England vs West Indies 2020 test series has been started and 2nd day game has been played yesterday on Thursday 9th July.
After only 17.4 overs were possible on the first day, the West Indies used the game possible on the second day to bundle England for 204 – captain Jason Holder claimed 6/42 – before hitting 57/1 through the shortened final session .
Joe Denly and Rory Burns, who ran 1,000 test runs on his first run in the morning, resumed work and fought well against a test opening spell of bowling. But Shannon Gabriel soon produced an excellent delivery, went back through the gate, and bowled Denly for 18 minutes. In his next game, Gabriel also caught Burns and held him in front of the leg stump with a full ball.
Rory Burns has now scored 1000 runs in Test cricket 👏— ICC (@ICC) July 9, 2020
He becomes the 30th England player to pass the tally in the opening spots. pic.twitter.com/MX0Vg4m5ed
Zak Crawley scored a few confident-looking punches, but had only scored 10 when Jason Holder pushed one into his pads and caught him in front of the leg. Holder didn’t have to wait long for a second, Ollie Pope defended himself against a full-back and pushed back for 12.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, substitute and vice captains, fought back with a 67-year partnership. But Stokes only fell seven runs before his half-century when a full ball from Holder found the edge and was caught by Wicket Keeper Dowrich.
The captain of the West Indies made it with two gates in two overs when he found the edge of Buttler’s bat. Dowrich ended the discharge again, this time with a spectacular one-handed catch.
Dom Bess produced a 31 * counterattack, including some flashing drives and cuts, but found no support from Jofra Archer or Mark Wood, both of whom quickly fell on Holder. It’s only the second time that test all-rounder # 1 has taken six gates in one inning, and his final numbers of 6/42 are the best of his career.
Hope and Brathwaite have weathered a searing spell from Mark Wood to reach 57/1 🔥— ICC (@ICC) July 9, 2020
Unfortunately, play has been delayed once more due to bad light.#ENGvWI SCORECARD ▶️ https://t.co/J9IrapSl4x pic.twitter.com/xmVu0dZ9IX
James Anderson assisted Bess and the pair formed an important 30-run stand for the final wicket before Gabriel Anderson bowled with a full, straight ball. Gabriel ended with numbers of 4/62 when England suddenly dropped tee for 204.
The West Indian openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell ensured a steady start in the response from visitors in the last session. Campbell survived a couple of horrors when he was awarded Anderson twice before, but the review’s decisions were overturned.
For Anderson, however, it was the third stroke of luck, as he has stuck in Campbell’s block again only four balls after the second overturned decision, and this time the review could not save the start in the West Indies.
Wood brought a violent spell of fast bowling to Brathwaite and new man Shai Hope, but both Batters remained determined in defense and survived until bad light interrupted the game and the game of the day ended after 69.2 overs. West Indies will resume tomorrow on 57/1.