England vs West Indies 1st test Day 2: No rain forecast for first 5 hours; longer spells expected

The weather in Southampton has improved overnight, with chances brightening of a full day of action. There is no rain forecast for the first 5 hours of the day, however, some thundershowers are expected in the later half of the day. The evening session could therefore have some stoppages but looks like we are good to have 2 solid sessions of pure, undiluted cricket.

Weather forecasts show that we will have long dry spells on Day 2, even though clouds will make their presence felt. BBC reports that bad light could be a factor because of the thick clouds, especially in the evening session.

England will resume their innings from 35/1 on the morning of Day 2 of the 1st Test vs West Indies on Thursday. However, forecasts say the evening session could be interrupted by rain or bad light because of cloud cover.

Less than 18 overs of play were possible on the first day because of rain, with a strongly awaited restart to international cricket after a 117-day gap. A total of 100 balls (17.4 overs) were played in 82 minutes on a rain-interrupted Day 1 as cricket fans were praying for some sunshine in the coming days. Although the start was delayed by light showers, West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel delivered right on the money to reduce England to 0/1 after just 10 balls as Dom Sibley parted for a duck.

Rory Burns and Joe Denly will resume the England innings, while Alzarri Joseph has two deliveries in his 4th over to go as the day starts.