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  • 12:11 AM IST

    ENG vs WI Live Cricket Score: The day though began brilliantly for the visitors, they won the toss, elected to bowl under overcast conditions, got two early wickets, dismissed Root but after that, their bowlers have had no answers to the stubbornness of Stokes and Sibley. To add to that, their star from the first Test, Gabriel, did not seem at his best and was struggling with fitness. Despite all of that though, the Windies would know a couple of quick wickets on Day 2 and they are right back in this. However, another good partnership will see them fall well behind in the game. An important first session awaits. Do join us at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 12:06 AM IST

    Live Cricket Score and Updates: England’s day quite easily! They have set themselves a base to score a big first-innings total courtesy a gritty knock from Sibley and patient one from Ben Stokes. The unbeaten hundred run stand between the two has ensured it is the English who would head in Day 2 as the happier side. The opener is nearing his ton whereas, England’s vice-captain will be eager to score one. England 207/3 in 82 overs vs West Indies. Sibley 86*, Stokes 59*, Chase 2/53

  • 11:55 PM IST
    ENG vs WI Live Cricket Updates: Review time! Windies have taken one as their appeal for LBW has been turned down. Sibley is the man in question, looks a little high and it is just clipping the top of leg. Windies don’t lose a review though.

    NOT OUT! Umpire’s call! West Indies do not lose their review but it is not good enough to overturn the decision. Good length delivery pitching outside off and jagging back in. Sibley looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on his pad. The West Indies player put in a hug appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Roach is confident and Holder goes with his bowler’s instinct. Relay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows that there is no bat involved. Time for the Ball Tracker and it shows the Pitching is red, the Impact is red but the wicket is hitting on umpire’s call. Sibley survives. England 202/3 in 76 overs vs West Indies
  • 11:21 PM IST

    2nd Test Live Cricket Score: FIFTY! That’s a half-century for Ben Stokes. Runs are coming thick and fast for the hosts, they fought hard and are now making merry. Easy-peasy! Full and on middle, Stokes just clips it with utmost ease through mid-wicket and it races away. Waiting for the bad balls is Big Ben and putting them away in style. ENG 183/3 in 70.3 overs vs WI at Old Trafford

  • 11:16 PM IST

    ENG vs WI Live Cricket Score and Updates: EDGED AND DROPPED! A life for Dom Sibley. Gabriel comes and almost made an impact! Holder who is usually a great fielder has dropped a regulation catch at slip. Full and outside off, it comes in a bit. First real error from Sibley as he looks to defend this. It takes the outside edge and goes quickly to the second slip. Holder, there may have got outdone by the pace at which the ball came and the ball goes in and out of his hand. How costly will this prove to be? England 165/4 vs West Indies in Manchester

  • 10:19 PM IST

    Live Cricket Score and Updates: In the final session of the 2nd Test on day 1, Dominic Sibley and Ben Stokes are knitting a very crucial stand are taking the hosts towards a strong total. Fifty for Sibley. Back to back fifties for the England opener. His skipper is delighted as he applauds by banging the dressing room glass window. Too full and at the stumps, Sibley works it away to deep mid-wicket. ENG 120/3 in 52 overs vs WI at Old Trafford

  • 9:17 PM IST

    ENG vs WI 2nd Test Live Updates: A good session of Test cricket. England were straightaway on the back foot as they lost Crawley in the fist ball of the session but Root and Sibley solidified the innings with a -run stand before the skipper departed. Sibley though has been going along nicely and has had no problem in leaving and defending deliveries. Stokes too has been cautious in his approach and the pair have added 31 so far. West Indies will be happy with their effort as they managed to pick two wickets and have kept the run check at bay. A shared session is what one can say and this Test match has been nicely poised on the first day so far. It started to go dark towards the end of the session but let’s hop we get full final session without any interruption. How will finish Day 1 on the front foot? England 112/3 vs West Indies at TEA on Day 3

  • 9:06 PM IST

    2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: SIX! Enough of blocking, says Stokes. He steps down the track, doesn’t quite get to the pitch of the ball but still goes ahead with the shot. Hits it over the bowler’s head for a biggie. Kraigg Brathwaite is on! The lights have gone dark here and the light meter was on before this over. The umpires have hence decided that the pace bowlers cannot operate under these circumstances. England 103/3 in 45 overs vs West Indies at Old Trafford

  • 8:09 PM IST

    ENG vs WI Live Cricket Updates: OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Joseph removes Root for 23. There is the wicket Windies so desperately needed. Root is out of here. He never actually looked settled, he always looked rusty and now finally falls. The partnership which was building nicely has been broken. It is the sucker ball that does the trick. Full and outside off, Root goes to drive but does not get his front foot towards the pitch of the delivery, he ends up edging it to Holder at second slip. Joseph gets the big fish and the Windies are elated. England 85/3 in 32 overs vs West Indies

  • 8:01 PM IST

    2nd Test Live Cricket Updates: England batsmen – Joe Root and Dominic Sibley going strong at the moment. West Indies need to find a way to break this partnership. Drinks break! After losing Zak Crawley on the first ball of the second session, Sibley and Root have done well. They are going strongly at the moment and will look to carry on at least till the end of this session so as to give their side the edge on Day 1. West Indies need to find a way to get rid of this partnership. England 81/2 in 31 overs vs West Indies

  • 7:15 PM IST

    ENG vs WI Live Cricket Updates: Chase removes Crawley for a duck. OUT! A wicket before the Lunch break and a wicket after it! Nothing better could the Windies have asked for. Roston Chase gets his second and it is Zak who played really well in the last game bags a golden duck. A soft dismissal to be honest. It lands on middle, Crawley looks to work it on the leg side but does so uppishly towards short leg who takes a sharp catch. England find themself in a spot of bother here. Chase is on a hat-trick. ENG 29/2 in 13.4 overs vs WI

  • 7:12 PM IST

    Live Cricket Score and Updates: We are back for the second session on Day 1. Crawley joins Sibley out in the middle. Chase to finish off the over. The natural lights are getting better, that’s a good news we wanted to hear. Here we go…

  • 6:58 PM IST
    ENG vs WI 2nd Test Live Updates: A huge appeal and up goes the finger. Burns reviews. Looks out though.

    OUT! Three reds and Burns has to go! Chase has done exactly what he was brought on to do. Right on the stroke of Lunch. England lose Burns and a review as well. Flighted delivery pitching on middle, Burns looks to defend but the ball does not spin and straightens on after pitching. Burns misses it and gets hit on the front pad. The West Indies players put in a huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Burns has a brief chat with Sibley and then decides to take it upstairs. Replay rolls in and first it is confirmed no bat is involved. Time for Ball Tracker and it shows all reds. Burns has to walk back and he takes away a review as well. The players all follow him as it is Lunch on Day 1! England 29/1 in 13.3 overs vs West Indies at Old Trafford
  • 6:48 PM IST

    Live Cricket Score and Updates: First boundary off the bat for England! Holder misses his line and sprays one down the leg side, Burns flicks it fine down the leg side. Away from the man at fine leg and gets a boundary. England 24/0 in 12 overs vs West Indies

  • 6:36 PM IST
    ENG vs WI 2nd Live Cricket Updates: Joe Root, the England skipper, says that they did not want what happened with Jofra Archer in the morning. Adds that they did not think about taking Anderson and Wood after the Jofra incident because they are coming back after injuries and they want to keep a check on them. Further says that they are playing Broad, Curran, Woakes and Bess. Goes on to say that they need to improve on the first innings and he is happy that the players showed character. States that they are positive for this game and they are looking forward to it. Adds that it is a good wicket to bat on and they will look to give in good performances.

    West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says they want to make use of the overhead conditions hence the decision. Informs they are unchanged from their last game. On the bowlers, he says they have held up quite well and he expects them to continue to do it. Tells the most important thing is to learn and keep growing. Says the victory has made a lot of people back home smile and they want that to continue.
  • 6:08 PM IST
    West Indies Playing XI) – Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.

    England (Playing XI) – Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C) (In place of Joe Denly), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes (In place of Jofra Archer), Sam Curran (In place of Mark Wood), Dom Bess, Stuart Broad (In place of James Anderson).
  • 6:06 PM IST

    ENG vs WI Live Cricket Updates: Toss – Up goes the coin and it lands in favour of Jason Holder. West Indies have won the toss and have opted to field.

HIGHLIGHTS 2nd Test, Day 1: Sibley-Stokes Unbeaten Stand Propels England to 207/3 vs Windies at STUMPS
Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes have now put on 126 runs for the fourth wicket in the second Test vs West Indies©ICC

ENG vs WI, 2nd Test, Day 1, HIGHLIGHTS

Hello and welcome to our live coverage from the Day 1 of the second Test between England and West Indies to be played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

A not so auspicious start for England as they will have to make do without the services of pacer Jofra Archer for the second Test as he has been excluded for breaching biosecurity protocols. Archer has been asked to self-isolate for five days during which he will twice be tested for coronavirus. Both his tests should yield negative results only then will he be allowed to rejoin his England teammates.

Meanwhile, England captain Joe Root is back after attending the birth of his child. He skipped the series opener in Southampton which England lost by four wickets to concede 0-1 lead to West Indies in the three-match series.


West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder, Raymon Reifer, Nkrumah Bonner

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson