England vs West Indies, 2020: 3rd Test, Day 2 – Broad’s quick-fire fifty, Roach’s milestones and more stats

England vs West Indies, 2020: 3rd Test, Day 2 – Broad’s quick-fire fifty, Roach’s milestones and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from the 2nd day's play in Manchester where England held an upper hand.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

England stands close to taking a big first-innings lead in the series-decider against West Indies after ending the second day by scalping six wickets. Resuming the day at 258/4, the English team were bowled out for only 369 as Ollie Pope got out on his overnight score of 91 while Buttler made 67 adding 11 runs. Even a total of 369 wouldn’t be possible without a quick-fire knock from Stuart Broad who scored 62 off 45 balls to help England recover from 280/8. All four pacers of the home team picked up wickets as West Indies finished the day at 137/6.

Here are all the statistical highlights from the 2nd day’s play in Manchester where England held an upper hand:

A day of milestones for Roach:

201 – Kemar Roach completed 200 wickets in Test cricket with the wicket of Chris Woakes in England’s first innings. Roach is the 9th West Indian to bag 200 wickets in the longer format. He is also the 2nd slowest to the feat among the nine players having taken 59 Tests. Gary Sobers is the slowest West Indies to this feat as he reached the milestone in his 80th Test match.

Roach is also the first West Indies who made debut after 1990 to claim 200 or more wickets in Test cricket. The last West Indian to reach the milestone of 200 Test wickets was Curtly Ambrose in March 1994.

50 – Kemar Roach reached 50 wickets in Test cricket by dismissing Jofra Archer, his 4th wicket of the innings. Roach is now the 14th player to complete 50 Test wickets for West Indies against England. 27 of Roach’s 50 Test wickets against England came in England only.


Anderson goes past Trueman:

87 – Number of wickets James Anderson has picked up in Test cricket against West Indies; the most by any England player. Anderson went past Fred Trueman’s tally of 86 wickets with the two wickets he picked on Saturday. Anderson is also the leading wicket-taker for England in Test cricket against India (110), South Africa (93), Pakistan (63) and Sri Lanka (52) as well.


A quick-fire fifty from Broad:

33 – Stuart Broad’s fifty off 33 balls is now the joint 3rd fastest half-century ever recorded in Test cricket for England. Ian Botham scored fifties off 28 and 32 balls respectively against India in 1981 and New Zealand in 1986. Allan Lamb and Andrew Flintoff also scored fifties off 33 balls against New Zealand in 1992 and 2002 respectively.

137.77 – Stuart Broad had a batting strike rate of 137.77 during his 45-ball 67 making it the first-ever Test innings of 50+ runs recorded by an English player while batting at No.10 or lower. This is also the 4th best strike rate during a 50+ score in Test cricket by any player while batting at No.10.


Gabriel @ 300:

300Shannon Gabriel completed 300 wickets in first-class cricket by dismissing the overnight batsmen Pope and Buttler. The ongoing Manchester Test is Gabriel’s 106th match in first-class cricket.