England vs West Indies, 2020: 2nd Test, Day 2 – Stokes-Sibley resistance, A record ton by Stokes, Kemar Roach's streak and more stats

England vs West Indies, 2020: 2nd Test, Day 2 – Stokes-Sibley resistance, A record ton by Stokes, Kemar Roach’s streak and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from yet another day that witnessed England’s dominance in Manchester.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo by MICHAEL STEELE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

England tightened their hold over the Old Trafford Test as they posted 469/9 in their first innings thanks to centuries from Dominic Sibley and Ben Stokes. The overnight pair put on 260 runs for the 4th wicket in 94.4 overs before Sibley got out trying to up the rate. Stokes was the top scorer with 176 that came from 356 balls while lower order made quick rate post Tea interval on day two. West Indies batted 14 overs before the stumps where they managed 32/1 with Sam Curran claiming John Campbell’s wicket.

Here are all the statistical highlights from yet another day that witnessed England’s dominance in Manchester:

A record-breaking stand:

568 – The partnership of 260 runs between Ben Stokes and Dominic Sibley came off 568 balls which makes it the 2nd longest Test partnership of England since 1999. Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad put up 332 runs for the 7th wicket by playing out 574 deliveries against Pakistan in the 2010 Lord’s Test.

In fact, their partnership is also now England’s 2nd longest known Test stand for the 4th wicket. Peter May and Colin Cowdrey put on 411 runs for the 4th wicket during a partnership that lasted 1146 balls in the 1957 Birmingham Test also against West Indies.


260 – The 260-run stand between Stokes and Sibley is now the 2nd highest partnership for any wicket in Test matches hosted by the Old Trafford. The highest remains 267 which was recorded by Graham Thorpe and Michael Vaughan for the 3rd wicket in the 2000 Test match against Pakistan.

This Stokes-Sibley stand is now England’s highest partnership since the 399-run stand between Stokes and Jonny Bairstow for the 6th wicket at the start of 2016 in South Africa. The partnership of 260 is also the highest for any wicket at home since the start of 2012.


Stokes joins a rare list:

5 – Ben Stokes became only the 5th player to smash ten centuries and also pick 150+ wickets in Test history. Jacques Kallis (45 tons and 292 wickets), Sir Gary Sobers (26 tons and 235 wickets), Sir Ian Botham (14 tons and 383 wickets) and Ravi Shastri (11 tons and 151 wickets) are the other players with this double.


Slow but an effective knock from Sibley:

301 – Dominic Sibley’s century off 301 balls is now the slowest century in Test cricket for England since the beginning of 2001. The last Test century for England that needed more deliveries than of Sibley was Michael Atherton’s 317-ball century against Pakistan during the Karachi in December 2000.


Roston in an elite company:

3Roston Chase is now one of the three spin bowlers in the last 26 years to have picked up a 5-wicket haul in the first innings of a Test in England after his team put the opposition to bat first. Shane Warne (5/71) in the 2001 Birmingham Test and Muttiah Muralitharan (7/155) at The Oval in 1998 are the other two players with the feat in more than 27 years.


2 – Chase is only one of the two West Indies spin bowlers with a 5-wicket haul on England soil in Test cricket in the last 35 years. The other Caribbean spinner with a 5-fer in England since 1985 is Chris Gayle who took 5/34 in the 2004 Birmingham Test.


172 – Only two players have conceded more runs during their 5-wicket haul in Test cricket for West Indies than Roston Chase’s 172 runs. Leg-spinner Tommy Scott conceded as many as 266 runs during his 5-fer in the 1930 Kingston Test against England while the off-spinner Shane Shillingford had figures of 5/179 against India in the 2013 Mumbai Test.


End of Roach’s wicketless spree:

86.5 – Kemar Roach brought an end to his wicketless streak by dismissing Jos Buttler and followed it with the wicket of Chris Woakes. Roach bowled 86.5 overs prior to Buttler’s wicket without any success. His last wicket before this spree was of Virat Kohli in last September that recorded straight after KL Rahul’s wicket.