England vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1,Stumps: Stokes-Sibley’s record 4th wicket stand puts England in control

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West Indies have won the toss and opt to bowl first.

Final squads

England XI: (England vs West Indies LIVE)

Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (C), Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Dominic Bess, Chis Woakes, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad

West Indies XI: (England vs West Indies LIVE):
John Campbell, Kraigg Braithwaite, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel

Here is the live coverage of Day 1 of the 2nd Test in Manchester

12.02 am

England finish with 207/3 on the scoreboard (Sibley 86*, Stokes 49*) at stumps on Day 1 in Manchester.


The partnership between Stokes and Sibley is England’s first-century stand for fourth wicket in last 25 innings and highest fourth-wicket stand since Root and Malan put together 133 at SCG in Jan 2018 Ashes.

Frustration for WI

West Indies go for an lbw Review against Sibley. Sibley saved by the umpire’s call. This has been a day of frustrations for West Indies. ENG 203/3 after 77

200 comes up for England

The Three Lions have made amends for their batting horror show in their first Test, as Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes look solid in the middle and will be aiming to see through the proceedings for Day1.


Ben Stokes reaches fifty after a day of hard work. This has not been easy batting on this surface. Also brings up 100 partnership between the two.

Holder drops a sitter

Holder drops a sitter. Gabriel screams in frustration. Pushing his body beyond pain, Gabriel has still managed to work a lot of pace up in that one over. ENG 165/3 after 66


Partnership between Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley has not been an entertaining one but definitely and effective one.

150 comes up for England

Stokes hits a reverse sweep and brings up 150 for England. 150/3 England.

Stokes starting to open his arms

It seems Ben Stokes’ patience has started to wain off a bit and he is starting to flex his muscles. This is West Indies’ chance to get him out. If he becomes comfortable here, it will only hurt the visitors.

Fifty run partnership comes up for Sibley-Stokes

This partnership between Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes is now of 50 runs. The two have really settled down the side after Root’s departure but runs are hard to come by.

Dom Sibley- The right-handed Alastair Cook

The last England opener before Dom Sibley to hit successive 50+ scores was Alastair Cook (71 & 147) in his final Test (vs India, The Oval, 2018).

50 for Sibley – off 164 balls

Sibley moves to his 50, off 164 balls, with a push on the leg side. ENG 120/3 after 52 overs.

Third and final session begins

Dom Sibley will be looking to get his half-century, as he waits outside the ground. The umpires are in the middle. It does not look like they are in too much concern about the light at the moment. Kemar Roach to bowl the first over of the third session.

Low light issue

The umpires seen having a discussion with Holder as the players headed off. The floodlights have been on all through today, with dark clouds hanging over Manchester, but the umpires were seen checking their light meters towards the end of the second session. Let’s pray we have an uninterrupted third session!

Day 1, Tea Break

Ben Stokes hits the first six of the series!

England needed more from Root

We have seen this so many times. England’s captain has failed to bail them out when the team has been in trouble. This is a major difference between Root and someone like Steve Smith, who time and again has come to Australia’s rescue.

Joe Root dismissed

Joseph removes Root. England are 81/3 and in trouble now.

50 partnership comes up for Root-Sibley

Gabriel going off the field!

And Gabriel is going off the field to receive some treatment. He has bowled 7 overs for 17. Not a good sight for the West Indies to see him walking off. We will keep you updated. ENG 74/2 after 30 overs

Runs beginning to come easily for England

Runs beginning to come as easily as it has for England so far today. Sibley has moved into his 20s, even though it has taken him 80 balls to get there. Root has propped up the England batting order as had been predicted. ENG 63/2 after 26 overs

50 up for England

Joe Root and Dom Sibley have taken England past the 50-run mark. Root is starting to look really confident in the middle and he can make a huge difference here. Windies need the wicket.


Joe Root’s arrival has steadied the innings for the host. 20 overs are up. ENG-47/2

DRS call

Jason Holder has called for a review after being convinced by Kemar Roach on a LBW appeal. The impact is outside the line, poor review, and the verdict is NOT OUT! 

We are back with a bang!
Crawley dismissed on the first ball after lunch

First ball after Lunch and Chase strikes again. Crawley gone for duck. FOW-29/2

Can West Indies beat the odds?

Day 1, Lunch Break

West Indies will be walking back to the dressing room a slightly more happier as a team with Roston Chase getting a breakthrough right at the stroke of lunch. ENG-29/1 after 13.2 overs


Rory Burns has been trapped by Roston Chase in his first over. He has taken review. The DRS has been taken. No bat involved. Ball tracking shows three reds, and it is gone.

First boundary

Jason Holder from around the stumps, and goes towards leg. Burns just flicks it towards the backward square leg for a boundary. First boundary of the day for England.


England has started steady. ENG-11/0 after 7 overs


Rory Burns is trapped on the pads from Kemar Roach’s delivery. The umpire is not interested. It might be straying down the leg side. Windies don’t review this one.

Gabriel struggles to find rhythm!

Shannon Gabriel to bowl the 2nd over. Took 9 wickets in the 1st Test. Bowls two huge wides on the leg side, the second runs down for four byes. WI-6/0 after 2 overs

Aaand we are underway!
A show of support to start off proceedings!

Players and staff from both units take a knee before the start of the match. Kemar Roach to bowl the first over of the 2nd Test. Rory Burns to take first strike in the match for England. Can England strike back in Manchester?


Stuart Broad’s return to the playing XI is the big subplot as far as England’s bowling is concerned. Along with him are Woakes and Curran, in what might just turn out to be the perfect combination in these conditions

West Indies have won the toss and elected to bowl first

83 overs have been scheduled for play today.

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’s Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes warming up before the toss



Jason Holder’s men are all ready to take on the hosts as they get done with their final preparations.

Good news guys!

We are just minutes away from live action. Toss in another 15 minutes.

Tentative start time is 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.

Rain has stopped!

The super sopper has come out to make play happen as fast as possible.

The Men in Maroon are ready for the action! Will they seal the series in Manchester or will Joe Root’s men find a way back?

Toss delayed! It’s raining

There are still drizzles on going in Manchester

Weather conditions

Unfortunately, Manchester has seen cloudy weather with frequent spells of rains in the last few days. According to Manchester Evening News, the weather is expected to remain the same in the next few days.

As per Accuweather, Thursday and Friday will remain mostly cloudy with 25 % chances of precipitation. An early shower is expected on Saturday as the temperature dips, while a t-storm is predicted on Sunday, which will be the fourth day of the Test. The weather is expected to improve by Monday, but the precipitation percentage remains 55 % over the weekend.

Pitch Report

The Manchester pitch is known to offer plenty of swing and movement to seamers, which will certainly help the likes of Stuart Broad with the new ball. West Indies seamers showcased that they are not to be underestimated as well, and the Manchester track will be well suited to their strengths.


Check out how the Men in Maroon prepped up ahead of the marquee clash!


Hello everyone and welcome back once again. England are ready to lock horns with West Indies in the second Test at Manchester starting today.  Jason Holder’s men will be keen to notch up a second consecutive victory. A draw will ensure that the team from Caribbean retain the Wisden Trophy, after winning it last year at home.

England vs West Indies 2nd Test Live


After having lost the first Test by four wickets in Southampton, the home side is expected to make a few changes to their playing-11. In a much-blessed news for the Three Lions design room, regular captain Joe Root will return to the side after having missed out on the opening game and due to the birth of his child. England’s team selection was a point of contention in Southampton as they left out Stuart Broad and went with the pace option of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.

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