The’s done a reverse osmosis and provides us thankfully with a nice and warm day at Manchester by comparison to London’s murk and rain that has replaced yesterday’s sweltering heat. We’ve got a protracted day’s drama in potential, together with 15 minutes added into the day session carrying it . 40 into 3. 55 and yet another 15 into the day session, extending it . 30. They will probably play till 7pm anyway to attempt and bowl the whole 98 overs.
West Indies restart after yesterday washout using all the nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph partnering Kraigg Brathwaite in 32 for you personally. They’re 437 runs behind England who, efficiently, have 2 times to shoot 19 wickets. If West Indies prevent the follow-on, England’s time will probably be squeezed it’s difficult to see them winning the game and thus keep their hopes of a series success.
Chris Woakes appeared to England opening bowler syndrome on Friday night, bowling a miserly bout with flattering amounts but much too brief to undermine the batsmen. Stuart Broad up it, wobbled it about and Sam Curran, together with his happy talent and skill, given the irresistible temptation that suckered John Campbell. Another beguiling spell from this morning appears England’s most likely route to success.
Dom Sibley, no connection to Frank, I believe, has prompted a disagreement concerning the pace of Test-match batting which raged from the lack of any true play yesterday. I can sympathise with people who found it dull but its worth, after defeat Southampton, in digging the foundations for England’s initial first-innings score over 400 at a house Test since August 2017 is critical to England’s prospects. There’s very little point saying he must score quickly – that he doesn’t have the assortment of strokes to perform so at the present time against an elite assault – however he will enhance given a lengthy term. I really do fear for his strategy at Australia, avoiding being struck largely by Pat Cummins, however he’s 15 weeks to come up with and the dedication he’s shown us so far indicates he will.