Ollie Pope grabs first-rate catch: The English batsman claimed a sharp catch at short leg to win the match for this team.
During the fifth day of the second Test of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of England in Manchester, England batsman Ollie Pope grabbed a sharp catch to dismiss West Indies’ last batsman in Kemar Roach (5).
It all happened on the first delivery after the last drinks break when Roach inside-edged a Dom Bess delivery to Pope at short leg. Having initially fumbled the catch, Pope did exceedingly well to grab it on the rebound as the English spinner got his second wicket after dismissing West Indies captain Jason Holder (35) earlier.
Chasing a 312-run target on Day 5, West Indies were bundled out for 198 in 70.1 overs. A 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Shamarh Brooks (62) and Jermaine Blackwood (55) had given them hopes for a draw but it wasn’t to be as others hardly showed any resistance.
With bowling figures of 15-5-42-3, veteran England seamer Stuart Broad was not only the pick of their bowlers in the second innings but also walked the talk with respect to his omission from the first Test in Southampton.
Coming on the back of his 10th Test century in the first innings, England vice-captain Ben Stokes scored an exciting 78* (57) in the morning after sent in to open the batting for the first time in Tests last evening. Having scored 254 runs and picked three wickets in the match, Stokes was rightly awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award.
Ollie Pope grabs first-rate catch to dismiss Kemar Roach
An outrageous catch to seal the win @OPope32! 👐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 20, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 20, 2020
— ICC (@ICC) July 20, 2020
Those reflexes from Ollie Pope would make even Nick Pope jealous #ENGvWI
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) July 20, 2020
What a catch that is!!!! Serious reactions! Great win!! #EngvWI👌
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) July 20, 2020
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) July 20, 2020
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