ENG vs WI 2nd Test, Day 4 highlights: England leads West Indies by 219 runs

Here are the highlights, scores, updates and commentary from day 4 of the second Test between England and West Indies in Manchester on Sunday.

Kraigg Brathwaite plays a shot en route to his half-century on Day four of the second Test.   -  AP

This is Sportstar's highlights of Day 4 of the second Test match between England and West Indies at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

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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.

AND THE FOURTH DAY IS DONE AND DUSTED!

- England 21/2 after 5 overs (Ben Stokes 6, Joe Root 2). It leads West Indies by 203 runs.

- ANOTHER WICKET! Zak Crawley's middle stump goes for a walk as he was trying to smash one over long on. Kemar Roach gets his second wicket. Crawley departs for 10 off 15 balls. England had lost Buttler for a duck. Captain Joe Root makes his way to the middle.

- GONE! England loses Buttler in the very first over. Kemar Roach strikes. Buttler stretched wide to play a shot on the off side, got a thick inside edge and the bails are off. Zak Crawley is the new man in. England 1/1 in 0.4 overs.

- West Indies is all out for 287 in exactly 99 overs. One short of the 100. England claims a 182-run lead in the first innings. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will open the batting for the home side!

- WICKET! And that's the last one. Woakes bowls Gabriel out. This was as slower off-cutter and Woakes gets the better of the West Indies no. 11.

- OUT! Chris Woakes gets Roston Chase finally. The umpire Gough didn't initially give it out but on review England has its man. Three reds for the LBW. West Indies has only one wicket left in the bag and Shannon Gabriel is the last man in.

- West Indies 287/8 after 98 overs (Roston Chase 51, Kemar Roach 5). Windies trail England by 182 runs.

- FIFTY FOR CHASE! West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase has played an amazing innings under pressure. His innings includes seven boundaries. Eighty-four balls of absolute persistence. Kemar Roach, who is giving him company now, has faced 25 balls as well. 

- WEST INDIES HAS AVOIDED FOLLOW-ON! Roston Chase hits two boundaries off the bowling of Sam Curran as Windies cross 270. Eighteen overs to go and England has let go of a great opportunity. The home team has to bat again now.

- West Indies 262/8 after 93 overs (Roston Chase 31, Kemar Roach 0). West Indies needs eight runs to avoid follow-on.

- GONE! Jason Holder edges one to slip. Chris Woakes was the bowler and Joe Root was the catcher. Another instance where a captain is involved in a counterpart's wicket in this series. Woakes strikes with the second ball of his new spell. Kemar Roach is the new man in.

- At the end of 90 overs, West Indies still trails England by 209 runs. Roston Chase is keeping the scorecard ticking with the occasional boundary. Skipper Jason Holder is also off the mark. Meanwhile, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes are hitting the right areas. Interesting period of play ahead as we head into the last 22 overs of the day.

- West Indies 255/7 after 88 overs (Roston Chase 25, Jason Holder 2). England vice-captain Ben Stokes is back into the attack.

- ANOTHER WICKET FOR BROAD! Three in 14 balls for Stuart Broad. Shane Dowrich departs for a duck off 5 balls. The West Indies batsman reviews the decision straightaway. Three reds on DRS and Dowrich has to walk back to the pavilion. Broad is pumped up.

- West Indies 248/6 after 83 overs (Roston Chase 20, Shane Dowrich 0). Sam Curran will continue.

- OUT! Broad strikes again! This man is on fire. Jermaine Blackwood is out for a duck. The ball went straight through the stumps and knocked the bails off. Broad hit the good length and got the reward. He roars in celebration now.

-West Indies 242/5 after 83 overs (Roston Chase 14, Jermaine Blackwood 0). Wicket-maiden for Broad.

Jermaine Blackwood is the new man in

- WICKET- Broad strikes and that's plumb. He started celebrating even before the umpire raised his finger. Brooks fails to connect with the flick, the ball thuds onto his pads and an important knock comes to an end. Broad has been fabulous with the new red cherry.

-West Indies 242/4 after 82 overs (Shamarh Brooks 68, Roston Chase 14) Brooks has been watchful as Sam Curran steams in with the new ball. Just a single from the over.

- Sam Curran to partner Broad

-West Indies 241/4 after 81 overs (Shamarh Brooks 67, Roston Chase 14) Bounce, carry and swing. Broad got Brooks in all sorts of trouble with the new ball. Brooks finds a boundary but it was Broad who was on top.

- England take the second new ball and it will be Broad.

-West Indies 235/4 after 80 overs (Shamarh Brooks 63, Roston Chase 13) England can take the second new ball now.

-FOUR- First boundary after Tea and Chase drives an overpitched delivery from Bess through the mid-off for a boundary.

-West Indies 230/4 after 79 overs (Shamarh Brooks 63, Roston Chase 8) Barrage of bouncers continue from Broad and Brooks does well to duck them. Maiden.

-West Indies 230/4 after 78 overs (Shamarh Brooks 63, Roston Chase 8) A chance of a run-out was created and Brooks could have been walking back had it been a direct hit from mid-off. Three runs from Dom Bess over.

- Meanwhile, the cameras zoom towards Jofra Archer who is warming up at the adjacent nets facility. He is available to play the third Test.

-West Indies 227/4 after 77 overs (Shamarh Brooks 60, Roston Chase 8) Broad starts with a maiden and persists with round the wicket ploy. 

-We are back for the final session and West Indies' primary objective will be to cross the follow-on mark without any hiccups.  It will be Stuart Broad to Roston Chase.

- Tea, Day 4: -West Indies 227/4 after 76 overs (Shamarh Brooks 60, Roston Chase 8) Another session for the West Indies and they need 43 more to avoid follow-on. The batsmen are up for the task with Brathwaite showing the way with a gritty 75 and Brooks with an unbeaten 60. A string of fifty plus partnerships kept England at bay. 109 runs from the session with two wickets to fall. Back in 20 for the final session.

-West Indies 224/4 after 75 overs (Shamarh Brooks 59, Roston Chase 6) West Indies requires just 46 runs to avoid the follow-on.

 

-FOUR- Well directed short delivery, into the rib cage and Brooks gets a glove to it and the ball evades a diving Jos Buttler and races away to the fence. Just inches from Buttler's reach!

-West Indies 217/4 after 74 overs (Shamarh Brooks 55, Roston Chase 4) England waiting for the new ball but Bess is trying to exploit some turn with the old one.

-West Indies 214/4 after 73 overs (Shamarh Brooks 53, Roston Chase 3) Barrage of bouncers from Broad as the pacer comes round the wicket but credit to Brooks who does some sit-ups. Single from the over.

- Stuart Broad replaces Ben Stokes

-West Indies 213/4 after 72 overs (Shamarh Brooks 53, Roston Chase 2) Brooks reached his fifty and is doing an excellent job in guiding West Indies to safety. To vaoid the follow-on is West Indies' primary goal and Brooks is up for the task.

-Fifty for Brooks- Excellent from Shamarh Brooks as he gets to his half-century with a couple.

-West Indies 209/4 after 71 overs (Shamarh Brooks 49, Roston Chase 2) Stokes sticks to bowling round the wicket as Chase plays out a maiden.

-West Indies 209/4 after 70 overs (Shamarh Brooks 49, Roston Chase 2) Brooks is one shy of his half-century and West Indies needs 61 runs to avoid follow-on.

-FOUR- Width on offer and Brooks was so quick to jurdge the line, get into position and slashes it behind point for a boundary.

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-West Indies 201/4 after 69 overs (Shamarh Brooks 45, Roston Chase 2) Chase is off the mark with a couple but Stokes earned success. Remarkable persistence from the England vice-captain and his plan of bowling round the wicket and digging short gave England the breakthrough.

Roston Chase is the new man in

- WICKET- Stokes it is who breaks the 76-run stand and he is rewarded for his hard work from round the wicket. Stokes digs it short, Brathwaite looks to play it across but gets a leading edge and ends up giving a simple catch to Stokes.

-West Indies 199/3 after 68 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 74, Shamarh Brooks 41) The pitch isn't aiding the bowlers much and the batsmen seem to be well-set at the crease.

-FOUR- Soft hands from Brooks as he doesn't apply any force to the shot and just defends it. The ball takes the outside edge and gully through the gully for a boundary.

-West Indies 194/3 after 67 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 74, Shamarh Brooks 41) Brathwaite takes a single of the first ball and Brooks faces the rest of the over from Stokes. The chin music is still on.

-West Indies 193/3 after 66 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 73, Shamarh Brooks 41) Just a single from the over as Woakes sticks to the back of length line.

Chris Woakes back into the attack

-West Indies 192/3 after 65 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 72, Shamarh Brooks 41) A welcome boundary for the West Indies.

-FOUR- This time Brooks gets to free his arms and hammers a short of length delivery from Stokes through the covers for a boundary.

-West Indies 188/3 after 64 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 72, Shamarh Brooks 37) The ball is keeping low but credit to Brathwaite who was up for the task. Interesting little battle out there.

-FOUR- Brathwaite hammers an overpitched delivery from Bess through the covers for a boundary and moves into the seventies.

-West Indies 183/3 after 63 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 68, Shamarh Brooks 36) The partnership is swelling and Brooks seems to have accepted the fact that Stokes is going to test him with short stuff. Takes a single of the last ball and retains strike. 

-West Indies 182/3 after 62 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 68, Shamarh Brooks 35) Not much spin from the surface and Brathwaite finds enough time on an occasion to go on the backfoot and pulls through the backward square region for three runs.

-West Indies 178/3 after 61 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 65, Shamarh Brooks 34) Stokes goes round the wicket to Brooks and tests him with short of length deliveries. The batsman on his part does well as he gets behind the line of the delivery and defends well. Stokes gives a look to Brooks after the end of the over. Maiden.

-West Indies 178/3 after 60 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 65, Shamarh Brooks 34) Brooks is showing he can play spin well as he exhibits a solid defence and uses his feet well. Just a single from the over.

-West Indies 177/3 after 59 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 65, Shamarh Brooks 33) Stokes goes short and cramps Brooks with a couple of bumpers. The batsman safely negotiates witha single to mid-wicket to get off strike.

-West Indies 175/3 after 58 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 65, Shamarh Brooks 32) Bess has been full on almost all occasions and that gave Brathwaite the licence to drive. Two from the over.

-West Indies 173/3 after 57 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 63, Shamarh Brooks 32) Different field for Brooks and Stokes set the field giving an indication that the chin music was on. A fly slip, men stationed in the deep but Brooks does well.

-West Indies 170/3 after 56 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 62, Shamarh Brooks 31) Brooks is batting with confidence and England needs a breakthrough. West Indies' chances to avoid the follow-on is getting bright.

-FOUR- Excellent from Brooks as Bess tosses it up and Brooks drives it through the covers for a boundary.

-West Indies 163/3 after 55 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 62, Shamarh Brooks 24) Shamarh Brooks is playing his shots and is punishing the bad balls. Getting more organised with each over.

- FOUR- Brooks has played some lovely shots and this is one among them. Fractionally full and straight, Brooks whips it through the mid-wicket for a boundary.

- West Indies 158/3 after 54 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 62, Shamarh Brooks 19) Nice little partnership for the West Indies and the pitch is looking good for the batsmen.

-FOUR- Bess overpitches and Bess doesn't miss it as he opens the face of his bat and drives through the point for a boundary.

- Dom Bess is back with his off-spin

- West Indies 151/3 after 53 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 60, Shamarh Brooks 14) Stokes is mixing the deliveries as he first comes with a full delivery, then a short one and goes full again. Brathwaite watchfully plays out a maiden.

- -West Indies 151/3 after 52 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 60, Shamarh Brooks 14) West Indies batsmen are dealing with outside edges and this time Brooks ends the over with a thick outside edge and the ball runs away to the third man boundary.

- West Indies 145/3 after 51 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 60, Shamarh Brooks 8) Stokes has the ability to produce a wicket out of nowhere and he almost did that. Brathwaite lucky to be still out there.

-FOUR- Brathwaite survives! Stokes gets the ball to just straighten and Brathwaite gets a thick outside edge as the fall flies between the second and fourth slip. A third slip in place, and Brathwaite would have walked back.

- Ben Stokes into the attack

- West Indies 141/3 after 50 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 56, Shamarh Brooks 8) Sam Curran goes round the wicket this time and gives just a single.

- West Indies 140/3 after 49 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 55, Shamarh Brooks 8) Shamarh Brooks is up and running with a couple of boundaries. Five from the over.

FOUR- Broad needs to correct his line as he bowls on the pads and Brooks flicks it uppishly through the square leg for a boundary.

-West Indies 135/3 after 48 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 54, Shamarh Brooks 4) Kraigg Brathwaite hits his 19th Test fifty and he must stay to offer West Indies hope.

-FOUR- Brooks off the mark with a flick through the square.

--West Indies 131/3 after 47 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 54, Shamarh Brooks o) Kraigg Brathwaite hits his 19th Test fifty and he must stay to offer West Indies hope.

-FOUR- Another on-drive and this time it was timed so well as Brathwaite counter-attacks after surviving a LBW call.

- FOUR-  Fifty for Brathwaite- Ease of nerves as Broad offers a half-volley and Brathwaite drives it to the long-on boundary.

-England Review- Huge appeal for LBW from Broad and England take the review. The ball jags in and thuds on to hit Brathwaite on the back leg and it's umpire's call. The on-field decision stays and England keep their review.

- West Indies 123/3 after 46 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 46, Shamarh Brooks o) Wicket-maiden for Sam Curran and he has got the breakthrough that England needed.

Shamarh Brooks is the new man in

-WICKET- Sam Curran breaks the stand and he dismisses Shai Hope. Hope gets deceived by a slow cutter and ends up nicking it to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. He could have left the ball and Hopes takes the slow walk back to the pavilion. Another start but failed to convert. Breakthrough for England.

-West Indies 123/2 after 45 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 46, Shai Hope 25) Kraigg Brathwaite is getting into a nice batting rhythm and that on-drive must have done wonders to his confidence. The 50-run partnership is up.

-FOUR- Full from Broad and Brathwaite gets into a nice position and drives it through mid-on for the first boundary after Lunch.

- Change of ends for Stuart Broad

-West Indies 119/2 after 44 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 42, Shai Hope 25) Just a single from the over as Brathwaite opens his account after Lunch.

- We are back for the afternoon session and the conditions are perfect for play to begin. Sam Curran will start proceedings after Lunch with Kraigg Brathwaite on strike.

- Lunch Day 4: West Indies starts on a very positive note and although it lost nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph, 86 runs came in the session. Even, Joseph did his part before he was dismissed for 32. The partnership between Brathwaite and Hope is 48 and it was Dom Bess who got the lone wicket for England. Woakes was unlucky but bowled extremely well among the bowlers. Will be back in 45 for the second session.

- West Indies 118/2 after 43 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 41, Shai Hope 25) Joe Root bowls a maiden and that will be Lunch.

- Joe Root into the attack. Should be the last over before Lunch

- West Indies 118/2 after 42 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 41, Shai Hope 25) Just a single from the over.

- Michael Atherton on air informs that Dom Sibley accidentally put saliva on the ball and immediately reported the matter to the umpires. The ball was sanitised and then the umpires handed it over to Dom Bess.

- West Indies 117/2 after 41 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 41, Shai Hope 24) There was an appeal for leg before but England didnlt take the review. Woakes has been excellent with his lines and his inswingers have troubled the batsmen.

- West Indies 115/2 after 40 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 39, Shai Hope 24) Huge appeal for a caught behind but Root didn't review it. It turned big way after pitching in the middle and spun down the leg.

- West Indies 111/2 after 39 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 36, Shai Hope 24) Woakes is unlucky to not to get a wicket. He almost got Hope with a beauty that straightened just to beat the outside edge. Top stuff.

- West Indies 111/2 after 38 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 35, Shai Hope 24) A boundary to end the over and the partnership is growing steadily.

- FOUR- Full toss from Bess and Hope doesn't miss it as he sweeps it through the backward square leg for a boundary.

- West Indies 107/2 after 37 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 35, Shai Hope 20) Kraigg Brathwaite has got a move on with a couple of boundaries and West Indies are going strong, at the moment.

- FOUR - Woakes offers width and Brathwaite this time goes on his backfoot and punches through the square for a boundary.

- FOUR- Brathwaite is playing some sublime shots and this time slaps a short and wide delivery through backward point for a boundary.

- West Indies 97/2 after 36 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 27, Shai Hope 20) Kraigg Brathwaite waits and finally gets some runs as he cuts Broad for three and doesn't allow Broad to settle for another maiden.

- West Indies 94/2 after 35 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Shai Hope 20) Shai Hope has got a start and there is a chance for him to end his run drought.

- FOUR- Excellent from Hope as he was quick to go on his backfoot and pulls Bess through the mid-wicket for a boundary.

- West Indies 90/2 after 34 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Shai Hope 16) The length has been the key for Broad and he has shortened it a bit and extracts bounce on one ocassion. Gets another maiden under his belt.

- West Indies 90/2 after 33 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 24, Shai Hope 16) Not great turn from Bess but the ball is teasing the batsmen to go for the shots. Hope does take the risk by playing against the turn. SO far, so good.

- FOUR- Not a bad ball from Bess as he slightly over pitches and Hope adjusts well, bends his back knee and drives it firmly through the covers for a boundary.

- West Indies 85/2 after 32 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 23, Shai Hope 12) Broad at his best as he adjusts his length and bowls right in the off-stump channel. Maiden.

- Stuart Broad back into the attack

- West Indies 85/2 after 31 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 23, Shai Hope 12) Dom Bess keeps the pressure lid on the batsmen by bowling a maiden.

- West Indies 85/2 after 30 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 23, Shai Hope 12) Four runs from the Sam Curran over and Hope is starting to find his feet. Has been positive ever since arriving at the crease.

- West Indies 81/2 after 29 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 23, Shai Hope 8) Dom Bess starts with a maiden after Drinks and it was interesting to see a slip, a leg slip and a forward short leg in place. Ben Stokes had moved from first slip to leg slip. Brathwaite, meanwhile, brings his soft hands into play.

- West Indies 81/2 after 28 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 23, Shai Hope 8) Good first hour of play and West Indies will be happy as they got runs, especially the way nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph batted. England broke the stand with Bess getting Joseph but Brathwaite has looked solid at the other end.

- FOUR - Positive from Hope and that cracking sound of the bat made the shot all the more special. Curran offers width and Hope nails it through the extra cover region for a boundary. First hour of play has passed and Drinks are on the field.

- FOUR - Shai Hope opens the account with a boundary. Half volley on offer and Hopes drills it through the overs for a boundary.

- West Indies 73/2 after 27 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 23, Shai Hope 0) Kraigg Brathwaite has found a way to score as he uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball, rather than waiting and playing on the backfoot, that brought the downfall of Alzarri Joseph.

- West Indies 71/2 after 26 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 21, Shai Hope 0) Excellent line and length from Curran as he his getting the ball in and is sticking around the off stump line.

- West Indies 70/2 after 25 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 20, Shai Hope 0) Excellent from Bess as he gets a wicket and bowls a maiden. Hope is yet to get off the mark.

- WICKET - Dom Bess breaks the stand and packs off Alzarri Joseph. Joseph goes back to defend, but instead, pops a catch to the fielder at short leg and Ollie Pope was sharp to collect it with one hand.

 

- Spin being introduced and it will be Dom Bess

- West Indies 70/1 after 24 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 20, Alzarri Joseph 32) Two runs from the Sam Curran over.

- West Indies 68/1 after 23 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 19, Alzarri Joseph 31) Woakes has been brilliant with the ball and this time makes a good dive and saved a few runs. Gives just a single.

- West Indies 67/1 after 22 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 18, Alzarri Joseph 31) Sam Curran starts with a maiden and England needs to keep a check on the scoring. Runs have been coming fast this morning.

- Sam Curran into the attack

- West Indies 67/1 after 21 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 18, Alzarri Joseph 31) Woakes is bowling a gem of a spell. Gives away nothing to the batsmen as Brathwaite plays out a maiden.

- West Indies 67/1 after 20 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 18, Alzarri Joseph 31) Three boundaries from the over and the 50-run partnership is up between Joseph and Brathwaite. Expensive over as 17 runs come from the over.

- FOUR - Broad digs it short this time, Holder goes for the hook but misses it and the ball hits his shoulder and flies over the slips for a boundary.

- FOUR- Nothing going England's way at the moment as Joseph adds four more to his kitty. Outside edge, Joseph goes for the drive and ball pases in between third slip and gully for a boundary.

- FOUR- Smart from Joseph as he runs down a length delivery from Broad behind the square, Burns gives it a chase but fails to stop the boundary.

- West Indies 50/1 after 19 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 15, Alzarri Joseph 21) Almost a run out in the over as Joseph wanted a single but was sent back by Brathwaite and a direct hit from Sibley from covers could have brought the end of Joseph. Maiden for Woakes.

- West Indies 50/1 after 18 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 15, Alzarri Joseph 21) Stuart Broad is yet to get into his rhythm as he is spraying either down the leg or going way too wide outside the off stump line.

- West Indies 49/1 after 17 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 15, Alzarri Joseph 20) Expensive over from Woakes as 13 runs come from the over. He could have got a wicket but the slip cordon denied him.

- FOUR- Straight, drifting down the leg side and Brathwaite flicks it to the fine leg boundary. Woakes offers a smile.

- Dropped: Ben Stokes drops Kraigg Brathwaite. Early opportunity and it has been put down by England. Woakes snares an outside edge of Brathwaite's bat, Crawley at third slip gave an impression that he went for the catch but withdrew after putting in the dive and Stokes fumbled it at the end.

- West Indies 36/1 after 16 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 6, Alzarri Joseph 16) Alzarri Joseph scores his first run of the morning, in fact he picks a couple. Broad goes too wide on once ocassion as four runs come from the over.

- Stuart Broad into the attack

- West Indies 32/1 after 15 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 6, Alzarri Joseph 14) Brathwaite plays out a maiden but there isn't great deal of swing. Woakes warms-up nicely and is getting into the grrove.

- Day 4: Nasser Hussain rings the bell and the players are out there in the middle. It will be Chris Woakes to Kraigg Brathwaite.

England 1st Innings 469/9 dec (Dom Sibley 120, Ben Stokes 176, Roston Chase 5/172); West Indies 32/1 (Kraigg Brathwaite 6 no, Alzarri Joseph 14 no) trails by 437 runs.

- England's primary objective will be to enforce the follow-on and for that it has to bowl out West Indies under 270. That's the number Joe Root and company will target, and if they do that we will be heading for a thrilling finish. West Indies, meanwhile, would be happy with a draw. The Windies can't be pushed back that easily and England has to come with some exceptional bowling display to keep its hopes of winning the Test series. Remember, a draw means, West Indies retains the Wisden Trophy.

- Good noon and we are all set for Day 4 of the second Test. Good news as it is bright and sunny in Manchester with live action coming shortly.

 

 

Day 3 Report

Rain prevented any play on the third day of the second Test between England and West Indies in Manchester on Saturday.

England, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, now has only two days left to force a victory.

Day 3 | Highlights

- Day three was washed out due to rain and West Indies will be relatively pleased as England has to bowl them out twice to secure a win. Remember, a series draw is enough for the West Indies to retain the Wisden Trophy. As of now, West Indies trail by 437 runs in reply to England's 469/9.

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England dropped Archer from the second Test against the West Indies following the breach, announcing the decision only hours before the start of the match on Thursday.

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- 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

Squad:

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