|West Indies cricketers are back in action in the second Test The second Test between West Indies and England bowled off Thursday July 16 at Emirates Old Trafford. It’s an important game for both sides. England must win to keep their chances of winning the series alive. On the other hand a win for Windies skipper Jason Holder ensures they win the series and retain the Wisden Trophy. Also a drawn second Test will see West Indies retaining the trophy. Grenadians and Caribbean people all celebrated West Indies victory in the first Test over England – thanks to a sensational batting performance from Jermaine Blackwood. He stroked a magnificent 95 on the final day of the first Test at the Ageas Bowl, leading his team to a four wicket win, reaching the target of 200 losing six wickets in the process.|
The win was achieved when John Campbell clipped a ball into the onside to scamper a single with skipper Jason Holder. It was a hugely significant performance from Blackwood, who made a return to the team for the first time in 10 months. He came to the crease with the West Indies in deep trouble at 27-3 and batted them to a famous victory. This was the West Indies fourth victory in the last seven matches against England.
Earlier in the day, England were bowled out for 313 in their second innings after resuming on 284-8. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel finished with figures of 5-75 — his sixth five-wicket haul in Tests — which gave him nine in the match while Roston Chase and Alzarri Joseph picked up two wickets apiece.
ENGLAND 204 (Ben Stokes 43, Jos Buttler 35, Dom Bess 31, Rory Burns 30; Jason Holder 6-42, Shannon Gabriel 4-62) and 313 (Zak Crawley 76, Dom Sibley 50, Ben Stokes 46, Rory Burns 42, Joe Denly 29, Jofra Archer 23; Shannon Gabriel 5-75, Alzarri Joseph 2-45, Roston Chase 2-71)
WEST INDIES 318 (Kraigg Brathwaite 65, Shane Dowrich 61, Roston Chase 47, Shamarh Brooks 39, John Campbell 28; Ben Stokes 4-49, Jimmy Anderson 3-62) and 200 for six (Jermaine Blackwood 95, Roston Chase 37, Shane Dowrich 20; Jofra Archer 3-45, Ben Stokes 2-34)