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  • 3:07 PM IST

    Moving to the situation of the game, the Windies won’t mind this rain as they are on the back foot in this game. England on the other hand, will be eagerly waiting for the showers to stop, not to forget this is a must win game for them, of they do not win this, then they can’t win the series. The forecast though is not promising at all for today and all they can do now is wait and keep their fingers crossed.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 3 of the second Text between England and Windies. First things first, let’s talk about the weather, it is raining at the moment. We did mention the forecast is not good on Day 3 and the rain gods have had no mercy. The covers are on and an on-time start looks improbable.

  • 3:02 PM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 11:36 PM IST

    England’s day! They are in firm control of this game. They batted most of the day, ensured that the Windies toiled for more than two sessions as they put a mammoth score and then have also managed to send one of the openers packing. They would have obviously loved another, they could have got another had they reviewed on the second last ball of the day but they will be happy with their overall work. More of the same is what Root will be hoping for on Day 3. West Indies, on the other hand, would hope their batters to deliver, partnerships is what they need and they will be eager to get close to if not surpass the English total. However, what the visitors won’t mind too is some rain. The forecast is not good for Day 3, England though would hope the rain gods have mercy on them and stay away. Do join us for all the action at 1100 local (1000 GMT).

  • 11:33 PM IST

    13.6 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, On a good length on off, Alzarri keeps it out. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2!

  • 11:33 PM IST

    13.5 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Howzattttt? The umpire shakes his head! Curran really likes it. He has a word with his skipper about a review but Root does not. Coming to the ball. It is a full one, excellent from Curran follows the short one with a really full one which tails back in from outside off. Joseph looks to jam it out but there are two noises. Curran appeals feeling it brushed the pad first but the umpire shakes his head. England do not review but… replays just show that it brushed the pad first. Maybe if it had been a top order player, they would have probably gone for it but since it was Joseph, they might have decided against. All Curran can do now is smile.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    13.4 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, FOUR, FOUR! Curran bowls a bouncer, Joseph looks to pull but it goes off the top edge. It goes over the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    13.3 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Good length delivery on off, Joseph blocks it off the front foot.

  • 11:30 PM IST

    13.2 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, On a good length on off, Joseph defends it out.

  • 11:30 PM IST

    13.1 Sam Curran to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, On a length on middle, Brathwaite plays it towards mid on and takes a quick single.

  • 11:29 PM IST

    12.6 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Outside off, Alzarri offers no shot to this one.

  • 11:28 PM IST

    12.5 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Joseph punches it to point.

  • 11:28 PM IST

    12.4 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, 2 runs, Full delivery on off, Joseph lofts it over covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    12.3 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Floated delivery on off, Joseph defends it out.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    12.2 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Flighted delivery on middle, Joseph blocks it well.

  • 11:26 PM IST

    12.1 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Joseph drives it back towards the bowler.

  • 11:26 PM IST

    11.6 Sam Curran to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On a length on middle, Brathwaite flicks it towards the leg side.

  • 11:25 PM IST

    11.5 Sam Curran to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Good length delivery on off, Kraigg keeps it out.

  • 11:25 PM IST

    11.4 Sam Curran to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On a good length on off, Brathwaite blocks it off the back foot.

  • 11:24 PM IST

    11.3 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, 1 run, Length delivery on leg, Joseph flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    11.2 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Joseph shoulders arms to this one.

  • 11:23 PM IST

    11.1 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, 2 runs, On a length on middle, Joseph flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 11:22 PM IST

    10.6 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, 3 runs, On off, Joseph drives it through covers. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.

  • 11:21 PM IST

    10.5 Dom Bess to Alzarri Joseph, 2 runs, Flighted delivery on off, Joseph looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 11:21 PM IST

    10.4 Dom Bess to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, On middle, Brathwaite flicks it through square leg for a run.

  • 11:20 PM IST

    10.3 Dom Bess to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Loopy delivery on off, Brathwaite drives it towards mid off.

  • 11:20 PM IST

    10.2 Dom Bess to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Floated delivery on middle, Brathwaite drives it towards mid on.

  • 11:19 PM IST

    10.1 Dom Bess to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Tossed up delivery on off, Brathwaite plays it towards mid off.

  • 11:18 PM IST

    9.6 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Outside off, left alone. End of a successful over by Curran.

  • 11:18 PM IST

    9.5 Sam Curran to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Fuller and on middle, driven to mid off.

HIGHLIGHTS 2nd Test, Day 2: Stokes, Sibley Tons Put England in Command vs Windies in Manchester
Ben Stokes plays a hoick at extra cover during the day 2 of the second Test vs West Indies in Manchester©ICC

HIGHLIGHTS ENG vs WI, 2ND TEST at MANCHESTER

Hello and welcome to our live coverage from day 2 of the second Test between England and West Indies being played at the Old Trafford, Manchester. See the latest England vs West Indies 2nd Test Live Score, Day 2 live cricket updates here. Also check the live blog of the second day’s play between ENG and WI in Manchester here. (SCORECARD)

England batsmen Dom Sibley (86*) and Ben Stokes (59*) ensured that England didn’t lose any wickets in the third session of the first day of their second Test against the West Indies on Friday. Sibley moved within 14 runs of his second Test century while Stokes finally scored a half-century after being dismissed on 43 and 46 in the first Test. England ended Day 1 on 207/3 with West Indies’ Roston Chase picking two wickets and Alzarri Joseph dismissing the hosts’ captain Joe Root.

Sibley and Stokes dug deep in the third session to defy the West Indies bowlers. At Stumps, Sibley had faced 253 balls while Stokes had absorbed 159 deliveries.

Earlier, Roston Chase dismissed Sibley’s opening partner Rory Burns and Zak Crawley off consecutive balls either side of lunch. Root then stuck with Sibley for a 53-run stand for the third wicket in the second session. (READ FULL DAY 1 REPORT)