🏏 :windies: Windies v England (and Wales) :engerland: 2019

:cricket_bat_and_ball: :windies: Windies v England (and Wales) :engerland: 2019


They’re whizzing a few past the bat here.


Jennings gone for 17


Holder to Jennings, OUT , full, 130kph/80mph and Jennings slices the drive, the catch swallowed by gully!

KK Jennings c Hope b Holder 17 (43m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Jennings has struggled against pace before. Plus ca change, eh?


Lunch 30-1


Time is 17:15 , score is 44/4

3rd wicket fell at 17:12 so you were wrong, just!


England all out before supper…currently 60 - 7.

Normal service resumed. :lou_facepalm_2:


And it’s now 61/8. Following on is far from impossible here. Yikes.

Kemar Roach has 5-17 off 10 overs.


Jesus Jones! I was only gone for an hour. What have you done?!


All out before supper… 77 the total.


No follow-on then. Must have been tempting to enforce it, as the Windies bowlers would be nicely warmed up and not tired. Chances are they really don’t want to be batting last on this pitch.


At least Anderson carried his bat.


Here we are again, then. West Indies finished the second day on 127/6, a lead of 339. Not a great deal of batting to come, but they’ve quite clearly done more than enough already to win this match. When we come to bat again it would be good to see some application and obduracy, qualities thatwere sadly lacking in the first innings.

Twice last summer, in the series against India, England slumped to 87/6 before recovering and going on to win the match. Yesterday we didn’t even get to the eighties. Just goes to show that you can’t retrieve a top- and middle-order collapse every time they happen.


The cricket is that exciting the TV cameras are concentrating on a pigeon strutting around the stands.

And I mean a proper pigeon, not a Barmy Army member in fancy dress.


Lunch Day 3, 237-6, surely they’ll declare soon and have the last 2 days off.


This is all a ploy by the English team to get the record for the highest score in the fourth innings to win a test match.


Tea :- Windies 350-6

Holder 155*
Dowrich 98*


  1. West Indies lead passes 550
  2. Holder hits 150, Dowrich nears century
  3. Seventh-wicket stand nears 250
  4. Holder century came off 99 balls
  5. Holder dropped on 127 & 151
  6. England without a wicket on day three
  7. First Test of three-match series


West Indies
First innings 289 all out
Second innings 415 - for 6 wickets (103.1 overs) dec
First innings 77 all out
Between Innings - Windies lead England by 627


Windies declare on 415-6

Holder 202*
Dowrich 116*

England need 629 to win


hey Bx3 why do we need to beat their score by 2?


Damn right. Let’s not make our job harder than it needs to be, Bob.