Live Updates

  • 3:31 PM IST

    We are all set to begin Day 2.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    A stat heads-up – Ben Stokes scored a ton at number 5 in the last match. If Ollie Pope scores one today, this will be the 15th Test ton by an ENG batsman at number 5 in England since 2011, most having come at number 5!

  • 3:11 PM IST

    WEATHER – Is the glass half full or half empty? Depends on how you look at it. The weather report for today is not that promising but it is much better than what we had read yesterday, about today. There were almost 0 percent chances of play but now, that has risen by 50 percent! The pitch is under covers, there is a likelihood of losing out on overs but at least, we will get some play! And as we speak, the sun has come out in Manchester.

  • 3:09 PM IST

    The tourists are not too far behind in this game as they know this is the last recognized batting pair. Hence, they would look to end the partnership early on and restrict England under 350. The weather forecast is not the one we cricket fans will be happy about but lets hope we get a full action-packed day. Who will stamp their authority in this game?

  • 3:08 PM IST

    Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the third and final Test between England and West Indies. After enjoying much of Day 1, West Indies could not end the day on a high and are now on the back foot. England, on the other hand, are in a strong position with Buttler and Pope in the middle of a 136-run stand. The hosts would hope that the pair can carry on its good work and take the total in excess of 400.

  • 3:08 PM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 11:04 PM IST

    So that is it from Day 1 of this third and final Test between England and West Indies. The hosts look good and strong but West Indies will look to bounce back and have a fruitful morning on Day 2. The home side will once again look to get past 400 but the tourists know that this is the last recognized batting pair and will look to have an early breakthrough. The weather forecast for Day 2 is not too promising but let’s hope we have some action. Join us on Saturday, 25th July for Day 2 of the deciding Test. The action starts at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 10:59 PM IST

    It started so brightly for the West Indies. Yes Gabriel’s fitness was a concern after the opening half an hour but he recovered and the visitors were in command for the first two sessions. However, Pope and Buttler showed resilience and the disciplined bowling of Holder and his men could not beat the patience of the English pair. Roach and Chase were the two bowlers with the wickets with 2 and 1 each with the latter also contributing with a run out. Gabriel bowled his heart out but to no reward. Cornwall and Holder also had a non-fruitful day.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    A very good day of Test cricket. After winning the toss and opting to bowl, West Indies started off well getting rid of last Test’s centurion in the very first over. Burns though played well for his 57 but the Windies kept on chipping wickets. They had the upper hand in the first two sessions and had England at 122/4. But the pair who so far had struggled with the bat decided to find form at the right time for its side. The duo of Pope and Buttler steadied the ship and ensured that there was no more damage on Day 1. The pair has added an unbeaten 136-run stand with Pope on 91 and Buttler on 56. This has ensured that it is England who are in the driver’s seat at the end of Day 1.

  • 10:47 PM IST

    The umpires get together and decide the light is not good enough to continue so they are going off. The light meter is out now and this reading will be the mark from here on and that will be it for the day. Pope and Buttler walk off to an ovation from their teammates. West Indies players slowly coming off the pitch. As the lights have gone bad after the scheduled time of 1800 local, i.e, end of the scheduled time of play it is STUMPS on Day 1!

  • 10:47 PM IST

    85.4 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, On a good length on off, Jos blocks it off the back foot.

  • 10:47 PM IST

    85.3 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, Good length delivery on off, Buttler looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    85.2 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, Gabriel bowls a bouncer, Buttler does well to duck under it.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    85.1 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, On a good length on off, Buttler defends it off the front foot.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    84.6 Kemar Roach to Ollie Pope, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on middle, Pope drives it through mid on for a boundary.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    84.5 Kemar Roach to Ollie Pope, no run, Full again on off, Ollie drives it to mid off.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    84.4 Kemar Roach to Ollie Pope, no run, Full delivery on off, Pope drives it to covers.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    84.3 Kemar Roach to Ollie Pope, 2 runs, Short of a length delivery on off, Pope pulls it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    84.2 Kemar Roach to Ollie Pope, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Pope does not bother to play at that.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    84.1 Kemar Roach to Ollie Pope, no run, On a good length on off, Pope defends it off the front foot.

  • 10:38 PM IST

    83.6 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, Outside off, Jos leaves it alone.

  • 10:38 PM IST

    83.5 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, Length delivery on off, Buttler punches it towards the off side.

  • 10:38 PM IST

    83.4 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, On a good length and outside off, Buttler offers no shot to this one.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    83.3 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, On a good length and outside off, Jos lets it go.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    83.2 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, On a good length and outside off, Buttler leaves it alone.

  • 10:34 PM IST

    Shannon Gabriel is back on.

  • 10:34 PM IST

    83.1 Shannon Gabriel to Jos Buttler, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Buttler shoulders arms to this one.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    82.6 Kemar Roach to Jos Buttler, 1 run, On the pads, Buttler glances it to the on side and keeps the strike.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    82.5 Kemar Roach to Jos Buttler, no run, Good length ball on off and middle, Buttler gets behind it and keeps it out.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    82.4 Kemar Roach to Jos Buttler, no run, Length ball on middle and leg, Buttler plays it to mid on.

ENG vs WI, 3rd Test Highlights, Day 1: Pope, Buttler in Century Stand as England End Day at 258/4