West Indies vs England 2nd Test Day 2: West Indies make slow and steady progress, but build 85-run lead

Kraigg Brathwaite 49 runs West Indies England 2nd Test Day 2 Antigua cricket

Kraigg Brathwaite was the West Indies’ top scorer on the second day with 49 runs

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The West Indies only scored 242 runs on the second day in Antigua, but coupled with the 30 runs they made on the opening day, it was enough to give them an 85-run lead over England.

Starting off the day on 30/0, the West Indies added 40 runs to their overnight score before opener John Campbell was caught by Jos Buttler at second slip off the bowling of Ben Stokes for 47.

Kraigg Brathwaite, who opened the batting with Campbell, and Shai Hope kept the runs flowing with a 63-run partnership before Brathwaite was dismissed by Moeen Ali for 49.

Hope went on to score 44 before he was caught by Jonny Bairstow off the bowling of Stuart Broad.

Broad struck again three balls later as he clean bowled Roston Chase for four runs.

Shimron Hetmyer mustered 21 runs before he was sent packing by Moeen.

Darren Bravo and Shane Dowrich stabilised the innings with a 50-run stand before Dowrich was caught by Buttler at slip off the bowling of Broad for 31.

Bravo and West Indies captain Jason Holder ensured their side didn’t lose anymore wickets as they forged an unbeaten 36-run partnership before stumps was called.

Bravo ended up making 33, which came off 165 balls and included two boundaries, while Holder remained undefeated on 19, which came off 58 deliveries and included a solitary boundary.

Broad was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Moeen took two and Stokes claimed one.

The West Indies ended day two on 272/6 and will continue batting on Saturday at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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