West Indies v England 2nd Test Day 2

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!

West Indies v England – 2nd Test 1st Day

My sincere thanks to Vian for his preview. Glad it went down well.

I am not about today so this is my one contribution for now so as usual,  comments on the day’s action and anything else below.

I’m cooking at the moment over a comment yesterday. Still not simmered down. Will revert in due course but could people please be awfully nice to everyone. Just like they’ve been to us the last 15 months!