WI vs. Eng, 1st Test: West Indies Fightback But Lose Early Wickets on Day 2

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 | 0
Shivnarine Chanderpaul played a crucial role in steadying West Indies' innings (photo: barbados today)

Shivnarine Chanderpaul played a crucial role in steadying West Indies’ innings (photo: barbados today)


WI vs. Eng, 1st Test: Resuming at the overnight score of 341-5, England were estimated to pile on around 500 runs on the board. However, a regimented West Indies bowling attack saw them bundle out for 399 in the wee hours of Day 2. (Read Day 1 Report)

In response, the home side lost their opener Devon Smith (11) early on in the innings. Their desolation amplified when Darren Bravo (10) also fell cheaply. Thereafter, Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels did try to get West Indies out of trouble, before the latter perished for 33.

Wickets continued to tumble as Brathwaite (39) also could not lengthen his stay in the middle. Yet, an unbeaten 56-run partnership between Shivnarine Chanderpaul (29*) and Jermaine Blackwood (30*) ensured that the hosts do not suffer any further casualties in the day.

At stumps, West Indies were 155-4, as James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan and off-spinner James Tredwell shared one wicket apiece for England.



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