* 15:10 IST: Weather Updates — The conditions in Manchester are not good. The forecast for rain was accurate and the wet weather will have a say in today’s proceedings for sure.
* 15:00 IST:Bad News! It’s raining in Manchester.
* Check out Day 2 highlights below:
Brilliant batting display from @DomSibley and @benstokes38 on Day 2 here in Manchester! 🦁🦁🦁15-minute Highlights:… https://t.co/k8ytm1UHu5
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1595057640000
Welcome once again to Timesofindia.com’s continued coverage of international cricket‘s return after the forced COVID-19 break. The ongoing three-match Test series between England and West Indies is well into the second Test, where the Joe Root-led hosts have their noses in front heading into day three today at Old Trafford.
Day-2 Recap: Ben Stokes’ impressive 176 took England to an imposing first-innings score of 469/9 declared. After that, the West Indies faced a tricky hour to bat until stumps and lost John Campbell to the recalled Sam Curran to end the day at 32-1.
In England’s impressive first innings led by Stokes, Dom Sibley too scored a century (120) and put on 260 runs with Stokes after England had been in trouble at 81-3. Off-spinner Roston Chase starred for the Windies with a five-wicket haul (5/172).
Sibley’s hundred was one of the slowest in Tests by an England batsman, the opener batting for 471 minutes — nearly eight hours — to complete a 312-ball century featuring a mere 5 fours.