CricketEngland vs West Indies 2nd Test: Another Draw With Some Good Signs For Both Teams
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The second test played between West Indies and England ended in a draw. In the last two sessions of the fifth day of the match, West Indies got a target of 282 runs to win.

In response, the Caribbean team scored 135/5 at the end of the day’s play and the match ended in a draw. After the first two Tests were drawn, the third and final match will start from March 24.

England declared their innings at 507/9 thanks to the innings of Joe Root (153) and Ben Stokes (120) . In the second innings, West Indies scored 411 runs with centuries coming from captain Craig Brathwaite (160) and Jermaine Blackwood (102).

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England, taking the lead on the basis of first innings, declared their second innings at 185/6 and set a target of 282 runs. However, England knew it would be a difficult job to all out West Indies in 60 overs. The Caribbean team managed to draw the match with an unbeaten half-century from Brathwaite (56*).

Captain Brathwaite batted patiently in the first innings and scored his 10th century of Test career. This was his third century against England.

Brathwaite faced 489 balls and scored 160 runs with the help of 17 fours. In the second innings, he scored an unbeaten 56 off 184 balls.

Brathwaite has scored more than 1,000 runs against the English team. England has become the first country against whom Brathwaite has crossed this figure.

During the century, Brathwaite also completed 4,500 runs in his Test career and became the 13th West Indies batsman to do so. Brathwaite has so far scored 4,706 runs in 76 Tests in his Test career.

Jermaine Blackwood impressed in West Indies’ first innings and scored the third century of his Test career. He added 183 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Brathwaite and strengthened the West Indies innings.

Blackwood scored 102 runs in 215 balls. He hit 11 fours during his century innings. He was dismissed at 284 by Dane Lawrence.

In the first innings, Stokes played a quick innings of 120 runs in 128 balls with the help of 11 fours and six sixes. He has crossed the 5,000-run mark in Test cricket at an average of 36.49.

Meanwhile, he has scored 11 centuries and 26 half-centuries in his Test career with a best score of 258. Stokes, a left-handed batsman, has become the 23rd England batsman to score 5,000 Test runs.

In England’s first innings, Captain Root scored the 25th century of his Test career. Root played a big innings of 153 runs in 316 balls with the help of 14 fours. Meanwhile, he has completed his 4,500 runs in Test matches played away from home.

Root has scored his fifth century in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23. He currently remains the batsman with the most runs (1,170) in the second round of the WTC.