ENG Vs WI 2nd Test Day 1 Tea: England, batting first in the second Test against the West Indies, scored 112 runs for the loss of three wickets till tea time on the first day. At tea time, opener Dominique Sibley returned unbeaten on 46 off 145 balls with two fours and Ben Stokes on 18 off 46 balls. So far, 31 runs have been shared between the two batsmen for the fourth wicket. From the West Indies, Roston Chase has two and Alzarri Joseph has got a breakthrough.
Earlier, hosts England started playing after lunch by 29 runs for one wicket. Sibley extended his innings by eight runs. Jack Crowley, the highest scorer of the last match who came to bat after lunch, could not even open the account this time and was caught by captain Jason Holder off Chase’s ball. Chase dismissed Rory Burns on his personal score of 15 off the previous ball and he was on a hat-trick after dismissing Crowley on the next ball. But Chase could not put a hat-trick.
Windies lead 1-0 in series
Captain Crowe, who came to bat after Crowley’s dismissal, tried to provide stability to England by playing well. He shared a 52-run partnership for the third wicket with Sibley. Root was setting his foot to catch Holder off Joseph’s ball. Captain Root contributed 23 runs on 49 balls with the help of two fours. After his dismissal, Sibley and Stokes did not allow England any further damage till tea time.
England lost their only wicket in the first session as Rory Burns. Roston Chase got Burns out LBW and with that the meal was announced. Burns scored 15 runs off 35 balls. A four was included in his innings.
The match could not start in time due to rain. In the first match also, the rain disrupted and on the first day, there was no food till lunch. The Windies team won the first Test match played at Southampton and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
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