GONE. Bess gets Roach caught at short-leg and England has won the second Test by 113 runs to draw level in this three-match series. What an all-round performance this has been from Joe Root and his men. Stuart Broad, coming back into the playing XI, produced some brilliant spells of fast bowling to back up his words. And then there's Ben Stokes, who with his century in the first-innings, a rapid fifty in the second, and a slew of crucial wickets with the ball set up what will be a morale boosting win. Spare a thought for the West Indies though. They seemed to have done everything right until late on day four when Broad's spell with the new ball started to turn things around for the host. The two teams will now take a break for three days before locking horns in the decider at the same venue. Until then, good night!
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 192/9 after 66 overs Kemar Roach 1, Shannon Gabriel 0) GONE! It's that man again. Ben Stokes. What a Test match he has had with bat and ball. Gets rid of Alzarri and West Indies now nine down. England are a wicket away.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 190/8 after 65 overs Kemar Roach 1, Alzarri Joseph 7) Still 20 overs in the day, WI down to their No. 9 and No. 10. Just a matter of time you reckon before England wrap up the remaining batsmen or do we have an out of the blue rearguard in store? Joseph did flex his muscles by drilling an overpitched delivery from Stokes for four. Quite the drama in the middle. Two back to back reviews off Dom Bess' next over, one from England and West Indies each, both overturned.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 184/8 after 63 overs Kemar Roach 1, Alzarri Joseph 1) GONE ! Bess cleans up Holder, spins one through the gate and England now two wickets away from victory. This after Holder had collected a four and a six off the spinner.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 173/7 after 62 overs Kemar Roach 1, Jason Holder 25) Dom Bess comes on to bowl. A silly point and short leg and slip waiting to snaffle a catch. Starts off with a maiden. Roach is up for a blockathon here. Ben Stokes back into the attack. Goes for a couple, Holder flicking one through square leg for a brace before ending the over with a single.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 170/7 after 60 overs Kemar Roach 1, Jason Holder 22) Two slips and a short mid-wicket for Roach as Broad steams in and bowls a maiden. Roach is your old-fashioned blocker, dead-batting everything. Broad kept it full for most part of the over before bowling a short one to end the over. Curran, at the other end, conceded a boundary to Holder. Roach, meanwhile, got off the mark with a single. 25 overs left in the day's play.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 164/7 after 58 overs Kemar Roach 0, Jason Holder 17) The onus is on Holder now. Can he hold on long enough? Will the tail-enders stick around? England have smelt blood. They are on the attack here. Curran is bowling over the wicket. Bowls a maiden. 27 overs left.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 161/7 after 56 overs Kemar Roach 0, Jason Holder 14) GONE! Curran gets the breakthrough. Brooks has been given out lbw and he doesn't review. This is a huge wicket given the circumstances. England now three wickets away from drawling level!
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 161/6 after 55 overs Shamarh Brooks 62, Jason Holder 14) Sam Curran comes back into the attack. Brooks collects a brace to move to 62. Broad continues from the other end. Holder puts a cutter away to third-man for four before an inside edge off Holder sneaks past Buttler for another boundary. Eight runs from that Broad over.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 151/6 after 53 overs Shamarh Brooks 60, Jason Holder 6) The runs have dried up for the West Indies but these two wouldn't be too bothered as long as they stay put and don't throw their wickets away. The ball's become soft, wonder if Root will consider turning to spin. That said, Broad still getting bit of movement out there. Sam Curran was seen warming up. Maybe some left-arm pace could be in the offing.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 150/6 after 51 overs Shamarh Brooks 60, Jason Holder 5) Ben Stokes has been taken off the attack. Broad's back to have another crack at the batsmen, who are happy to offer a stoic backfoot defence to everything that's been thrown at them so far. The overs are ticking down. "Discipline of what to play and what to leave outside off stump has been good so far," says Ian Bishop about the Windies batsmen. Brooks, meanwhile, steers one through slips for four.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 144/6 after 49 overs Shamarh Brooks 54, Jason Holder 5) Ben Stokes has been relentless in his plan and execution thus far: testing both batsmen with a barrage of short deliveries. Both Brooks and Holder have kept it out so far. Meanwhile, the sun is starting to come out in Manchester.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 143/6 after 47 overs Shamarh Brooks 53, Jason Holder 5) Holder needs to be careful as he almost gave a catch to Joe Root at leg gully while trying to negotiate with a delivery that was directed at the hips. Maiden for Stokes.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 143/6 after 46 overs Shamarh Brooks 53, Jason Holder 5) Brooks plays out a maiden as Woakes, who just took his 100th Test wicket searches for his next victim.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 143/6 after 45 overs (Shamarh Brooks 53, Jason Holder 5) Maiden from Stokes and Holder evades a barrage of short pitch stuff.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 137/5 after 44 overs (Shamarh Brooks 53, Jason Holder 5) Holder opens his account with a boundary but West Indies lose a wicket immediately after Tea.
- Jason Holder walks out and he has a job to do - help West Indies draw the Test.
- WICKET - Woakes strikes immediately after Tea and he traps Dowrich for a duck. 100 Test wickets for Woakes. Dowrich reviews after the umpire gave him Out and the original decision stays. It was going down the leg but was clipping leg stump and the umpire's call stays.
- Chris Woakes back into the attack
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 137/5 after 43 overs (Shamarh Brooks 52, Shane Dowrich 0) A charged-up Stokes completes the over and Dowrich needs to be careful while dealing with the short stuff.
- We are back for the final session and England will go hard in search for the five wickets. West Indies meanwhile, would ideally want their batsmen to do the rearguard action after Blackwood's fine effort was ended by Stokes.
-Tea Day 5: Just when West Indies was quietly getting away with the game, Stokes strikes to tilt the game once again in England's favour. England now needs five wickets to level the series. West Indies, though, would believe a draw is possible.
-WICKET- Stokes it is and could this be the game changer? He has got Blackwood at the stroke of Tea. Blackwood goes for the pull but gets a glove and Buttler takes an excellent catch. Partnership broken and that's Tea.
-FOUR- Back of length delivery and Blackwood drives through mid-off to bring the 100-run stand.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 124/4 after 42 overs (Shamarh Brooks 52, Jermaine Blackwood 51) Brooks gets to his half-century with a six and Michael Holding on air insists that the emphasis should be to get to three figures.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 124/4 after 41 overs (Shamarh Brooks 44, Jermaine Blackwood 50) Brooks is looking solid and is approaching his fifty. This partnership will be the key if West Indies go on to draw the Test.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 122/4 after 40 overs (Shamarh Brooks 42, Jermaine Blackwood 50) Excellent half-century from Blackwood but he needs to stay and ensure Windies get the job done.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 119/4 after 39 overs (Shamarh Brooks 40, Jermaine Blackwood 49) Stokes continues to bowl short and Blackwood plays out a maiden.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 119/4 after 38 overs (Shamarh Brooks 40, Jermaine Blackwood 49) Brooks gives further hope with some wonderful strokeplay and West Indies is back in the game, in terms of a draw.
-SIX- Bess gives some air and Broos cashes in as he smokes it straight into the stands for a maximum.
- FOUR- Overpitched from Bess and Brooks drives it through the covers for a wonderful boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 108/4 after 37 overs (Shamarh Brooks 30, Jermaine Blackwood 48) Stokes has gone round the wicket but Brooks has done well to get behind the line of the ball. He is two shy of his fifty.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 103/4 after 36 overs (Shamarh Brooks 27, Jermaine Blackwood 46) Signs of turn and that will keep Bess interested.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 101/4 after 35 overs (Shamarh Brooks 26, Jermaine Blackwood 45) Stokes has decided to bang it short and Blackwood was on the floor while trying to evade it.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 100/4 after 34 overs (Shamarh Brooks 25, Jermaine Blackwood 45) Bess gets a maiden under his belt.
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- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 100/4 after 33 overs (Shamarh Brooks 25, Jermaine Blackwood 45) Blackwood is slowly moving closer to his fifty and is looking assured.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 97/4 after 32 overs (Shamarh Brooks 25, Jermaine Blackwood 42) Three from the Bess over as Blackwood moves into the fourties.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 94/4 after 31 overs (Shamarh Brooks 25, Jermaine Blackwood 39) Stokes almost snares an outside edge of Blackwood and England think they are close in getting a wicket. Surely not taking the review is hurting them.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 91/4 after 30 overs (Shamarh Brooks 23, Jermaine Blackwood 38) Bess gives a single and Brooks needs to be little careful as he almost played on one occasion.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 90/4 after 29 overs (Shamarh Brooks 23, Jermaine Blackwood 37) Just a couple from the over and Stokes warms up nicely. Expect the England vice-captain to produce something special.
- Ben Stokes into the attack
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 88/4 after 28 overs (Shamarh Brooks 21, Jermaine Blackwood 37) The 50-run stand between Brooks and Blackwood is up and the game is slightly shifting towards West Indies. Mind you, a couple more can suddenly shift the momentum and England would want another magical spell from Broad.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 86/4 after 27 overs (Shamarh Brooks 21, Jermaine Blackwood 35) Nice little partnership between Brooks and Blackwood as they try and rebuild the innings. Time for a Drinks break.
- FOUR- Superb from Blackwood as he is putting almost everything that is bowled wide. Woakes offers width and Blackwood slashes gently over backward point for a boundary. He is injecting hope.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 79/4 after 26 overs (Shamarh Brooks 19, Jermaine Blackwood 31) Bess needs to adjust his length as he is getting driven while pitching it full and it's a bit easy for the West Indies batsmen.
-FOUR- Blackwood is relishing playing spin as this time he drives Bess through the wide of cover for a boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 74/4 after 25 overs (Shamarh Brooks 19, Jermaine Blackwood 26) England miss an opportunity and could have taken a review. Woakes digs it in short, the ball climbs on to Brooks who tries to stay away from the ball but it brushes the glove, as replays suggest on its way to Buttler.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 72/4 after 24 overs (Shamarh Brooks 17, Jermaine Blackwood 26) Brooks is playing his shots but needs to be careful as a wicket here will further dent the Windies.
-FOUR- Excellent from Blackwood as he plays against the spin and drives it through the wide of mid-off for a boundary.
- Spin into play and it will Dom Bess
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 65/4 after 23 overs (Shamarh Brooks 16, Jermaine Blackwood 20) Three runs from the Chris Woakes over.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 62/4 after 22 overs (Shamarh Brooks 13, Jermaine Blackwood 20) Blackwood is playing some crisp shots as on this oaccsion he hits Curran over the point region for a boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 56/4 after 21 overs (Shamarh Brooks 13, Jermaine Blackwood 14) Woakes decides to pull back his length and then pitches it up. Brooks on his part steadily defends it.
- Chris Woakes back into the attack
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 55/4 after 20 overs (Shamarh Brooks 13, Jermaine Blackwood 13) Excellent comeback from Curran after he was hit for three boundaries in the previous over as he bowls a maiden.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 55/4 after 19 overs (Shamarh Brooks 13, Jermaine Blackwood 13) Broad is searching for another and don't be surprised if Root asks him to carry on for some more overs. Almost had trapped Brooks in the over.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 54/4 after 18 overs (Shamarh Brooks 12, Jermaine Blackwood 13) Expensive from Curran but West Indies get a move on after the Broad strike.
-FOUR- Curran needs to adjust his line as he overpitches and this time Blackwood goes through the covers to fetch another boundary.
-FOUR- Full delivery, outside off and Blackwood drives uppishly over mid-off for a boundary.
-FOUR- That was strange! Short of length delivery, Blackwood tried to pull his bat away but the ball takes the outside edge and flies over the cordon for a boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 42/4 after 17 overs (Shamarh Brooks 12, Jermaine Blackwood 1) Blackwood gets off the mark with a single to mid-on and avoids a pair.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 41/4 after 16 overs (Shamarh Brooks 12, Jermaine Blackwood 0) Brooks finds some solace with a crisp boundary through point.
- Sam Curran into the attack
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 31/4 after 15 overs (Shamarh Brooks 8, Jermaine Blackwood 0) Wicket for Broad and West Indies falling apart. England firmly on top. West Indies winning the Test, is out of the window now.
- Jermaine Blackwood, on a pair, walks out
- WICKET - Huge wicket and he is been given LBW! Chase offers no shot, the ball nips back in after pitching, Chase was expecting the ball to move away but it instead hit the flap of his back pad. West Indies in deep trouble.
-FOUR- On the pads and Chase flicks it through the mid-wicket for a boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 31/3 after 14 overs (Shamarh Brooks 7, Roston Chase 1) Roston Chase is off the mark with a single as he flicks Woakes to fine leg.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 30/3 after 13 overs (Shamarh Brooks 7, Roston Chase 0) Broad starts with a maiden after Lunch.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 30/3 after 12 overs (Shamarh Brooks 7, Roston Chase 0) West Indies batsmen need to stay positive and believe that they can blunt the new ball and carry on from there. However, the Englishmen will be relentless in their approach.
FOUR- Stand a deliver from Brooks as the batsman slashes hard at a full delivery and the ball races away through the point for a boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 25/3 after 11 overs (Shamarh Brooks 2, Roston Chase 0) Right then we are back for the post Lunch session. 74 overs are left, West Indies needs 287 runs to win, England seven wickets away from levelling the series. Overcast and breezy, it will be Chris Woakes with Brooks on strike.
- Lunch Day 5: - England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 25/3 after 11 overs (Shamarh Brooks 2, Roston Chase 0) England lose a review but have taken three wickets to dent West Indies. The top-order was never comfortable with the new ball as Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes were simply unplayable. Lot of work for the West Indies and they have to survive another 75 overs, while England needs seven wickets to draw the series. Back in 45...
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 24/3 after 10 overs (Shamarh Brooks 1, Roston Chase 0) Brooks is off the mark but Woakes has been relentless and on one occasion beats the outside edge of Chase and nearly had him.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 23/3 after 9 overs (Shamarh Brooks 0, Roston Chase 0) Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes have left West Indies in tatters as the top-order gets blown away. Broad knew what his job was and has delivered at the right moment.
Roston Chase is the new man in
- WICKET- Beauty from Broad and West Indies in deep trouble. The in-dipper from Broad, comes back in sharply, beats Hope and hits the top of off-stump.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 19/2 after 8 overs (Shai Hope 3, Shamarh Brooks 0) Woakes and Broad wrecking havoc and another wicket just before Lunch will definitely dent the confidence of the West Indies batsmen. The ball is moving and the West Indies batsmen are struggling.
-Shamarh Brooks is the new man in
- WICKET- England's fast bowlers are on fire. First Broad and now it's Woakes. Brathwaite falls and it's a huge wicket. Nips back in from Woakes, Brathwaite was caught in the crease as the ball hits on the back pad, just above the knee roll and the umpire thinks he is Out. Brathwaite doesn't review and England makes rapid strides.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 17/1 after 7 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 11, Shai Hope 2) There was an appeal from Broad after a delivery came back in sharply to hit Hope high on the pad. No review from England.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 17/1 after 6 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 11, Shai Hope 2) Nothing loose from Woakes as he keeps Brathwaite on the backfoot. Just a single from the over.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 16/1 after 5 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 11, Shai Hope 1) Broad mixes his lengths as he goes full and then pitches on the length and then shapes the ball in. Maiden from Broad.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 16/1 after 4 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 11, Shai Hope 1) Woakes bowling a perfect line, sticking to the channel outside off and bowls a maiden.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 16/1 after 3 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 11, Shai Hope 1) Hope is off the mark and the duo of Brathwaite and Hope hold the key for England.
-FOUR- Excellent from Brathwaite and he is looking positive. Half volley on offer and Brathwaite drives through the wide of mid-off for a boundary.
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 11/1 after 2 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 7, Shai Hope 0) Good shot from Brathwaite as he gets a boundary in the over.
- Chris Woakes to partner Stuart Broad
- England 469/9 dec, 129/3 dec; West Indies 7/1 after 1 over (Kraigg Brathwaite 3, Shai Hope 0) Excellent first over from Broad as he picks his first wicket in the second innings and West Indies start shakily.
- Shai Hope is the new man in
-WICKET - Review for caught behind- Length delivery, just a hint of swing, Campbell goes for a drive, and replays suggest there is a clear spike as Jos Buttler collects it. Excellent review from Root. Surprisingly, there was no appeal from Buttler! Nevertheless, England has the opening and it's Broad once again with the breakthrough.
-FOUR- Full, outside off and Campbell leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary.
- Stuart Broad will start proceedings with the new ball and the West Indies openers - John Campbell and Kraigg Brathwaite are out in the middle. It will be Broad to Brathwaite. Three slips and a gully. Here we go!
- This is going to be a test of character for the West Indies batsmen. The pitch is not a minefield and they need to be resolute and play positive cricket. This will be a crucial hour before lunch.
- England has got 85 overs to bowl out West Indies and Stuart Broad and company will eye for early wickets with the new ball. Challenge for West Indies to survive for little over two session and salvage a draw.
- England 469/9 dec; 129/3 after 19 overs (Ben Stokes 78, Ollie Pope 12) There comes the declaration and England sets West Indies a target of 312
- England 469/9 dec; 117/3 after 18 overs (Ben Stokes 70, Ollie Pope 10) Pope finds a boundary and all eyes are on Root now.
- England 469/9 dec; 107/3 after 17 overs (Ben Stokes 68, Ollie Pope 2) England has scored quickly, thanks to Ben Stokes' attacking play. Nothing much the Windies can do at the moment.
- FOUR- Deft touch from Stokes and he has been in sublime touch. Short ball and he taps it fine as the ball beats third man.
- SIX- Someone should be stationed in the long-off stands! Stokes once again gets underneath a full delivery that was pitched outside off and smacks it straight over long-off for a maximum.
- England 469/9 dec; 94/3 after 16 overs (Ben Stokes 57, Ollie Pope 0) The fall of Joe Root sould not have an impact as long as Ben Stokes is out there in the middle.
- WICKET- Run Out - Root sacrifices his wicket to make sure Stokes is on strike. Down the leg side, Root misses his flick, Dowrich throws it back to the bowler and Joseph in return throws it to Holder who takes off the bails.
- England 469/9 dec; 90/2 after 15 overs (Ben Stokes 53, Joe Root 22) There was a review from the West Indies for a LBW but Stokes survives as the ball pitches way outside the leg.
- England 469/9 dec; 86/2 after 14 overs (Ben Stokes 52, Joe Root 20) Root is making sure Stokes faces the maximum strike and is happy playing the second fiddle.
- SIX - Fifty for Ben Stokes and it comes in 36 balls. Gabriel goes wide outside off but Stokes gets underneath the ball and smacks it high over long-off for a maximum.
- England 469/9 dec; 76/2 after 13 overs (Ben Stokes 44, Joe Root 18) Five runs come from the over and the sun is out.
- Jason Holder into the attack
- England 469/9 dec; 71/2 after 12 overs (Ben Stokes 41, Joe Root 16) The 50-run partnership between Stokes and Root is up in 44 deliveries and the leads crosses the 250-run mark.
- England 469/9 dec; 65/2 after 11 overs (Ben Stokes 36, Joe Root 15) England off to a brisk start and the drop hasn't helped West Indies. Stokes in full flow.
-FOUR- Slower one and Stokes picks the bones out of it and drills it over mid-off for a boundary. He seems to be in a hurry to score some quick runs. It's overcast and England seem to have a target in mind.
- England 469/9 dec; 56/2 after 10 overs (Ben Stokes 30, Joe Root 12) Sloppy from West Indies as Campbell drops a sitter at deep cover and hands Stokes a life.
- England 469/9 dec; 51/2 after 9 overs (Ben Stokes 29, Joe Root 9) Ben Stokes starts in a blazing fashion with a six and a boundary and England is in no mood to waste time.
-SIX- Huge six! What a shot from Stokes. Comes down the track and smokes Roach way over the long-off and the ball sails into the stands.
-FOUR- Back of length delivery and Stokes smacks it through the vacant cover region for the first boundary of the day.
- The players are on the field and it will be Kemar Roach to Ben Stokes.
- There seems to be a slight drizzle but the covers are off now! Play to begin in about eight minutes from now.
- Alright we are all set for the day's proceedings to begin. The biggest question, when will England declare?
-With England looking in control, what can West Indies do to salvage a draw? Our correspondents find out in their Day 4 review.
- Meanwhile, catch the highlights of Day 4
- All three results are possible but when will England declare remains to be seen. A win for England will keep the series alive, a draw means West Indies retains the Wisden Trophy and if Holder and company chase down the target, history will be scripted in Manchester.
- Good noon and welcome to the final day of the second Test match. The weather promises to be bright and sunny, although some occasional showers are predicted in the afternoon. Overall, we should have an entire day's play.
Stumps Day 4: England 469/9 dec; 37/2 after 8 overs (Ben Stokes 16, Joe Root 8) England leads by 219 runs. England ends the day on 37/2 after eight overs. Vice-captain Ben Stokes is unbeaten on 16, while skipper Joe Root is batting on eight. The home team leads West Indies by 219 runs and still has eight wickets in hand. Kemar Roach has taken both the English wickets in the second innings.
England was 37-2 in its second innings at stumps with a lead of 219 runs. Kemar Roach (2-14) claimed both wickets with the West Indies pacer bowling promoted opener Jos Buttler (0) and Zak Crawley (11).
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cricket Counil (ICC) has imposed a ban on using saliva to shine the cricket ball. The new rule seemed to have skipped Dom Sibley's mind for a moment as the England opener used saliva on the ball on Sunday during the second Test against West Indies.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been cleared to play the third Test against West Indies after he was let off with a fine and an official written warning, following a disciplinary hearing held on Friday.
The pacer admitted to breaching the team’s bio-secure protocols on Monday when he made an unauthorised visit to his home in Hove and was dropped for the Manchester Test against the West Indies which began on Thursday.
Jofra Archer was axed from the second Test on Thursday after breaking the team protocol to visit his home in Brighton after the first Test. He will now undergo two COVID-19 tests during a five-day isolation period.
England vice-captain Ben Stokes said the team would be there to support fast bowler Jofra Archer after he was excluded from this week's second test against West Indies for breaching bio-secure protocols.
Archer was left out on Thursday morning after breaking the rules by going to his flat in Brighton following the series opener in Southampton last week.
- Playing XI:
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(WK), Jason Holder (C), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
What: West Indies tour of England, 2020
When: July 16-20
Where: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Time in IST: 03:30 PM
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(WK), Jason Holder(C), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder, Raymon Reifer, Nkrumah Bonner
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(WK), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson
West Indies Tour of England will be aired LIVE only on Sony Six channels from 3.30 pm
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