England seize three wickets as West Indies wrestle

Manchester, July 25

England made early inroads to depart West Indies struggling on 59 for 3 at tea as they started their reply to England’s first innings complete of 369 on the second day of the third and ultimate Test at Old Trafford.

Shamarh Brooks (4) and Royston Chase (0) will resume the night session with the vacationers trailing by 310 runs.

West Indies prime three batsmen fell as James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad ensured an excellent session for the hosts by taking wickets and retaining a clamp on the run fee.

John Campbell struck a brisk 32 however Shai Hope continued his poor type 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 quickest Test half century for England to assist the hosts add 111 runs to their in a single day rating.

Broad had Brathwaite caught at first slip by skipper Joe Root for one run quickly after lunch, swapping roles after his swashbuckling efficiency with the bat as he scored 62 off 45 balls to place the brakes on West Indies’ early dominance.

Only Ian Botham, twice, has obtained to a Test 50 for England faster. 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 Ollie Pope who failed so as to add to his in a single day 91 and was left agonisingly wanting a maiden house check hundred as England resumed on 258-Four however inside an hour’s play had slumped to 280-8.

Jos Buttler, 56 not out in a single day, reached 67 earlier than he was taken at second slip by Jason Holder off Gabriel. Kemar Roach took two wickets to go previous 200 check scalps and completed with figures of 4-72.

The Test sequence is stage at 1-1 after West Indies gained by 4 wickets at Southampton earlier than England replied with a 113-run victory at Old Trafford. Reuters



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