Edited By Tarun Vats | | Updated: 20 Jul 2020, 05:13:00 PM IST
- Caribbean bowlers could not do much in Manchester, Ben Stokes scored 176 runs in the first innings
- England declared their second innings at 129/3, West Indies got 312 runs target for victory
- Kemar Roach took 2 wickets in the first innings, Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder got 1-1 wickets
- England bowlers performed brilliantly, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes took 3-3 wickets in the first innings
The second Test match of the series between England and West Indies is being played at Old Trafford ground in Manchester. The England team declared their first innings scoring 469 for 9 wickets. Caribbean bowlers could not do anything special. Dravidar Ben Stokes and opener Dom Sibley hit a century each in the first innings.
After this, England declared their second innings by 129 runs for 3 wickets. Ben Stokes still dominated and played an unbeaten innings of 78 runs. Stokes hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 57 balls.
How did England batsmen stay frozen?
The batsmen of England team enjoyed the batting fiercely at Manchester's Old Trafford ground. On the first day, where England showed a slow game, on the second day they also crossed the team score of 460. The most special was Ben Stokes, who played 356 balls and scored 176 runs. Apart from him, opener Dom Sibli faced 372 balls and scored 120 runs. Sibli came out to open and when the second day was out, the team's score had reached 341 runs.
Why did Caribbean bowlers prove to be laggards in Old Trafford?
Caribbean bowlers proved to be laggards in the match and Pacer could not do anything special. Kemar Roach took 2 wickets, while Alzarri Joseph and captain Jason Holder got 1-1 but spinner Roston Chase took 5 wickets. However, he proved expensive and gave 172 runs. Even in the second innings, Kemar Roach took 2 wickets before the end of the fourth day but the only wicket which fell to Root on the fifth and final day was run out.
How is Manchester's pitch?
The pitch at Manchester's Old Trafford ground is beneficial for fast bowlers. On this pitch, bowlers also get good swing. While the Windies fast bowlers could not leave much impact, the England fast bowlers performed brilliantly. Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes took 3-3 wickets. Sam Karan also took 2 wickets and the bowlers played an important role in the Windies team's first innings total of 287 runs.
What is the season's roll?
Weather also plays an important role in any cricket match and if it rains, bowlers try to take advantage of it somewhere. The third day of the second Test match of the series between England and West Indies was washed away by the rain and the English bowlers took advantage of it. The batsmen of the Windies team could survive only 1 day and scored 287 runs in the first innings.