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

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


Joseph with another short wide one and Root just manges to drop it in front of backward square (??), if he’d been a foot closer to the stumps Root would have been out first ball.

Leave the wide ones alone FFS!!


It’s a very green pitch with variable bounce and pace.


So, a 2 spinner pitch then


Love the Cricinfo commentary

That, incidentally, was Joseph’s maiden Test delivery on his home ground in Antigua! It was a Barbados love-in last week … an Antigua rampage today?

9.1 W
Joseph to Denly, OUT , short, wide, a toe-ended long-hop to the keeper! Oh my goodness, that is a limp, miserable way to go. A horrid loosener, luring a flat-footed flap, and scuffed through to the keeper! The end of a thoroughly non-descript first Test innings. But at least there’s room for improvement when his second chance comes about

JL Denly c †Dowrich b Joseph 6 (23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.08


Good pitch this. Match can be over in 2 days before we set off for the Arctic north.


Root gone, 34/3

Unplayable delivery that gets extra bounc, spoons off of his gloves, 2nd slip can’t quite get a a hand on it but parries it up for Hope to pouch

Joseph to Root, OUT , jeepers! Brutal bounce, hits the top of the bat handle - and Hope catches the rebound after Campbell gets a hand on it! Un-play-able, Root snatching his hand away as if touching a hot pan; the ball looped up, up, up and seemingly away from the grasp of the back-pedaling Campbell, but he managed to tip up and Hope circled round from gully to complete a top bit of fielding!

JE Root c Hope b Joseph 7 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17


Wasn’t there a pitch a few years ago where they had to abandon the test because it was dangerous?

This is near to that.




Buttler gone, 55-4, bit of a nothing shot.

Holder to Buttler, OUT , comes down, extra bounce finds the edge - gottim! Balloons off the shoulder of the bat, straight to second slip, and England sink further in the Antiguan sand! Holder strikes now, Buttler’s tactic of leaving the crease fails to work as he becomes the latest top-order bat to come a cropper on this green surface

JC Buttler c Campbell b Holder 1 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33


Bairstow 50, he’s played this pitch very well so far.



Lunch, England 78-4


93-6, Bairstow was out 2nd ball after lunch and now Stokes has gone

Gabriel to Stokes, OUT , edged and gone! That’s another absolute beauty from Gabriel, pushing Stokes back into the crease from back of a length, angling in to demand a defensive poke, then nipping away to take the edge. A simple catch for Dowrich and England are deep in the soup!

BA Stokes c †Dowrich b Gabriel 14 (23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.86


I’m off to the pub to practise talking to Baz on Saturday.


Find the beligerant drunk in the corner…you know the one…the one everyone avoids, even when he’s sober. :lou_wink:


Tea, England 172-6

Surprisingly no England wickets fell during the session.

Moeen 55*
Foakes 32*


Enjoying this now, just wish there were more there watching this, I know the 80’s atmosphere will never come back but come on, the Windies are the home side.



Oops, my bad, sorry Mr Foakes, I just tuned in to show Mrs D_P’s BFF what cricket was and you got out to a horrorific bit of bad luck



Broad out 1st ball Gabriel on a hat trick.

It was 1st ball of next over my bad I blame the Moldovans. Curran out next ball 186-9


187 all out