July 20, 2020, 7:13 p.m.
Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood hit half-centuries but West Indies lost their last five wickets for 61 runs in a 113-run defeat to England on the final day of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford on Monday. Set 312 for victory, West Indies were bowled out for 198 in their second innings in the final session.
They were on 137-5 at tea and even though captain Jason Holder tried to rally in the closing stages, the West Indies innings came to an end to 14.5 overs remaining. Stuart Broad led the England bowling with 3-42 while fast bowling all-rounders Ben Stokes (2-30) and Chris Woakes (2-34), along with off-spinner Dom Bess (2-59) all finished with two wickets each.
Brooks, unbeaten at tea on 52, top-scored with 62, striking four fours and two sixes off 136 balls in just short of 3-½ hours. Blackwood had earlier struck an attractive 55, which included seven fours off 88 balls in 113 minutes. They shared a 100-run stand for the fifth wicket with Brooks, to pull West Indies out of trouble from their lunch time position of 25-3. Captain Jason Holder played well near the end to make 35 with five fours and a six off 62 balls
The result means the three-match series is tied 1-1 after West Indies won the first Test last week by four wickets. Emirates Old Trafford will host the final Test starting Friday.