Dom Sibley hits second Test hundred, while Ben Stokes nears century of his own

Dom Sibley brought up a hard-fought, determined hundred, while Ben Stokes is one run shy of his own at lunch on day two of the second #raisethebat Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

Sibley’s second Test century was reached off 312 balls; only two England batsman since 2000 have taken 300 balls to reach a century: Nasser Hussain once, and Michael Atherton twice.

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Stokes too was watchful, taking 252 deliveries to move to 99, but he resisted the urge of chasing his 10th Test ton just before the break.

The West Indies toiled away admirably for much of the morning, finding considerable swing with the old ball, but with no reward.

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