The fourth day’s play was washed out due to rain, England need 8 wickets to win the series, 389 runs away from creating West Indies history

The fourth day’s play was washed out due to rain, England need 8 wickets to win the series, 389 runs away from creating West Indies history

July 28, 2020 Off By Vishnu Mahanand

The third match of the three-Test series between England and West Indies is being played in Manchester. On the fourth day of the match, rain fell. When the fourth day’s play was declared over, England needed 8 more wickets to win the series, while West Indies were 389 runs away from making history. Both teams are at par with the series with one win each.

England had scored 369 runs in the first innings. In response, the West Indies team managed to score 197 runs. England declared the second innings by scoring 226 runs for 2 wickets. In this way West Indies got the target of 399 runs to win.

The West Indies team had lost 2 wickets for 10 runs in the second innings by the end of the third day’s play. Opener John Campbell was caught by captain Joe Root by Stuart Broad. Campbell was unable to open an account. Kemar Roach, who landed as a nightwatchman, scored 4 runs to Broad but was caught by Butler.

West Indies’ poor start in  the second innings: The start of the second innings of the West Indies was also very bad. He lost two wickets for 6 runs. First John Campbell opened the account without being caught by Root. After this, Kemar Roach also got caught by 4 runs to wicketkeeper Jose Butler. Stuart Broad took both wickets. With this, Broad has had 499 wickets in his Test career. He is just one wicket away from touching the magical figure of 500 Test wickets.

Holder’s team has a chance to create history: West Indies have a chance to win Test series abroad for the first time since 1988. The West Indies won the first Test match at Southampton by four wickets. The West Indies team has not won a single Test series in England since 1988. The West Indies team has been leading the Test innings only three times since 1995 on overseas soil.