Bowlers rescue England to 187 as Roach takes 4

wi vs eng 2019

J.Holder celebrating wicket of Buttler with his team mates
2nd test
Day 1 highlights
England 187
(JM Bairstow52,M Ali 60,K Roach 4\30,ST Gabriel 3\45)
West Indies 30\0
(K Brathwaite 11*,JD Champbell 16*)

The 2nd test match was held in North Sound,West Indies. The home team won the toss and they decided to bat first. England change two players,Broad and Denly are in and West Indies are unchanged.

Playing XI of West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Shannon Gabriel

Playing XI of England: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Joe Denly, 3 Jonny Bairstow, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Ben Foakes (wk), 9 Sam Curran, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

England 1st innings summary

England openers Burns and Denly, Roach starts the over. Burns and Denly played 4 overs maiden then finally Burns open his account with four but after scoring four the next 2nd ball he was out taken by Roach.

West Indies get early breakthrough. At No.3 Bairstow came to bat. Denly was struggling to score runs as he face 23 balls and scored only 6 runs. Joseph strikes the wicket of Denly.

Skipper came at No.4 and Bairstow played couple of good shorts but from other end England looses 3rd wicket as skipper departs for 7 runs facing 17 balls taken by Joseph.

Bairstow was playing brilliantly but from other end England were loosing the wickets as Buttler was gone scoring only 1 run in 12 balls. Bairstow scored 50 runs as 1st session was ended.

2nd ball of 2nd session Roach strikes a massive wicket of Bairstow. who was looking in good form, scored 52 runs of 62 balls hitting nine fours and a six.

England was half down on 81 runs. B.Stokes and M.Ali were batting but again in another over Roach strikes B.Stokes. England was 6 down for 93 runs. Foakes came at No.8 and build a good partnership.

M.Ali and Foakes had a partnership of 85 runs and helps England to past more than 150.

M.Ali departs for 60 runs and England score was 178\7. England couldn’t score 200 runs as they were all out for 187 runs. Roach bags 4 wickets for 40 runs and Garbiel bags 3 wickets for 45 runs.

West Indies 1st innings summary

KC Brathwaite and Chambell opened the innings and Anderson starts the spell. Seeing England’s 1st innings scorecard West Indies are in top.

They played 21 overs and score was 30 for no loss as day 1 stumps. Will be England able to hit back on day 2 ?

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