West Indies which won the first test at Southampton last Sunday, West indies won the toss today and ask England to bat first in a second test match started today at historic Old Trafford cricket ground at Manchester.
England made two changes in the bowling line up today as Jofra Archer was dropped by England after he found breaching bio security protocol amid covid 19 pandemics and was advised to complete five days Isolation ironically what could have been five business days at old trafford considering his fiery performance in first test England will surly miss him at the center.
James Anderson was also rested and Stuart Broad came to his place and Sam Curran the young fast bowler replaced him. Chris, Woakes was also added in the playing eleven
Joe root the regular English test team captain who missed the first test match for his personal relation came back at took charge of the team as captain to lead the side. That made a total of four changes in England playing Eleven from the first test which England lost.
The toss got delayed for 60 minutes in the morning after the drizzle started minutes ago from the scheduled toss time, the match got delayed for 90 minutes which led the umpires to reduce the day one to 83 Overs in place of 90 overs usual minimum overs in a test match for one day to be bowled.
Rory burns and Dom Sibly opened the innings for England, The decision of bowling first due to over case condition took 13. Overs and 2 balls when Rory Burns was found leg before wicket, on the bowling of Roston chase, He took the DRS for what was looking a plumb in front couldn’t save it either and England lost their first wicket at the score of 29 on the score board and umpire call it to lunch at 1 30 GMT and end of session one day one. Rory Burns scored 15 on 35 bowls.
At the start of the second session after lunch, it didn’t take long as the very first ball after lunch got England number 3 Zak Crawley which was his first ball to and he got out on duck caught by Jason holder at leg slip on the bowling of Roston chase.
Joe Root the captain looked solid but got out at 23, as till 34th over England managed to make 85 runs on a loss of three wickets.
Which set up a nice day for cricket fans to watch high class cricket.