Joe Root’s composed, unbeaten century guided England to a comfortable 244 for three at the end of the first day of the second Test against the West Indies in Barbados on Wednesday. Dan Lawrence’s last-over impatience cost him a maiden Test century, but Joe Root’s composed, unbeaten century guided England to a comfortable 244 for three at the end of the first day of the second Test against the West Indies in Barbados on Wednesday.
England got off to a great start on Day 2. Ben Stokes, an all-rounder, has 5000 runs in test cricket, while Joe Root, the captain, has a wonderful 150. A quick-firing Ben Stokes has demolished the West Indies bowling as England sets a lofty goal
As is customary for England’s captain, he was magnificent in his approach as he reached his eighth test century in 19 Tests since the start of 2021.
Root might have been caught behind on 23 and dropped on 34, When Root was on 34, wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva lost a leg-side ball provided by senior bowler Kemar Roach, and Alzarri Joseph, playing first slip for the first time, wasted a simple opportunity presented by an aggressive Lawrence off Jayden Seales in the last session.
Dan Lawrence, on the other hand, had a notable first-day performance, scoring 91 runs off 150 balls. Meanwhile, at Bridgetown, West Indies bowlers Jayden Seales, Veersammy Permaul, and Jason Holder each grabbed a wicket.
The West Indies kept the same 11 as in the first Test, although England had to make two changes due to an injury and illness list among their fast bowlers
1⃣2⃣5⃣-0⃣ in the morning session.
3⃣6⃣9⃣-3⃣ at lunch.
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