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.
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.
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.
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.
Simply as I don’t assume I can love Rahkeem Cornwall anymore, he comes out to bat with a bat held along with tape, its face shaved off in components.
You possibly can inform he completely loves this bat.
This man is an actual one. pic.twitter.com/L6GxEPJ1VY
— Barny Learn (@BarnabyRead) July 26, 2020
Would like to see a century from Cornwall right here👀
— Usama Mir (@iamusamamir) July 26, 2020
Rahkeem Cornwall is batting. I guess if he connects Leeds is at risk.
— Neil Fissler (@neilfissler) July 26, 2020
Raheem Cornwall is an excellent participant. He’ll realise hopefully that dropping 40kg is crucial, as he may very well be something. #ENGvsWI
I actually hope he does.
— Michael Maney (@MichaelManey2) July 26, 2020
Cornwall ‘s operating between the wickets was so reassuring reminding me of how gamers ran within the Checks of my youth and my very own operating between the wickets within the week finish cricket I performed.
— Mihir Bose (@mihirbose) July 26, 2020
Hopefully Cornwall can have an effect with the ball.
Initially revealed as Legend’s ‘bare’ promise for 140kg star