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 219-run Lead for England

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219-run Lead for England

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AT the end of day four of the 2nd test at Old Trafford in Manchester, England closed on 37/2, leading West Indies by 219 runs.

Opener Ben Stokes ended the day on 16 runs while Joe Root was not out on 8.

When play started on Sunday, Windies batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Alzarri Joseph resumed on six and 14 respectively.

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Brathwaite put up some resistance against the English bowlers as he got to 75 runs, the topscore for Windies, in 165 balls. He was eventually caught and bowled by Ben Stokes.

Joseph also contributed with the bat as he got 32 runs while the second highest score came from Shamarh Brooks who made 68.

Roston Chase put 51 runs on the board while Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dowrich did not trouble the scorer.

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England’s bowlers restricted the Caribbean side to 287 with Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes getting three wickets a piece.

Batsmen Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler opened the batting for England in the second innings.

Buttler was the first wicket to fall when he was bowled for a duck by Kemar Roach.

Roach got his second scalp when he bowled Zak Crawley for 11.

 

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