England wrapped up the West Indies second innings at 129 runs to win the match by 269 and take away the series in Manchester. They had lost the first game of the three-match series but made a comeback in the second and third to seal the series. England will now face Ireland in a bilateral three-match ODI tie and will then play Pakistan in a three-match T20I and three-match Test series.
The penultimate day of the third Test was washed away due to rain while we had a start of the proceedings on the final but the rain once again halted play in Manchester. West Indies were at 35/2 when the covers were called on while chasing 399.
Can’t remember the last time West Indies batted out a whole day to save a Test match. What I do recall, however, is occasion (second Test, Lord’s 1984) they chased last day target of 342 losing just 1 wicket, Gordon Greenidge scoring a sensational 214 not out!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 28, 2020
The three-match Test series between England and West Indies is squared at 1-1. The home side were dominated in the first clash but made a brilliant fightback in the second to eqaulise it.
Adding more strength to the side, James Anderson and Jofra Archer have also joined the English team back in Manchester.
ENG (XI): Burns, Sibley, Root(c), Stokes, Pope, Buttler(w), Woakes, Bess, Archer, Broad, Anderson
WI (XI): Brathwaite, Campbell, Hope, Brooks, Chase, Blackwood, Dowrich(w), Holder(c), Cornwall, Roach, Gabriel
Building the Bubble – in the words of just some of the people who made it happen! ????— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 23, 2020
West Indies Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Alzarri Joseph, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Nkrumah Bonner, Rahkeem Cornwall, Raymon Reifer, Chemar Holder
England Squad: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Mark Wood