ENG vs WI, 2nd Test, Test Cricket Live Score and Commentary
The second match of the three match test series between England and West Indies will be played at Trent Bridge. First day’s play is scheduled for May 25.
The eng vs wi match will start at 11:00 local, 10:00 GMT. The live scorecard and commentary can be seen here from 10:00 GMT.
After the win against West Indies in the first test, England would be much confident to bag the series 3-0. Although West Indies were not a walkover and exhibited good spells of cricket, they could not keep England from winning due to England’s batting depth.
The fourth day with the bat and the end of fourth plus the start of fifth day with the bowl, West Indies posed some trouble for England. In their second innings, West Indies were 67 runs ahead at a stage, after having covered England’s first innings lead. They still had 6 wickets in hand and both Samuels and Chanderpaul were going smoothly. But that couldn’t be sustained for long.
Then at the start of England’s second innings, West Indies was able to pick up 4 wickets for 57, when England were chasing 192. However, Cook and Bell steered England home easily.
Trent Bridge is one of the favorite venues for English team because of its extra support to swing bowling. This would add pressure on the weak top order West Indian batting and some confidence to English pacers.
England is expected to keep the same side as the first test. The only debate is between Bresnan and Finn. Bresnan has had 12 wins in 12 matches now and the last time he played at Trent Bridge, he scored 90 and took 4 wickets. So, there is a great chance that England will continue with its winning combination.
For West Indies, Gabriel is out for the series. Tino Best flew over from the Caribbean as a replacement but there is a greater likelihood of Ravi Rampaul’s inclusion because of his experience. Shillingford might be included as a spinning option instead of Fidel Edwards. Spinners have caused more problems to English batsmen than any other type of bowlers. But this observation is only based on away matches.
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