West Indies looks comfortable in chasing

WI vs ENG LIVE Score: West Indies 50/0, WI trail by 261- Back from lunch West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell take off from where they stopped. The Caribbean side went into lunch at 44/0. They were quick to take the remaining four wickets of England within the opening one and a half hours. Jonny Bairstow was the last man to depart after scoring 140 and thereby bringing England to a respectable 311 first innings score. Follow Insidesport.in for all West Indies vs England LIVE Updates. 

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WI vs ENG LIVE Score: Brathwaite, Campbell begin West Indies’ chase of 311, WI 50/0 trails by 261 runs – Follow Day 2 LIVE Updates

Day 2, 2nd Session:-

And we are back after lunch as Jack Leach continues with the new ball.

West Indies 1st Innings 

Kraigg Brathwaite (c) not out 30 31 5 0 96.77
John Campbell not out 19 36 3 0 52.77
TOTAL (10.6 Ov, RR: 4.54) 50

Yet to bat: Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva †, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Jayden Seales

Chris Woakes 3 0 23 0 7.66 0 1
Craig Overton 3 0 11 0 3.66 0 0
Mark Wood 3 0 10 0 3.33 0 0
Jack Leach 1.6 1 6 0 3.00 0 0


West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell have a comfortable start as West Indies chase England’s 311 1st innings score.

We head into lunch with West Indies at 44/0.

England 1st Innings 311/10 

Alex Lees lbw b Roach 4 9 14 1 0 44.44
Zak Crawley c †Da Silva b Seales 8 11 21 2 0 72.72
Joe Root (c)  b Roach 13 14 30 3 0 92.85
Dan Lawrence c Blackwood b Holder 20 38 59 3 0 52.63
Ben Stokes  b Seales 36 95 151 4 0 37.89
Jonny Bairstow c Holder b Joseph 140 259 21 0 54.05
Ben Foakes † lbw b Holder 42 87 122 8 0 48.27
Chris Woakes c †Da Silva b Seales 28 72 3 0 38.88
Craig Overton c Bonner b Seales 0 2 0 0 0.00
Mark Wood c Permaul b Joseph 1 19 0 0 5.26
Jack Leach not out 4 2 1 0 200.00
TOTAL (100.3 Ov, RR: 3.09) 311

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Alex Lees, 2.3 ov), 2-17 (Zak Crawley, 3.5 ov), 3-27 (Joe Root, 8.2 ov), 4-48 (Dan Lawrence, 15.4 ov), 5-115 (Ben Stokes, 39.6 ov), 6-214 (Ben Foakes, 69.2 ov), 7-285 (Chris Woakes, 92.4 ov), 8-285 (Craig Overton, 92.6 ov), 9-305 (Mark Wood, 98.4 ov), 10-311 (Jonny Bairstow, 100.3 ov)

Kemar Roach 21 3 86 2 4.09 0 5
Jayden Seales 22 6 79 4 3.59 0 0
Jason Holder 21 11 24 2 1.14 0 0
Alzarri Joseph 20.3 2 70 2 3.41 0 0
Veerasammy Permaul 13 4 35 0 2.69 0 0
Kraigg Brathwaite 3 1 7 0 2.33 0 0


Day 2, Session 1

OUT!! And the big man falls. Jonny Bairstow departs at 140 and with that comes the end of the England innings.

OUT!! Alzarri Josephy picks up Mark Wood. West Indies need just 1 wicket to end the innings.

OUT!! Yet another wicket. Craig Overton departs without troubling the scoreboard.

OUT!! Chris Woakes departs after scoring 28.

Jonny Bairstow confidently approaches his 150.

Play temporarily stopped as a strong gust of wind from the seas brings out the covers.

Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes make a comfortable start for England.

WI vs ENG LIVE Score: Brathwaite, Campbell begin West Indies’ chase of 311, WI 50/0 trails by 261 runs – Follow Day 2 LIVE Updates

England’s heralded ‘reset’ in Test cricket got off to an inauspicious start as debutant Alex Lees fell in just the third over, pinned in-front by Kemar Roach for four runs with an LBW decision that a review didn’t overturn.

And Zak Crawley followed his opening partner back to the hutch in the very next over when he was brilliantly snaffled by Joshua Da Silva off Jayden Seales for eight. The decision to move the England captain up to number three was one of the significant changes following the Ashes defeat earlier in the year.

But Root’s first outing back at first drop was short-lived, as he was set up by a beautiful bit of bowling from Roach, following up an out-swinger with a peach of an in-dipper that clipped the top of off-stump while the batter shouldered arms.

WI vs ENG LIVE Score: Brathwaite, Campbell begin West Indies’ chase of 311, WI 50/0 trails by 261 runs – Follow Day 2 LIVE Updates

And when Dan Lawrence fell for a sparky 20 off the bowling of Jason Holder, England looked in danger of being bundled out extremely cheaply, with the score at 48/4 after 15.4 overs. Stokes’ 95-ball stay at the crease came to a dramatic end when he was castled by Seales for 36.

The rate of scoring increased at the start of the final session of the day, with Foakes and Bairstow playing some classy shots to help England beyond 200 and towards a competitive first-innings total. But Foakes was denied a half-century on his return to Test cricket when he was trapped LBW by Holder for an excellent 42, part of a 99-run partnership with Bairstow.

The loss of the last final frontline batter didn’t see a change in approach from Bairstow, who just kept on moving through the gears as Chris Woakes soaked up the deliveries at the other end. And the celebrations were big when Bairstow eventually reached his eighth century in Test cricket with a sweep to the backward-square boundary off Kraigg Brathwaite.

The Yorkshireman’s ton came off the 190th delivery he faced on the day, and means he has scored hundreds in consecutive Tests – following his 113 in Sydney. With England’s attack missing the unselected James Anderson and Stuart Broad and without an injured Ollie Robinson, the West Indies will hope to restrict Bairstow, Woakes and company before responding in kind with the bat on day two.

WI vs ENG LIVE Score: Brathwaite, Campbell begin West Indies’ chase of 311, WI 50/0 trails by 261 runs – Follow Day 2 LIVE Updates

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