Broad's brisk knock helps England post first innings total of 369

Stuart Broad rallied England with a quickfire 62 on Day 2 of the third Test match against the West Indies on Saturday. -- AP
Stuart Broad rallied England with a quickfire 62 on Day 2 of the third Test match against the West Indies on Saturday. -- AP

Manchester - England resumed on 258-4 in their first innings but lost four wickets for 18 runs to collapse to 280-8.



By AFP

Published: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 5:34 PM

Last updated: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 7:37 PM

Stuart Broad rescued England with a quickfire fifty after a collapse on the second morning of the deciding third Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Saturday.
England resumed on 258-4 in their first innings but lost four wickets for 18 runs to collapse to 280-8.
But veteran paceman Broad, on a ground where he was hit on the face by a bouncer from India's Varun Aaron six years ago, hit back with a punishing 62.
At lunch, England had been dismissed for 369 in the concluding match of a three-Test series, currently all square at 1-1, that marks international cricket's return from the coronavirus lockdown.
England's slump against a new ball well deployed by Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel started when Ollie Pope failed to add to his overnight 91.
England then lost Jos Buttler for 67. On Friday, the wicket-keeper had completed his first Test fifty in 14 innings to help England regain the initiative.
Pope should have been out even earlier on Saturday when he edged a good-length ball from Gabriel but Rahkeem Cornwall, who held a brilliant slip catch to dismiss Rory Burns on Friday, dropped a routine chance.
Gabriel continued to charge in and, in his next over, clean bowled Pope, aiming legside to a straight delivery to end a fifth-wicket partnership of 140.
Pope's 150-ball innings, included 11 fours, with the 22-year-old Surrey batsman still waiting for a second century in 10 career Tests following his 135 not out against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in January.
New batsman Chris Woakes promptly played on to give Roach, who eventually had innings figures of 4-72, his 200th Test wicket.
Buttler was well caught low down at second slip by West Indies captain Jason Holder who in the net over took another good catch to get rid of Jofra Archer.
But left-handed batsman Broad, whose Test-best score of 169 against Pakistan at Lord's in 2010 is higher than any managed by his father Chris, the former England opener, counter-attacked.
He pulled Roach for six and cut Holder, who had sent England in to bat on Friday, for four as the new ball started to soften.
Broad completed a 33-ball fifty with his eighth four, a pull off Holder before hitting a full-toss from occasional off-spinner Roston Chase straight to deep midwicket after dominating a ninth-wicket stand of 76 with Dom Bess.
 
Scoreboard
At the close of England's first innings and lunch on the second day of the third Test against the West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford on Saturday:
England 1st Innings (overnight: 258-4)
R. Burns c Cornwall b Chase 57
D. Sibley lbw b Roach 0
J. Root run out (Chase) 17
B. Stokes b Roach 20
O. Pope b Gabriel 91
J. Buttler c Holder b Gabriel 67
C. Woakes b Roach 1
D. Bess not out 18
J. Archer c Holder b Roach 3
S. Broad c Blackwood b Chase 62
J. Anderson c Cornwall b Holder 11
Extras (b12, lb4, nb6) 22
Total (all out, 111.5 overs) 369
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Sibley), 2-47 (Root), 3-92 (Stokes), 4-122 (Burns), 5-262 (Pope), 6-267 (Woakes), 7-272 (Buttler), 8-280 (Archer), 9-356 (Broad), 10-369 (Anderson)
Bowling: Roach 25.4-4-72-4; Gabriel 23.2-5-77-2 (5nb); Holder 24.5-5-83-1 (1nb); Cornwall 27-5-85-0; Chase 11-3-36-2
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder (capt), Shane Dowrich (wkt), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Toss: West Indies


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