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  • 3:30 PM IST

    We are all set for the action to begin on Day 2! It is good to see the game starting on time today and hoping that the rain gods do not spoil the fun. The West Indian players make their way out to the middle followed by Burns and Denly. Alzarri Joseph will finish his over. Here we go…

  • 2:55 PM IST

    Hello and welcome all for Day 2 of the first Test between England and West Indies. Just 17.4 overs were bowled on Day 1 but the good news is that the weather is better this morning, although overcast, and we should get a prompt start. England, after losing the wicket of Dom Sibley early on in the innings, were helped by Burns and Denly as they managed to survive the burst of the West Indian bowlers before bad light and rain stopped play. Going into Day 2, Burns and Denly would want to continue their good work and not throw away their starts. West Indies, on the other hand, will want to take early wickets and push the hosts on the back foot. Roach and Gabriel bowled very well but Holder and Joseph looked a little out of touch. There might be interruptions again due to the bad weather but let us stay positive and wish for a full day’s play. We will have extended play to try and make up for the overs lost on Day 1. Who will take the first charge in this Test? Stay tuned to find out…

  • 2:54 PM IST

    … Day 2, Session 1 …

  • 10:50 PM IST

    STUMPS ON DAY 1! The inevitable has happened and rain has ensured that international cricket’s return after 117 days was marred by it. Not the kind of return cricketing fans around the world would have wanted. It was a day which was dominated by showers and we had just 17.4 overs of action after Stokes, in his maiden game as Test captain, won the toss and elected to bat. In the little play we had, West Indies did manage to strike once, getting rid of Sibley. Denly and Burns then steadied the ship and would look to continue their partnership on Thursday. Let’s hope that the rain stays away on Day 2 and we have a full day’s action. Do join us at 1100 Local (1000 GMT) for all the updates. Till then, stay safe and take care!

  • 10:40 PM IST

    Update 1806 Local (1706 GMT) – Sadly, there is not much to update as it is still raining and chances of having any further play today are slim. All we can do is hope but it is likely that Stumps will be called soon. Stay tuned for further updates.

  • 9:28 PM IST

    Once again we start off with a sad news. The umpires are out on the field not just with the umbrellas but also the light meter. That is the partnership no cricket fan ever wants to see. As we write, more and more covers are being brought on in the middle, meaning that we will be in for a longer delay. This will be a battle as we not only have to pray for the rains to stop but also the lights to get better which in all honesty looks very difficult. Stay with us for more updates…

  • 9:25 PM IST

    … Day 1, Session 3 …

  • 9:11 PM IST

    Slow but solid passage of play for England! After starting late because of rain, international cricket began with a bang as West Indies managed to pick up the wicket of Dom Sibley before the rain gods interrupted play twice. Post resumption, Roach and Gabriel kept it tight and did not give anything away. England, with the help of Rory Burns and Joe Denly, have managed to survive the outburst from the fast bowlers and the batters are in the middle of a good stand. Holder and Joseph though looked a little rusty before bad light stopped play. They have taken early Tea and let’s hope that we have an uninterrupted final session when the players come back. Do join us in a short while…

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Unfortunately, there will be another delay as the umpires are not happy with the light and they are going off again. It was turning out to be an exciting passage of play before bad light interrupted the fun. The umpires have decided to take TEA before the scheduled time.

  • 8:58 PM IST

    17.4 Alzarri Joseph to Joe Denly, no run, Full delivery on middle, Denly looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Would have been close if not for that inside edge!

  • 8:57 PM IST

    17.3 Alzarri Joseph to Joe Denly, no run, Good length ball on middle, Denly defends it back to the bowler.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    17.2 Alzarri Joseph to Joe Denly, no run, Short ball on middle, Denly looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the hips.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    17.1 Alzarri Joseph to Joe Denly, no run, Full delivery on middle, Denly flicks it to mid on.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    16.6 Jason Holder to Rory Burns, no run, Outside off, Burns carefully lets this go to the keeper.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    16.5 Jason Holder to Rory Burns, no run, On a length outside off, Burns looks to leave the ball but it touches the toe end of the bat and goes to slip cordon on the bounce.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    16.4 Jason Holder to Rory Burns, no run, Good length ball outside off, Burns makes another leave to the keeper.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    16.3 Jason Holder to Rory Burns, no run, Fullish delivery outside the off stump line, Burns shoulders arms to it.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    16.2 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, 1 run, Full on middle, Joe flicks it to wide mid on for a single.

  • 8:51 PM IST

    16.1 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, no run, BEATEN! Excellent stuff from Holder! Would have loved to see it taking an edge though! Good length delivery outside off, Denly looks to defend it off the back foot but misses as the keeper collects it.

  • 8:50 PM IST

    15.6 Alzarri Joseph to Rory Burns, no run, Fullish delivery on middle, Burns defends this out to the off side. Plays out a maiden and remains on 999 Test runs!

  • 8:50 PM IST

    15.5 Alzarri Joseph to Rory Burns, no run, Another length ball outside off, Burns leaves this ball alone.

  • 8:50 PM IST

    15.4 Alzarri Joseph to Rory Burns, no run, Length ball on middle, Burns watches it carefully and defends it out.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    15.3 Alzarri Joseph to Rory Burns, no run, Fullish delivery outside the off stump line, Rory lets this go to the keeper.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    15.2 Alzarri Joseph to Rory Burns, no run, Length ball outside off, Rory shoulders arms to this one.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    15.1 Alzarri Joseph to Rory Burns, no run, Good length ball on off, Burns defends it to point.

  • 8:47 PM IST

    14.6 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, no run, Full on off, Denly drives it to mid off for nothing.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    14.5 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, no run, Good length ball outside the off stump line, Denly leaves the ball alone.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    14.4 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, no run, On middle, defended back to the bowler.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    14.3 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, no run, Good length delivery on off, Denly blocks it to the off side.

  • 8:45 PM IST

    14.2 Jason Holder to Joe Denly, no run, Length ball on middle, Joe defends it solidly back to the bowler.

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