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England further frustrated by Brathwaite and rain delays as second Test crawls towards a dire draw

England frustrated by West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite and rain delays as the second Test crawls towards a dire draw with Ben Stokes claiming the one wicket by dismissing Alzarri Joseph

The probabilities of a constructive outcome within the second Test between England and the West Indies diminished even further as rain interrupted the fourth morning in Barbados.

Play was delayed by quarter-hour by morning showers and returned with lower than 40 minutes of play as the hosts continued to bat serenely on a lifeless floor.

They moved from 288 for 4 to 317 with out further loss, with captain Kraigg Brathwaite immovable on the prime of the order as he moved to 131 not out.

Nightwatch Alzarri Joseph additionally repelled a torpid English assault, as Jack Leach, Matthew Fisher and Saqib Mahmood all tried and didn’t advance the sport.

The Windies assured they might keep away from the follow-on, a notional proposition at finest, to take a seat 190 behind on the break in play.

England lastly claimed their first wicket of the day when Joseph’s focus lapsed after 75 deliveries of holding the fort.

Ben Stokes banged one in brief and large, with Joseph slashing uppishly and giving Dan Lawrence the possibility to take a good catch within the gully.

The partnership had been value 52 in 144 balls, with Jason Holder rising at 336 for 5.

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