Bridgetown [Barbados]March 18 (ANI): Three wickets by Viras Permola gave the West Indies a chance to fight back as England announced their 507/9 innings on day 2 of the second test, which continues here in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown.
In Stamps, the West Indies score was 71/1, lagging behind by 436 runs, and Craig Brathwaite and Shamar Brooks are now standing undefeated in the fold.
Restoring day 2 in 244/3, Englishman Joe Ruth was joined by Ben Stokes, and the duo proved truly deadly to Caribbean bowlers. They smashed them on every corner of the stadium to build a long partnership of 129 races.
Their long partnership finally ended when Ruth was fired by Kemar Roach after he scored 153 runs with a total of 373/4. After Ruth’s wicket, Johnny Bairstow approached the bat and along the Stokes duo surpassed the 400-mile mark for their team.
The West Indies finally sighed with relief after Burstow was removed by Alzarri Joseph and Stokes was sent back to Braithwaite with 120 runs in his kitten. Later, Ben Fox and Chris Wax joined hands and supported the scoreboard.
Fox was then fired by Permol after a short run of 33 runs, and his wicket followed the dismissals of Chris Vaux and Jack Leach, with the team declaring 507/9.
Later, approaching the bat, the West Indies received a shock early as John Campbell was removed by Matthew Fisher with only 14 runs on the board. Opener and captain Bratwaite then joined Shamar Brooks, and the duo solidified the serve, finishing the second day with a score of 71/1.
Short results: England 507/9 (Joe Ruth 153, Ben Stokes 120; Virasami Permal 3/126) vs. West Indies 71/1 (Shamarch Brooks 31, Craig Braithwaite 28; Matthew Fisher 1/18) (ANI)