England pacemen depart West Indies tottering

Manchester, July 25

England had West Indies in serious trouble at 101/5 in 38 overs within the post-tea session after the hosts posted 369 on the second day of the third and remaining Test.

Jason Holder (5) and Jermaine Blackwood (19) had been on the crease on the time of going to press, with West Indies nonetheless coaching England by 268 runs within the series-deciding Test.

England bowlers James Anderson (2/17), Jofra Archer (1/36) and Stuart Broad (2/17) ensured a great afternoon for the hosts by taking wickets and retaining a clamp on the run charge.

John Campbell struck a brisk 32 however Shai Hope continued his poor kind with simply 17 after West Indies misplaced opener Kraigg Brathwaite of their second over as Broad continued his heroics.

In the morning, Broad scored the joint third-fastest Test half-century for England to assist the hosts add 111 runs to their in a single day rating. Broad scored 62 off 45 balls to place the brakes on West Indies’ early dominance. Broad’s half-century got here off simply 33 balls, equalling previous exploits by Allan Lamb and Andrew Flintoff.

In the primary hour of the day, West Indies took 4 fast wickets as they made good use of the second new ball, together with dismissing Ollie Pope, who failed so as to add to his in a single day 91 after England resumed on 258/Four and slumped to 280/8.

Jos Buttler reached 67 earlier than he was caught at second slip by Jason Holder off Gabriel. Kemar Roach took two wickets to go previous 200 Test scalps and completed with figures of 4/72. — Reuters

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