Marlon Samuels is six runs short of seventh Test century © Getty Images
Marlon Samuels is six runs short of seventh Test century © Getty Images

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(James Anderson removes Marlon Samuels, after the West Indies slammed his seventh Test century. Can West Indies put up a big first innings total? Catch the live updates here)

Live Cricket Score: England 74/0 | Over 26

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 37 (92), Jonathan Trott 32 (69)

At Stumps England are in a commanding position as they have all their wickets intact after they bowled West Indies out for 299 earlier. Alastair Cook and Jonathan Cook have will look to carry their form on into Day 3

Live Cricket Score: England 57/0 | Over 19

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 33 (70), Jonathan Trott 19 (49)

Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott have brought up their 50-run stand for the opening wicket and are making things look extremely easy as they look to play out the rest of the day without losing any wicket.

Live Cricket Score: England 38/0 | Over 12

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 21 (48), Jonathan Trott 12 (29)

Live Cricket Score: England 25/0 | Over 5

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 12 (19), Jonathan Trott 9 (15)

England get their innings underway and will be determined to wipe out the deficit of 299 as soon as they can. Alastaor Cook and Jonathan trott look to be in good nick out there at the moment.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 299 | Over 104.4

Batsmen: Shannon Gabriel 20 (30)

OUT! That’s it. West Indies are bowled out for 299 as Devendra Bishoo is adjudged LBW off the bowling of Moeen Ali thus bringing an end to the 52-run stand between him and Shannon Gabriel.  Here’s our innings report.

Devendra Bishoo LBW b Ali 30 (48)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 298/9 | Over 104

Batsmen:   Devendra Bishoo 30 (46), Shannon Gabriel 19 (28)

Shannon Agbriel and Devendra Bishoo bring up their 50-run stand for the 10th wicket and have taken West Indies just inches away from 300. England bowlers continue to be frustrated by this partnership.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 275/9 | Over 100

Batsmen:   Devendra Bishoo 14 (35), Shannon Gabriel 12 (16)

The last pair of Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel are offering good resistance and frustrating the England bowlers. They are playing very cautiously and not playing any rash shots, adding to England’s woes.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 248/9 | Over 94

Batsmen:   Devendra Bishoo 0 (11), Shannon Gabriel 1 (3)

OUT! Kemar Roach becomes Stuart Broad’s fourth victim. He defends a good lenfth delivery from Broad, which then takes the inside edge, hits his pads and lobs up to Joe Root, who is positioned at fourth slip.

Kemar Roach c Root b Broad 1 (16)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 247/8 | Over 91

Batsmen:  Kemar Roach 1 (8), Devendra Bishoo 0 (3)

Jason Holder c Buttler b Broad 22 (28)

OUT! JAson Holder fishes for one outside off and is caught behind off the bowling of Stuart Broad. That’s the third wicket of the match for Broad and West Indies are juts two wickets away from being bowled out.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 233/7 | Over 88

Batsmen: Jason Holder 9 (16), Kemar Roach 0 (5)

First ball of the 88th over by Stuart Broad and Denesh Ramdin edges and Jos Buttler takes an easy catch. Ramdin goes for 31. Kemar Roach is the new batsman. Dot balls. Good over for England.

OUT! Denesh Ramdin c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 31 (80)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 223/6 | Over 84

Batsmen: Denesh Ramdin 30 (77), Jason Holder 0 (0)

Umpires had a chat with James Anderson for his wicket celebration. Clive Lloyd looks animated as he watches the match from the sidelines. Denesh Ramdin will face Stuart Broad. West Indies need the duo to put up a partnership just like the first Test.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 223/6 | Over 83

Batsmen: Denesh Ramdin 30 (71), Jason Holder 0 (0)

Marlon Samuels smashes four towards the third man to bring his seventh Test century. He looks ecstatic. Wait! Anderson removes Samuels. He departs after scoring the Test century. He is caught at slips by Ian Bell. Anderson is excited! Crucial wicket! Jason Holder will be the new batsman.

OUT! Marlon Samuels c Ian Bell b James Anderson 103 (228)

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 219/5 | Over 82

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 99 (222), Denesh Ramdin 30 (71)

Stuart Broad will the first over after yet another rain break. He will be bowling to Marlon Samuels. Two slips and a gully for Samuels. Samuels on 98 not out. What will it be? Single taken by Samuels and he moves to 99. Four slips for Denesh Ramdin and he cuts it for four. No third man. Well played. He finds the gap easily. The partnership right now is 90 runs from 165 balls. Dot ball. More dot balls.


The players are around the boundary line. Marlon Samuels is all set inside the dressing room. Ben Stokes is seen doing some batting practice. They seem to be confident about getting West Indies dismissed soon and getting down with the batting. Umpires are signaling another 10 minutes to get the out-field in shape.

Match will resume in another 17 minutes. That is what England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s Twitter account shared. Let us hope this time there are no rain-break.


Live Cricket Score: West Indies 214/5 | Over 81

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 98 (221), Denesh Ramdin 26 (66)

New ball has been taken. James Anderson will bowl. Marlon Samuels to face him. Fours slips and a gully. Dot balls. It is still drizzling. Single taken off the penultimate ball of the over. And rain stops play once again! This is turning out to be a quite a day for both the teams. This is the third time that rain has spoiled the proceedings.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 213/5 | Over 80

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 97 (215), Denesh Ramdin 26 (65)

Chris Jordan opens the bowling after lunch. Marlon Samuels is on 97. Single and he still remains on 97. Leg byes signaled.


Umpires are considering taking early lunch. It does not look good. Lunch has been taken.

 

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 210/5 | Over 78.5

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 97 (210), Denesh Ramdin 24 (64)

Denesh Ramdin smashes one for four! And the it has started to pour once again. Play stopped once again. The covers are coming on and the cricketers are running off the ground.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 204/5 | Over 78

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 97 (210), Denesh Ramdin 18 (59)

Chris Jordan is the bowler and Denesh Ramdin takes a single. 200 comes up for West Indies. Marlon Samuels on strike. Dot ball. Samuels takes a single and he is moves to 97. He is playing 100th innings in Tests. Dot ball. The ball is defended by Ramdin and moves towards the stumps. He stretches his left leg but the ball lands safely away from the wickets. Dot ball. And followed by more dot balls. The next ball swings in and leg before averted. Single taken and the end of over.

Live Cricket Score: West Indies 188/5 | Over 71

Batsmen:Marlon Samuels 94 (186), Denesh Ramdin 6 (41)

Ben Stokes is bowling the first over of the second day. Three slips and a gully for Denesh Ramdin and first ball straightaway big appeal for caught behind. However, the umpire does not think it is out. England goes for the review and the third umpire signals it as not out too. Maiden over to start off with.


The covers are coming and off and the umpires were out on the field for an inspection and the match will start at 10:45 local time, which means 20:15 IST.

Latest update from Grenada, it is pouring heavily and the start of Day Two will be delayed further.

In the meantime, Ben Stokes says, “We should have got more wickets yesterday [Tuesday]. It was a 50-50 kind of day. Sometimes things can get fired up (talking about the banter with Marlon Samuels). We both are playing for our country. We are not going to stop, we are all very aggressive cricketers. Would be nice to stop him (Samuels) from scoring a hundred.”

Oops! Bad news coming from Grenada. BBC Test Match Special just tweeted that 20 minutes before the play starts, it started raining. Covers are on and it looks like it will be another rain-curtailed day!

 


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Day Two of the second Test between West Indies and England at St Geroge’s, Grenada. I am Sudatta Mukherjee, and I will bring you live updates of Day Two of the second Test. Marlon Samuels averted a complete West Indies batting collapse with a classy, unbeaten 94 to lift the home side to 188 for five at stumps on a rain-affected first day of the second Test against England at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Tuesday. Read: West Indies vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights at Grenada

Playing the 100th Test innings of a career spanning more than 14 years, the elegant 34-year-old right-hander dominated a protracted final session to the extent that his unbroken 59-run sixth-wicket partnership with Denesh Ramdin has seen the captain contributing just six runs. Samuels, who came to the crease before lunch with the West Indies unsteady after two early setbacks, never looked troubled throughout his time in the middle and maintained his excellent record against the English with an innings that was watchful for the most part before he launched into a series of extravagant strokes on Ramdin’s arrival at the wicket. Read Day One report of the second Test between West Indies and England here

Most of his 13 boundaries of 186 deliveries came during that period, which followed the dismissal of Jermaine Blackwood for 26 that reduced the hosts to 129 for five after tea. Initially ruled “not out” by standing umpire Steve Davis to a concerted leg before appeal by Chris Jordan, the first Test centurion headed back to the pavilion when England’s challenge of the decision showed, via television replays, that the delivery would have hit leg-stump. That reversal of the on-field verdict broke a 55-run fifth-wicket stand between the two Jamaicans and earned Jordan his second wicket. The seamer had earlier removed local hero Devon Smith, the opening batsman being adjudged caught at the wicket after James Anderson produced a huge inswinger to bowl the other opener, Kraigg Brathwaite, comprehensively in the third over of the day. Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes joined in the list of wicket-takers in continuing overcast conditions after lunch, capitalising on poor shots by Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Read: Marlon Samuels scores half-century in West Indies vs England 2nd Test at Grenada

Teams:

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.

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