The first Test between West Indies and England ended in a draw © Getty Images
The first Test between West Indies and England ended in a draw © Getty Images

Catch live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary of West Indies vs England 2015, 2nd Test at Grenada Day 3

(Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott were unbeaten at the end of Day Two of the second Test, chasing a first innings total of 299. Catch the live updates here)

Live Cricket Score: England 373/6 | Overs 124

Batsmen:  Joe Root 118 (165), Jos Buttler 4 (17)

It’s stumps and England will be reasonably happy with their performance today, but they surely would not have wanted to lose wickets in a hurry as the close of play neared. The good news for them is that Joe Root is still at the crease and performing very well.

Live Cricket Score: England 368/6 | Overs 121

Batsmen:  Joe Root 115 (157), Jos Buttler 2 (7)

OUT! Ben Stokes is dismissed cheaply after he pulls a short delivery from Devendra Bishoo straight into the hands of Jermaine Blackwood, who is stationed at deep mid-wicket. England slowly collapsing at the moment.

Ben Stokes c Blackwood b Bishoo 8 (23)

Live Cricket Score: England 361/5 | Overs 117

Batsmen:  Joe Root 112 (145), Ben Stokes 6 (18)

Joe Root scores and excellent century and will look to put England in a commanding position after his side had lost two quick wickets. His partnership with Ben Stokes will be crucial in determining the lead the England get eventually.

Live Cricket Score: England 335/5 | Overs 110

Batsmen:  Joe Root 92 (121)

OUT! Moeen Ali is dismissed for a duck. England lose two wickets in quick succession, which brings Ben Stokes to the crease. Mix-up between Moeen and Joe Root gets West Indies a bonus wicket. England have a substantial lead, but will look to build on it.

Moeen Ali 0 run out (4)

Live Cricket Score: England 329/4 | Overs 108

Batsmen:  Joe Root 87 (118), Moeen Ali 0 (1)

OUT! Gary Ballance is dismissed after a brilliant knock. Marlon Samuels dismisses him after bowls a beautifully flighted delivery outside off. Ballance tries to drive but takes the inside edge and crashes into the wickets. Moeen Ali is the new batsman.

Gary Ballance b Samuels 77 (188)

Live Cricket Score: England 315/3 | Overs 103

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 74 (166), Joe Root 75 (92)

Live Cricket Score: England 295/3 | Overs 98

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 67 (141), Joe Root 67 (91)

England in an excellent position as they inch closer to wiping off the lead. Both Joe Root and Gary Ballance are well set and will look to get huge scores from here.

Live Cricket Score: England 253/3 | Overs 91

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 47 (126), Joe Root 51 (70)

England go into the Tea break, still trailing West Indies by 46 runs with seven wickets in hand. Joe Root is batting on a half-century and Gary Ballance at the other end is nearing his 50-run mark. England on course to get a huge lead today.

Live Cricket Score: England 251/3 | Overs 90

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 47 (120), Joe Root 50 (69)

Joe Root completes his 10th half-century and sixth consecutive half-century. He brings his half-century from 69 balls.

Live Cricket Score: England 203/3 | Overs 80

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 30 (90), Joe Root 22 (38)

200 comes up for England. Joe Root and Gary Ballance look well settled. They are very close to West Indies’ first innings’ score.

Live Cricket Score: England 191/3 | Overs 76

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 29 (80), Joe Root 11 (24)

Devendra Bishoo, who have been bowling consistently since morning, continues. Gary Ballance and Joe Root have steadied themselves in the middle.

Live Cricket Score: England 166/3 | Overs 67

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 13 (45), Joe Root 2 (5)

Shanon Gabriel strikes again! This time it is Ian Bell. He has played on! The new batsmen is Joe Root. England has lost two wickets in quick succession. Root strikes well but hits the fielder on its way. Two runs.

OUT! Ian Bell b Shanon Gabriel 1 (3)

Live Cricket Score: England 160/2 | Overs 65

Batsmen: Gary Ballance 10 (39), Ian Bell 1 (2)

Alastair Cook has played on. Shanon Gabriel strikes. He goes for 76. Ian Bell is the new batsman. Two slips for Bell. Good bowling by Gabriel. The ball swings in. Single taken by Ian Bell. More dot balls. Run out chance. Blackwood misses! Ballance survives!

OUT! Alastair Cook b Shanon Gabriel 76 (211)

Live Cricket Score: England 152/1 | Overs 62

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 71 (206), Gary Ballance 8 (28)

The play resumes early. However, someone shoddy wicketkeeping as Dinesh Ramdin is unable to collect a delivery on the leg side and the balls runs for four. England cross 150 run-mark.  Two runs for Cook as he cuts the ball. Dot ball to end the over.

Live Cricket Score: England 143/1 | Overs 60

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 67 (184), Gary Ballance 5 (14)

It is lunch time and Cook and Ballance are not out respectively. The match is evenly poised at this moment. Read our Lunch report here.

Live Cricket Score: England 141/1 | Overs 56

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 67 (184), Gary Ballance 5 (14)

Devendra Bishoo might have struck again. Leg before appeal. Umpire says no. The West Indies have gone upstairs to review the decision. Replays show no edge. The ball is pitching outside off. Oh no! Umpire’s call as the ball goes and hits the top of the middle stump. Cook is safe. Couple of singles taken.

Live Cricket Score: England 125/1 | Overs 50

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 56 (161), Gary Ballance 0 (4)

England lose their first wicket. Jonathan Trott tries to nick one on the off stump but Jermaine Blackwood catches it wonderfully. Bishoo strikes! Legbreak and well caught at second slip. England trail by 174 runs.

OUT! Jonathan Trott c Jermaine Blackwood b Devendra Bishoo 59 (147)

Live Cricket Score: England 116/0 | Overs 46

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 55 (147), Jonathan Trott 51 (138)

Jonathan Trott brings his 19th Test century. Lot of cheers around the ground. Single to end the over.

Live Cricket Score: England 105/0 | Overs 43

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 53 (140), Jonathan Trott 43 (125)

Alastair Cook completes his half-century. Jason Holder is bowling. England have also crossed the 100 run-mark. Trott is also inching closer to his half-century.  Dot balls. Oh! What a delivery by Holder. Huge appeal, beats Alastair Coo. But Denesh Ramdin is not going upstairs. Replays show the ball missed the bat by inches and brushed the thighs. Nice shot by Cook. Three runs. Last ball of the over. Dot ball to end the over. England trail by 194 runs.

Live Cricket Score: England 94/0 | Overs 36

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 45 (117), Jonathan Trott 40 (107)

Devendra Bishoo  is bowling the 36th over. He is eager to take early wickets. Both Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott are in their 40s now. Dot balls. Trott is trying his best to put the ball between the fielders and take a single. However, West Indies have an attacking fielding.

Live Cricket Score: England 76/0 | Overs 28

Batsmen: Alastair Cook 38 (93), Jonathan Trott 32 (81)

The match has started in advance today as the first two days were halted many times by rain. Alastair Cook and Jonathan Cook are out in the middle. Kemar Roach is bowling and England is yet to lose a wicket.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Day Three 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. Alastair Cook closed in on becoming England’s highest Test run-maker on Wednesday as his team began their pursuit of West Indies’ 299 all out on the second day of the second Test. Read: West Indies vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights at Grenada

Brief scores (at the end of Day Two):

West Indies 299 in 104.4 overs (Darren Bravo 35, Marlon Samuels 103; Stuart Broad 4 for 61) lead England 74/0 in 26 overs (Alastair Cook 37*, Jonathan Trott 32*; Marlon Samuels 0 for 1) by 225 runs.

England skipper Cook and fellow opener Jonathan Trott negotiated 26 overs without real alarm as the visitors reached  74 without loss at the National Cricket Stadium. Cook achieved a milestone during his unbeaten 37, going past former player Alec Stewart as his country’s second-highest run-getter in Test history with a tally of 8,484. Only Graham Gooch, the former opening batsman and captain, remains ahead of him in the list of prolific English batsmen with an aggregate of 8,900. Read Day Two report of the second Test between West Indies and England here

Earlier, England’s bowlers eventually overcame the determination of Marlon Samuels and an entertaining last-wicket partnership to dismiss the West Indies for 299 in their first innings on a rain-affected second day. Read: Alastair Cook becomes England’s second highest run-scorer in Tests during 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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