West Indies Vs England, 2nd Test - Live Cricket Score: Stumps on Day 1, West Indies trail by 157!
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West Indies Vs England, 2nd Test - Live Cricket Score: Stumps on Day 1, West Indies trail by 157!

The West Indies made 30 runs without any loss until the first day's game of the second Test against England in Antigua ended. Craig Brathwaite 11 and John Campbell are on the crease by making 16 runs. England's first innings was reduced to 187 runs In this way, the hosts are still 157 runs behind the visitors on the basis of the first innings.

That excellent last session caps off a spectacular opening day of cricket for the Windies. The two openers were watchful in defense and did not give too many things, though one might argue that Campbell was just an inch away from edging one to the cordon behind. England gave it their all, they would have been looking to rip the top order apart but they struggled with their lines and did not get much assistance from the pitch either.

Earlier in the day, after electing to bowl, Roach and Gabriel ran through the England batting line-up to bowl them out for 187 in 61 overs. Only four batsmen managed to cross double figures and that is a testimony to the tight and consistent bowling by the home side. The pitch had grass and they made the most of that and it has now settled down considerably.

Lost the toss, lost the match? Well, too early to say now but if Windies can replicate what they did in the second innings of the first Test, 2-0 could well be on the cards. On the flip side, if the England bowlers hit their straps early on Day 2 morning, we could be in line for a one-inning shootout.

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