Monday 26 October, 2020

West Indies and England frustrated by Manchester washout

England's Sam Curran walks past the covered pitch area after rain delayed start of the third day of the second cricket Test match against the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool).

England's Sam Curran walks past the covered pitch area after rain delayed start of the third day of the second cricket Test match against the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool).

Rain prevented any play on the third day of the second cricket Test between England and West Indies in Manchester on Saturday.

England, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, now have only two days left to force a victory.

West Indies will resume Sunday morning on 32-1 in reply to England's first innings 469-9 declared, with Kraigg Brathwaite six not out and nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph unbeaten on 14.

Opener John Campbell fell for 12 on Friday, trapped leg before by Sam Curran.

Ben Stokes top-scored in England's innings with 176 - his 10th test century - while Dom Sibley hit 120, his second ton.

Jos Buttler also made 40 and Dom Bess finished unbeaten on 31. Off-spinner Roston Chase was the most effective West Indies bowler. He took 5-172 and paceman Kemar Roach picked up 2-58.

West Indies won the first Test in Southampton by four wickets.

If West Indies win one of the remaining two Tests of this campaign -- both being staged in Manchester -- they will secure their first series victory in England for 32 years

 

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