By winning the second test match against west indies, England leveled the series against west indies by 1-1 now. England was defeated by West indies in the first test match against west indies and it was the first international cricket match during coronavirus pandemic.
Ben stokes and Stuart Broad took the match from West indies with their high class bowling performance. Ben stokes took 1 wicket and 2 wicket in first and second innings respectively.
While stuart broad took 3 and 3 wickets im first and second innings respectively.
Ben stokes scored 176 runs in the first innings and 78 runs in the second innings which leads to the great victory of England over West indies.
Roston chase, K Braithwaite, S brooks played exceptionally well but they didn’t get support from their partners which resulted in the defeat of west indies.
West indies’ bowling performance was not that well as compared to the first test match in which kemar roach and shonon Gabriel destroyed England’s batting order.
Roston chase took 5 wickets and kemar roach took 2 wickets in first innings and roach also took 2 wickets in second innings of the match.
In the old Trafford stadium, west indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. England scored 469 runs in first innings and West indies scored 287 runs in the first innings. On the last day, England declared the second innings by scoring 129 more runs.
West indies on the other hand needed to chase the total of 301 for defeating England, but west indies only scored 198 runs in the second innings.
England, at the end defeated west indies by 113 runs and leveled the series 1-1.
THE FINAL TEST MATCH
Every one is waiting for the third test match between England and West indies on 24th of july as it would be a happy ending of a first test series during coronavirus pandemic.
The final test match will be decider of the series as it is leveled now. If the third test match between England and West indies got drawn, then the series will result in a draw.
It is very important for both the teams ( England and West indies ) to play well in the upcoming and the last test match of the series. The series between these two countries is gaining worldwide popularity as international cricket begun from few weeks. People are looking for a tough competition between these two teams.
England is one of the nations, who are keeping test cricket alive with their better performance and improvement in fielding standards.
T 20 WORLD CUP 2020
The world cup of 20 overs this year to be played in Australia, is cancelled and there will be no world cup this year due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic.
The commercial subsidiary of the ICC, IBC Board decided at a meeting that the t20 world cup will be postponed due to corona virus pandemic, and for the security and safety of players and management, it should be postponed.
Every cricket fan is waiting for the t20 World Cup, but this year you have to wait.
England and West indies are also preparing themselves for this world cup, but now after it has postponed, the views of the management of both the countries will be heard in the next test match between them.
Last year England won the 50 over world cup by defeating New Zealand in the final match. On the other hand, West indies didn’t performed well in the last 50 over world cup.
But West Indies is 2 times world champions in 20 over world cup and is the only team to won this tournament on multiple occasions. West indies also defeated England in the final match of previous t20 World cup held in 2016. West indies has won t20 world cup in 2012 and in 2016.
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