27.5 OVERS: FOUR! Finally Dominic Sibley (27*) opened his boundary count – in his 91st ball, as he top edged one off Shannon Gabriel towards the third man boundary. England 68/2
25 OVERS: England 62/2
Joe Root (18*) hit a four off Kemar Roach in the over, the fifth ball. A half volley to the pad, and England skipper hit it towards midwicket fence for his second boundary of the innings.
* 50 up for England in 21.1 overs (Dominic Sibley 18* & Joe Root 12*)
Opener Sibley and skipper Root are steadily building up the England innings after the twin strikes by spinner Roston Chase on either side of the lunch break.
20 OVERS: England 47/2 (Dominic Sibley 17* & Joe Root 9*)
18.2 OVERS: FOUR! A risky shot against Kemar Roach from skipper Joe Root. The ball flew through the gap between the second slip and gully. England 42/2
17 OVERS: England 35/2 (Sibley 14* & Root 0*)
14.4 OVERS: NOT OUT! The impact of the Roach’s ball on the pad was outside the off-stump line. Joe Root survived and the West Indies lost their review. England 30/2
13.3 OVERS: OUT! Chase strikes again, Zak Crawley gone for zero. England 29/2
What a start to the second session. Roston Chase struck immediately to remove the new man Zak Crawley for a first-ball duck. Crawley inside edged it onto his pad and it went up for an easy catch for Jason Holder at leg-slip.
Two in two for Roston Chase! 💥 💥 He strikes either side of lunch and Joe Root will be facing a hat-trick ball!… https://t.co/i4fNOQirw1
— ICC (@ICC) 1594905031000
Welcome Back! Roston Chase will start the proceedings.
LUNCH BREAK! West Indies got what they were looking for on the final ball before the break. England 29/1 at lunch on the opening day of the second Test at Old Trafford in Manchester.
England lost opener Rory Burns on the stroke of lunch as they finished the first session at 29/1 against the West Indies in the second Test in Manchester. After the start was delayed due to rain, West Indies won the toss and skipper Jason Holder chose to bowl first to take advantage of the overcast conditions, with the lights also switched on at Old Trafford. Burns and Dom Sibley managed to see off 13 overs of the Windies’ pace attack but Burns lost his wicket in the last over before lunch as spinner Roston Chase struck with his second delivery to trap the opener lbw for 15.
Roston Chase into the attack and strikes immediately! 🔥 England go to lunch on 29/1 🥪 #ENGvWI SCORECARD ▶️… https://t.co/aUatJWYC2N
— ICC (@ICC) 1594902918000
13.2 OVERS: OUT! Chase gets rid of Burns. England 29/1
Rory Burns took the review, but it was plumb in front of the wicket. The bowling change worked for the Windies as Roston Chase gave the visitors a timely breakthrough just before the lunch break. Burns looked solid till then, scoring 15 off 35 balls with the help of a four.
* Another bowling change: Spin introduced with Roston Chase in the attack for the Windies. England 28/0 in 13 overs
11.1 OVERS: FOUR! First boundary of the match. Burns glanced it fine off Holder. England 21/0
10 OVERS: England 17/0 (Rory Burns 5* & Dominic Sibley 6*)
* Bowling change at both ends: Jason Holder replaced Shannon Gabriel. England 11/0 in 7 overs
* Bowling change after six overs: Alzarri Joseph replaced Kemar Roach. England 9/0 in 6 overs
5 OVERS: England 9/0
Kemar Roach bowled a wide after five consecutive dot balls, the only mistake in otherwise another tidy over.
3 OVERS: England 7/0
Both openers faced 9 balls each so far. Sibley scored 2 runs while Burns yet to open his account.
1.1 OVERS: Five runs through a wide ball down the leg from Shannon Gabriel. England 5/0
* Shannon Gabriel will share the new ball with Kemar Roach for the Windies.
1 OVER: England 0/0
Pacer Kemar Roach started with a maiden over.
* HERE WE GO….Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley started the England innings. Kemar Roach with the ball for the West Indies.
* Players, officials and support staff took a knee in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign
WI are continuing our support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement by taking a knee before the start of the 2nd… https://t.co/SyflxCZC3R
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1594899967000
TOSS | West Indies win toss and opt to bowl
Joe Root:“We have to look ahead to the next five days and put up a good performance. We spoke to Mark and Jimmy and knew it’s a high risk to play them in back to back games. It is a must win for us, but we need to look after them as well. We can take 20 wickets and we’re looking forward to that. We have Broad, Woakes, Curran and Bess in the bowling. Firstly we need runs and need to improve there. We need to figure out how we want to play our cricket. We got ourselves where we could win the game after being down in the first two and a half days and that gave me a lot of pleasure. It looks a very good wicket, might spin a little bit and is softer than usual. I have had a lot of time thinking about Test cricket and want to get out there and perform.”
Jason Holder:“We’re going to field first. Try to make use of the overhead conditions. We’ve got the same team as well. Whatever it is under the surface, we’ll try to extract it in the first session. The bowlers have pulled up quite well, expect similar things in this game from them. We’ve got to start fresh; different venue, different match. We have to learn from our mistakes in the last game and rectify it here. The last game brought a lot of smiles to the faces of our people back home and we’ll look to keep it that way.”
England XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (w), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad
West Indies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (w), Jason Holder (c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Revised playing conditions (83 overs in the day):
Toss: 16:30 IST
Start: 17:00 IST
Lunch: 18:00 IST
Tea: 20:55 IST
Stumps: 11:30 IST (+ extra 30 minutes if necessary)
England’s Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes warming up before the toss:
16:15 IST: The covers are off and players are taking a good look at the pitch in the middle. Toss in the next 15 minutes.
UPDATE:It’s official now, start time is 1700 (5 pm) IST. The toss will happen at 4:30 pm IST, and it will be a short one hour session. So, the lunch time is 6 pm IST.
We will get under way at 12.30! 🏴🏝Toss at 12pm.Match Centre: https://t.co/NixqzQlP5a#ENGvWI https://t.co/18pCAPfJd5
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1594895318000
* The West Indies lead the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Southampton last week, and are seeking a first Test series victory in England in 32 years.
15:30 IST: Good News! Rain has stopped and covers are coming off. The ground staff have started their work to ready the outfield.
15:15 IST: The waiting game continues….
England’s Joe Root with teammates and head coach Chris Silverwood. (Reuters Photo)
15:00 IST: BREAKING! Toss delayed due to rain in Manchester
Wet weather has delayed the toss in Manchester ☂️ #ENGvWI https://t.co/NfyNezOaP6
— ICC (@ICC) 1594892192000
14:45 IST: It’s still drizzling in Manchester. We might have a delayed toss again.
14:30 IST: Bad News! It’s raining in Manchester.
Archer says sorry
“I fully accept the consequences of my actions, and I want to sincerely apologise to everyone in the bio-secure bub… https://t.co/A9SDe3VjyM
— ICC (@ICC) 1594887442000
Hello and welcome once again as we at Timesofindia.com continue with our live updates from West Indies’ tour of England, which moves to Manchester today for the start of the second Test.
England are chasing the three-match series having lost the first Test, and they suffered a body blow of sorts on the Thursday morning when fast bowler Jofra Archer was dropped for breaking the bio-secure protocol. He will now have to undergo a five-day isolation, during which he will be tested for COVID-19.
However, the welcome news for the hosts is that their regular skipper Joe Root has returned to lead the side.
That and much more in our Match Preview.