Windies close in on England’s first-innings total

By February 01, 2019
Kraigg Brathwaite (left) and Shai Hope Kraigg Brathwaite (left) and Shai Hope

At lunch on the second day of the second Test between the Windies and England, the home team at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua were 126 for one, just 61 runs behind the visitor’s first-innings total of 187. 

Vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite was two runs away from a half-century, and was in partnership with Shai Hope, who was on 22 at the lunch interval.

The Windies had started the day on 30 without loss, but John Campbell, who had lived on the edge throughout his innings, was the only batsman out in the session, going caught at second slip by Jos Buttler off the bowling of Ben Stokes.

Campbell went for 47, and while it was Stokes who got the wicket, Stuart Broad put in some fantastic work, bowling 12 overs for just 22 runs, but also creating incredible pressure, which to be fair, the Windies weathered quite well.

In between some miscued shots and some play and misses, Campbell played some beautiful shots before he was eventually out.

Hope has come to the crease and looked fairly comfortable, giving the Windies hope that they can carry on after lunch and put England under some real pressure.

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