Broad’s new ball spell wrecks Windies

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – A new-ball burst by Stuart Broad has left England with sniff of victory and the chance to stay alive in their series against West Indies heading into the final day of the second Test.Ollie Pope caught Alzarri Joseph at short leg © Getty ImagesAfter Saturday’s washout at Emirates Old Trafford, England awoke on Sunday morning needing to take 19 wickets in two days.For a long time it appeared they wouldn’t come close as West Indies thwarted them with a confident, calm batting display as they initially set about avoiding the follow-on. Then came Broad, armed with the second new ball and a point to make.Wicketless in the series so far – after being left out of the first Test, much to his disappointment – Broad claimed three wickets for one run in 14 balls with West Indies still needing 18 runs to avoid the follow-on.Chris Woakes claimed three wickets of his own as West Indies lost their last six for 45 runs, limping past the 270-run mark to avoid following on and posting a first-innings total of 287, still 182 runs adrift.England signalled their intention to build the lead quick-smart, sending out Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to open the second innings with about an hour’s play left on the fourth day.The move backfired somewhat when Kemar Roach, wicketless for nearly 11 months and 521 deliveries before claiming two scalps in England’s first innings, bowled Buttler for a three-ball duck and then Zak Crawley for 11.At the close, Stokes remained not out alongside Joe Root, with England leading by 219 runs.Broad was recalled for the second Test as part of a new-look attack alongside Sam Curran and Woakes following Jofra Archer’s disciplinary omission and the decision to rest James Anderson and Mark Wood.Umpires Gough and Illingworth had to disinfect the ball after Dom Sibley accidentally used saliva to polish it © GettyHalf-centuries for Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase had West Indies looking steady and unflustered.Curran had done some early damage when he claimed the wicket of opener John Campbell late on the second day to send West Indies to 32 for 1 in reply to England’s 467 for 9 declared.Alzarri Joseph, the nightwatchman, was unbeaten on 14 when play finally resumed some 40 hours later, and he moved to 32 off 52 deliveries, surviving two chances. Joseph was dropped on 19 by Stokes, who appeared to have been distracted as Crawley started to dive across him in the slips before stopping himself, and withstood a run-out chance on 21 as Dom Sibley’s shy at the stumps from extra cover was off target.It was Dom Bess who got Joseph in the end with his second ball, tempting him into a prod to Ollie Pope at short leg.Shai Hope came in with something to prove, having struggled since posting twin centuries at Headingley in 2017. He did little to alleviate the pressure when Curran struck again with an offcutter that Hope edged to Buttler behind the stumps.Brathwaite looked settled, sharing in 50-plus-run patnerships with Joseph, Hope and Brooks on his way to 75, the latter union yielding 76 runs. Even when Stokes accounted for Brathwaite with a straightforward caught-and-bowled, there seemed no cause for panic with Brooks still at the crease and Chase and Jason Holder to come.West Indies remained on course, with Brooks and Chase adding 43 runs, but then England took the new ball in the 81st over, handing straight to Broad, who struck in his second over with it when he sent Brooks on his way, lbw for 68.Broad then negated any threat posed by Jermaine Blackwood, whose second-innings 95 was crucial in West Indies sealing victory by four wickets at the Ageas Bowl. Broad pegged back Blackwood’s middle and off stumps with a ball that kept low off a length for nought and Broad had two wickets in two overs.Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Shane Dowrich © Getty ImagesAnother lbw in Broad’s next over accounted for Shane Dowrich, who reviewed the decision to no avail, with Hawk-Eye confirming umpire Michael Gough’s decision.When Woakes had Holder caught by Root at slip, West Indies still needed 10 to avoid the follow-on. Chase guided them past the mark with a four off Curran en route to his 51 before he fell to Woakes, as did last man Shannon Gabriel.All eyes will turn to England’s declaration and whether they give themselves enough time to take the second new ball late on the final day if needed.ScoreboardENGLAND 1st innings 469 for nine decl.WEST INDIES 1st Innings(overnight 32 for one)K Brathwaite c and b Stokes 75J Campbell lbw b Curran 12A Joseph c Pope b Curran 32S Hope c wkp Buttler b Curran 25S Brooks lbw b Broad 68R Chase lbw b Woakes 51J Blackwood b Broad 0+S Dowrich lbw b Broad 0*J Holder c Root b Woakes 2K Roach not out 5S Gabriel b Woakes 0Extras (b1, lb12, w2, nb2) 17TOTAL (all out, 99 overs) 287Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Campbell), 2-70 (Joseph), 3-123 (Hope), 4-199 (Brathwaite), 5-242 (Brooks), 6-248 (Blackwood), 7-252 (Dowrich), 8-260 (Holder), 9-287 (Chase), 10-287 (Gabriel)Bowling: Broad 23-7-66-3 (w1), Woakes 21-10-42-3, Curran 20-4-70-2, Bess 21-3-67-1, Root 1-0-0-0, Stokes 13-3-29-1 (nb2).ENGLAND 2nd inningsB Stokes not out 16+J Buttler b Roach 0Z Crawley b Roach 11*J Root not out 8Extras (lb1, nb1) 2TOTAL (2 wkts, 8 overs) 37Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Buttler), 2-17 (Crawley)Bowling: Roach 4-0-14-2, Gabriel 4-0-22-0.Position: England lead by 219 runs with eight second innings wickets intact.Toss: West Indies.Umpires: Michael Gough, Richard Illingworth; TV – Richard Kettleborough.CMC er/ed/20last_img