WI vs ENG 2nd Test: Hosts fightback after top batting performance from visitors at Stumps Day 2
WI vs ENG 2nd Test: On Day 2 of the ongoing second Test at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Veerasammy Permaul’s three-wicket haul provided West Indies an opportunity to fight back after England declared their innings at 507/9.
West Indies’ score at Stumps was 71/1, trailing by 436 runs, while Kraigg Brathwaite and Shamarh Brooks were unbeaten at the crease. Day 2 began with England’s Joe Root and Ben Stokes at 244/3, and the pair proved to be a lethal combination for the Caribbean bowlers. They smashed them in every corner of the stadium, putting together a 129-run partnership.
When Root was dismissed by Kemar Roach after scoring 153 runs and the team’s total was 373/4, their long partnership came to an end. Following Root’s dismissal, Jonny Bairstow came in to bat, and he and Stokes scored 400 runs for their team.
After Bairstow was dismissed by Alzarri Joseph and Stokes was sent back by Brathwaite with 120 runs in his kitty, the West Indies finally breathed a sigh of relief. Later, Ben Foakes and Chris Woakes joined hands to keep the visitors’ scoreboard rolling.
After Foakes’ dismissal by Permaul after a brief stint of 33 runs, Chris Woakes and Jack Leach also dismissed. With the team declaring at 507/9.
Later, when West Indies came to bat, they were dealt an early blow. When opener John Campbell dismissed by Matthew Fisher. With only 14 runs on the board. Shamarh Brooks joined opener and skipper Brathwaite, and the duo anchored the innings by closing the second day at 71/1.
England 507/9 d (Joe Root 153, Ben Stokes 120; Veerasammy Permaul 3/126)
West Indies 71/1 (Shamarh Brooks 31*, Kraigg Brathwaite 28*; Matthew Fisher 1/18)