England vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 Highlights: Play called off due to rain

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Ben Stokes celebrates after reaching his century on Day two of the second Test against West Indies at Old Trafford.   -  AP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's coverage of Day 3 of the second Test match between England and West Indies at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

- Day three has been washed out 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. We will see you tomorrow for all the live action.

- As expected, Day three has been called off due to rain without a ball being bowled.

- No big development as the rain threatens to wash out the second session too. In case you just joined us now, here's how the Test match is poised. Rain prevented any play before Lunch on the third day of the second Test in Manchester. West Indies, which leads the three-match series 1-0, ended the second day on 32-1 in reply to England’s first innings 469-9 declared. 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.

- Big News: Jofra Archer cleared to play third Test after breaking bio-bubble protocol

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.


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- Here's what the West Indies players are having at Lunch as it keeps raining at the Old Trafford


- Lunch has been taken and the rain is still pouring. First session gets washed out.

- Till we resume, you can follow the 3TC Solidarity Cup LIVE Score

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- Remember this shot from Ben Stokes. It was simply Wow!


- The signs are not encouraging as it continues to rain and further delay is expected.

- As it pours down in Manchester, take a look at how Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes punished England.


- It's still raining and going by the weather updates, we are in for a delayed start.

Covers firmly in place as the start of Day three of the second Test was delayed due to rain in Manchester.   -  GETTY IMAGES


- Weather Update: There are predictions of rain and there will be a cloud cover for most part of the day. There will be a lot of start and stop passages throughout the day. 

- While we head forward, here's a look at the highlights of Day two where Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes notched brilliant centuries to put England in command.

- Good noon and welcome to Day three of the second Test with West Indies having a mountain to climb.

- Stumps Day 2: West Indies 32/1 after 14 overs 1st Innings (Brathwaite 6, Joseph 14) Windies trail by 437 runs.

Report | Day 2

A grafting century from Dom Sibley and an increasingly belligerent one by Ben Stokes put England in control on day two of the second test against West Indies on Friday.

Opener Sibley completed his second test century shortly before lunch, eventually falling for 120, while Stokes cut loose after it before going for 176 as England declared on 469-9.

AS IT HAPPENED | England vs West Indies: 2nd Test, Day 2 highlights

Sam Curran trapped West Indies opener John Campbell lbw for 12 in a tricky session before stumps to leave the visitor on 32-1 -- 437 runs in arrears.


Michael Holding: Bio-secure protocols should be a little more logical

Michael Holding has questioned the bio-secure protocols put in place by the England and Wales Cricket Board for England and West Indies to tackle the COVID-19 threat during the ongoing Test series.

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.


Stokes says England players must give Archer their full support

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.


England’s handling of Joe Denly was atrocious - Kevin Pietersen

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has termed England’s handling of Joe Denly as “atrocious.”

Denly was an attacking batsman and asking him to curb his natural game and then dropping him after his failure in the first Test was “truly abysmal,” Pietersen wrote in a column for BetWay.


Ashley Giles says Jofra Archer's protocol breach could have been 'disaster'

English fast bowler Jofra Archer's breach of bio-secure protocols could have been a “disaster” and ended up costing the board tens of millions of pounds, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director of cricket Ashley Giles has said.

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.

The ECB did not state the nature of the violation but media reports said the Barbados-born 25-year-old exited the bio-secure bubble to go to his flat in Brighton after the series opener in Southampton.


Atherton labels Archer’s protocol breach 'very foolish'

Former captain Michael Atherton has termed Jofra Archer’s bio-secure bubble breach “very foolish” as his irresponsible act has thrown the team’s plans into disarray ahead of second Test against the West Indies starting on Thursday.

Archer was on Thursday dropped from the second Test against the West Indies for breaking the team’s bio-secure protocol and will now undergo two COVID-19 tests during a five-day isolation period.

Archer apologised for the lapse, which wasn’t specified in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement but ‘BBC Test Match Special’ said that the speedster had visited his home in Brighton after the first Test.


- 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

- England’s Jofra Archer has been excluded from the second Test against the West Indies starting on Thursday at Old Trafford following a breach of the team’s COVID-19 protocols.


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