Windies v England 2nd Test Day 2 – Windies move slowly ahead

West Indies v England - Second Test - Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda
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Darren Bravo 33* off 165 balls today for the Windies
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England toiled long and hard in the field today, against the Windies, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua in the 2nd Test.

Match Summary

England 187 (Jonny Bairstow 52, Moeen Ali 60; Kemar Roach 4-30, Shannon Gabriel 3-45)

Windies 272-6 (Kraigg Brathwaite 49, John Campbell 47, Shai Hope 44; Stuart Broad 3-42)

Close of Play - Windies lead England by 85 runs with 4 wickets remaining

Scorecard

Series Stats

The Windies added just 242 runs to their overnight score of 30-0, losing 6 wickets in the process. It was war of attrition being played out, at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, with runs and wickets being hard to come by - Darren Bravo facing  165 balls for his 33 not out.

Earlier, Kraigg Brathwaite 49, John Campbell 47 and Shai Hope 44 all made it into the 40s but were unable to push on to a big score - Stuart Broad 3-42 and Moeen Ali 2-54 the pick of the England bowlers.

England will be disappointed to have dropped 3 chances in the field and to miss out on coming back strongly today against the Windies but both sides stuck to their tasks on what might be the defining day's play of the seires.

All to play for, on Day 3, for both teams.

Kraigg Brathwaite Audio

West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich(wk), Jason Holder(c), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

England - Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes(wk), Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

 

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