England stumble as Roach strikes

Manchester, July 24

The West Indies eliminated the England high order with each Joe Root and Ben Stokes going cheaply and had their hosts 131/four at tea on the opening day of the third and remaining Test at Old Trafford.

Kemar Roach took 2/28, together with clear bowling Stokes, and an instinctive slip catch accounted for the wicket of Rory Burns, who scored 57. Ollie Pope (24 not out) and Jos Buttler, who has two runs to his identify, have been unbeaten after the second session because the West Indies have been seeking to get among the many decrease order after England sacrificed a batsman of their line-up to incorporate an additional seamer after damage to Stokes.

Stokes seemed uncomfortable on the crease as he struggled with a quadriceps pressure, picked up throughout his second Test heroics, and made solely 20 runs. After two bouncers, Roach produced an ideal in-swinging supply to dismiss Stokes. — Reuters

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