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CricViz Analysis: Where does England stand now? | TEST 2, DAY 2

CricViz Analysis: Where does England stand now? | TEST 2, DAY 2

At the start of day two the Windies were only trailing England by 150 runs with 10 wickets in hand. England needed to have an excellent day if they were to take any kind of first innings lead or at the very least minimise the size of their deficit.

They begun the day knowing they needed to bowl fuller than they had on the first evening.

The start of the day was defined by an excellent battle between Stuart Broad and John Campbell which saw Broad induce an edge but Jos Buttler drop the chance in the slips.

Buttler’s catching has been a problem for England recently.

Only after Broad was replaced in the attack by Ben Stokes did England finally make the breakthrough. Campell had played an aggressive and fortuitous innings and it was eventually ended when he was caught in the slips, Buttler making no mistake second time around.

England definitely adjusted their tactics on the second morning by bowling fuller.

But Kraigg Brathwaite was up to the task, battling hard to take the Windies through to lunch with just one wicket lost.

It didn’t take long after the interval for England to breakthrough though. Moeen Ali snared Brathwaite at short leg with a sharp turning off break.

Keaton Jennings - on a substitute for the injured Ben Foakes - took the catch.

England surged back into contention in a dramatic over from Broad which brought two wickets. First Shai Hope - caught behind, before Roston Chase was bowled by a delivery which kept very low.

The wickets were just reward for Broad who had bowled brilliantly all day without making a breakthrough.

The Windies were soon five wickets down when Hetmyer took Moeen Ali on and was brilliantly caught by James Anderson running in at long off.

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