Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley put up a strong 126-run partnership to support England after they were reduced to 81-3 on Day 1 of the 2nd Test at Old Trafford.
England lost Rory Burns for just 29 runs which continued West Indies’ dominancy from last match’s win.
Burns (15) fell to Roston Chase on a straighter delivery clicking the pads directly, On the very next ball, West Indies celebrated a wicket again as Zak Crawley gave a simple catch at leg gully. Back-to-back wickets took West Indies on top of the first session.
England Captain Joe Root joined Burns at the crease and both the batters somehow managed to take England out of trouble by scoring 52 runs together. But, England had to see yet another dismissal in 32nd over when Alzarri Joseph bowled full to Root and it was the end of captain’s inning.
Skipper Joe Root scored 23 off 49 balls with the help of 2 boundaries.
Stokes and Sibley, later on supported England’s inning. Both walked off being not out at stumps on opening day.
Ben Stokes scored 59 runs off 159 balls laced by 4 boundaries and a six whereas Sibley made 86 off 253 balls with the help of 4 boundaries
Roston Chase finished Day 1 with 2-53 while Joseph took a wicket and conceded 41 runs.
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