Day 2 of England Vs West Indies test has ended, the match is being played in Manchester, England. West Indies won the test and chose to bowl first, England scored 469 runs and lost 9 wickets in the first innings. By the end of day 2 of the test match, West Indies are 32/1, John Campbell scored 12 runs but was given leg before wicket on the Ball of Sam Curran. West Indies is still 437 runs behind with 9 wickets remaining.
England scored 469 runs in the first inning, Ben Stokes was the top scorer for his team as he scored 176 runs, opener Dom Sibley scored 120 runs. Its second time that Ben Stokes has scored more than 150 runs in a test match, he scored 10th hundred of his career.
Dom Sibley scored 5th most slow century
Sibley completed his century in 312 balls, which is the fifth slowest century in terms of balls played. Before him Australian Lindsay Hassett did it in 333 balls, English batsman Keith Fletcher took 329 balls, whereas Australian Bill Brown and English batsman Michael Atherton took 318 and 315 ball respectively. Sibley and Stokes did a 260 run partnership for 4th wicket.
It took Roach 521 balls to take a wicket
West Indies bowler Roston Chase took 5 wickets, he got the wicket of Rory Joseph, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, and Sam Curran. This is the third time Chase has taken 5 wickets in an inning, out of 3 5-wicket hauls 2 came against England. Kemar Roach two wickets on two bowls, he took Ben Stokes’s and Chris Woakes’s wicket on 2 consecutive balls. It took Roach 521 balls to get these wickets.
Joe Root scored 23 runs in the first inning
West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first, they got two early wickets as England were 29/2. Then Joe Root came to the pitch and scored 23 runs.