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02-Feb-2019 05:56:00 GMT
WI vs Eng - 2nd Test, Antigua, day 2

Bravo, Holder stretch West Indies lead

Antigua: West Indies pressed home their advantage on day two of the second Test on Friday, leaving England's hopes of winning the series hanging precariously in Antigua.

Stuart Broad bowled especially well for England, unfortunate to get just three scalps amid a taxing day in the field for the guests, who dropped a few gets, including two by Jos Buttler at third slip.

West Indies were 272 for six at the nearby in their first innings, having added 242 races to their medium-term score on a North Sound pitch that hoped to have dried out impressively from Thursday's greentop.

Left-hander Darren Bravo (33) and skipper Jason Holder (19) will continue on Saturday with the home group driving by 85 runs.

Bravo confronted 165 balls in an adamant remain at the wrinkle dependent on persistence and a reading material straight bat.

Brief scores:
West Indies 272 for 6 (Brathwaite 49, Broad 3-42) lead England 187 (Moeen 60, Bairstow 52, Roach 4-30) by 85 runs

The England bowlers, he stated, had beaten the bat in excess of multiple times as indicated by the group's computations.

Wide, reviewed in the wake of being dubiously discarded for the principal Test, was the pick of the England bowlers with 3-42, while individual pacemen Ben Stokes (1-58) and James Anderson (0-58) additionally bowled well without good fortune.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali (2-54) rejected opener Kraigg Brathwaite (49) and hard-hitting Shimron Hetymer (21).

The home group put on 96 keeps running in the principal session, with opener John Campbell the solitary man expelled before lunch, got in the slips for 47 off Stokes.

Campbell and Brathwaite had put on 70 keeps running for the opening wicket, their third tolerable organization in the arrangement, giving West Indies a platform so frequently missing as of late.

West Indies lead the three-Test series 1-0.


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