We’re two days into the second test against West Indies at Trent Bridge and for the first time this year we actually have some hot summer weather! By the end the first day was edged by WI. England had reduced the tourists to 136-6 in the afternoon but Samuels reached his third test century and Sammy passed fifty and by close of play WI were 304-6.
Day two saw Sammy notch up his first test century as he and Samuels took their partnership up to 204 before both departed in quick succession. England, or more accurately Bresnan, soon wrapped up the tail and WI were all out for 370. A decent score but not a match winning one.
From that point on, England dominated the day but if Kemar Roach had been able to run in and not ‘no ball’ things could have been different as twice Cook was reprieved by no balls. Cook eventually made 24 and Trott 35, both wickets falling to Rampaul. This left Strauss still there and brought Pietersen to the wicket. These made an unbroken partnership of 126 as the skipper made his second ton of the series and KP was looking threatening on 72. These two were not out at close of play which leaves England in a superb position to press on and score big runs on day three. This is great news as I WILL BE THERE!!!!!! Along with another nine members of my family. Looking forward to it, England are well set, the weather forecast is perfect, it should be a great day!!