England vs West Indies Third Test Day 2 Match Report-2020

Stuart Broad smashed a quickfire 62 off just 45 balls, as England posted a competitive 369 on Day 2 of the third and final Test against the West Indies in Manchester.

Resuming at an overnight score of 258/4, Ollie Pope, having been dropped early by Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip, failed to add to his overnight score, as he bowled by Shannon Gabriel for 91.

Chris Woakes then became Kemar Roach’s 200th test wicket, as he was bowled for just 1.

Roach

Jos Buttler after scoring two superb boundaries fell to a superb catch by Holder at slip as he became Roach’s 201st victim. Jofra Archer too fell in similar fashion as England crumbled to 280/8.

The pair of Dom Bess and Broad however frustrated the visitors with a 76 run stand for the ninth wicket, before the latter was finally caught by Blackwood off Roston Chase for a quickfire 62.

Jason Holder finally ended the innings by claiming James Anderson as the home side were bowled out for 369.

Kemar Roach was West Indies’ best bowler as he bagged 4/72, while Gabriel and Chase picked up two wickets each.

The West Indies innings started off disastrously as Kraigg Brathwaite was caught at slip by skipper Joe Root off Broad for one run.

The pair of John Campbell and Shai Hope brought the innings back on track with a 43 run stand for the second wicket, before Campbell was caught at gully by Burns off Jofra Archer for a good looking 32.

Shai Hope last 63 deliveries before edging a delivery to wicket keeper Buttler off James Anderson. The veteran pacer also accounted for Shamarh Brooks in his next over, sending the latter back to the pavillion for just 4 runs.

Broad returned to have Roston Chase leg before wicket to leave the Windies wobbling at 73/5.

Stuart Broad

There was an element of recovery from the pair of Jason Holder and Jermaine Blackwood, before Woakes dismissed Blackwood just before the day’s end. The pair of Holder and Shane Dowrich stood firm before bad light intervened, forcing the players off the field.

West Indies ended Day 2 at 137/6.

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