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West Indies on the verge of defeat on the second day of the first Test: lost 6 wickets in the second innings, 171 runs behind England; Fifty by Root, Brook and Smith

West Indies on the verge of defeat on the second day of the first Test: lost 6 wickets in the second innings, 171 runs behind England; Fifty by Root, Brook and Smith


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England made 371 in their first innings with fifties from Joe Root, Harry Brooke and Jamie Smith.

On the second day of the first test match being played between England and West Indies at Lord’s, England has taken a lead of 250 runs over West Indies. After the first day’s play ended, West Indies came out to play the second innings and scored 79 runs after losing 6 wickets. They are still 171 runs behind England.

England started playing from their yesterday’s score of 189 runs and their entire innings was all out for 371 runs. Joe Root, Harry Brook and Jamie Smith scored half centuries for England today. Jaden Seals took the maximum of 4 wickets for West Indies. Apart from him, Gudakesh Moti and Jason Holder got 2-2 wickets each.

Bad start for West Indies in the second innings
England took a lead of 250 runs in the first innings. The West Indies team had a bad start as they lost 4 wickets for 37 runs. In the 9th over of the innings, Anderson, who was playing the last match of his career, clean bowled captain Craig Braithwaite in his vintage style.

Captain Ben Stokes bowled brilliantly and took 2 wickets. He dismissed debutant Michael Lewis and Kirk McKenzie. Gus Atkinson, who took 7 wickets in the first innings, bowled Kavem Hodge for 4 runs. In the second innings, Anderson took his second wicket by dismissing Alick Athanage. West Indies players are not able to stand in front of Anderson, Gus Atkinson and captain Ben Stokes. West Indies have lost 6 wickets so far.

James Anderson, playing his last match, bowled out captain Craig Brathwaite.

James Anderson, playing his last match, bowled out captain Craig Brathwaite.

Brooke’s Half Century
Brooke continued his innings with 25 runs from yesterday. While batting brilliantly, Brooke scored a fifty. He scored 50 runs in 64 balls. During this, he hit 5 fours and 1 six. However, he could not continue his innings much and on 50 runs, he was caught out by Alzari Joseph at the hands of keeper Da Silva.

Joe Root’s fifty
Brook and Joe Root strengthened the England innings and shared a 91-run partnership in 120 balls. Joe Root scored a brilliant fifty and scored 68 runs in 114 balls. During this, he hit 7 fours. He was bowled by Gudakesh Moti.

Jamie Smith scores 70 on debut
Jamie Smith, playing the first match of his career, scored his first fifty. He played an innings of 70 runs. During this, he hit 8 fours and 2 sixes. Jaden Seals made him his fourth victim.

Gudakesh Moti bowled 2
Moti sent two great batsmen to the pavilion in England’s first innings. First he bowled out captain Ben Stokes for 4 runs and then he dismissed Joe Root, who was batting brilliantly, for 68 runs and gave West Indies a chance to stay in the match.

Gudakesh Moti bowled the English captain for 4 runs.

Gudakesh Moti bowled the English captain for 4 runs.

4 wickets for Jayden Seals
Jaden Seals took 2 wickets on the second day. He had dismissed Ben Duckett and Jack Crowley in the last session on the first day. Today he first broke the partnership between Jamie Smith and Chris Woakes and then also took the last wicket of set batsman Jamie Smith. He took a total of 4 wickets in the first innings.

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