Highlights England vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 5 at Leeds, cricket score and updates

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FirstCricket Staff, Aug,29 2017

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Day 4, Report: England wrestled control of the second test away from the West Indies late on the fourth day on Monday, declaring its second innings on 490-8 and setting the tourists a tough target of 322 to win.

West Indies will require 317 more runs to win on the final day of the Test. England on the other hand need 10 wickets to win the series 2-0. AP

West Indies will require 317 more runs to win on the final day of the Test. England on the other hand need 10 wickets to win the series 2-0. AP

England earned its supremacy — and a chance at a second straight series victory of the summer — through half-centuries by captain Joe Root (72), Dawid Malan (61), Ben Stokes (58), Moeen Ali (84) and Chris Woakes (61 not out).

Although none of them went on to dominate the innings with a century, the English batsmen put together a series of partnerships to fight back from a 169-run first innings deficit, and from 94-3 early in their second innings.

They ultimately took the game away from the West Indians after tea on the fourth day.

"It was a fantastic day," Ali said.

After being in control for the first three days, West Indies is now up against it and needs the second-highest total to win a test at Headingley, and the highest since Don Bradman's Australia team made 404-3 batting last in 1948.

West Indies was 5-0 at stumps after Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell survived six tricky overs at the end of the day, and a couple of loud England appeals.

In a sign of things to come on a wearing pitch, and illustrating the final-day challenge facing the West Indies, Ali bowled one over of spin at the very end of the day and immediately looked dangerous.

England already leads the three-match series 1-0 after victory by an innings in the first match. Another win at Leeds will mean two series wins out of two for England this summer ahead of the Ashes in Australia at the end of the year.

Root and Malan set up England's second innings push against the West Indies with their stand of 118 for the fourth wicket, and Malan and Stokes put on 91 to continue England's comeback.

But Ali's fiery 84 from 93 balls down the order, with 14 fours, firmly changed the momentum of the test in the final session of the day. He put on 117 with Woakes for the eighth wicket, and Woakes and tailender Stuart Broad added another 46 before Root declared.

When Ali came to the crease, England had just lost three wickets in six overs to offspinner Roston Chase and was 327-7 and just 158 runs ahead. By the time Ali was caught trying to heave legspinner Devendra Bishoo out the ground, England's lead was heading for 300.

West Indies, hopeful at tea of pushing for a first test victory in England since 2000, was completely demoralized at stumps.

"We let them slip away and now we have to really fight hard to save this test match," Chase said.

Published Date: Aug 29, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 29, 2017




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2345 123
3 India 3547 122
4 New Zealand 2940 118
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114