WI vs ENG 2nd Test: Quality bowling attack bring visitors back to ruling side at Stumps on Day 4
WI vs ENG 2nd Test: After bowling out West Indies at 411 on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test here at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, England was able to reclaim the lead.
On Day 4, England’s score at Stumps was 40/0, with a 136-run lead. At the moment, Alex Lees and Zak Crawley are unbeaten in the crease. After the dismissal of Jermaine Blackwood on Day 3, West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was joined by Alzarri Joseph at 228/4. They both held the innings together for a while. But Joseph was caught by Matthew Fisher after reaching 19 runs on a Ben Stokes delivery.
Following Joseph’s departure, Jason Holder took over at the crease. But could not help his team as he was dismissed for 12 runs by Saqib Mahmood, leaving the team’s total at 351/6. Joshua Da Silva, the wicketkeeper, later joined the captain. The duo played a single inning together, allowing Braithwate a chance to hit the 150-run record.
Spinner Jack Leech came to the rescue for the visitors, putting an end to Braithwate’s 160-run rage. Following his dismissal, West Indies were given another blow when Kemar Roach was bowled by Chris Woakes.
After just scoring 5 runs, Veerasammy Permaul was also shown the way back to the dugout. Da Silva, who appeared to be the hosts’ last chance, couldn’t take it anymore and was bowled for 33 runs by Saqib Mahmood’s strange ball, ending his side’s batting streak at 411.
Later, when England batted, openers Lees and Crawley began with a steady combination that lifted their team’s total to 40/0 and gave them a 136-run lead.
England 507/9, 40/0 (Zak Crawley 21, Alex Lees 18; Kemar Roach 0/5) vs West Indies 411/10 (Kraigg Brathwaite 160, Jermaine Blackwood 102; Jack Leach 3/118)