It was a brave decision by England to bat first on the tricky pitch at Southampton. While Westindies took the full advantage of the condition courtesy by some tremendous bowling by the Jason Holder.
The most of the first day of the test match between England and West Indies were in vain due to rain. England looked to stick around with the partnership of Joe Denly and Rory Burns. However, it was broken very early on the second day by Gabriel.
England vs West Indies 1st Test Day Two Highlights
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After the initial damage by Gabriel England were all over the place. Thanks to captain Jason Holder whose fiery spell brings the host on their tow.
Holder looked really aggressive right from the word go and his uneven bounce was a matter of headache for the English top order. He not only rattled the Englis middle order but also he outfox captain in charge Ben Stokes. More importantly, he was the highest run-scorer(43 off 97 balls)for the team as well.
After the dismissal of Ben Stokes, Josh Buttler and Dom Bess tried to rebuild the innings with two-thirty. But as the Buttler bamboozled by Jason Holder England never recovered. As a result, they bundle out for 204.
In reply, West Indies is looking to dominate the game after 19.3 overs as they have scored 57 and lost only one wicket. England needs to show some really solid performance on day three to make the West Indies under pressure.