England stands near carrying a significant lead from the series-decider from West Indies after finishing the next day by averaging six wickets. Resuming the afternoon at 258/4, the English team were bowled out for just 369 since Ollie Pope got out to his overnight score of 91 while Buttler left 67 incorporating 11 runs. A total of 369 would not be possible with no quick-fire knock out of Stuart Broad, who scored 62 off 45 balls to assist England to recuperate from 280/8. All four pacers of their house team picked up wickets as West Indies completed the afternoon at 137/6.
Here are the stats from the 2nd day’s play in Manchester in which England held an upper hand:
A day of landmarks for Roach:
201 — Kemar Roach finished 200 wickets in Test cricket with the wicket of Chris Woakes at England’s first innings. Roach is the 9th West Indian to bag 200 wickets in the longer format. He’s also the 2nd slowest into the accomplishment one of the Seven players having taken 59 Tests. Gary Sobers is the slowest West Indies for this accomplishment as he reached the landmark in his 80th Test game.
Roach is also the very first West Indies who left the introduction after 1990 to assert 200 or more wickets in Test cricket. The final West Indian to reach the milestone of 200 Test wickets has been Curtly Ambrose in March 1994.
Roach has become the 14th player to finish 50 Test wickets for West Indies from England. Twenty-seven of Roach’s 50 Test wickets against England arrived in England only.
Anderson goes past Trueman:
87 — Amount of wickets James Anderson has picked up in Test cricket from West Indies; the maximum by any England player. Anderson went beyond Fred Trueman’s tally of 86 wickets using the two wickets he chose on Saturday. Anderson is also the top wicket-taker for England in Test cricket from India (110), South Africa (93), Pakistan (63), and Sri Lanka (52) too.
A quick-fire fifty from Broad:
33 — Stuart Broad’s fifty off 33 balls has become the combined 3rd fastest half-century ever listed in Test cricket for England. Ian Botham scored the fifties off 28 and 32 balls against India in 1981 and New Zealand in 1986. Allan Lamb and Andrew Flintoff also scored the fifties off 33 balls from New Zealand in 1992 and 2002, respectively.
137.77 — Stuart Broad had a batting strike rate of 137.77 throughout his 45-ball 67, which makes it the first Test innings of 50+ conducts listed by an English participant while batting at No.10 or reduced. Additionally, this is the 4th best attack rate throughout a 50+ score in Test cricket with any participant while batting at No.10.
Gabriel @ 300:
300 — Shannon Gabriel finished 300 wickets in cricket that was outstanding by disregarding the overnight batsmen Pope and Buttler. The continuing Manchester Test is Gabriel’s 106th game in cricket that is outstanding.
Like us on Facebook for more update