WI vs. Eng, 2nd Test: Marlon Samuels Sizzles but England Impress on Day 1

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | 0
photo: ndtv sports

photo: ndtv sports


The second Test match between West Indies and England got underway in Grenada on Tuesday after a rain delay aborted 20 overs of the opening day’s play. The clouds cleared, and England put West Indies to bat first.

James Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests, got an early breakthrough for his side after castling opener Kraigg Brathwaite (1) in the 3rd over itself. Even Devon Smith (15) could not extend his stay in the middle.

Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels, thereafter, did the rescue work for the hosts, before the former departed for 35. Veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpul (1) also fell cheaply, much to the dismay of the local fans.

Samuels, finally, sought some prop up from the other end, as he and Jermaine Blackwood (26) stitched a 55-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

Even as Blackwood perished, Samuels (94*) continued to sizzle with the willow, getting involved in an unbeaten 59-run stand with skipper Denesh Ramdin (6*), as West Indies ended the day at 188-5.

For England, Chris Jordan took 2 wickets, while James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes had a scalp each.





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