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England vs West Indies Highlights 2nd Test Day 1: England reach 207/3 at stumps

England vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 at Old Trafford: Follow Highlights of England vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 in Manchester.

By | Jul 17, 2020 00:04 IST

England vs West Indies Highlights 2nd Test Day 1 at Old Trafford: England reach 207/3 (Sibley 86*, Stokes 49*) at stumps on Day 1 against West Indies in Manchester. Ben Stokes also scores his half century and now this partnership with Dom Sibley is of 100 runs. England have had to work hard on this surface but despite being slow, they have a footing in the encounter having lost just three wickets. Stokes and Sibley have both crossed fifties and now the two just need to finish the day together.


00:02 hrs IST


2nd Test: England reach 207/3 (Sibley 86*, Stokes 49*) at stumps on Day 1 against West Indies in Manchester

23:58 hrs IST

2 overs remaining

Two overs left in the day. Can West Indies break this partnership?

23:52 hrs IST


This is England’s first century stand for fourth wicket in last 25 innings and highest fourth-wicket stand since Root and Malan put together 133 at SCG in Jan 2018 Ashes

23:40 hrs IST

LBW Appeal

Huge appeal for LBW, Kemar Roach is interested. Umpire isn’t. Windies take review. Height might be the factor here. Yes, just a tad bit high. But it is umpire’s call so review is retained.

23:26 hrs IST

200 up for England

FOUR! Dom Sibley hits a boundary. He enters the 80s. England reach the 200 run mark with just three wickets lost. This is more looking like England’s day now.

23:10 hrs IST


Ben Stokes reaches fifty after a day of hard work. This has not been easy batting on this surface. Also brings up 100 partnership between the two.

23:00 hrs IST

Struggling Gabriel

Shannon Gabriel has really struggled today. He did not look fit, and he has definitely strayed down the line more than once.He even gave two wides.

22:45 hrs IST

How costly would that drop be?

Gabriel had the chance to get rid of Sibley but captain Jason Holder dropped him. Sibley was batting on 68 when the moment occurred. Can he get a ton here? WI 165/3

22:40 hrs IST

Not entertaining but effective

Partnership between Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley has not been an entertaining one at all. But it certainly has been an effective one. If the duo can remain unbeaten for 20-odd overs, England will finish really strong on Day 1.

22:20 hrs IST

150 for England

Stokes hits a reverse sweep and brings up 150 for England. 150/3 England. They would be mighty pleased if they could reach somewhere close to 200 here in the day.

22:18 hrs IST

Jason Holder is off the field

Holder is feeling a little bit of niggle and he has walked off the field. Troubling signs for Windies? Shannon Gabriel is already not 100 percent.

22:10 hrs IST

Stokes starting to open his arms

It seems Ben Stokes’ patience has started to wain off a bit and he is starting to flex his muscles. This is West Indies’ chance to get him out. If he becomes comfortable here, it will only hurt the visitors.

22:00 hrs IST

Fifty run partnership

This partnership between Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes is now of 50 runs. The two have really settled down the side after Root’s departure but runs are hard to come by.

21:50 hrs IST


The last England opener before Dom Sibley to hit successive 50+ scores was Alastair Cook (71 & 147) in his final Test (vs India, The Oval, 2018).

21:37 hrs IST

50 for Sibley

It took a fair bit of time, but it has finally happened. Dom Sibley has scored his 50. He needs to free his arms more now and add some runs on the board here.

21:28 hrs IST

No runs off bat after Tea still

There have been five overs after Tea and this will please West Indies captain Jason Holder that even when they are not taking wickets, they are not allowing any runs. This will only build pressure on the hosts.

21:17 hrs IST

Back after Tea

The umpire are taking a look at the light and it seems that the light is okay. Kemar Roach will start with the ball after Lunch. Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley in the middle.

20:53 hrs IST

Tea on Day 1

That would be Tea on Day 1 here. England reach 112/3 at Tea with Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes in the middle.

20:49 hrs IST

Umpire checking lights

This is not looking good here. It is starting to get really dim and the umpires were taking a look at the light. England are 100/3.

20:45 hrs IST

100 for England

Dom Sibley is approaching his half century and England have reached the 100-run mark. This partnership is growing stronger and better.

20:25 hrs IST

Stokes key player

Ben Stokes will now be the key player for England. He has to play out the remainder of the day for England, so that they can get off to a good start by tomorrow.

20:15 hrs IST

Windies pacers keep it tight

Ben Stokes has joined Dominic Sibley in the middle and the going has been tough for both the batsmen. Joseph and Holder are keeping it very tight. Sibley has played a painstakingly slow innings but he is doing the job for his team. Stokes needs to get a few runs off his bat to break the shackles.

20:05 hrs IST

England needed more from Root

We have seen this so many times. England’s captain has failed to bail them out when the team has been in trouble. This is a major difference between Root and someone like Steve Smith, who time and again has come to Australia’s rescue.

19:58 hrs IST

Joseph removes Root

Alzarri Joseph comes into the attack and its the big wicket of the England captain. Root looked solid so far but Joseph managed to get him driving outside the off stump, it takes the outside edge and Holder completes a neat catch in the slips. England are 81/3 and in trouble now.

19:49 hrs IST

Gabriel is off

Shannon Gabriel is leaving the field after his over to get some treatment. He feels some pain in his groin, it seems. A story is developing here. We will keep you updated.

19:45 hrs IST

Joe Root in Manchester - last seven innings

Joe Root has a good record in manchester in the last seven innings and West Indies need to get him out if they want to have a good Day 1.

77, 254, 71*, 52, 49, 71 0 (last)

19:35 hrs IST

Jason Holder returns with a tidy over

 Jason Holder starts off in good fashion. He did not get away too many runs and troubled Sibley a bit. He could be the key to break this partnership.

19:22 hrs IST

Partnership building

Sibley and Root have already added 29 runs between themselves and there is a partnership building here on. England will hope the two can play out the rest of the day. If that happen, England will find themselves in total control by Day 2.

19:12 hrs IST

50 up for England

Joe Root and Dom Sibley have taken England past the 50-run mark. Root is starting to look really confident in the middle and he can make a huge difference here. Windies need the wicket.

19:02 hrs IST

When Root hits a boundary

When Joe Root hits a boundary, it comes off so clean from his bat, that you just know it will travel over the ropes. Root is starting to look really good here.

18:52 hrs IST

Pressure on Joe Root

Making a return, Joe Root might be feeling all the pressure in the world right now. England are already trailing in the series, and there is no Jofra Archer in the bowling attack-up.

18:46 hrs IST

DRS call

Jason Holder has called for a review after being convinced by Kemar Roach on a LBW appeal. The impact is outside the line, poor review, and the verdict is NOT OUT!

18:41 hrs IST

No hat-trick

Aww, there was a huge turn. But Root was able to defend the hat-trick ball. Sensational stuff from Roston Chase. Joe Root will have to play a long innings here on.

18:38 hrs IST

Back after Lunch

Roston Chase is still in the attack. Zak Crawley comes out to the middle to bat with Dominic Sibley. And that’s out first ball. England are 29/2 and Chase is on a hat-trick.

18:30 hrs: IST

Nasser Hussain reacts on Archer saga

“It is naive and silly to get it wrong because of the effort that’s gone in, and the health risk - this is a serious illness and you cannot risk infecting anyone,” Nasser Hussain told Sky Sports. “We don’t know if it was just a naivety from Jofra or if it was something more serious. He has apologised, it is a very unusual situation that we all find ourselves in and he’s made a mistake. “His team-mates will be disappointed, as will his captain Joe Root,” he said. “(But) cricketers just move on very quickly. More importantly for Joe Root, you park. Once someone’s done something like this on a Test match morning, you completely park that and leave it with management. “Joe Root will be focusing on the toss and the team. There are some difficult decisions for Joe Root, not what you need as a captain on the first morning of the Test,” he added.

18:15 hrs IST


Chase clearly had Burns’ number in this match.

Chase to Burns.

35 balls

15 runs

Three dismissals

Avg 5.00

Balls/Dis 11.7

18:00 hrs IST


OUT! Rory Burns has been trapped by Roston Chase in his first over. He has taken review. The DRS has been taken. No bat involved. Ball tracking shows three reds, and it is gone. And that will be Lunch.

England reach 29/1 at Lunch on Day 1. Chase provides the breakthrough and Burns is the man to go. England also waste a review.

17:50 hrs IST

First boundary

Jason Holder from around the stumps, and goes towards leg. Burns just flicks it towards the backward square leg for a boundary. First boundary of the day for England.

17:45 hrs IST

Extra bounce

There is clearly more bounce on offer when Jason Holder bowls from that height. He will continue to trouble England batsmen.

17:34 hrs IST

Jason Holder into the attack

There has been a change on both ends now. Alzarri Joseph has replaced Roach, and Holder replaces Gabriel. More pace to trouble England batsmen.

17:30 hrs IST

Atherton on Archer fiasco

“It’s very foolish for a number of reasons. One, it cost him a place in the team. Secondly it’s thrown England’s plans into disarray, a vital Test match that they must win to try and win this series,” Atherton told Sky Sports.

17:20 hrs IST


Rory Burns is trapped on the pads from Kemar Roach’s delivery. The umpire is not interested. It might be straying down the leg side. Yes it is. Windies don’t review this one.

17:13 hrs IST

Windies testing with pace

There has been no errors from Kemar Roach so far. He has been testing player with speed and pitching just outside off stump. Good start from Roach.

17:06 hrs IST

Shannon Gabriel on the other end

Shannon Gabriel starts with two wide bowls. The second has been adjudged illegal one and it goes for a boundary. This is not the best of starts and he does not look too pleased with himself.

17:00 hrs IST


Rory Burns and Dom Sibley open for England. Rory Burns is on strike. Kemar Roach starts the attack for Windies. HERE WE GO!

16:59 hrs IST

Black Lives Matter

Players take knee in support of Black Lives Matter, and it surely does. Please give support to the cause in which ever way possible. Cheers.

16:56 hrs IST

Joe Root speaks on return

Joe Root: “We have to look ahead to the next five days and put up a good performance. We spoke to Mark and Jimmy and knew it’s a high risk to play them in back to back games. It is a must win for us, but we need to look after them as well. We can take 20 wickets and we’re looking forward to that. We have Broad, Woakes, Curran and Bess in the bowling. Firstly we need runs and need to improve there. We need to figure out how we want to play our cricket. We got ourselves where we could win the gama after being down in the first two and a half days and that gave me a lot of pleasure. It looks a very good wicket, might spin a little bit and is softer than usual. I have had a lot of time thinking about Test cricket and want to get out there and perform.”

16:49 hrs: IST

Interesting stats

This is the ninth time Jason Holder has chose to bowl in 19 Tests he had won the toss. (Won 3; Lost 5). Since Holder started captaining WI in 2015, only Kane Williamson had opted to field more often - 13 times in 17 Tests.

16:48 hrs IST

Why Holder picked bowling - Explained

Jason Holder: “We’re going to field first. Try to make use of the overhead conditions. We’ve got the same team as well. Whatever it is under the surface, we’ll try to extract it in the first session. The bowlers have pulled up quite well, expect similar things in this game from them. We’ve got to start fresh; different venue, different match. We have to learn from our mistakes in the last game and rectify it here. The last game brought a lot of smiles to the faces of our people back home and we’ll look to keep it that way.”

16:37 hrs IST

Playing XIs

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad

West Indies (Playing XI): Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel

16:35 hrs: IST

Team News

No debut for Ollie Robinson, but England have four changes - Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran replace Joe Denly, James Anderson, Mark Wood, and Jofra Archer.

No changes in the West Indies playing XI.

16:31 hrs IST


West Indies win the toss and opt to bowl first.

16:20 hrs IST

Win the toss and?

Considering the rain and overcast conditions, it won’t be such a bad idea to win the toss and field first. Both sides are heavily packed with bowlers who can make the new ball talk under these conditions. We are roughly 10 minutes away from the toss. We should get answer soon.

16:05 hrs: IST

83 overs today

Rain has officially taken away 7 overs of scheduled play. Here are the revised session timings

5 pm- 6 pm (1st session)

6:40 pm - 9 pm (2nd session)

9:15 pm - 11 pm (3rd session)

15:55 hrs IST

Weather, Toss, Match start Update

Good news coming in from Old Trafford. The covers are off and if it doesn’t rain any more then match will start in an hour from now. So, we can expect toss around 4:30 pm India time. Rain gods please stay away.

15:40 hrs: IST

Trivia Time

One of the oldest and best ways to engage yourself while waiting for the rain to stop and a cricket match to begin is to indulge in some cricketing trivia. We all are in the digital age so many of you can surf the answer but I would request you not to do it. Be honest and tweet your answers on our handle, we will try to include the names of the first few who get this right

Q) How many bowlers picked up their 400th Test wicket in the 1990s, name them?

Interesting one! Giving a small twist to something that we all cricket fanatics know ...

15:30 hrs: IST

Cornwall selection depends on weather

The nature of the Old Trafford pitch brought up a selection dilemma for the Windies who would otherwise want to go in unchanged. The assistance for spinners means Rahkeem Cornwall is in with a chance to play in this match. That could mean Alzarri Joseph missing out. But if it rains and stays overcast then Windies might not go in with the spinner. Although Roston Chase is a decent spinner.

15:20 hrs IST

Umpires on the field and so is the super sopper

Here is a latest photo from the Old Trafford in Manchester where it is still wet and rainy and the toss has been delayed. There could be a delay for around an hour and a half.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 16: : 4th Umpire Alex Wharf inspects the outfield whilst wearing a protective mask prior to Day One of the 2nd Test Match in the #RaiseTheBat Series between England and The West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford on July 16, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jon Super/Pool via Getty Images) ( Getty Images )
15:15 hrs IST

Lengthy delay expected

Some bad news for the fans. There could be a lengthy delay as word coming from the ground is that it might take 90 minutes to get the pitch ready after it stops raining completely. The umpires inspected the playing conditions a little while back and there still no word on when the toss will take place.

15:10 hrs IST

Toss becomes tricky

No one wants to bat fourth at Old Trafford because the pitch tends to turn square on the last day. That is why the temptation for the Windies to play Rahkeem Cornwall could be there. But with this weather now, the captains will be in two minds as they might want to bowl first and get some early strikes in, in helpful conditions. For all those who feel toss should be done away with, think again! What an amazing facet of cricket the coin toss is.

15:05 hrs IST

Drizzle has stopped - Report

So there are some reports which suggest the drizzle has stopped and the toss has been delayed due to wet outfield. This si a relief. Modern drainage facilities are brilliant and if it doesn’t rain then we could have toss and action pretty soon.

15:00 hrs IST

Toss Delayed

Not that this is any breaking news but just to put the official word out, toss has been delayed due to the slight drizzle that just wouldn’t stop. This is really disappointing because the stage is set for a fabulous contest. We will keep you updates about the latest developments from Old Trafford.

14:55 hrs IST

Root is back

England’s regular Test captain Joe Root is back after becoming daddy for a second time. Here’s what he had to say about the pitch at Old Trafford

14:52 hrs IST

Weather Update

Reports suggest it is still drizzling at Manchester and this could mean a delay in toss. Just a little under 10 minutes to go and the covers are on. This isn’t good news as it seems there will be a delay.

14:40 hrs: IST

New-look pace attack for hosts

England have already handed out ‘rests’ to Anderson and Wood, so Broad will play along side Chris Woakes and Sam Curran. It could be good in a way as these bowlers will be fresh and they won’t have the baggage of losing the last Test.

14:30 hrs: IST

It has started to drizzle

What are the chances! All set for a great battle and it starts to drizzle just half an hour before toss. Reports suggest it is a mild one as of now. We will have to wait and watch. Fans will be praying for the match to start on time.

14:20 hrs: IST

Pressure on Broad?

Stuart Broad is expected to start now and there could be some pressure on him to perform. The pressure will not be from the point of him not having had a good run, but the fact that a lot of people put the onus of England losing the first Test on Broad’s absence could add the extra burden on the medium pacer. He is an experienced customer though. Broad’s former teammate Graeme Swann had said yesterday that if England needs to win they need to play Anderson and Broad together.

14:10 hrs: IST

History awaits the West Indies

Jason Holder’s men have a chance to put an end to the 32-year-old wait for a series win in England. The last time West Indies won a series in England was back in 1988. If they beat England in this Test match then they will take the series 2-0 with the last match turning out to be inconsequential one in terms of the series result.

14:00 hrs IST

Manchester weather update

Thankfully there are no major concerns of rain like it was in the first two days at Southampton. But the conditions will be overcast for the first two days with chances of showers too but that is pretty normal during a Test match in England.

13:50 hrs IST

Joe Root returns

The Archer news hours before the toss has shifted focus from Joe Root. England’s regular captain is set to return in this Test match after missing the first Test due to birth of his second child. Root will replace Joe Denly at No.3. The latter has been dropped after a string of average scores in Test cricket.

13:40 hrs IST

Who will replace Archer?

England had already announced that James Anderson and Mark Wood will be rested for this game. Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes are certain to play in place of Anderson and Wood but now with Archer out, the door opens for left-arm medium pacer Sam Curran and uncapped Ollie Robinson.

13:30 hrs IST

Archer omitted from team

Some breaking news coming in straightaway. Archer was due to start the second Test for England but has been excluded for breaking England’s bio-secure protocols. He will now undergo a five-day isolation period before taking two Covid-19 tests.

13:20 hrs IST

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