England vs West Indies – 2nd Test – Day 1 – Highlights – 31st January 2019

England struggle to combat but battling half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali give them something to play with

Watch the best action from the second Test between West Indies and England from Antigua.


Job done, as far as West Indies are concerned. Insert the oppo, roll them pretty cheaply, then get to the close none down. It was patient stuff during that last hour and a half, but just what was needed from Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell. The latter survived some nervy moments, and England’s attack will doubtless come again in the morning, but you can’t fault the application. With the ball, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel did the major damage on a frisky surface – though it seemed to settle down as the day wore on. Fifties from Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali averted outright disaster, a la Kensington Oval, but England already look to be in a tight spot.

TEAMS

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes (wk), Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

MATCH DETAILS

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Series: England tour of West Indies 2018/19
Toss: West Indies , elected to field first
Match number: Test no. 2344
Match days: 31 January, 1,2,3 ,4 February 2019 (5-day match)
Test debut: JL Denly
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires: Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire: Nigel Duguid
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe

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