The third day of the second Test between England and West Indies was washed out and there was a doubt that it might cost England badly, who were 1-0 down. But in the end, it did not matter much as Ben Stokes and his allround brilliance along with Stuart Broad’s expertise with the new cherry undermined any sort of fightback from the Caribbean.

 

Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood showed promise, but they failed to prolong their stay as the English bowlers scripted breakthroughs whenever it was required on the final day.

It was a Test match, where, yet again, the brilliance of Stokes was on show – bat slow. Bat fast. Script crucial breakthroughs.Bowl at a deceptive. Exhibit charisma with the bat and ball – Stokes is certainly the Imran and Botham of modern-day cricket.

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