The Wisden Trophy, 2020

England vs West Indies - 2nd Test

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date: 16 July-20 July, 2020

West Indies 198/10

RR: 2.82 | England beat West Indies by 113 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Kraigg Brathwaite lbw Chris Woakeslbw Chris Woakes122310
John Campbell c Jos Buttler & b Stuart Broadc Jos Buttler & b Stuart Broad4410
Shai Hope bowled Stuart Broadbowled Stuart Broad72610
Shamarh Brooks lbw Sam Curranlbw Sam Curran6213642
Roston Chase lbw Stuart Broadlbw Stuart Broad61910
Jermaine Blackwood c Jos Buttler & b Ben Stokesc Jos Buttler & b Ben Stokes558870
Shane Dowrich lbw Chris Woakeslbw Chris Woakes0300
Jason Holder bowled Dom Bessbowled Dom Bess356251
Kemar Roach c Ollie Pope & b Dom Bessc Ollie Pope & b Dom Bess53110
Alzarri Joseph c Dom Bess & b Ben Stokesc Dom Bess & b Ben Stokes91710
Shannon Gabriel not out not out 01200
Extras 3 (b 0, lb 3, w 0, nb 0)
Total 198 (10 Wkts, 70.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
7-1 (John Campbell,0.5), 19-2 (Kraigg Brathwaite,8), 23-3 (Shai Hope,8.5), 37-4 (Roston Chase,15), 137-5 (Jermaine Blackwood,42.4), 138-6 (Shane Dowrich,43.2), 161-7 (Shamarh Brooks,55.5), 183-8 (Jason Holder,62.5), 192-9 (Alzarri Joseph,66), 198-10 (Kemar Roach,70.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Stuart Broad15 5 42 3 2.80
Chris Woakes16 3 34 2 2.13
Sam Curran8 3 30 1 3.75
Dom Bess15.1 3 59 2 3.91
Ben Stokes14.4 4 30 2 2.08
Joe Root1.2 1 0 0 0
Rory Burns0 0 0 0 0
Dom Sibley0 0 0 0 0
Zak Crawley0 0 0 0 0
Ollie Pope0 0 0 0 0
Jos Buttler 0 0 0 0 0

Right then! West Indies land a punch in Southampton and England return the favor here in Manchester. Who will win the bout? Well, that will be decided when both the teams face off for the final game at the same venue. That game will be played on 24th July 2020. It will start at 1100 local (1000 GMT). We will wait for your company for it. Till then, goodbye and take care!

BEN STOKES IS NAMED PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant performance. Ben starts by saying that he is fine on being asked about the niggle and tells that he did not want to take a risk. On his long bowling spell, Stokes says that he is ready to give everything for the team. Feels that once he bowled 5-6 overs, he felt that he should just keep bowling. Adds that in the first innings, they felt that there wasn't much movement off the surface. Adds that they used the short ball tactics well. On his batting performance in both the innings, tells that both the innings were played in different scenarios. Feels that the bowlers should get a lot of credit for their performance in the final session of Day 4. On him batting over 300 balls to get to his ton, Stokes laughs and says that he never thought he will face that many balls.

England skipper, Joe Root says that it was a brilliant week's cricket and says they have made progress in their batting and hopes to see more of 400+ scores. Tells they were in a position to finish it up and did so brilliantly. On Sibley, Root says that they want him to go out there and set the platform and tells that he is getting better with each game he plays. On Stokes, he says he does not surprise him as he leads the way in many ways and he keeps getting better and better. Tells he is a great example for everyone. Adds that Broad led the attack brilliantly and they know that he has a lot of cricket left in him. On the decisions to be made before the next Test, he says it is going to be a challenge as they have all their bowlers fit and tells it is going to be tricky.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says that they are disappointed with their performance but credits England for their performance. Mentions Stokes' performance in the game made a lot of difference. Tells that there are a few points to ponder on for them in the next couple of days, like whether they should come forward or stay back to play or leave the balls. Feels that they batted quite well for a decent amount of time but credits the English bowlers for coming hard. Says that there's no regret regarding the decision at toss and feels that Sibley and Stokes should be given the credit the way they batted. Tells that they will look to see how all the guys pull up and decide about the team for the next game. Finishes by saying that they are here for win and they will give their all in the decider.

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England bowlers were superb with the ball in this innings even though there was hardly any assistance for them. Broad got one in the first over and then they kept coming and coming and got wickets at regular intervals. Brooks and Blackwood resisted with respective half tons but once they were dismissed, things became tough for the visitors and England eventually bundled them out well before the allotted overs for Day 5. Apart from skipper Joe Root who bowled 10 deliveries, all the bowlers got wickets at crucial moments to help the hosts level the series.

West Indies batters did superbly in the first innings and were playing calmly with Brathwaite, Brooks and Chase getting to their half-centuries. However, once England took the second new ball, West Indies lost their way and somehow managed to avoid the follow-on with Chase helping them do that. Broad and Woakes finished with 3 apiece while Curran got 2 and Stokes and Bess took 1 wicket.

Earlier in the game, after winning the toss, Holder opted to bowl first. They started well with a couple of wickets early on but Sibley and Stokes combined for a marathon stand and took England towards a huge total. Both brought up their respective tons. They eventually declared on 469/9. Discussions were going around regarding the approach of Sibley and Stokes during that partnership knowing the fact that there were chances of rain on Day 3. For the Windies bowlers, it was a long toil that lasted for nearly 2 days with Chase taking a fifer. As per the forecast, the entire day's play on Day 3 was washed out.

What a terrific comeback from England to level the series! After the Day 3 washout and then the way West Indies batters batted in the first innings, it looked like there was just one result, i.e. a draw but Broad with a brilliant spell turned things around first and then earlier on in the morning session, Ben Stokes with his fluent knock gave the side a terrific opportunity to seal the game.

70.1
0
Dom Bess to K Roach, OUT! Caught! Ollie Pope takes a stunner at short leg to seal the game! Floated delivery on middle and leg, Roach flicks it to the left of short leg. Pope gets a hand to it and the ball lobs away from him. He dives and takes a beauty to seal the game. ENGLAND WIN BY 113 RUNS!

Drinks Break!

69.6
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, Flighted outside off, Gabriel looks to defend but misses.
69.5
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
69.4
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, On the stumps, SG defends it.
69.3
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, Floated outside off, Gabriel looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
69.2
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, Tossed up outside off, Gabriel looks to defend but misses.
69.1
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, Floated on off, Gabriel plays it to mid on.
68.6
4
Dom Bess to Roach, FOUR! Bess comes around the wicket and bows it on middle and leg, Roach gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
68.5
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Tossed up outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.
68.4
0
Dom Bess to Roach, On middle and leg, Roach looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.
68.3
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Floated outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses.
68.2
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Flighted outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a appeal but turned down as the impact looked outside off.
68.1
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Floated on off, Roach flicks it to the leg side.
67.6
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, Off spinner on off, Gabriel pushes it to mid on.
67.5
0
Joe Root to Gabriel, Floated on off, Gabriel defends it.

Something is wrong with Stokes and he won't be able to complete the over. Root to bowl the last two balls of the over. Looks like it's the groin of Stokes that is causing him trouble.

67.4
0
Ben Stokes to Gabriel, Stokes bowls it full and straight but messes up his line and bowls it down the leg side. No problem for Gabriel to leave that one.
67.3
0
Ben Stokes to Gabriel, Another short ball, Gabriel once again ducks.
67.2
0
Ben Stokes to Gabriel, Bouncer! Gabriel sits under it.
67.1
0
Ben Stokes to Gabriel, Good length ball on off, Gabriel defends it.
66.6
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Floated off spinner, Roach looks to defend but it goes towards leg gully off the upper half. No man there so Roach is safe.
66.5
0
Dom Bess to Roach, On the stumps, Roach defends it.
66.4
0
Dom Bess to K Roach, Flighted on off, Roach looks to defend but gets it off the outside edge. Luckily for him it falls short of Stokes at first slip.
66.3
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Tossed up on off, Roach manages to block it.
66.2
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Floated outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses.
66.1
0
Dom Bess to Roach, On the pads, Roach looks to defend but it goes off his pads behind square on the leg side and they take two leg byes.

Shannon Gabriel walks out at number 11.

65.6
0
Ben Stokes to Joseph, OUT! Caught! 9 down and England need just one wicket. Not a shot that West Indies would have wanted to see. Fuller ball outside off, Alzarri cannot stray away from his natural game with the willow as he goes for the drive. He hits it uppishly and straight to Bess at point. He takes a simple catch. One wicket away from leveling the series are England.
65.5
0
Ben Stokes to Joseph, Nearly onto the stumps. A good length ball around off, Joseph looks to defend but gets an inside edge and the ball just about misses the stumps.
65.4
0
Ben Stokes to Joseph, Ouch! Where did that hit? Stokes thinks it's too high. Joseph there was expecting a back of a length ball but it wasn't. It comes back in and hits him high on the pads.
65.3
2
Ben Stokes to Joseph, Full and outside off, Joseph smashes it through covers and takes two.
65.2
0
Ben Stokes to Joseph, Short ball down the leg side. Joseph ducks under it.
65.1
0
Ben Stokes to Joseph, Play and a miss! A shortish length ball just outside off. Joseph looks to punch off the back foot misses.
64.6
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Flighted on off, KM defends it to get through the over.
64.5
0
Dom Bess to Roach, Tossed up on off, Roach defends it.
64.4
1
Dom Bess to Joseph, Floated on off, Joseph plays a wild shot to long on and gets a single.
64.3
0
Dom Bess to Joseph, Floated on off, Alzarri pushes it to cover.
64.2
0
Dom Bess to Joseph, NOT OUT! Good review from Alzarri. Tossed up on middle and off, Joseph looks to defend but misses and the ball lobs off his pad to Ollie Pope at short leg. Bess and his teammates appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Joseph takes the review straightaway. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows there was no bat involved hence Alzarri was so confident. Ball Tracker then comes on and it shows that the ball is missing the stumps.

Another review! This time it is from Joseph. This time the umpire has raised his finger for a bat pad catch at short leg. No bat there so Joseph is safe. Hang on! The umpire wants to check the LBW as well. Joseph is safe there as well the ball is missing the stump one more time.

64.1
0
Dom Bess to Joseph, NOT OUT! England lose their review and more importantly Joseph survives. Flighted on off, Joseph leaves it alone and gets hit on the pads. The England players appeal and the umpire turns it down. Root signals the 'T'. Replay rolls in and it shows that the ball is going onto miss the stumps.