England Leads West Indies As They Return To The Stumps This Morning

Roston Chase and Kemar Roach of West Indies make runs during Day Four of the 2nd Test Match in the #RaiseTheBat Series between England and The West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford on July 19, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. July 20, 2020: England returns to the stumps this morning as they lead the Windies by 219 runs as the second Test enters day four.

The Windies dug in to make a respectable 287 and took two England wickets to leave the hosts in charge but not out of sight at Old Trafford

Three top-quality batting performances from Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase helped West Indies avoid the follow-on on the fourth day of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

However, a batting collapse after tea, saw the visitors slip from 242-4 to 287 all out – which gave England a big first innings. The home finished on 37-2 an overall lead of 219 runs, which has set up a thrilling final day of the match.

The state of the match means a draw or win or tie would see West Indies retain the prestigious Wisden Trophy, following their superb victory in the first match last week. A defeat would bring England level 1-1 with the final Test of three-match rubber to be played at the same venue starting on Friday.

The match resumes at 11a.m. (6am Eastern Caribbean/5am Jamaica). West Indies lead the series 1-0 following their won by four wickets at the Ageas Bowl last Sunday.

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