West Indies pulled things back in the last meeting and decreased the deficiency to 109 toward the finish of the subsequent day’s play in Antigua after downpour achieved an untimely finish to procedures. Nkrumah Bonner and Jason Holder arranged a superb rebound with a 75-pursue stand England had hit with four speedy wickets. The unbeaten stand guaranteed the hosts kept England under control with 202 for 4 on the board when stumps were drawn on Wednesday (March 9).
Britain’s bowlers bowled with discipline yet didn’t actually compromise the West Indian players. Albeit, the West Indies’ players were being careful and found it hard to score in the last meeting. Downpour halted play for around 25 minutes, yet when play continued, Bonner and Holder were unperturbed. They proceeded with the last known point of interest and took West Indies to somewhere safe and secure. Jack Leach bowled seven ladies straight however was taken out from the assault by Root, without any result.
Britain counterattacked and picked speedy wickets after Lunch as West Indies were diminished to 127/4 after a 83-run opening stand. Downpour then, at that point, halted play to drive an early stop to the center meeting on Day 2. That, after West Indies had packed away the initial meeting, first bowling out England for 311, and followed it up with their openers giving the side a decent beginning. They, notwithstanding, lost wickets one after another as England’s bowlers brought the guests back into the game.
The new ball moved around a fair piece, yet Woakes and Overton weren’t predictable enough in hitting their regions which let the West Indies openers get off to a flying beginning. Seven limits came in the ten overs as Kraigg Brathwaite assaulted from the beginning and took advantage of the looseners the pacers bowled. Be that as it may, after lunch, John Campbell was choked down the leg-side for 35 to break the initial stand. That caused a whirlwind of wickets.
Kraigg Brathwaite raised his 24th Test 50 years not long after however fell for 55 as Mark Wood hit with an edge. Shamarh Brooks fell, however Jermaine Blackwood was given a daily existence when Foakes spilled a one-gave jump. He was unable to capitalize on it, falling simply near the very edge of Tea and before downpour rashly finished the meeting.
Prior, subsequent to having been diminished to 48/4, England figured out how to get to 311 was generally on account of Jonny Bairstow’s awesome century that saved his side the blushes. Subsequent to breaking the Bairstow-Chris Woakes stand that cost them 71, they disposed of England’s lower request decently fast with Seales getting done with a four-fer. Bairstow fell for 140 in the wake of batting out over a large portion of the initial meeting to keep England in the game. He combat 259 balls to safeguard England as West Indies retaliated with wickets in the first part of the day meeting. It required a unique exertion from Jason Holder to wrap up the innings. Bairstow hoped to trudge a decent length conveyance through midwicket, yet just got a thick directing edge that Holder clutched subsequent to running back.
Brief score : England 311/10 (Jonny Bairstow 140, Ben Foakes 42, Chris Woakes 28; Jayden Seales 4-79) lead West Indies 202/4 (Kraigg Brathwaite 55, John Campbell 35, Jason Holder 43*, Nkrumah Bonner 34*) by 109 runs.