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  • 3:30 PM IST

    We are all set for the action to begin on Day 3! The England players are out in the huddle before they take their respective positions in the field. Overnight batsmen, Shane Dowrich and Jason Holder are out in the middle to resume their innings. Jofra Archer has the ball in hand as he will finish off his remaining over from Day 2.

  • 2:50 PM IST

    WEATHER – A look at the heavens will bring smiles on all the faces of cricket fans. Dry in Manchester, no rain as of now.

  • 2:48 PM IST

    All eyes would be on Jason Holder this morning. If his team can manage to bat this whole session, that deficit could come down to around 150. Still huge, but England would have to bat that much while longer to set a target of 400 or more.

  • 2:47 PM IST

    To be honest, West Indies cannot depend on the weather. They are so far behind in this game, that just one full day’s play can finish this match off. First, they need to score those 33 runs to avoid the follow-on and if they do, try and delay the inevitable by bowling tightly. But eventually, when they do get to bat, they have to play out of their skins, which is extremely difficult in the final innings.

  • 2:45 PM IST

    So – why do we say will the Windies question the heavens? Because as per the forecast, there shouldn’t have been much play yesterday. But we nearly had a full day’s play! The forecast is for lesser showers today but if the forecast for 90 percent rain on Saturday did not prove right, what are the chances that the forecast for today will?

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Another day in this Test match with West Indies having their backs to the wall. After the first game, such situations have occurred regularly in these two Tests. And now, having entered a Test with rain forecast for a major portion, the tourists find themselves questioning the heavens. Hello and a warm welcome to the third day of this third Test between England and West Indies in Manchester.

  • 2:41 PM IST

    … DAY 3 …

  • 10:59 PM IST

    Okay then! We weren’t supposed to stay up so late, were we? But for a change, the forecast in England proved to be false! We nearly had a full day’s play with England probably just another full day’s play away from winning this match and series. Join us on Sunday, 26th July, 2020 at 11 am local (1000 GMT) for all the action from Day 3. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

  • 10:56 PM IST

    The other English bowlers took inspiration from Broad. Especially Anderson, who came out all guns blazing. The tourists just could not find any breathing space and twice in two games, they are waiting with bated breath to see if some saviour bails them out of follow-on embarrassment.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    Bowlers generally do well when they have had a lovely time with the bat. The Stuart Broad England loves, is back. The flashing of the blade, the pulling, the cutting, the driving – what not? And then he struck immediately with the ball too.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    How did this all happen? The tourists began the day really well, getting 4 English wickets for just 18 runs, before Stuart Broad came in their way. Somehow, that 9th wicket partnership between Broad and Bess put West Indies off their track. From 280/8, the hosts managed to reach 369.

  • 10:45 PM IST

    Right! So where were we? England on top at the end of Day 1. Where are we? England on top at the end of Day 2. First, with the bat. Then, with the ball. West Indies are in all sorts of disarray.

  • 10:37 PM IST

    The umpires have come together and decided that the natural lights are not good enough for play to continue. The covers have also come on and that signals STUMPS ON DAY 2! It has been an excellent day for England. West Indies will have a lot to ponder over as they go back to the dressing room.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    The two umpires get together again and they are worried regarding the fading light. They have decided to go off for bad light. The covers are also coming on. So that suggests that will be it for the day.

  • 10:28 PM IST

    47.1 Jofra Archer to Shane Dowrich, no run, Short delivery on middle, Dowrich stands tall and defends it off the back foot.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    46.6 Chris Woakes to Jason Holder, no run, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Holder looks to defend but misses it.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    46.5 Chris Woakes to Jason Holder, no run, On a good length on off, Holder defends it off the back foot.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    46.4 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, 1 run, Short delivery on middle, Dowrich pulls it through square leg for a run.

  • 10:25 PM IST

    46.3 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, no run, Short delivery on leg, Dowrich looks to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    46.2 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, no run, Short of a length delivery, Dowrich takes his eyes of the ball and looks to pull but gets hit on the shoulder.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    46.1 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, no run, Woakes bowls a bouncer, Dowrich does well to duck under it.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    45.6 Jofra Archer to Shane Dowrich, 1 run, Short of a length delivery on off, Dowrich looks to fend at it but gets a top edge. It goes towards gully where Burns tries to take the catch by diving backwards but does not reach to the ball. The batsmen take a single.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    45.5 Jofra Archer to Jason Holder, 1 run, On a length on middle, Holder flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 10:20 PM IST

    45.4 Jofra Archer to Jason Holder, no run, Good length delivery on off, Jason defends it off the back foot.

  • 10:20 PM IST

    45.3 Jofra Archer to Jason Holder, no run, Archer bowls a bouncer, Holder does well to duck under it.

  • 10:19 PM IST

    45.2 Jofra Archer to Jason Holder, 2 runs, Full delivery on off, Holder drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    45.1 Jofra Archer to Jason Holder, no run, On a length on off, Holder plays it to covers.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    44.6 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, FOUR, FOUR! Nice shot! Short delivery on middle, Dowrich pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    44.5 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, no run, Good length delivery on off, Shane blocks it off the back foot.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    44.4 Chris Woakes to Shane Dowrich, no run, On a good length and outside off, Dowrich looks to defend but misses it.

HIGHLIGHTS ENG vs WI 3rd Test, Day 2 Manchester: Anderson, Broad Strike to Put England Ahead; Windies 137/6
James Anderson celebrates after removing Shai Hope during 3rd Test between ENG and WI in Manchester©ICC Twitter

ENG vs WI 3rd TEST DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS

Hello and welcome to our live coverage from day 2 of the third and final Test between England and West Indies being played at the Old Trafford, Manchester. See the latest England vs West Indies 3rd Test Live Score, Day 2 live cricket updates here. Also check the live cricket blog of the second day’s play between ENG and WI in Manchester’s here. (CRICKET SCORE)

A counter-attacking knock from Jos Buttler (57*) and Ollie Pope (91*) ensured that England had the upper hand in the third session of a day that was otherwise dominated by the West Indies in the third Test between the two sides at the Old Trafford on Friday.

At stumps, which was declared early on Day 1 due to bad light, England were 258/4 following an unbeaten 136-run partnership between Buttler and Pope.

The pair started the final session with England reeling at 131/4 with Buttler on 2 and Pope on 24. Fatigue of a long day of running down a damp Old Trafford track and an aging ball seemed to catch up with the West Indies fast bowlers as they looked tired and sore throughout the third session.

Buttler and Pope took advantage of the situation as they scored at a brisk rate. The 100-run partnership between the two came off just 175 balls. The West Indies took the second new ball, but the umpires had to call the players off just after three overs due to bad light.

Brief scores: England 258/4 (Ollie Pope 91 not out, Rory Burns 57; Roach 2/56)