England produced an excellent efficiency to safe a series-levelling victory over West Indies within the second Take a look at at Previous Trafford.
Centuries from Ben Stokes (176) and Dom Sibley (120) noticed the hosts rack up 469-9 of their first innings and wickets from Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Stokes then restricted Windies to 287.
Stokes then smashed England to 129-Three with one other half-century earlier than Joe Root declared for the second time within the match with 85 overs remaining to clinch victory and stage the sequence.
Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood scored fifth-day fifties for the vacationers however their resolve was lastly ended within the night session, with Broad and Stokes doing the vast majority of the harm.
England’s 113-run win means the sequence is all sq. forward of the third and ultimate Take a look at, which begins on Friday at Previous Trafford.
West Indies, who received the opening Take a look at by 4 wickets, at the moment maintain the Wisden Trophy having crushed England 2-1 at dwelling firstly of 2019.
Rory Burns – 3/10
For the third time within the sequence, the Surrey opener made a begin earlier than giving his wicket away. This time he inexplicably missed a straight ball from part-time spinner Chase on the stroke of lunch on day one. Was pushed down the order as England appeared to attain rapidly earlier than declaring of their second innings.
Dom Sibley – 9/10
Confirmed admirable endurance and willpower as he scored the second century of his fledgling Take a look at profession from 315 deliveries. Might have to take a look at his tempo going ahead however this innings – with the sequence on the road – can’t be criticised.
Zak Crawley – 3/10
Batted at quantity three on the expense of Kent team-mate Joe Denly however did not reap the benefits of his promotion, falling for a first-ball duck on day one and for 11 later within the match when England went on the assault.
Joe Root (c) – 6/10
Seemed in respectable sufficient nick – which was by nowhere close to a given contemplating this was his first knock for greater than 4 months – however nicked off when set after which watched Stokes and Sibley go massive. Nonetheless, led the crew to a much-needed victory on his return to the aspect.
Ben Stokes – 10/10
Demonstrated his full repertoire with two good and polar reverse innings. Scored his second-slowest century firstly of the match after which his second-fastest fifty as England put their foot down. Contributed 254 runs within the match and chipped in with two essential wickets. The perfect participant in world cricket.
Ollie Pope – 4/10
Got here to the crease on day two with England 341-Four however was dismissed virtually instantly by Chase. A tame dismissal that belies his promise and expertise. Will get an additional level for the unbelievable catch he took to complete the sport.
Jos Buttler (wk) – 5/10
Batted properly sufficient within the first innings – scoring 40 off 79 balls – however couldn’t kick on and silence his critics utterly. Opened within the second innings however failed to harm Windies as he was bowled for a three-ball duck.
Chris Woakes – 8/10
Greater than justified his choice. Bowled fantastically all through, taking three wickets in every innings. An excellent cricketer in English situations. Solely blip was going for a first-ball duck.
Sam Curran – 7/10
Typically will get overshadowed by England’s extra established and crowd pleasing bowlers however by no means lets the crew down. Dismissed two of West Indies’ top-four within the first innings. Will possible miss out within the third Take a look at however that’s no slight on his efficiency and as an alternative a nod in the direction of England’s wealth of choices within the bowling division.
Dom Bess – 6/10
Didn’t play as essential a job as anticipated on the fifth day however at the least knocked over the West Indies captain with a magnificence. Is he the most effective spinner in England? Presumably not, however he continues to contribute – right here he smashed 31 earlier than the first-innings declaration – so dropping him can be harsh.
Stuart Broad – 9/10
Responded brilliantly to being disregarded of the sequence opener with an aesthetic efficiency. Produced two game-changing spells and completed the match with six wickets.
Kraigg Brathwaite – 7/10
Made a half-century within the first innings and nothing within the second, simply as he did within the opening match in Southampton. A century was there for the taking however he was undone by Stokes on day 4, which turned out to be a key second within the match.
John Campbell – 2/10
His poor sequence continued with simply 16 runs within the match. Nicked off enjoying a flashy drive on day 5 when West Indies had been batting to save lots of the match. Can haven’t any complaints if he’s dropped for the ultimate Take a look at.
Shai Hope – 3/10
West Indies’ most proficient batsman continues to disappoint. Fell to an off-cutter from Curran first up after which a magnificence from Broad on day 5. Badly wants a rating.
Shamarh Brooks – 8/10
Appears to be like a participant of actual class. Has solely simply damaged into the crew on the age of 31 however may very well be a mainstay in Windies’ center order over the subsequent few years. Will likely be upset to not have scored a century however scores of 68 and 62 confirmed his expertise.
Roston Chase – 8/10
His innocuous off-spin invariably troubles England and he claimed his third Take a look at five-wicket haul because the hosts racked up greater than 450. He impressed with the bat in Southampton and made his third successive rating of the sequence with a first-innings fifty at Previous Trafford.
Jermaine Blackwood – 7/10
West Indies’ hero with the bat from Southampton produced one other spectacular final-day innings, scoring a fluent fifty to frustrate England within the afternoon session. His dismissal on the stroke of tea was the turning level.
Shane Dowrich (wk) – 2/10
Bagged a pair. Has been in fantastic kind over the previous two years however West Indies want extra from him now.
Jason Holder (c) – 4/10
Was not as potent with the ball as he was final week, albeit on a a lot flatter pitch. Nonetheless hasn’t produced an innings of word with the bat.
Alzarri Joseph – 4/10
Dismissed the England captain with a great spell of bowling however that was his solely scalp of the match. A bicep harm stored him off the sphere at occasions and can possible rule him out of the final Take a look at.
Kemar Roach – 7/10
One way or the other went 521 deliveries with out taking a Take a look at wicket earlier than dismissing Stokes and Woakes in successive balls right here. Lastly received some reward for his effort within the second innings with two extra scalps. Windies’ greatest bowler this week.
Shannon Gabriel – 3/10
The choice to danger the quick bowler in back-to-back Checks didn’t repay. Struggled along with his health all through and did not take any wickets. Deserves credit score for his graft at the least.
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