After Dominic Sibley Ben Stokes hit hundreds: Marathon innings of Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes in the Manchester Test have battered the West Indies bowlers. Caribbean Boller could not take any wickets on the second day.
| | Updated: 17 Jul 2020, 07:03:00 PM IST
Opener Dom Sibley completed his century just before lunch on the second day of the second Test match against West Indies. As soon as the post-lunch game started, England scored another century. This century was named after all-rounder Ben Stokes. Caribbean bowlers are looking very battered in front of both marathon innings. The West Indies wicket has not been opened so far on the second day.
England had scored 264 for three wickets till lunch on Friday, the second day of the second cricket Test against the West Indies. Dom Sibley completed the second century of his Test career in 312 balls during a marathon innings. During this he hit only 3 fours. This is the fifth slowest century by any England batsman since 1990. Sibli became the first batsman to score a century after the Corona period. Whenever the new chapter of cricket is mentioned, his name will definitely be taken.
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On the other hand, vice-captain Ben Stokes faced 255 balls for his century. This is the 10th century of his Test career. If seen, this is also the slowest century of Ben Stokes in the test so far. This is the second time Ben Stokes has reached the third (100) mark in a Test against the West Indies, while this is his first century at the Manchester ground.
The first match of the 3-match series between the two teams was played at Southampton, where Ben Stokes was the captain of the English team. In this match, West Indies beat the hosts by 4 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.