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England vs West Indies cricket: Michael Vaughan’s ‘bare promise for Rahkeem Cornwall

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England seem headed in direction of a 3rd Take a look at win after dominating the West Indies on day three.

The Windies went to stumps at 2/10 of their second innings, needing 399 for victory after the hosts had a day trip with bat and ball.

England bowled the vacationers out for 197 of their first dig as Stuart Broad took six wickets for the innings, giving his aspect a 172-run lead. Openers Rory Burns (90), Dom Sibley (56) and Joe Root (68 not out) then guided England to 2/226 in its second innings, permitting Root to declare with greater than two full days to safe victory.

The one query mark is whether or not rain will intervene in Manchester to halt the Poms’ push.

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A masterclass of bowling from Ashes enemy Broad, who took 6/31 to decimate the Windies has the house aspect on the verge of a come-from behind collection win.

Broad now has 499 Take a look at wickets and will break via the 5 hundred mark if all goes effectively within the second innings.

However whereas the Poms have been exhibiting their authority on the scoreboard, the world was nonetheless taken by the sight of 140kg West Indian cult hero Rahkeem Cornwall.

Rahkeem Cornwall couldn’t quite save the day for the Windies.
media_cameraRahkeem Cornwall couldn’t fairly save the day for the Windies.

The off-break bowler measures in at 198cm tall however and has captured the creativeness of the cricketing world.

Earlier within the match, Cornwall took a ripper of a catch to dismiss English opener Rory Burns for 57 within the first innings.

The sight of the massive bopper pulling off a speccy within the cordon was the content material cricket followers have been right here for.

However the sight of him in his batting gear had followers having fun with the present as he dwarfed his batting accomplice Shane Dowrich who was so much smaller than his imposing accomplice.

Shane Dowrich and Rahkeem Cornwall didn’t combine for too long.
media_cameraShane Dowrich and Rahkeem Cornwall didn’t mix for too lengthy.

And as Cornwall began his innings, former England skipper Michael Vaughan was getting possibly somewhat too excited.

Commentating on BBC’s Take a look at Match Particular Vaughan stated: “If Rahkeem Cornwall will get a century I‘ll break the COVID guidelines and go shake his hand on the pitch … bare.”

Fortunately for each Vaughan and the world, the West Indian wasn’t in a position to launch a rescue mission as Broad claimed his wicket, plumb LBW for 10.

Whereas he was in a position to get away a boundary and went aerial to attain his runs, the cricketing world wished extra of their new favorite participant.

Hopefully Cornwall can have an effect with the ball.

Having taken 13 wickets in his earlier two Take a look at matches towards India and Afghanistan in 2019, Cornwall went wicketless for 85 runs in 27 overs in England’s first innings.

Initially revealed as Legend’s ‘bare’ promise for 140kg star

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