MANCHESTER, England Ollie Pope scored an unbeaten 91 and Jos Buttler contributed a half century as England took benefit of a drained West Indies assault to maneuver to 258 for 4 on Friday when unhealthy mild introduced play to a untimely finish on the opening day of the ultimate check.
West Indies had stored a good rein on their hosts by the primary two periods at Old Trafford however leaked runs after tea at hand England the higher hand within the decisive check.
Pope supplied one catching probability and survived two opinions as he performed a optimistic innings to boost his rising status.
He was 9 runs wanting his check century when he took the provide of unhealthy mild.
Buttler, whose place within the group is below menace after a poor run with the bat, performed a supporting function within the unbroken 136-run partnership. He took 104 balls to succeed in his half century and was 56 not out on the shut.
Rory Burns additionally contributed 57 runs earlier than being caught at first slip by an instinctive seize from slip fielder Rakheem Cornwall, one of many highlights of the day for the West Indies.
West Indies captain Jason Holder received the toss and put his bowlers again to work at the beginning of their third check in a matter of 16 days.
It regarded the suitable choice after Dom Sibley went with out scoring within the first over of the day and England’s hazard males Joe Root and Ben Stokes made negligible contributions.
Root was run out for 17 and Stokes bowled for 20 by Kemar Roach, the decide of the bowlers who ended the day with figures of 2-56 off 18.Four overs.
Stokes regarded uncomfortable on the crease as he struggled with a quadriceps pressure, picked up throughout his second check heroics, and was cleverly arrange by Roach, who after two bouncers produced an ideal in-swinging supply to strike down the stumps.
England sacrificed a batsman to incorporate an additional seamer of their line up due to the chance that Stokes will be unable to make of a contribution with the ball.
The collection is tied at 1-1.
(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Toby Davis and Pritha Sarkar)
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