ENG Vs WI 2nd Test Day 4: On the fourth day of the second Test match between England and West Indies in Manchester, the match reached a thrilling position in the last session. In the last session, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes took three wickets from the new ball to put the West Indies on 287 runs in the first innings. In this way, England’s team managed to get a strong lead of 182 runs in the first innings.
However, the follow-on save for the West Indies has been nothing short of a big success. West Indies lost their last six wickets within 45 runs. From the Caribbean team, Craig Brathwaite scored 75, Shamar Brooks 68 and Roston Chase scored 51 runs. England had declared their first innings ended by scoring 469 runs for nine wickets.
The third day of the match could not be played due to rain. On the fourth day, the Windies started the day with 32 runs at the loss of one wicket and by lunch had scored 118 runs for two wickets. The visiting team started playing beyond this score after lunch.
At tea time, Brooks returned unbeaten on 60 from 115 balls with 10 fours and Roston Chase eight from 21 balls. There has been an unbeaten partnership of 28 runs for the fifth wicket between the two batsmen. For England, Sam Curren has taken two wickets and Dominique Bess and Ben Stokes have taken one wicket each. Now the West Indies team is just 42 runs away from saving the follow on.
The West Indies team has won the first Test in the three-match series to take a 1-0 lead. If the England team is not able to win in this match, then it will not only win the series but will have a chance to compete.
ENG Vs WI 2nd Test Day 4 Tea: England’s win hopes almost over, West Indies close to save follow-on