(AP Picture) MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): Rain worn out the fourth day’s play at Outdated Trafford on Monday to frustrate England’s bid for a series-clinching win over the West Indies and preserve Stuart Broad ready for his 500th Take a look […]
MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): Rain worn out the fourth day’s play at Outdated Trafford on Monday to frustrate England’s bid for a series-clinching win over the West Indies and preserve Stuart Broad ready for his 500th Take a look at wicket.
Dangerous climate meant the entire of the penultimate day’s play within the deciding third Take a look at was washed out, with the umpires lastly abandoning any hope of motion quickly after 4:00 pm (1500 GMT).
England do, nevertheless, nonetheless have at some point left to press for a win that will see them take the three-match sequence 2-1.
Broad is only one wicket away from turning into solely the seventh bowler to affix the “500 membership” after taking all six West Indies wickets that fell on Sunday.
The 34-year-old paceman returned first-innings figures of 6-31 as West Indies have been bundled out for 197 in reply to England’s 369, which included Broad’s dashing 62.
And after England made 226-2 declared of their second innings, that includes Rory Burns’ 90 and fifties from captain Joe Root and Dom Sibley, there was nonetheless time for Broad to strike twice by eradicating John Campbell and nightwatchman Kemar Roach.
That left Broad, controversially omitted from West Indies’ win within the sequence opener at Southampton, on 499 Take a look at wickets.
The one bowlers with greater than 600 Take a look at wickets are a trio of former spinners — Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619).
The one seamers forward of Broad are his long-time England new-ball colleague James Anderson (589 wickets) and Australia’s Glenn McGrath (563) and the West Indies’ Courtney Walsh (519), each of whom are retired.
West Indies will resume on 10-2, chasing an unlikely victory goal of 399.
No facet has made extra to win within the fourth innings of an Outdated Trafford Take a look at than England’s 294-Four in opposition to New Zealand in 2008.
West Indies, who maintain the Wisden Trophy after a 2-1 win over Root’s males within the Caribbean final yr, are bidding for his or her first Take a look at sequence success in England since 1988.