I’m driving for much of tomorrow so I’ll do this now.
I think I may be slightly against the grain after day one, as I think the West Indies did pretty well to get it to 188-5. The ball was swinging and seaming a lot early on – it could have been easily a 50-6 outcome. And with it being such a slow, attritional surface, strokeplay is not easy – though Samuels had a rather good go late on.
The overhead conditions day two are going to be fairly crucial. If it’s more of the same, then England will find it just as hard. So clear skies are needed.
What do you all think? Happy with England after the first day, or disappointed?
LCL update. All comments on day 2 below, as usual. … cheers Vian. Saved me a job!