The final day of the second Test between West Indies and England will be played as a part of the 2022 England tour of West Indies. The match which commenced on Wednesday, March 16 is being played at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados. I have managed to gather the top betting tips from the WI vs ENG match prediction on its final day.
West Indies were all out for 411 as England lead the hosts by 136 runs at stumps on Day 4 of their ongoing second Test match at the Kensington Oval. The hosts were trailing the visitors by 219 runs at stumps on the third day. Kraigg Brathwaite was unbeaten on 109 and was joined by Alzarri Joseph on Day 3.The West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite played the innings of his life, as he patiently faced 489 balls to score a workmanlike 160 to guide the home team on 411 on Day 4. Jermaine Blackwood also scored a century but was dismissed by Dan Lawrence on 102. As for the English bowlers, Jack Leach took three wickets, followed by Stokes and Saqib Mahmood who claimed two wickets each. Chris Woakes, Fisher and Lawrence claimed the remaining three wickets with one wicket apiece. Earlier, England had posted a total of 507 for nine declared, courtesy skipper Joe Root and Ben Stokes knock of 152 and 120 respectively. At stumps on the fourth day, England were 40 without loss in their second innings after playing fifteen overs. England's opening pair of Zak Crawley and Alex Lees comfortably negotiated 15 overs to the close of play. England have not been all that great in Test cricket over the last 12 months and the pressure will be on them to perform. Both teams are equally matched and another draw game seems to be on the cards. For now take a look at the top three betting tips from the West Indies vs England head to head game.
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England had a lead from which they could convincingly carve out a competitive target for West Indies. The second Test between the West Indies and England appeared destined for a draw, with England closing with a lead of 136 and all 10 second-innings wickets in hand heading into the final day of the game. Ales Lees at 18 and Zak Crawley at 21 progressed their score to 40-0. However the opening pair has failed to make much contribution at the top order as noticed in the three Test innings played in the annoying series. In the first innings of the first Test, the opening pair struck just 12 runs before the fall of the first wicket. This was followed by another 24 runs in the second innings. In the current Test match, Crawley was dismissed for a duck which led to the opening pair managing a mere four runs in England’s first innings. Earlier in the 2021/22 Ashes series, Zak Crawley opened few of the games along with Rory Burns and in the five second innings that England batted in the opening partners stitched a partnership of 68, 46, 7, 4 and 23 runs respectively. Considering the fact that Alex Lees is playing his debut Test cricket this season, not much can be expected from the opening pair heading into Day 5. It is fair to conclude that the opening batters will be scoring under 64.5 runs before the fall of the 1st wicket. For now, keep an eye out on Pari Match as they offer odds in the WI vs ENG team betting tip.
Alex Lees and Zak Crawley are the two batsmen who will be opening the final day of the game and are our obvious choice in the WI vs ENG player betting tips.
England opener, Zak Crawley scored his second Test ton which powered his team to a favourable position at the end of he first Test in Antigua. Crawley scored 121 runs from 216 back in his second innings in the first Test. Zak Crawley scored a 200 against Pakistan in 2020. His innings ended at 267. Since then, he has had a hard time in Test Cricket. Against India at home and against Australia in the Ashes, runs dried up for Crawley's bat. He even failed to reach double figures in 11 of his last 16 innings in Test cricket. Earlier in the first innings of the first Test match Crawley followed his opening partner Alex Lees back to the dressing room as he was brilliantly caught by Joshua De Silva for eight. In the ongoing second Test match, Crawley was again dismissed by Joshua De Silva for a duck after playing seven balls in England's first innings. His last few second innings scores read - 8, 18, 18 and 12. In the 16 second team inning games that Crawley has played, he has scored 447 runs at an average of 29.80. His 7 second match innings average at an abysmal 15.14. Zak Crawley will be opening the final day of the game for his side with an unbeaten 21 off 40 balls played. Head over to Pari Match to place your bets on Zak Crawley in the WI vs ENG match prediction.
The tourists got off to a wobbly start in the second innings of the first Test as debutant Alex Lees fell in just the third over, pinned in front of Kemar Roach for four runs with an LBW decision. The 28-year-old batter has, although featured in 128 First Class matches, is representing his side for the first time in International Test cricket against West Indies. His batting techniques are best suited for the shortest format of the game where he has been showered with a number of accolades. As the opening batsman of England, Lees has played four Test innings to score - 18*, 30, 6 and 4 runs respectively. He currently has an average of 19.44 from the two Test matches he has come out to bat in. In the second innings of the first Test match, Alex Lees was sent back for a measly 6 runs after facing 27 deliveries. He has an average of 24.00 from the two matches played in the 2nd team innings. Considering the fact that Lees is a new entrant in the international Test format and his expertise lies in the shorter version, Alex Lees is likely to be the next man out in the final day of England's second innings. To place your bets on Alex Lee head over to Pari Match as they come up with odds in the WI vs ENG player betting tips.
England To Score Under 64.5 Runs At The Fall Of The 1st Wicket
Zak Crawley To Score Under 36.5 Runs
Alex Lees To Score Under 40.5 Runs