Ben Stokes starred as England beat West Indies in the second Test in Manchester.© AFP
England beat the West Indies by 113 runs to win the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday. West Indies, set a nominal 312 to win, were bowled out for 198 on the fifth and final day as England levelled the three-match series at 1-1. All-rounder Ben Stokes made 176 in England’s first-innings 469-9 declared and a dashing 78 not out on Monday that set up another declaration by home captain Joe Root.
Stokes then took two key wickets after Stuart Broad’s early treble helped reduce the West Indies to 37-4.
The third and deciding Test of a series that marks international cricket’s return from the coronavirus lockdown starts at Old Trafford on Friday.
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