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Match Ended   
Old Trafford, Manchester , Jul 16, 2020
469/9d&129/3d
287&198 (70.1)
England beat West Indies by 113 runs
Right then! West Indies land a punch in Southampton and England return the favor here in Manchester. Who will win the bout? Well, that will be decided when both the teams face off for the final game at the same venue. That game will be played on 24th July 2020. It will start at 1100 (1000 GMT). We will wait for your company for it. Till then, goodbye and take care!
BEN STOKES IS NAMED PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant performance. Ben starts by saying that he is fine on being asked about the niggle and tells that he did not want to take a risk. On his long bowling spell, Stokes says that he is ready to give everything for the team. Feels that once he bowled 5-6 overs, he felt that he should just keep bowling. Adds that in the first innings, they felt that there wasn't much movement off the surface. Adds that they used the short ball tactics well. On his batting performance in both the innings, tells that both the innings were played at a different scenarios. Feels that the bowlers should get a lot of credit for their performance in the final session of Day 4. On him batting over 300 balls to get to his ton, Stokes laughs and says that he never thought he will face that many balls.
England skipper, Joe Root says that it was a brilliant week's cricket and says they have made progress in their batting and hopes to see more of 400+ scores. Tells they were in a position to finish it up and did so brilliantly. On Sibley, Root says that they want him to go out there and set the platform and tells that he is getting better with each game he plays. On Stokes, he says he does not surprise him as he leads the way in many ways and he keeps getting better and better. Tells he is a great example for everyone. Adds that Broad led the attack brilliantly and they know that he has a lot of cricket left in him. On the decisions to be made before the next Test, he says it was always going to be a challenge as they had all their bowlers fit and tells it is going to be tricky.
West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says that they are disappointed with their performance but credits England for their performance. Mentions Stokes' performance in the game made a lot of difference. Tells that there are a few points to ponder on for them in the next couple of days, like whether they should come forward or stay back to play or leave the balls. Feels that they batted quite well for a decent amount of time but credits the English bowlers for coming hard. Says that there's no regret regarding the decision at toss and feels that Sibley and Stokes should be given the credit the way they batted. Tells that they will look to see how all the guys pull up and decide about the team for the next game. Finishes by saying that they are here for win and they will give their all in the decider.
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England bowlers were superb with the ball in this innings even though there was hardly any assistance for them. Broad got one in the first over and then they kept coming and coming and got wickets at regular intervals. Brooks and Blackwood resisted with respective half tons but once they were dismissed, things became tough for the visitors and England eventually bundled them out well before the allotted overs for Day 5. Apart from skipper Joe Root who bowled 10 deliveries, all the bowlers got wickets at crucial moments to help the hosts level the series.
West Indies batters did superbly in the first innings and were playing calmly with Brathwaite, Brooks and Chase getting to their half-centuries. However, once England took the second new ball, West Indies lost their way and somehow managed to avoid the follow-on with Chase helping them do that. Broad and Woakes finished with 3 apiece while Curran got 2 and Stokes and Bess took 1 wicket.
Earlier in the game, after winning the toss, Holder opted to bowl first. They started well with a couple of wickets early on but Sibley and Stokes combined for a marathon stand and took England towards a huge total. Both brought up their respective tons. They eventually declared on 469/9. Discussions were going around regarding the approach of Sibley and Stokes during that partnership knowing the fact that there were chances of rain on Day 3. For the Windies bowlers, it was a long toil that lasted for nearly 2 days with Chase taking a fifer. As per the forecast, the entire day's play on Day 3 was washed out.
What a terrific comeback from England to level the series! After the Day 3 washout and then the way West Indies batters batted in the first innings, it looked like there was just one result, i.e. a draw but Broad with a brilliant spell turned things around first and then earlier on in the morning session, Ben Stokes with his fluent knock gave the side a terrific opportunity to seal the game.
70.1
W
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach OUT!
OUT! Caught! Ollie Pope takes a stunner at short leg to seal the game! Floated delivery on middle and leg, Roach flicks it to the left of short leg. Pope gets a hand to it and the ball lobs away from him. He dives and takes a beauty to seal the game. ENGLAND WIN BY 113 RUNS!
Drinks Break!
End Of The Over 70 : 198/9
0 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
S. Gabriel
0 (12)
K. Roach
5 (30)
J. Root
1.2-1-0-0
69.6
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
Flighted outside off, Gabriel looks to defend but misses.
69.5
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
69.4
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
On the stumps, SG defends it.
69.3
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
Floated outside off, Gabriel looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
69.2
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
Tossed up outside off, Gabriel looks to defend but misses.
69.1
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
Floated on off, Gabriel plays it to mid on.
End Of The Over 69 : 198/9
4 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 468.6
K. Roach
5 (30)
S. Gabriel
0 (6)
D. Bess
15-3-59-1
68.6
4
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
FOUR! Bess comes around the wicket and bows it on middle and leg, Roach gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
68.5
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Tossed up outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.
68.4
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
On middle and leg, Roach looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.
68.3
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Floated outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses.
68.2
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Flighted outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a appeal but turned down as the impact looked outside off.
68.1
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Floated on off, Roach flicks it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 68 : 194/9
0 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
S. Gabriel
0 (6)
K. Roach
1 (24)
J. Root
0.2-0-0-0
67.6
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
Off spinner on off, Gabriel pushes it to mid on.
67.5
0
Joe Root To Shannon Gabriel
Floated on off, Gabriel defends it.
Something is wrong with Stokes and he won't be able to complete the over. Root to bowl the last two balls of the over. Looks like it's the groin of Stokes that is causing him trouble.
67.4
0
Ben Stokes To Shannon Gabriel
Stokes bowls it full and straight but messes up his line and bowls it down the leg side. No problem for Gabriel to leave that one.
67.3
0
Ben Stokes To Shannon Gabriel
Another short ball, Gabriel once again ducks.
67.2
0
Ben Stokes To Shannon Gabriel
Bouncer! Gabriel sits under it.
67.1
0
Ben Stokes To Shannon Gabriel
Good length ball on off, Gabriel defends it.
End Of The Over 67 : 194/9
2 Runs
  • 2 LB 66.1
  • 066.2
  • 066.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
K. Roach
1 (24)
S. Gabriel
0 (0)
D. Bess
14-2-55-1
66.6
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Floated off spinner, Roach looks to defend but it goes towards leg gully off the upper half. No man there so Roach is safe.
66.5
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
On the stumps, Roach defends it.
66.4
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Flighted on off, Roach looks to defend but gets it off the outside edge. Luckily for him it falls short of Stokes at first slip.
66.3
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Tossed up on off, Roach manages to block it.
66.2
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Floated outside off, Roach looks to defend but misses.
66.1
lb
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
On the pads, Roach looks to defend but it goes off his pads behind square on the leg side and they take two leg byes.
Shannon Gabriel walks out at number 11.
End Of The Over 66 : 192/9
2 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 265.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • W 65.6
A. Joseph
9 (17)
K. Roach
1 (18)
B. Stokes
14-4-30-2
65.6
W
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph OUT!
OUT! Caught! 9 down and England need just one wicket. Not a shot that West Indies would have wanted to see. Fuller ball outside off, Alzarri cannot stray away from his natural game with the willow as he goes for the drive. He hits it uppishly and straight to Bess at point. He takes a simple catch. One wicket away from leveling the series are England.
65.5
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Nearly onto the stumps. A good length ball around off, Joseph looks to defend but gets an inside edge and the ball just about misses the stumps.
65.4
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Ouch! Where did that hit? Stokes thinks it's too high. Joseph there was expecting a back of a length ball but it wasn't. It comes back in and hits him high on the pads.
65.3
2
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Full and outside off, Joseph smashes it through covers and takes two.
65.2
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Short ball down the leg side. Joseph ducks under it.
65.1
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Play and a miss! A shortish length ball just outside off. Joseph looks to punch off the back foot misses.
End Of The Over 65 : 190/8
1 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 164.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
K. Roach
1 (18)
A. Joseph
7 (11)
D. Bess
13-2-55-1
64.6
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Flighted on off, KM defends it to get through the over.
64.5
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Tossed up on off, Roach defends it.
64.4
1
Dom Bess To Alzarri Joseph
Floated on off, Joseph plays a wild shot to long on and gets a single.
64.3
0
Dom Bess To Alzarri Joseph
Floated on off, Alzarri pushes it to cover.
64.2
0
Dom Bess To Alzarri Joseph
NOT OUT! Good review from Alzarri. Tossed up on middle and off, Joseph looks to defend but misses and the ball lobs off his pad to Ollie Pope at short leg. Bess and his teammates appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Joseph takes the review straightaway. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows there was no bat involved hence Alzarri was so confident. Ball Tracker then comes on and it shows that the ball is missing the stumps.
Another review! This time it is from Joseph. This time the umpire has raised his finger for a bat pad catch at short leg. No bat there so Joseph is safe. Hang on! The umpire wants to check the LBW as well. Joseph is safe there as well the ball is missing the stump one more time.
64.1
0
Dom Bess To Alzarri Joseph
NOT OUT! England lose their review and more importantly Joseph survives. Flighted on off, Joseph leaves it alone and gets hit on the pads. The England players appeal and the umpire turns it down. Root signals the 'T'. Replay rolls in and it shows that the ball is going onto miss the stumps.
England have referred one upstairs. Joseph is the man in question. No shot offered. So doesn't matter where it is pitching. Is it hitting the stumps? Well, not really, missing the leg stump. England lose the review.
End Of The Over 64 : 189/8
5 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 463.5
  • 163.6
A. Joseph
6 (7)
K. Roach
1 (16)
B. Stokes
13-4-28-1
63.6
1
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Full on off, Joseph pushes it to the left of Stokes. He gets the ball and sends a wild throw which goes over the head of Joseph and away from Buttler to let them take a single.
63.5
4
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
FOUR! Gorgeous shot from Alzarri. This man can bat. Overpitched on middle and off, Joseph gets on his front foot and drives it through mid on for a boundary.
63.4
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
On top of middle and leg, Alzarri looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.
63.3
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
On the pads, Joseph looks to flick but misses. The ball lobs off his thigh pad but falls short of Ollie Pope.
63.2
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Another short one on top of middle and leg, Joseph ducks under it.
63.1
0
Ben Stokes To Alzarri Joseph
Bouncer on the leg side, Joseph sits under it.
End Of The Over 63 : 184/8
11 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 462.2
  • 662.3
  • 062.4
  • W 62.5
  • 162.6
A. Joseph
1 (1)
K. Roach
1 (16)
D. Bess
12-2-54-1
62.6
1
Dom Bess To Alzarri Joseph
Floated on off, Joseph pushes it on the off side and gets a single. 11 from the over but that does not matter as it also got the massive wicket of Holder.
Alzarri Joseph replaces Jason Holder out in the middle.
62.5
W
Dom Bess To Jason Holder OUT!
OUT! Bowled! Bess has the last laugh and he has bowled a beauty to get rid of the West Indies skipper. A perfect off spinners Test wicket. Bess gives this air and bowls it on the rough outside off, Holder looks to defend but the ball spins right between the gate of bat and pad to hit the top of middle and leg. England just 2 wickets away now.
62.4
0
Dom Bess To Jason Holder
Darted around the pads, Holder flicks it away from short leg.
62.3
6
Dom Bess To Jason Holder
SIX! Woah! Out of nowhere Holder has taken on Bess. Tossed up on off, Holder smashes it over long on for a biggie.
62.2
4
Dom Bess To Jason Holder
FOUR! Bess gives him a gift wrapped full toss. Holder says thank you very much and drives it through covers for a boundary.
62.1
0
Dom Bess To Jason Holder
Floated on off, Holder looks to defend but it goes off the outer half of his bat towards backward point.
End Of The Over 62 : 173/7
3 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 061.2
  • 261.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 161.6
J. Holder
25 (57)
K. Roach
1 (16)
B. Stokes
12-4-23-1
61.6
1
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
On middle, Holder plays it to mid on and gets a single.
61.5
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Outside off, Holder leaves it alone.
61.4
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Bouncer but down the leg side, Holder ducks.
61.3
2
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
On the pads, Holder flicks it in front of square and looks for two straight away. He gets it with ease.
61.2
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Length ball on off, Holder defends it.
61.1
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Good length ball outside off, Holder plays it to point.
Ben Stokes is back on!
End Of The Over 61 : 170/7
0 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
K. Roach
1 (16)
J. Holder
22 (51)
D. Bess
11-1-43-0
60.6
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Tossed up on off, Kemar defends it.
60.5
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Flighted on off, Roach blocks it.
60.4
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Darted on the pads, Roach looks to whip it but misses and gets hit on the pads. Stifled appeal but nothing.
60.3
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Tossed up on off, Roach defends it.
60.2
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Full toss outside off, Roach drives it to mid off.
60.1
0
Dom Bess To Kemar Roach
Floated on off, Roach blocks it.
Dom Bess is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 60 : 170/7
6 Runs
  • 459.1
  • 159.2
  • 059.3
  • 159.4
  • 059.5
  • 059.6
J. Holder
22 (51)
K. Roach
1 (10)
S. Curran
8-3-30-1
59.6
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Full on off, Holder defends it towards mid on.
59.5
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Very full on off, Holder defends it.
59.4
1
Sam Curran To Kemar Roach
On the pads, Roach flicks it on the on side and gets off the mark with a single.
59.3
0
Sam Curran To Kemar Roach
Full outside off, Roach looks to drive but misses.
59.2
1
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Good length ball on off, Holder looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards fine leg for a single.
59.1
4
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
FOUR! Very good shot and was always in control. Short ball around the belly, Holder pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 59 : 164/7
0 Runs
  • 058.1
  • 058.2
  • 058.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
K. Roach
0 (8)
J. Holder
17 (47)
S. Broad
15-4-42-3
58.6
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Length ball on middle and leg, Roach gets his bat behind it and sees off the over.
58.5
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Full on the stumps, Kemar is happy to defend it with minimum of fuss.
58.4
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Another solid block from Roach as he keeps this full ball out.
58.3
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Outside off, Roach keeps his bat hanging on off pole so it goes away from it.
58.2
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Full and straight on the stumps, Roach gets his body behind it and defends it.
58.1
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Fuller on off and middle, Roach defends it off his front foot.
End Of The Over 58 : 164/7
0 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 057.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 057.5
  • 057.6
J. Holder
17 (47)
K. Roach
0 (2)
S. Curran
7-2-24-1
57.6
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Length ball on off, JH defends it and gets through the over. Good news for England is Roach will be on strike to begin Broad's over.
57.5
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
On middle and leg, Holder glances it to the leg side.
57.4
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
57.3
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
On the stump, Jason defends it.
57.2
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Good length ball on off, Holder blocks.
57.1
0
Sam Curran To Jason Holder
Length ball on off, Holder defends it.
End Of The Over 57 : 164/7
3 Runs
  • 256.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 056.4
  • 156.5
  • 056.6
K. Roach
0 (2)
J. Holder
17 (41)
S. Broad
14-4-42-3
56.6
0
Stuart Broad To Kemar Roach
Good length ball on off, Roach defends it by getting right behind it.
56.5
1
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
On the pads, Holder glances it behind square on the leg side for a single.
56.4
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Another mix up but safe again. Length ball on off, Holder taps it towards point and comes out for a run but Roach sends him back.
56.3
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Good length ball on off, Holder defends it.
56.2
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Outside off, Holder leaves it alone.
Third umpire has been called for a run out. It looked like Holder has made his ground. Yes, he has.
56.1
2
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Not Out! Holder is back in safely! On the pads, Holder flicks it to the left of deep mid-wicket. Holder looks for two straightaway. The fielder is quick to get to the ball but Holder's long strides see him make his ground.
End Of The Over 56 : 161/7
0 Runs
  • 055.1
  • 055.2
  • 055.3
  • 055.4
  • W 55.5
  • 055.6
K. Roach
0 (1)
J. Holder
14 (36)
S. Curran
6-1-24-1
55.6
0
Sam Curran To Kemar Roach
Outside off, Roach leaves it alone. End of a successful over by Curran.
Kemar Roach is the new man in.
55.5
W
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks OUT!
OUT! LBW! Super Sam does it again. This young lad has a golden arm and he has got the big wicket of Shamarh Brooks. The wicket England were desperately looking for and Curran has given Root that. Brilliant bowling from Sam, he comes around the wicket and pitches it around off. The change of angle works as the ball comes in off the deck. Brooks looks to defend off his back foot but misses and gets stuck on the crease. The ball hits him on his back pad. The English players put in a huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Brooks has a word with Holder but opts against review. Would not have mattered as replays later on show that it was hitting the wickets on umpire's call.
55.4
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Good length ball around off, Brooks keeps it out.
55.3
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
55.2
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Fuller and around off, blocked.
55.1
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Good length ball angled in, Brooks though is confident that he has his stumps covered and leaves it alone. Replays show it wasn't too far from the top of off.
End Of The Over 55 : 161/6
8 Runs
  • 054.1
  • 054.2
  • 454.3
  • 054.4
  • 454.5
  • 054.6
J. Holder
14 (36)
S. Brooks
62 (131)
S. Broad
13-4-39-3
54.6
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Shortish and around off, blocked.
54.5
4
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
FOUR! This time off the inside edge! Shake of head from Broad. Good length ball outside off, Holder goes on the back foot and looks to punch it but gets an inside edge. The ball goes over the stumps and down to the fine leg fence.
54.4
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Full and around off, pushed to mid off.
54.3
4
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
EDGY FOUR! This will be frustrating for Broad. Length delivery just outside off, Holder waits for it and then at the last moment runs it down to third man and the ball reaches the fence. He played it with soft hands there.
54.2
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Another solid front foot block by Holder to this length ball on off.
54.1
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Back of a length ball around off, Holder keeps it out.
End Of The Over 54 : 153/6
2 Runs
  • 053.1
  • 053.2
  • 053.3
  • 253.4
  • 053.5
  • 053.6
S. Brooks
62 (131)
J. Holder
6 (30)
S. Curran
5-1-24-0
53.6
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Good length ball on off, blocked solidly.
53.5
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
In the channel outside off, Brooks lets that one pass to the keeper.
53.4
2
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Goes full this time and Brooks drives him through covers. Two more for him before mid off can come around.
53.3
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Fuller and around off, Brooks is solid on his front foot block.
53.2
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Down the leg side, Brooks looks to flick it towards fine leg but fails to connect. Buttler does well to move to his left and gather the ball.
Sam Curran is back on.
53.1
0
Sam Curran To Shamarh Brooks
Good length ball outside off, guided towards point.
End Of The Over 53 : 151/6
0 Runs
  • 052.1
  • 052.2
  • 052.3
  • 052.4
  • 052.5
  • 052.6
J. Holder
6 (30)
S. Brooks
60 (125)
S. Broad
12-3-31-3
52.6
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Fuller and around off, pushed towards point.
52.5
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Another one goes past the outside edge. Awkward bounce as the ball goes towards keeper. Fuller and just outside off, keeps low and beats the bat to go to the keeper. Replays show that there was a little nick as the ball went past but it bounced well in front of Buttler.
52.4
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Length ball around off and middle, Holder plays it towards mid on.
52.3
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Outside off, left alone.
52.2
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
Full and outside off, Holder goes for the drive but misses. Lose from the Windies skipper.
52.1
0
Stuart Broad To Jason Holder
In the channel outside off, Holder lets it go.
End Of The Over 52 : 151/6
1 Runs
  • 151.1
  • 051.2
  • 051.3
  • 051.4
  • 051.5
  • 051.6
S. Brooks
60 (125)
J. Holder
6 (24)
C. Woakes
16-3-34-2
51.6
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
51.5
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off one more time, this time Brooks is on the back foot to push it to mid on.
51.4
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Landed around off on a length, Brooks taps it towards point.
51.3
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Fuller and around off and middle, played towards mid on.
51.2
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Ripper from Woakes! How did that miss the edge? A good length ball just around off, just a hint of away movement and Brooks fails to get bat on ball.
51.1
1
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Fuller and just outside off, Holder drives it towards point and takes one.
End Of The Over 51 : 150/6
6 Runs
  • 050.1
  • 050.2
  • 250.3
  • 450.4
  • 050.5
  • 050.6
S. Brooks
60 (120)
J. Holder
5 (23)
S. Broad
11-3-31-3
50.6
0
Stuart Broad To Shamarh Brooks
On off, Brooks defends it.
50.5
0
Stuart Broad To Shamarh Brooks
Length ball on off, Brooks defends it off his back foot.
50.4
4
Stuart Broad To Shamarh Brooks
EDGED AND FOUR! Broad bowling it really well here but Brooks is managing to stay out in the middle. Good length ball around off, Brooks looks to defend it with soft hands but gets a thick outside edge. It goes to the right of second slip, not uppishly. Stokes dives but to no avail and the ball goes away to the fence.
50.3
2
Stuart Broad To Shamarh Brooks
On the pads, Brooks flicks it uppishly but in the gap at mid-wicket and gets a couple.
50.2
0
Stuart Broad To Shamarh Brooks
Length delivery on off, Brooks blocks it properly this time.
50.1
0
Stuart Broad To Shamarh Brooks
Starts with a beauty! Good length ball just around off and straightens. Brooks looks to defend but misses.
Ben Stokes is done for this spell and England's strike bowler, Stuart Broad, is back into the attack. Can he make an impact to get his side a wicket here?
End Of The Over 50 : 144/6
0 Runs
  • 049.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 049.5
  • 049.6
J. Holder
5 (23)
S. Brooks
54 (114)
C. Woakes
15-2-33-2
49.6
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Outside off, Jason leaves it alone.
49.5
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Once again consistency from both Woakes and Holder. Woakes bowls it around off and Holder is calm to get behind it and defend.
49.4
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
On off, Jason defends.
49.3
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Good length delivery on off, Holder defends it.
49.2
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Length ball on off, Holder gets on his font foot and defends it.
49.1
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Good length ball outside off, Holder shoulders arms to it. The ball comes back in but not enough to clip the stumps. Good leave by Holder.
End Of The Over 49 : 144/6
0 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 048.3
  • 048.4
  • 048.5
  • 048.6
S. Brooks
54 (114)
J. Holder
5 (17)
B. Stokes
11-3-20-1
48.6
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Back of a length ball on off, Brooks blocks it.
48.5
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Length ball on off, Brooks pushes it to the off side.
48.4
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Bouncer on the body, Brooks ducks under it.
48.3
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Down the leg side, Brooks lets it be.
48.2
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Short ball on the body, Brooks sits under it.
48.1
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Brooks plays it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 48 : 144/6
1 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 047.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
J. Holder
5 (17)
S. Brooks
54 (108)
C. Woakes
14-2-33-2
47.6
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Good length ball around off, Holder guides it towards point.
47.5
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
A solid front foot block by Holder to this good length ball around off.
47.4
1
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Length delivery around middle, Brooks plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
47.3
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Back of a length ball on middle, blocked off the back foot.
47.2
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Landed on a good length on middle, played towards mid-wicket.
47.1
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Good length ball around off, Brooks keeps it out.
End Of The Over 47 : 143/6
0 Runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
J. Holder
5 (15)
S. Brooks
53 (104)
B. Stokes
10-2-20-1
46.6
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Short again, this one is angled away. Holder fails to defend as the ball beats the outside edge.
46.5
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Shortish and around off, blocked.
46.4
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Short but little too short so Holder ducks under it easily.
46.3
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Just short of the leg gully fielder. A well-directed bouncer from Stokes. Holder tries to play it towards the leg side but there's leg gully placed. It falls just short of that fielder.
46.2
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Shortish and on the body, tucked towards square leg by Holder.
46.1
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Good length ball on middle, worked towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 46 : 143/6
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
S. Brooks
53 (104)
J. Holder
5 (9)
C. Woakes
13-1-32-2
45.6
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off again, blocked towards point off the back foot by Brooks.
45.5
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Another back of a length ball around off, Brooks is solid in defense.
45.4
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off, punched towards mid off.
45.3
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
A good length ball on the pads, Brooks looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.
45.2
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off this time, Brooks keeps it out.
45.1
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Length ball around off, Brooks plays it towards point.
End Of The Over 45 : 143/6
0 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
J. Holder
5 (9)
S. Brooks
53 (98)
B. Stokes
9-1-20-1
44.6
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Landed around off and middle, pushed back to the bowler.
44.5
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Back of a length ball again and once again down the leg side. Holder lets it be again.
44.4
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
And another one, no problems for Holder to evade it.
44.3
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Another bouncer but again harmless one as it is down the leg side.
44.2
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Down the leg side, Holder ducks under it.
44.1
0
Ben Stokes To Jason Holder
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 44 : 143/6
6 Runs
  • 143.1
  • W 43.2
  • 043.3
  • 443.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
S. Brooks
53 (98)
J. Holder
5 (3)
C. Woakes
12-1-32-2
43.6
0
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
43.5
1
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Shortish and around off, Holder pushes it down to third man for a single.
43.4
4
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
FOUR! Whipped! The skipper is off the mark in style. Full and on the pads, he flicks it powerfully through mid-wicket for a boundary.
43.3
0
Chris Woakes To Jason Holder
Fuller and around off, pushed towards point.
The team is in trouble and the skipper, Jason Holder walks out to bat. The skipper will have to lead from the front if his side are to avoid a defeat here. Can Holder and Brooks save this Test for the Caribbean nation?
43.2
W
Chris Woakes To Shane Dowrich OUT!
OUT! Just clipping the leg stump but that will do for England. Dowrich goes without opening his account once again. 100th Test wicket for Woakes. A good length ball around off, Dowrich after facing the chin music in the last over is hoping to work it on the leg side. He moves a little towards the off side and is hit on the pad. Woakes and others put in a loud appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Dowrich takes it upstairs after having a word with Brooks. Let's see if he is safe or no. Front foot is fine. No bat involved either. Where is it hitting? Clipping the leg stump so the on-field decision stays. Dowrich has to go and England just 4 wickets away from leveling the series.
Has Dowrich come too far across? The on-field umpire thinks so. Dowrich has decided to refer it. Let's see what the replays have to say.
43.1
1
Chris Woakes To Shamarh Brooks
Good length ball around off, Brooks works it on the leg side for a single.
Chris Woakes to bowl the first full over of the session as he replaces Dom Bess. Nothing much has happened for the off spinner in this innings so far.
End Of The Over 43 : 137/5
4 Runs
  • 442.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • W 42.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
S. Dowrich
0 (2)
S. Brooks
52 (96)
B. Stokes
8-1-20-1
42.6
0
Ben Stokes To Shane Dowrich
Shortish around off, Dowrich is behind the line to block.
42.5
0
Ben Stokes To Shane Dowrich
Shortish around the body, Dowrich fends it off.
The England players walk out to the middle for one final time in this Test match. Shamarh Brooks walks out with his new batting partner Shane Dowrich. Ben Stokes will finish his over.
... Day 5, Final Session ...
A very good session of Test cricket. It looked like West Indies would lose just one wicket but the hard work, effort and commitment of Stokes ensured that they break the 100-run stand right before Tea and head to the break with momentum on their side. It was a fascinating session of cricket as after getting rid of Roston Case early in the session, it looked like the hosts were cruising but Blackwood joined Brooks out in the middle and the pair put up a brilliant fight with both getting to their respective half centuries and adding a 100-run stand. It looked like the duo had done enough and would go to Tea unscathed but right at the stroke of Tea, Blackwood fell prey to Stokes' vicious bouncer and it is England who will feel like they have the momentum. West Indies are still in this with a fighting chance to draw. England, on the other hand, still have a lot to do as Brooks is out there and Dowrich and West Indies' best batter in the side, Holder still to come. So just over 42 overs to be bowled in the final session and 5 wickets in hand we are set for a thrilling finale. Do not miss out on this as it promises to be a great end to this Test. Join us for the final session at 1615 local (1515 GMT) to find out which way this Test goes.
42.4
W
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Stokes is the man again. What a player! He just keeps coming at you. On the first ball of the over, he ran all the way down to long off to save a boundary and now once again bowls an effort ball. Bangs it short around the body. Blackwood tries to somehow fend it off but ends up getting it off his gloves. The ball balloons behind. Buttler charges ahead, covers a lot of ground and takes the catch with a dive forward. A fine innings from Blackwood comes to an end. And with that, TEA ON DAY 5.
42.3
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Another bouncer! Blackwood does well to evade.
42.2
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Bouncer, Blackwood ducks under it.
42.1
4
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
FOUR RUNNING RUNS! Nice shot but what an effort from Stokes. Runs in to bowl and delivers it around off, Blackwood punches it through mid off. There is no one manning that position so Stokes goes chasing after it. He gets near the fence and puts in a dive and pulls the ball back in. The umpires check if it is a clean stop. Well, it is a clean stop but the batters have taken four running runs. Full marks for the effort.
End Of The Over 42 : 133/4
9 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 141.2
  • 041.3
  • 241.4
  • 641.5
  • 041.6
S. Brooks
52 (96)
J. Blackwood
51 (84)
D. Bess
10-1-43-0
41.6
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off, this time he blocks it out.
41.5
6
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
SIX! Gets to his half ton with a biggie! Woakes was there at long on and for a moment, his heart would have been in his mouth. Just about clears him. It is a loopy ball around off, Brooks powers it over the long on region for a biggie. Fifty in the first innings, fifty again but he needs to get to the three-figure score in this one to help West Indies secure a draw.
41.4
2
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Full and around off, this time he whips it toward deep mid-wicket and takes two.
41.3
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
A solid front foot block back to the bowler this time by Brooks.
41.2
1
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Fuller and around off, driven to long on for a single.
41.1
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
End Of The Over 41 : 124/4
2 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 240.6
S. Brooks
44 (92)
J. Blackwood
50 (82)
B. Stokes
7-1-16-0
40.6
2
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Back of a length ball around off and middle, Brooks works it on towards deep square leg and runs through for a brace.
40.5
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
This one is down the leg side so Brooks has no issues leaving it alone.
40.4
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Another bouncer but this one is little too high so Brooks ducks again.
40.3
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off, pushed towards point.
40.2
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Another sharp bouncer, this time Brooks evades it nicely.
40.1
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
A bouncer on middle, Brooks thought of hammering it via a pull but left it at the last moment.
End Of The Over 40 : 122/4
3 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 139.4
  • 139.5
  • 039.6
J. Blackwood
50 (82)
S. Brooks
42 (86)
D. Bess
9-1-34-0
39.6
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Full and around off, driven to mid on.
39.5
1
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Full and around middle, this one is pushed towards long on for a run.
39.4
1
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
FIFTY FOR BLACKWOOD. Did it in the 2nd innings of the first Test and doing it here again. Can he continue though? A flatter ball on middle, Blackwood strokes it to long on and takes a single. It is his 12th Test half ton.
39.3
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
39.2
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes his head. No thought of sending it upstairs. Replays show why. Big inside edge on that one.
39.1
1
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Short and outside off, punched to deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 39 : 119/4
0 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
J. Blackwood
49 (78)
S. Brooks
40 (84)
B. Stokes
6-0-14-0
38.6
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Nice bumper to end the over but Blackwood did really well to duck under. A fine over and an equally good response from Blackwood.
38.5
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
This one is way too short and Blackwood ducks under easily.
38.4
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
This one is just around off, Blackwood fends it away towards point. A testing over by Stokes.
38.3
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Another quality back of a length ball around the body, the rib tickler. Blackwood does well to block though.
38.2
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Just short of Pope at short leg. A nice bumper from Stokes. Blackwood hops and somehow manages to block it. It wasn't too far away from Pope at short leg.
38.1
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Bouncer on middle, Blackwood ducks under it.
End Of The Over 38 : 119/4
11 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 437.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 637.5
  • 037.6
S. Brooks
40 (84)
J. Blackwood
49 (72)
D. Bess
8-1-31-0
37.6
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Full and on the pads, worked towards the leg side.
37.5
6
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
SIX! This one sails over the fence. Brilliant from Brooks. Flighted ball around off, Brooks smashes it over long on for a biggie.
37.4
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
37.3
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
On off, blocked.
37.2
4
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
FOUR! Overpitched and got the punishment. Full and outside off, Brooks drills it through the covers to bag a boundary.
37.1
1
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Misfield and a run. Full on off and middle, Blackwood pushes it back to the bowler who fails to get down quickly and allows a single.
End Of The Over 37 : 108/4
5 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 236.3
  • 036.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
J. Blackwood
48 (71)
S. Brooks
30 (79)
B. Stokes
5-0-14-0
36.6
1
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Shortish and around the body, worked towards fine leg for a single. Blackwood moves to 48.
36.5
1
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off, Brooks tucks it wide of the man at mid on for a quick single.
Breaking - The inevitable has happened. The T20 World Cup which was due to be held later this year in Australia has been postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
36.4
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
A bouncer down the leg side. Left alone.
36.3
2
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Nicely done! Good length ball just outside off, Brooks stays on the back foot and then dabs it down to third man for a couple.
36.2
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Shortish and around off, a solid block by Brooks off his back foot.
36.1
1
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Short and around middle and leg, Blackwood pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 36 : 103/4
2 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 135.5
  • 035.6
S. Brooks
27 (75)
J. Blackwood
46 (69)
D. Bess
7-1-20-0
35.6
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Down the leg side, blocked.
35.5
1
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Flighted on middle, JB plays it to mid on and gets to the other end.
35.4
1
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Tossed up on off and middle, Brooks milks it to long on and rotates the strike.
35.3
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Shorter on off, Brooks defends it off his back foot.
35.2
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Floated on off, Brooks keeps it out.
35.1
0
Dom Bess To Shamarh Brooks
Ohh! That was close! Flighted outside off and spinning in, Brooks leaves it and is lucky as the ball spins in and just about misses the off pole.
End Of The Over 35 : 101/4
1 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
J. Blackwood
45 (68)
S. Brooks
26 (70)
B. Stokes
4-0-9-0
34.6
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Short again but Blackwood has no problem dealing with it.
34.5
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Another back of a length ball on off, Blackwood keeps it out.
34.4
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Shortish and around off, blocked towards cover off the back foot.
34.3
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Another one, and a good one again. Blackwood does well to evade.
34.2
0
Ben Stokes To Jermaine Blackwood
Bumper but that did not bounce too high. Blackwood ducks under it but falls down on the ground in the process.
34.1
1
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Shorter length ball on middle, Brooks tucks it towards the leg side and calls for a single.
End Of The Over 34 : 100/4
0 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
J. Blackwood
45 (63)
S. Brooks
25 (69)
D. Bess
6-0-18-0
33.6
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Slower through the air on middle and leg, Blackwood comes forward and looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads.
33.5
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Five dots in a row as Blackwood once again pushes this fuller ball back to the bowler.
33.4
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Quicker one this time but Blackwood blocks it out nicely.
33.3
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
On off, blocked.
33.2
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
Shortish and around off, worked towards square leg.
33.1
0
Dom Bess To Jermaine Blackwood
On off, Blackwood comes forward and keeps it out.
End Of The Over 33 : 100/4
3 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 332.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
S. Brooks
25 (69)
J. Blackwood
45 (57)
B. Stokes
3-0-8-0
32.6
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Another one outside off, Brooks shows no interest and shoulders arms.
32.5
0
Ben Stokes To Shamarh Brooks
Outside off, left alone.
32.4