England come back from the dead to level series

Lightning does strike twice. Because, for a second time on this tour, Australia were let down by the oddity of their middle-order flakiness in the face of pressure. England have not lost three ODIs in a row since 2016. They haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series at home since 2015. Both those runs appeared to have run their course before Australia contrived to squander a position of near invincibility and keep them going.

In the T20I at Southampton, it was 4 for 9, here it was 4 for 3. Just before this manic 20-ball period, Marnus Labuschagne had walked across his stumps and swat-pulled Chris Woakes for a boundary in the 29th over, bringing the 100 of his partnership with captain Aaron Finch. Australia needed less than 100 to win with eight wickets in hand. Even on a used wicket that had been tough for batting throughout the day, this seemed a foregone conclusion as evidenced by Labuschagne coolly blowing a bubble with his gum.

Minutes later, he spat and swatted his gum away, having been dismissed for 48. The end of the 107-run partnership instantly brought back to light just how difficult it was to start an innings on this wicket. Incidentally, even before that dismissal at 144/2, Morgan had made his final punt, bringing back both his ace bowlers – Jofra Archer and Woakes – with an eye on wickets, even if it came at the risk of the pair bowling out by the 35th over.

It was a tactical masterstroke. Woakes had pinged Labsuchagne plumb in front, although he needed DRS to end the century stand. Archer, who’d knocked over David Warner – for the fourth time this tour – and Marcus Stoinis in a furious first spell, then had Mitchell Marsh play one on to his stumps. A well-set Finch (73 off 105) and Glenn Maxwell then played inside the line to identical Woakes deliveries and lost their stumps and panic and gloom simultaneously descended on the Australian dressing room.

Australia never recovered. The pitch wouldn’t allow them to. Sam Curran came back into the attack and removed Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc off successive deliveries and later added Adam Zampa for a third. Alex Carey battled all by himself, setting himself up for a 1-v-1 showdown against Adil Rashid, but the nature of the collapse through the middle put that task beyond him. Eventually, Australia finished 24 short of England’s total of 231.

The margin of defeat will force Finch and Justin Langer to look beyond their batting frailties. For England had been tottering themselves at 149 for 8 after opting to bat on a powder blue afternoon. Tom Curran, who went wicketless in his 10 miserly overs amid the bowling feast, scored a very crucial 37 and added 76 for the ninth wicket with Rashid, the pair milking 53 off the final four overs to power the total past 230.

Ben Duckett thrives between the showers to drive Nottinghamshire

A scintillating century from Nottinghamshire’s Ben Duckett was the highlight on the second day of their Bob Willis Trophy match against Durham at Trent Bridge.

The 25-year old remains unbeaten on 146 as Notts closed on 251 for 2, with the left-hander adding an unbroken 186 for the third wicket with Joe Clarke, who will resume on 74 not out.

Despite three interruptions for rain and bad light Duckett played fluently throughout, square-cutting and driving imperiously to reach his 18th first-class hundred from 153 balls, with 16 fours.

Durham’s first innings had ended on 294 during the morning session, with Zak Chappell taking 4 for 92 for the hosts.

The day also featured a significant milestone for Chris Rushworth, who has become only the third bowler to reach 500 first-class wickets for Durham.

He struck with just his sixth delivery of the match to break an in-form opening pairing in typical fashion. In Nottinghamshire’s previous fixture in this competition Ben Slater and Haseeb Hameed put on 200 for the first wicket against Leicestershire.

This time, they failed to negotiate the opening over as Slater fell lbw to Rushworth without scoring. The left-handed opener had started the day as the leading scorer in the Bob Willis Trophy, with 425 runs, but has now been overtaken by Worcestershire’s Jake Libby.

Either side of lunch Duckett and Hameed resurrected the Nottinghamshire innings with a stand of 65, although Hameed had a life on 17 when he edged Raine behind but wicketkeeper Ned Eckersley put down the routine offering.

The former England international wasn’t so fortunate on 21 when he was smartly taken at third slip by Paul Coughlin, becoming Rushworth’s 500th victim in the process.

Rushworth joins Simon Brown and Graham Onions as the only other bowlers to hit that milestone for the county.

Duckett passed 6,000 first class runs when he reached 47 and moved to his half century soon afterwards, getting to the landmark from 87 deliveries, having hit seven boundaries.

An unwelcome mixture of light drizzle and bad light caused the second half of the afternoon session to be lost but the resumption found Durham guilty of two more dropped catches, as well as some indifferent ground-fielding.

Raine was again unfortunate when Clarke was spilled on 16, put down at slip by Sean Dickson and then the same batsman was reprieved when Alex Lees dropped him off Coughlin seven runs later.

Durham’s attack lacked variety, with five right-arm medium to medium-fast operators and the runs continued to flow for the home county, with Clarke reaching his 50 from 82 deliveries, with seven fours.

By the time of the final stoppage, with nine overs still remaining, the two batsmen had established a new third wicket record partnership in meetings between the two counties.

Earlier, the home county had needed just 40 minutes to take the final two wickets in Durham’s first innings.

Sports heritage of the British Empire

In history, there are many cases when colonizers, developing new lands, brought their native flavor to the local culture. So often new traditions, customs, and laws appeared. Sports that spread like viruses are no exception. In some cases, there is a full-scale dispersion – take, for example, the same football that is played today even in the most remote corners of the planet. And in some cases, the distribution is spot-on, and clearly reflects the boundaries of the cultural influence of the monopoly on its colonies. An extremely significant example in this sense is cricket – an internationally recognized sport that is played professionally exclusively in the former British Empire.

The first reports of the existence of cricket date back to the XIII century. The County of Kent is considered to be the birthplace of peasant entertainment, but the game quickly covered the surrounding area. However, cricket flourished in England in the XVIII century. It was then that the world’s first cricket club was founded in Hampshire. A little later, the entertainment reached London, and the townspeople enthusiastically began to sort things out on the grass lawns. At the same time, the British Empire was rapidly expanding. Expansion into the countries of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region required strength, resources, and most importantly people who went to the outskirts of the world for easy earnings. Some were simply sent to distant countries, for example, to hard labor. In any case, the result was the same – more and more people familiar with cricket appeared in the British colonies. Homesickness and sporting interest made the settlers remember the rules of a simple game, which is also completely unpretentious: for the game, it is enough to have a bat, a ball, a couple of primitive wooden structures called wickets, and a little open space. Often in poor countries the game was a great success,

it gained new popularity, won the hearts of fans and became almost the most popular sport.

Currently, the distribution area of cricket has changed little: the game is developed in England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. Cricket has long earned international recognition – back in the XIX century, an international Federation was created, which greatly helped in promoting the sport on the international stage. Currently, the cricket world Cup is held every four years, which has so far been won only by Australia and countries historically associated with India. Women also successfully engage in high-performance sports. It is noteworthy that cricket has its own Olympic history, which is unique in its own way: extremely short, but at the same time full-fledged. The fact is that a single cricket match was played during the Olympic games. In 1900, the British team beat the French team. Since no one else participated in the tournament, the British won Olympic gold medals, while the French won silver. However, this draw did not impress the organizers of the Games, and cricket lost its place in the competition program. From time to time, there is talk of cricket returning to the Olympic family, but so far it doesn’t seem too close to the truth.

A boy with six fingers on each hand boasted of success in games and cricket

A boy with two thumbs on each hand who lives in the Indian region of Kashmir has boasted that a genetic abnormality helps him in cricket and mobile games. In addition, thanks to the extra fingers, he climbs trees faster, writes the Daily Mail.

12-year-old Faizan Ahmad Najar has six fingers on each hand. When he was two years old, doctors offered to amputate the extra ones, but his parents refused. “We consulted the Saint about this, and he said that after the operation, our son might lose his sight,” the mother explains.

Najjar claims that he is not ashamed of his polydactyly and hopes that it will not prevent him from achieving success in life. “I want to be a doctor,” he says. — I will treat patients who were born with such abnormalities, so that no one teases them and does not poison them. Fortunately, I have rarely experienced this attitude myself, because I live in the country.”

Polydactyly is one of the most common hereditary abnormalities of limb development in humans, dogs, cats, and horses. Extra fingers are rarely full-fledged, usually they are a small piece of soft fabric.

In 2019, it was reported that a resident of the Indian state of Odisha (Orissa) with an unusually large number of fingers was suspected of witchcraft. She has 12 fingers and 19 toes.

How to bet on cricket-tips, recommendations, bookmakers

Cricket is not a seasonal sport, which means that you can bet on these games for a year without a break. However, if you are interested in this sport, you need to pay attention to a few nuances, which we will introduce you below.

Number one – formats. In this sport, matches differ in format, which affects the duration of the game, its order, and a huge number of other parameters. In different formats, teams show different games – some play better at the 1st level, some manage to show excellent results in games with limited overs.

There is a pattern – Indian players, due to insufficient funding, as well as due to the difference in climate, do not show the best game on the road. But the players from Australia show excellent performance on all fields.

Weather conditions. They can have a huge impact on the performance of a sports game. Matches continue for several hours in a row and a clear day can easily be replaced by heavy rain. In unsuitable climatic conditions, players will not show the best result, which is important to take into account when making a forecast.

As in other sports, cricket has key figures on the field – here they are referred to as batsmen and bowlers. Each team has its oustider and their stars. In this way, one professional batsman can turn the game around. To predict the results of the meeting, you need to study the list of promising players and select favorites. By the way, some stars, surprisingly, are people of mood, showing excellent results at the moment when the “stars will add up”.

History of Indian cricket: the beginning

The mystical connection between them reaches insanity. When Sachin Tendulkar stands with the bat and the bowler starts to run, a billion hearts freeze. A riddle of riddles. Wonder of wonders. Where and how did this happen? The game of cricket originated in the middle ages in England. Its name goes back to the Saxon word cricc (“stick”). Presumably, cricket originated from such ancient games as” stick and ball”,” bat and ball “and”trap and ball”. The first information about cricket dates back to 1300: a report on the expenses of the Royal court mentions a sum of 100 shillings and 6 pounds spent on” creeg ” and other sports by Prince Edward. If in the documents of the XV century there are occasional mentions of boys playing “crackett”, in the XVI century, evidence of a passion for this game is more frequent. It is said that in his youth, Oliver Cromwell was engaged in cricket.

The first set of rules for cricket is the “Code of 1744”, which specifies the official sizes of various cricket venues. The heyday of this game was at the end of the XVIII century. The beginning of this was the team of the English village of Hambledon, which founded a Cricket club in 1750. In 1787, the “Marylebone Cricket Club” (MCC) was established, which developed new rules a year later. When did this sport appear in India? Answering this question, experts agree on one thing – the birthplace of Indian cricket is the city of Bombay. It is unanimously recognized that the beginning of organized cricket among Indians should be considered the Foundation of the Parsee Oriental Cricket Club in 1848. At the same time, evidence suggests that Indian cricket may have originated in the city of Sylhet (now Bangladesh). In the journal of Sporting Intelligence, in the issue of March 3, 1845, there is an article “sepoy Cricketers”, which reports a match between sepoy Indians and British officers. The reporter notes that many Indians played very well. By the way, the historical fact of cricket matches between Indians and British officers was reflected in the famous bollywood blockbuster “Lagaan” (“tax”), in which the sports match was presented as an act of anti-colonial resistance. The first known fact of the victory of the Indian team over the British dates back to 1892. The match between the Parsees and the team brought from England by Lord hawke was held in Bombay and ended in a 7-point victory for the Parsees. By this time, cricket had become a truly national sport in India. By the end of the nineteenth century. it was played in Chittagong and Bombay, West Bengal and Gujarat, Delhi and Nagpur. A match was played in Nagpur in 1896 between English soldiers and Nayudu Club Eleven. The Nayudu family became famous for huge financial investments in the spread of cricket in their state. Their brainchild was the Nuyudu Club, where many boys from underprivileged families were taught the basics of the game, as well as provided with uniforms and equipment. The family also patronized a school where boys received a free education with one condition – they had to play cricket! The history of the birth of Indian cricket will not be complete without mentioning such a bright personality as Prince Ranjitsinghji, who became the Maharaja of Nawanagar in 1918. He was, in fact, the first Indian cricketer to become famous in the West. Ranji lived in England for a long time, where he became a high – class player and eventually won an invitation to the Sussex County team and even to the England national team. Nicknamed the “Black Prince”, Ranji scored 24576 career points. It is believed that he was a great admirer of Mr. C. K. Nayudu and its schools, and participated in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 1928. One of the most important events in the history of Indian cricket was the tour of the country by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1926. The team traveled through the cities and territories of India, sweeping away everything in its path, until it arrived in Bombay. Before the match the question was as follows: are Indian athletes able to compete on equal terms with strong English clubs? 153 points of CH. K. Naudu positively answered this question. This was the signal for the Indians to legally start knocking on the doors of world cricket. The event played a huge role in the development of national identity of Indians.

Pakistan ahead, but England contain lead with timely wickets

Halfway into the first session, England were getting helmet reinforcements to the dressing room. Sky Cricket ensured there was a nice, long shot of the support staff walking along the boundary lines, big cartons carrying helmets suspended from his two hands. Shane Warne even cracked a pizza box joke on air but it wasn’t so light-hearted out in the middle. Naseem Shah, much younger than Shoaib Akhtar but possibly cut out from the same cloth, had just hit Chris Woakes on the helmet. Ollie Pope had succumbed to a totally unplayable ball in the same over. Things were tense.

That England would then go on to lose six wickets to the leg spin of Yasir Shah (4 for 66) and Shadab Khan (2 for 13) came as a bit of surprise. Yes, there was plenty of turn and bounce, as Dom Bess would find out later in the day too, but the morning portended a very different day in-store. Younis Khan, scribbling away in his notebook and who possibly had a say in team selection, would be glad it was what it was.

The hosts had settled into the right template early in the day. Taking a cue from Pakistan, who had scored at 1.84 runs per over yesterday morning, Pope and Jos Buttler started slowly. Very slow in fact, adding only 19 runs across 14 overs in the first hour of play. Come the other side of the drinks break, they had even started pinching aggressive singles, which were more than inspired by what Shadab Khan and Shan Masood did all afternoon yesterday. But Pope’s dismissal put paid to those plans.

It was all Yasir Shah after lunch from thereon. Buttler was bowled by a leg break that didn’t spin and sneaked through the bat-pad gap, Bess was caught at slip by a flying Asad Shafiq (leading to some real photoshop surge on Twitter) and Woakes was bowled by a quicker delivery. England had lost three quick wickets after lunch for only 11 runs when Shadab logged in, taking out Jofra Archer (caught behind) and James Anderson (leg before). It was Stuart Broad’s 29 not out off 25 balls that got England past 200, else the lead was set to be much bigger.

Pakistan weren’t quite as impressive second time around with the bat, finding themselves 137 for 8, but they wouldn’t mind one bit the help that was on offer from the pitch. Of course, that wouldn’t concern Masood, who was strangled by Broad down the leg-side, or Abid Ali, who saw one ball from Dom Bess spin and took on the next with a terminal slog-sweep.

England’s host of other fast bowlers — which also included Ben Stokes, surprise surprise — then got into the act. Woakes worked out Babar Azam to slip and Azhar Ali in front of the stumps before Ben Stokes bounced out Shaheen Afridi. Sandwiched between was Dom Sibley’s crucial run out of Asad Shafiq, then batting on 29, which remains the highest score in the second innings. It must have been cathartic for the home side, that run out, given how easily they have conceded singles to Pakistan in this Test match.

A lead of 244, made prettier by Mohammad Rizwan’s busy 27 off 43, could well prove to be enough. At least that’s what a 14-wicket day suggests. But be prepared for more helmet reinforcements on the fourth day. And possibly fifth. This is one of those Test match pitches and this is one of those Test matches.

Brief Scores: Pakistan 326 & 137/8 (Asad Shafiq 29, Mohammad Rizwan 27; Chros Woakes 2-11, Ben Stokes 2-11, Stuart Broad 2-23) lead England 219 (Ollie Pope 62, Jos Buttler 38; Yasir Shah 4-66, Mohammad Abbas 2-33, Shadab Khan 2-13) by 244 runs.

‘He could have been a really good leader’: Irfan Pathan names player who should have captained India more

Throughout his career, Gautam Gambhir was mostly viewed as a smart cricketer, stunning batsman, and a great opener for India. Gambhir proved time and time again that he was an absolute match-winner on his day and his innings of 97 runs in the World Cup 2011 final against Sri Lanka was crucial to India’s trophy win.

However, in the latter stages of his career, people recognised Gambhir’s skills as a leader as well. In 2011, Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders bought Gambhir and appointed him as the captain. That same year, Gambhir led KKR to the playoffs for the first time before winning the IPL trophy a year later. In 2014, Gambhir led KKR to their second title win and his leadership skills were on display for the world to notice.

It might come as a surprise to some fans but Gambhir has actually led the Indian team in six ODIs between 2010 and 2011 and has a 100 percent win record. Perhaps that is the reason why his former India team-mate Irfan Pathan believes Gambhir should have captained India more.

“People don’t talk about Rahul Dravid as much. So, people who don’t talk about Rahul Dravid as much, do they dislike him? No. Under his captaincy, India won 16 consecutive ODIs while chasing. Sometimes it gets under the wrap,” Pathan told Cricket.com in an interview. “As a winning captain, as a result-oriented captain and the guy who got the result, who had an excellent team, it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

“I have huge respect for Sourav Ganguly, I have great respect for the captaincy of Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and I think Gautam Gambhir should have led the Indian team a lot more as well than he did. He could have been a really good leader,” Pathan went on.

“I really admire Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, but that doesn’t mean, I don’t admire the quality of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”

Gambhir captained India in a five ODI series against New Zealand in 2010, in which the home team blanked the Kiwis 5-0. He was named Man of the Series for his tally of 329 runs. In December of 2011, Gambhir captained India in an ODI against West Indies – the fifth match of the series – and bagged his sixth win as India skipper.

Dmitry Makarov: “This is a historic moment in the development of Russian cricket»

Dmitry Makarov-First Vice-President of the all-Russian sports and sports public organization “Cricket of Russia” spoke with the correspondent of cricketrussia.online.

Good day, Dmitry! How did you learn about cricket and why did you decide to develop it in Russia?

About four years ago, my friend and partner Vladimir Anatolyevich shlenov invited me to participate in the development of baseball in Russia. In the course of this work, I have gained unique experience, including organizing competitions, interacting with the Ministry of sports, building stadiums, etc. In addition, I met interesting people, among them a cricketer — Alexander Sorokin, who introduced me to this game.

Alexander invited me to the Iskra stadium in Moscow (near VDNH) for a game. At that time, I didn’t understand what was happening on the court, but the energy in the stadium was amazing! It was also there that I met Subir Roy, who had been running cricket tournaments for more than three years with pure enthusiasm.

In other words, you can say that you were inspired to develop cricket by chance?

I am sure that there are no accidents in life, at all. Even if it doesn’t seem that way, every event serves a purpose. Sometimes, a minor incident is the basis of important life changes.

When I was at matches, I was surprised that 80% of the players who participate are natives of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh. There are very few Russian guys. One day, I was invited to take part in a training session. There I met our Russian athletes: Boris Zharky and Andrey Kurlenko. At this training session, Alexander Sorokin told me in more detail about the rules of cricket, as well as that in Moscow, and especially in Russia, cricket is unfairly ignored.

I was very surprised that the second most popular sport in the world is not officially a sport in Russia.

In other words, imagine that a gambling, exciting, sports game that develops not only all muscle groups, but also forces you to include logical and strategic thinking is not a sport in Russia.

It was at this moment that I had an idea about the need to popularize cricket in our country, recognize it as a sport and attract our talented Russian youth to it.

Did you take part in the game yourself?

No, I didn’t participate in the game, but I participated in a training session that the guys called me to. And this day I will remember for a long time!

Batting was practiced during training. Alexander served the ball, and Boris batted it, my task with Andrey was to take these balls. Now imagine a picture: a bowler delivers a ball at a speed of more than 80 km / h, a batsman must hit it with the bat, thereby increasing its speed, the ball flies at a speed of more than 100 km/h. In addition, the weight of the ball is approximately 155 grams. I, a fielder, at a distance of 100 meters, try to catch this ball with my bare hands. Although the guys shouted to me: “get Away, don’t catch this ball!”, but in the excitement, I didn’t hear them. At that moment, I couldn’t catch the ball, it flew straight into my stomach. To put it mildly, the feeling was not pleasant. This was the end of my training.

Then I realized that this is a gambling and real men’s sport. I was reminded of this incident by a large maroon bruise for a month.

What have you already done to implement your plans?

First of all, we have found a team of like-minded people in more than half of Russia’s regions who are ready to develop cricket in their regions together with us. For this we created the all-Russian physical training and sport public organization “the Cricket of Russia” (ISOCR).

What are your goals in the development of Russian cricket?

We have a lot of work ahead of us. First of all, it is necessary to develop and approve a sports training Program, as well as detailed methodological recommendations.

Next, you need to organize training and training of trainers. It is not enough just to find people, expats, who know how to play and hold competitions, this is the way to nowhere. We need to teach our young people and children and make them real athletes. In our opinion, only this way can lead to the development of cricket in Russia, meets the sporting principles and is useful for society. Staff starvation is a problem for all young sports, but we have preliminary agreements with some Universities in our country to open faculties.

Our task is to introduce you to cricket, to show that it is interesting and multi-faceted. Do you know, for example, that cricket can be both a very complex, technical sport, and children’s fun during a picnic? And boys and girls in many parts of the world know.

We plan to open sections and children’s schools. We will need stadiums, and it will be very difficult, but we will manage and gradually they will appear.

I believe that one day our, Russian, children’s and youth teams will compete for medals at international level tournaments. And our men’s and women’s teams will take prizes in the world cricket Championships. And the most important dream is for Russia to be able to host the European and World Championships.

Ben Stokes proud of ‘different’ innings as patience pays off for England

Ben Stokes says that he took pride in his display of patience on the opening two days of the second Test, as he came through a battle of wills with West Indies’ bowlers to make 176 from 356 balls, his highest Test score on home soil and the first time he has ever batted for more than 300 balls in an innings.

Speaking to Sky Sports on the third day at Emirates Old Trafford, where rain caused a delayed resumption, Stokes spoke of his determination to not to get drawn into the sort of errors that caused his downfall in the first Test at the Ageas Bowl, where he was dismissed twice in the match by Jason Holder, for 43 and 46.

Asked to appraise his innings, in which his first hundred came from 255 balls, Stokes acknowledged that it had been “different”, but that both he and Dom Sibley, whose own hundred came from an even more sedate 312 deliveries, had been obliged to play the situation due to West Indies’ disciplined gameplans.

“I made a real conscious effort to be as clinical as I possibly could,” said Stokes, “especially around that sort of fourth- and fifth-stump line that Jason and Kemar [Roach] are fantastic at doing.

“It was about understanding what we had to do at different times throughout the game,” he said. “I had to be really disciplined in leaving the ball because I know by now that teams will hang the ball wide and test my patience. So I was playing the game with them as long as I could, and waiting to be able to capitalise on anything.”

It’s a measure of Stokes’ determination to improve his record as a batsman that, even in the wake of a 2019 home summer that featured two of the greatest innings ever produced by an England cricketer, he was willing to reappraise his technique and work on a new, more open stance that he feels has given him more chance to get settled early in his innings.

“I went into the winter and worked a lot with [assistant coach] Paul Collingwood,” he said. “After 2019, one thing that stood out for me was that, early on in my innings, I felt I was going quite hard at the ball, because I wanted to feel the ball on bat. I made a conscious effort to find a way that allows me to play the ball as late as possible for my first 20 to 30 balls.

First day of big cricket! They drank tea… and didn’t come back

Cricket is back, officially! The first big match between England and the West Indies started today. This is good news.

Now it’s bad. Had to play the entire 82 minutes and 17 overs bowled! On the 5th innings of the 17th over, the match stopped. The reason is rain. Although the weather in England has been perfect all week, today, to the detriment of everyone, it has failed. The players took a break for tea, but never returned.

Earlier in the day, England won the toss and captain Ben Stokes chose to bet.

Before the start of the game, a minute of silence was declared in memory of the victims of the coronavirus, as well as the truly great player of the West Indies team, Everton Weekes, who died last week at the age of 95. Next, players got down on one knee in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign movement.

And “rushed”. With long pauses, waiting times, and phone weather views…

Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley were the opening batsmen. First over, fourth pitch from Shannon Gabriel, fastball, bounce off the pitch 4 meters from the batsman. Dominic raises the bat, trying to pass the ball, but after the bounce, the ball turns sharply towards the wicket. And knocks it down! The batsman’s home debut is blurred. Score 0 / 1 knocked out!

It’s a shame for England, happy for the West Indies. Joe Denly (Joe Denly) takes the place of the knocked out.

Two more overs and the teams leave for a forced break, rain again. The score 1/1.

The teams returned for a short time. We played 14 more overs. Rory burns scored 20 points in 55 innings. Only three quarters knocked out. Joe Denly managed to earn 14 points from 48 innings, of which he also struck out three quarters. The expense of 35/1. The current run rate of the team: 1.98 points for the over.

On the 17th over, in time for the 5th innings, it was decided to leave for “tea”, i.e. to take a break. After that, the game did not continue.

Tomorrow is the second day. I don’t look at weather forecasts, it’s a thankless job in England…

P.S. in the afternoon came a great news! Joe Root’s Wife) Kerry gave birth to a second baby!