England vs West Indies Live Score, 1st Test, Day 2:Shannon Gabriel gave a great start to West Indies on Day just like he had done on Wednesday, by removing both overnight batsmen Joe Denly and Rory Burns in the first England vs West Indies Test match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Joe Denly and Rory Burns had taken England to 35 for 1 at Tea but play never resumed after that on Day 1. Shannon Gabriel had cleaned up England opener Sibley for a duck .A light drizzle had forced the players go off after the first three overs and when they returned after 15-20 minutes the rain allowed just 7 balls before again interrupting proceedings.Earlier,England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first.
Follow updates of England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2
16:45 hrs: FOUR! Shot of the day from Stokes.Just a shimmy down the track to meet the ball under his eyes and just punches it through the mid-on region for a boundary.England 71/3 after 32.3 overs.
16:42 hrs: FOUR!Streaky from Crawley. A pitched up delivery from Holder, it just shaped away and Crawley tried to flick it through the on side but only managed to get a thick outside edge past the slip cordon and it races away for a boundary.
16:39 hrs: Stokes living dangerously!You can get a feeling, Stokes wants to get on with it. He wants to unsettle Roach and Holder from the lovely rhythm they’ve settled into but in doing so he’s probably giving them an opportunity to get his wicket. Roach follows up Holder’s maiden with another maiden.
16:32 hrs: Another maiden from Holder,his thrid of today. The West Indies captain has just given away 1 run today in the four overs he has bowled so far. Stokes did his best to put Holder off from his line and length but the West Indies captain was up for it.England 62/3 in 30 overs.
16:23 hrs: FOUR!England captain Ben Stokes opens his account with a boundary. It was short from Gabriel and Stokes loves it there. He swivels quickly to get into position and pulls it away for a boundary.
16:18 hrs: FOUR!That’s the way to get off the mark. A solid cover drive from Crawley off Kemar Roach, that should settle whatever nerves he might have had. Nothing wrong with the delivery, it was just a very good shot from the right-hander.
England captain, left-handed batsman Ben Stokes is the new man in
16:11 hrs: OUT!Excellent review from the West Indies! There might have been some bat and even it there wasn’t, it did look to be sliding down the leg side on real time but Jason Holder decided to go upstairs. And he was right. No bat and three reds. What a time Gabriel is having. It was full and straight,Burns (30)played all around it, it hit his front pads. The West Indies players went up in a vociferous appeal. England have now lost both their overnight batsmen.England 51/3
Righ-handed batsman Zak Crawley is the new man in
15:59 hrs: BOWLED’em!Gabriel once again. A nip-backer. But it didn’t do that much to be honest. Denly was rooted to his crease and was a tad late in bringing his bat down, there was a huge gap between his bat and pad too. The ball crashed onto his stumps.England 48/2.
15:55 hrs: First runs for Denly on Day 2 and it’s a boundary.Gabriel drifts down leg side and Denly it flicks it off his pads and it has enough to carry to the boundary.
15:54 hrs: Consecutive maidens from Holder!The West Indies captain has settled into a good rhythm early on Day 2.
15:49 hrs:Gabriel squares up Burns but the left-hander somehow manages to get enough bat to it across the cover region for a single. That’s the way Burns plays, not the most elegant players but he is very very effective.England 44/1 after 22 overs.
15:37 hrs:First boundary of Day 2! A gentle loosener from Gabriel to start his spell, not much swing, just floated throught the air and Burns pushes it throught the cover-point