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West Indies have made some sort of recovery after some early jolts. Here’s our day report of the match between West Indies and England

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 188/5 | Over 70

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 94 (186), Denesh Ramdin 6 (35)

At the end of Day 1, West Indies have done well to reach a decent position with Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin at the crease. They’re partnership will be crucial to ensure West Indies reach a good position on Day 2. Bad light stopped play in the end and as a result, only 70 overs could be bowled today. An early start on the cards tomorrow.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 173/5 | Over 64

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 82 (163), Denesh Ramdin 4 (22)

Marlon Samuels is scoring at a steady pace as he is taking on the England bowlers. He’s into his eighties and he looks set to get a big score in this innings. West Indies need Samuels to stay in the middle till the end of day’s play.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 146/5 | Over 59

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 60 (146), Denesh Ramdin 0 (9)

Marlon Samuels scores a vital half-century for West Indies as he looks to steer his side to a respectable position at the end of the day’s play. He has his skipper Denesh ramdin for support at the other end. Marlon Samuels scores half-century in West Indies vs England 2nd Test at Grenada

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 115/5 | Over 54

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 43 (121), Denesh Ramdin 0 (1)

OUT! Jermaine Blackwood is dismissed after England captain Alastair Cook decides to take a review after the umpire turned down an LBW appeal. The replays show that the ball was crashing into the stumps and Blackwood departs after getting another start. Chris Jordan with the wicket.  Denesh ramdin is the new batsman for West Indies.

Jermaine Blackwood LBW b Jordan 26 (58)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 115/4 | Over 48

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 40 (111), Jermaine Blackwood  16 (36)

West Indies have done well and ensured that they have begun well in the post-tea session. They will hope not to lose anymore wickets and the two current batsmen get huge scores.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 102/4 | Over 43

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 32 (92), Jermaine Blackwood  12 (25)

Tea time! West Indies will have to perform much better in the post-tea session as they look to get their innings back on track. They have enoug depth in their batting line-up to end the day on  high.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 92/4 | Over 40

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 27 (80), Jermaine Blackwood  7 (19)

England are well on top as West Indies try their best not to lose any more wickets until the tea break. England bowlers are bowing extremely good line and length and the West Indies batsmen have found it difficult to get runs. Marlon Samuels and Jermaine Blackwood look to steady the innings at the moment.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 80/4 | Over 34

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 17 (60), Jermaine Blackwood  5 (3)

OUT! Chanderpaul dismissed cheaply. He dres to drive a full, wide delivery outside off and Moeen Ali pouches it safely at backward point. Brilliant bowling change from the England captain, Alastair Cook. Centurion from the first Test Jermaine Blackwood is the new batsman.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul c Moeen Ali b Stokes 1 (13)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 67/3 | Over 31

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 9 (49), Shivnarine Chanderpaul 1 (9)

OUT! Darren Bravo is dismissed caught by Alastair Cook off the bowling of Stuart Broad. Bravo fishes at a shortish ball outside off, he edges it and the ball goes straight into the hands of the England skipper. Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the new batsman.

Darren Bravo c Cook b Broad 35 (81)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 54/2 | Over 26

Batsmen: Darren Bravo 26 (70), Marlon Samuels 6 (39)

50 up for West Indies. Daren Bravo and Marlon Samuels are doing their best to resurrect their innings. England will feel that they will be well on top if they pick up another wicket or two quickly. The experience of Shivnarine Chanderpaul is still to follow.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 42/2 | Over 20

Batsmen: Darren Bravo 21 (51), Marlon Samuels 1 (21)

We are getting started in the afternoon session… Enticing cricket in store. West Indies will have to regroup after the early losses of wickets. They have enough depth to post a huge score from here. England will look not to get complacent and keep chipping away with wickets

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 36/2 | Over 15

Batsmen: Darren Bravo 19(42), Marlon Samuels 0(0)

Moeen Ali bowls the last over before lunch and he has been smashed for two fours by Darren Bravo. West Indies end the session on 36 for two. A tough one, but some fighting cricket in store.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 28/2 | Over 14

Batsmen: Darren Bravo 11(36)

OUT! Devon Smith 15(37)

The batsmen have done well to hold fort here. They lost the early wicket but since then Bravo and Smith managed to hold on. However, Smith was then dismissed as he edged Chris Jordan to Jos Buttler.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 8/1 | Over 6

Batsmen: Devon Smith 3(14), Darren Bravo 4(11)

Not an easy time for the batsmen to play. It is a very tricky passage of play here. Firstly, there is the moving ball after a rainy time, plus the paucity of time. Lunch would be on their minds here, which is just about 30 minutes away. A little more perhaps. Darren Bravo has joined Devon Smith in the middle and they are trying to fight it out in the middle.

 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 2/1 | Over 2.1

Batsmen: Devon Smith 1(2)

OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite 1(11)

Kraigg Brathwaite has been dismissed by James Anderson, who has shattered the stumps. The West Indies vice-captain dismissed early.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 0/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Kraigg Brathwaite 0(6), Devon Smith 0(0)

With all the rain around the air, James Anderson will start proceedings. He bowls to Kraigg Brathwaite and the first over is played out by the West Indian opener. Finally, we are underway at Grenada. It was very unnerving for the spectators.

Now we have word coming in that the match may start in about 10 minutes from now. It is said that the first session will go on for one hour.


 

And we are off again. It has started raining just as the game was about to begin. The players had walked out for play to begin and we were ready, but it has started raining again.

Here are the two teams for this Test:

West Indies: Denesh Ramdin (c&wk), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, James Anderson.

The news is that Jerome Taylor is out injured and Shannon Gabriel has come in. Devendra Bishoo also gets a chance. Moeen Ali is back in the Test line-up.

Toss: England have won the toss and have chosen to bowl. This is a good decision considering the rain around. Anderson and co can use the conditions to good effect.


 

The toss will happen in another few minutes. It has stopped raining.


 

The toss was about to happen but it has started raining again. We have to wait longer.


 

Play had been delayed due to rain. However, the word we are getting now is that it has stopped and the covers are coming off. The toss is yet to happen. So, we have a delay today.


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the second Test between West Indies and England at St Geroge’s, Grenada. I am Nishad Pai Vaidya, and I will bring you live updates of the Test. West Indies and England played out a dramatic draw in the first Test, as Jason Holder’s match-saving ton ensured the two teams are playing with the series level. England will target a victory here to get up and running in this series, while West Indies will feel confident after saving the last game, and would want to go a step further. PREVIEW: West Indies vs England 2015, 2nd Test at Grenada

In the last game, Jermaine Blackwood stood out as a young West Indian batsman who can play the long innings. The inexperienced Caribbean batting line-up have a lot of potential in the likes of Darren Bravo, Kraigg Brathwaite, and Blackwood. These youngsters will be shepherded by old warhorse Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Holder too has shown some serious potential with the bat in recent times, and would fancy himself against the English bowling. Jason Holder century helps West Indies save 1st Test against England at Antigua

For their part, England too have a few questions they must answer. Skipper Alastair Cook’s poor form has been on for a bit too long now, and he needs a good knock to get his critics off his back. Trott too is trying to find his rhythm on comeback. The likes of Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Joe Root and Joss Buttler have been amongst the runs in the first Test and that will be a good sign for England. Their bowling is dependent on James Anderson, who has entered the 100-Test club and is going strong; becoming England’s leading Test wicket-taker would have done his confidence no harm either. Along with Stuart Broad, this is a good England attack. Ian Bell says, West Indies’ fight did not surprise England

Teams:

West Indies: Denesh Ramdin (c&wk), Devon Smith, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance, Joe Root, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler (wk), Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Jonathan Bairstow.

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