England's Test team is currently in the Caribbean playing a three-match Test series. The start to the first Test was not that good with England's top-order struggling against West Indies pacers. However, Jonny Bairstow's heroics saved the day for England and helped get a good first-innings total. Despite that, England is somewhere lacking the venom in their bowling as West Indies look in a really good position.
While all the planning and plotting were on, a moment in the match won the hearts of the fans. Pacer Mark Wood made a funny as well as a lovely gesture which made fans' hearts melt. In between the overs, Joe Root and Co. assembled for a team huddle but one player was missing, Mark Wood. Being placed at fine leg for fielding, Wood found him left out of the huddle.
However, his gesture after that was one to watch. While his teammates discussed the plans, Wood first looked miffed, but he decided to join his teammates from where he was. He made a solo huddle for himself by extending his arms sideways.
Watch the lovely moment here:
West Indies in command!
Coming to the game, the hosts are looking in firm control with only 109 runs short of England's first innings total and six wickets still in hand. Jason Holder and Nkrumah Bonner have steadied West Indies' ship after a mini collapse. The duo has already added 75 runs for the fifth wicket. While Holder is intact at the crease with 43*, Bonner has played a tad slow and stands at the other end with 34*.
Captain Braithwaite and John Campbell started well for the hosts. They formed a half-century stand for the first wicket before Campbell was dismissed by Craig Overton. Braithwaite scored a good half-century for himself. However, West Indies lost him shortly after Campbell and then Brooks, and then Blackwood. West Indies were four down at 127 after standing strong at 83-1. But Holder and Bonner played cautiously before the rain interrupted and stumps on the second day was called. For England, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Mark Wood, and Stokes scalped a wicket each.