Outside off delivery from Roach. Stokes hits this firmly. Shamarh Brooks drops a dolly at extra cover.
Second life for captain Stokes. Lucky Stokes!
OVERS 46.4: FOUR!
What a shot from Stokes. Stokes leans forward and sends Roach towards deep mid wicket region for a boundary.
OVERS 45.2: FOUR!
Back of a length and outside off delivery from Gabriel. Buttler sends the ball through covers.
OVERS 43.6: FOUR!
Too wide from Gabriel. Buttler punishes him over the slip cordon for a boundary.
OVERS 43.3: FOUR!
Powerful shot from Stokes. He goes on backfoot and slaps the ball towards sweeper cover for a boundary. Poor delivery from Gabriel.
West Indies players are making their way to the middle. Stokes and Buttler are ready. Shannon Gabriel starts the proceedings after lunch.UPDATE: Good news, folks. Play to begin at 1.55 pm (6.25 pm IST).UPDATE: Rain has stopped in Southampton. Covers are coming offUPDATE: Bad news! there is a slight drizzle in Southampton. The covers are on.Welcome back, folks.That’s LUNCH at the Ageas Bowl.The West Indies reaped the benefits of bowling full and straight in tough conditions for batsmen as England lost four wickets to collapse to 106 for 5 on Day 2 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The decision of stand-in England captain Ben Stokes to bat first under forecast overcast skies was looking misguided as the top order struggled to deal with the pace and seam movement of Shannon Gabriel (3-38) and Jason Holder (2-24). Stokes was unbeaten on 21 off 62 balls, and Jos Buttler was 9 not out.England 106/5 on Day 2Ben Stokes 21*, Jos Buttler 9*Jason Holder 2/24; Shannon Gabriel 3/38OVERS 42.1: FOUR!Magnificent shot from Buttler. He plays Joseph beautifully towards deep extra cover.ENGLAND 104/5
OVERS 40.6: FOUR!
Ben Stokes guides Alzarri Joseph towards deep mid wicket for a boundary.
OVERS 40.2: DROPPED!
Short from Alzarri Joseph. Ben Stokes goes for pull but gets a top edge. Catch is the call. Roach runs, dives, grabs the ball but spills it in the end.
Jos Buttler comes to the creaseOVERS 37.4: WICKET!Jason Holder takes his second wicket, removes Ollie Pope for 12 runs. Brilliant delivery from the West Indies captain. Pope finds the outside edge. Wicketkeeper Dowrich takes an easy catch behind the stumps. Second wicket for Holder. Brilliant bowling from Windies today.ENGLAND 87/5
Edged and GONE!!! Holder got Pope to nibble a fine edge to Dowrich behind#ENGvWI https://t.co/JhYCYE2hRX
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OVERS 36.4: FOUR!That’s Stokes special. Perfect balanced shot. Full length delivery from Alzarri Joseph. Stokes plays this beautifully straight down the ground.ENGLAND 85/4
OVERS 36: FOUR!
Wow! Shot of the day. Pope at his best. He leans forward and guides Holder towards deep extra cover. Back-to-back boundaries for Pope.
OVERS 35.5: FOUR!
Wonderful shot from Pope. Brilliant head position. He flicks the ball towards deep mid wicket.
Ollie Pope joins Ben Stokes in the middle.OVERS 33.1: WICKET!A loud LBW appeal from Holder against Crawly. Umpire says NO. Holder makes a ‘T’. No bat. The ball hitting the leg stump. Umpire changes his decision. It’sOUT.First wicket for captain Holder.England are 4 down. Crawley departs for 10. ENGLAND 71/4
Another wicket for Windies 🌴 Captain Jason Holder has claimed his first wicket, trapping Zak Crawley leg-before… https://t.co/gd6DOYhgGF
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OVERS 32.3: FOUR!What a shot from Stokes. Half volley from Roach and Stokes punches this beautifully straight down the ground.ENGLAND 71/3
OVERS 31.6: FOUR!
Holder to Crawley. The England batsman gets a thick outside edge and the ball races towards backward point for a boundary.
Crawley dabs this towards cover point. Stokes says ‘run’. Crawley takes a quick single. Excellent running between the wickets.
It’s time for DRINKS!30 overs gone! ENGLAND 62/3. Crawley 5*, Stokes 5*OVERS 28.3: APPEAL!Another loud LBW appeal from Kemar Roach against Ben Stokes. Umpire says NO. Roach looks at Holder but he isn’t convinced. Impact outside.
OVERS 27.5: FOUR!
Stokes gets first runs as as England captain with a fine boundary towards backward square leg. He gets applause from the dressing room. Big moment for Stokes.
OVERS 26.5: FOUR!
Crawly is off the mark with a classy boundary towards deep extra cover.
England captain Ben Stokes comes to the crease.
In the last 3 years, no West Indies bowler has gotten more batsmen out bowled than Shannon Gabriel’s 2️⃣7️⃣ bowled… https://t.co/sInGtXRGMT
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OVERS 25.4: WICKET!Shannon Gabriel takes his third wicket, Rory Burns departs for 30. A loud LBW appeal from Gabriel and captain Holder. Umpire says NO. Gabriel is having a small chat with his captain. Holder immediately asks for a review. That’s absolutely plumb. The ball misses the bat and crashes on to the stumps. Umpire has to reverse his decision. It’s OUT. Windies are elated. Third wicket for Gabriel. Brilliant bowling from him today.ENGLAND 51/3.
Wicket number 3️⃣ for Shannon Gabriel! 🎉 A great morning so far for West Indies and England find themselves 51/3.… https://t.co/YpVqfrwdcF
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