Home > News >

Live Cricket Score: England vs West Indies, second Test at Trent Bridge- Day two

Live Cricket Score: England vs West Indies, second Test at Trent Bridge- Day two

England players celebrate the fall of a West Indian wicket on day one of the second Test © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Nottingham: May 26, 2012

 

Marlon Samuels’s Test ton helped the West Indies to respectability on the first day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday.

 

West Indies, who had collapsed to 63 for four when Samuels came in, were 304 for six at stumps.

 

Samuels was 107 not out and Sammy, whose place in the team has been called into question by West Indies great Michael Holding, was 88 not out at stumps, having surpassed his previous Test best of 61 against Australia at Roseau last month and justified his decision to bat first after winning the toss.

 

The pair, who came together at 136 for six, have so far added an unbroken 168 for the seventh wicket.

 

This was only Samuels’s third Test hundred and first since he completed a two-year ban from 2008 to 2010 for talking to an Indian bookmaker prior to a one-day international in Nagpur in 2007.

 

He walked out with the West Indies in a desperate position and they were still in trouble at 136 for six when he was joined by Sammy.

 

But, against an older ball and on a true pitch, the pair rebuilt the innings with sound and stylish shotmaking.

 

And when England took the new ball as soon as they could, with West Indies 260 for six off 80 overs, the duo saw out the day’s final 10 overs.

 

Samuels would have been dismissed for one after being given out lbw to Tim Bresnan but he successfully reviewed umpire Asad Rauf’s decision.

 

And by the close he had his Test-best score, surpassing the 105 he made against South Africa in Durban in January 2008 before his ban.

 

“We wanted to get through that tough period and take it to the England bowlers,” said Samuels, who had been playing in the Indian Premier League prior to this series. “It’s a wonderful feeling.”

 

Reflecting on his ban, the 31-year-old added: “Maturity comes over the years. I’ve been through a lot and I just put everything behind me.”

 

And while Sammy may have been on the receiving end of harsh words from several Windies greats, Samuels said he’d been boosted by Holding and all-time great batsman Vivian Richards.

 

“I always get encouragement from Mr Michael Holding and this morning Sir Viv said I could make a double (hundred) here.”

 

Richards would know, he made 232 in the Trent Bridge Test of 1976.

 

James Anderson, who led England’s attack with two for 58 off 24 overs, said it had been hard going for the bowlers on a good pitch.

 

“It probably wasn’t a 130 for six pitch or whatever we had them earlier on but I thought the two batters at the end battled really hard to see them through the day.”

 

West Indies’ top order had failed repeatedly during a run of just two wins in 31 Tests coming into this game.

 

And their struggles continued Friday as Anderson and Stuart Broad, who took a Test-best seven for 72 in England’s five-wicket win at Lord’s that gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in this three-match series, shared four wickets before lunch.

 

Opener Adrian Barath was out for nought when he edged Broad, on his Nottinghamshire home ground, and third slip Anderson held a brilliant, left-handed, head-high catch.

 

New batsman Kirk Edwards then fell for seven when Anderson’s superb off-cutter beat his defensive shot.

 

Shivnarine Chanderpaul entered at 42 for three with another huge repair job on his hands.

 

The world’s number one batsmen, in for more than 10 hours in total at Lord’s, was looking set for another marathon knock when off-spinner Graeme Swann had him lbw for the second time in as many innings.

 

Rauf rejected England’s appeal but left-hander Chanderpaul was given out for 46 on review.

 

Sammy didn’t middle an inside-out drive off Swann but the ball still sailed over long-off for six.

 

Samuels went to 98 with a cover-driven four off Bresnan before a leg-glanced boundary off Anderson saw him to a 219-ball hundred with 14 fours.

 

Anderson and Broad took two for 59 off 20, while Bresnan’s return with figures one 83 in 21 was expensive in comparison. (AFP)

 

Brief Scores: West Indies 304 for 6 (Marlon Samuels 107*, Darren Sammy 88*, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 46; James Anderson 2 for 58, Stuart Broad 2 for 59) vs England

 

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of second Test between England and West Indies, day two, here

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Suresh Raina gifts Aditya Garhwal an autographed bat

Dwayne Bravo says West Indies pull-out had everybody’s consent

Bangladesh gain upper-hand over Zimbabwe at stumps on Day 1 of 1st Test

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan considered skipping Tests

Michael Clarke: Younis Khan is one of the gentlemen of our game

Duleep Trophy 2014: Central Zone to meet South Zone in final

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: David Warner admits that Australia is not scared of big targets

Younis Khan scores 26th ton to establish Pakistan record

Younis Khan becomes seventh Pakistani cricketer to score two hundreds in a Test

Virat Kohli and others with 20 ODI hundreds

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Strangers, Brothers and Cricket— the English novelist CP Snow’s lasting passion for the game

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

NGOs pursue education for all

ISL 2014, 12th Match: Delhi Dynamos FC 4-1 Chennaiyin FC in Pics

Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes next year as music sales fall 14 percent in 2014: WSJ

Michael Clarke: Younis Khan is one of the gentlemen of our game

Anil Kapoor ropes in a new director for son Harshvardhan’s next?

WTA Finals 2014: Sania Mirza and Cara Black shock Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik to secure final berth

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan considered skipping Tests

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Bigg Boss 8 day 34 highlights: Salman Khan makes fun of Sonali Raut’s kamchor behaviour, RJ Pritam Singh entertains!

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here