Manchester, July 16
England misplaced opener Rory Burns on the stroke of lunch as they completed the primary session at 29-1 towards the West Indies within the second Test in Manchester on Thursday.
After the beginning was delayed resulting from rain, West Indies gained the toss and skipper Jason Holder selected to bowl first to benefit from the overcast situations, with the lights additionally switched on at Old Trafford.
Burns and Dom Sibley managed to see off 13 overs of the Windies’ tempo assault however Burns misplaced his wicket within the final over earlier than lunch as spinner Roston Chase struck along with his second supply to lure the opener lbw for 15.
England are with out Jofra Archer after the quick bowler breached the group’s bio-secure protocols whereas high order batsman Joe Denly has been dropped to make method for captain Joe Root, who missed the primary Test to attend the beginning of his little one.
Mark Wood and James Anderson have additionally been rested with the trio of Stuart Broad, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes named within the enjoying XI.
“With both (Wood and Anderson) having come back from two very serious injuries, it seemed very high-risk to play them in this game,” mentioned Root.
“We’re blessed with some fantastic players waiting in the wings. We’ve definitely got an attack that can take 20 wickets.”
West Indies, who gained the primary Test in Southampton by 4 wickets to take a 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence, named an unchanged group.
The sequence is being performed in a bio-secure bubble with out spectators in attendance as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Reuters