West Indies scored 248/6 lost 3 quick wickets of Shamarah Brooks and Blackwood and Dowrich, All 3 wickets just a little over post Tea session felt quickly and claimed by Stuart Broad as the innings is progressing in the third session on day 4 in the 2nd test being played at old Trafford Manchester. England scored 469/9 in their first innings. English team which is trailing the 3 matches 0-1 was looking positive and posted decent total to set up the match.
Kraig Braithwate the west indies opener was looking set for a hundred as he was developing his innings nicely post lunch session before he got out when he was on 75 runs with 8 boundaries before he got out on the delivery of Ben Stokes who came round the wicket and Braithwaite gave a catch to the bowler himself and stokes claim this price wicket as the opener indeed looked solid, The west indies had 199 runs on board when Braithwaite’s good show ended at the first ball of 69th over of the innings.
The third wicket earlier was felt when west indies team total was 123 runs and the number four batsman in the batting line up got out on the bowling of young English fast bowler Sam Curran who joined in the 2nd test bowled a good delivery which got the outside edge of the bat of Shai Hope and Wicketkeeper Buttler took him behind the wickets.
The fifth wicket of West Indies was felt at a total of 242 runs just little after the tea session as number five Shamarah Brooks who made good 68 runs with a fine display of 11 boundaries got out Leg Before wicket to Stuart Broad.
The 6th wicket didn’t take much time as Blackwood got out without scoring any run and was bowled by Stuart Broad West Indies team total was 248 runs. The 7th Wicket felt of Shane Dowrich, he got out without scoring any run as Stuart Broad claimed him LBW Dowrich took the DRS Review but the TV umpire found that ball was indeed hitting the Stumps and confirmed the ground umpire’s original decision which was out
Till the fall of the 7th wicket, West Indies was trailing behind 217 runs and needed only 18 runs to avoid the follow on as Roston Chase was batting on 20 runs and captain Jason Holder joined him to develop a partnership for 7th wicket for west Indies in order to avoid the follow on which was looking in reach earlier with much trouble before Stuart Broad bowled brilliant spell post tea session and claimed 3 quick wickets and set up the match nicely for a possible England win from the result which was heading to a draw.