With the kind of performance West Indies has put up today, the team management would be happy with the same. As of now, we have Shai Hope & Kraigg Brathwaite batting for Windies on 3 & 20 runs respectively. This brings us to the end of the coverage. Stay tuned for the stat highlights coming soon. For now, Good Night from the entire team!
So owing to the bad light, the play has been called off and that brings us to the end of day 2 of the first Test between England and West Indies.
Update: The weather does not look promising for continuation of the game. Windies Cricket just tweeted about the same on their social media handles
Bad light has stopped play. Doesn't look too promising for continuation today. Good news is that the weather looks promisingly good for the forthcoming days so 🤞🏾#WIReady #ENGvWI https://t.co/uNzL9bS2iY pic.twitter.com/aXVyZbD5oF— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 9, 2020
Jason Holder has impressed everyone with his six-wicket haul. Harsha Bhogle has also posted a tweet praising the Windies skipper.
So here we go again as bad light has stopped the play again. We still have approximately 26 overs of game remaining. West Indies trail by 147 runs. Meanwhile, check out our copy: Jason Holder Hailed by Netizens as he Surpasses His Previous Best Bowling Figures During ENG vs WI, 1st Test 2020
After the wicket of John Campbell, the two batsmen Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite are trying their level best to stabilise the team. James Anderson got his man on 28. West Indies trail by 148 runs, Meanwhile, check out what's up with Stuart Broad as he enjoys the game from the hotel balcony!
After the resumption of the play, we have the first wicket of the Windes the form of John Campbell who looked extremely good for the team. James Anderson was the one handling the bowling for England and he pitched in line with impact on stumps, thus sending Campbell to the pavilion. Campbell OUT on 28.
The players are back on the pitch after a short break. Singles coming in easily for the team and the two as mentioned earlier are rotating the strike very well. So far we have Jofra Archer and James Anderson who are bowling for England. We still have approximately 38 overs to go.
Just when we thought that the weather is fine and there would be no interruptions, bad light has stopped play for now and the players have headed back to the pavilion. John Campbell and Kraigg Brathwaite are batting for the side.
After West Indies showed an immense character and discipline with the ball, it's their turn to bat. John Campbell and Kraigg Brathwaite are currently batting for the team and are rotating the strike well.
ENG vs WI Live Score Updates 1st Test Day 2: The action resumes in the first Test between England and West Indies at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on day two. On an opening day, rain played spoilsport and only 17.4 overs were possible. In little play that was possible on day one, West Indies struck early after England opted to bat as Shanon Gabriel removed Dominic Sibley for a duck. Rory Burns and Joe Denly then stitched an unbeaten partnership of 35 runs before play was called off. Stay tuned for live score updates. Live Cricket Streaming of England vs West Indies 1st Test 2020 Day 2 on SonyLiv: Check Live Score Online, Watch Free Telecast of ENG vs WI Match on Sony SIX.
Burns and Denly will resume on overnight score of 20 and 14 respectively as England look to build a huge first-innings total. The weather could play spoilsport on day two as rain is on the cards. However, it is going to stay dry mainly as the day progresses. Meanwhile, fans will be hoping for some more action on day two as international crickets finding its way back amid coronavirus crisis. England vs West Indies, Southampton Weather, Pitch Report & Rain Forecast: Here’s How Weather Will Behave.
England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
West Indies Playing XI: John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.