunch to push England on the backfoot. England captain Joe Root, who was making a comeback in this Test match was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph for 23. Opener Dom Sibley, however, was rock solid for England. He found an ideal partner. Sibley remained unbeaten 86 and Stokes on 59 as England reached 207/3 at stumps.
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