England wrestle as West Indies take prime order


Manchester, July 24

The West Indies eliminated the England prime order with each Joe Root and Ben Stokes going cheaply and had their hosts 131 for 4 wickets 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, had been unbeaten after the second session on Friday because the West Indies had been trying to get among the many decrease order after England sacrificed a batsman of their line as much as embody an additional seamer after harm to Stokes.

England’s talisman appeared uncomfortable on the crease as he struggled with a quadriceps pressure, picked up throughout his second Test heroics, and made solely 20 runs.

He was cleverly arrange by Roach, who after two bouncers produced an ideal in-swinging supply to strike down the stumps as England slumped to 92-3.

Skipper Root was the second wicket to fall after being caught quick as England tried a fast single and dismissed for 17 runs.

Burns and Root had placed on 46 runs for the second wicket earlier than Burns set off for a fast run after steering spinner Rakheem Cornwall in the direction of third man. Roston Chase fielded shortly and hit the stumps with direct throw, catching the scrambling Root in need of the crease, to the delight of the fielding staff.

Burns proved the regular presence after England had been put into bat by the vacationers and misplaced Dom Sibley to simply the sixth ball of the day, trapped leg earlier than wicket with out scoring.

Burns introduced up his half century in 126 balls with simply three boundaries however then lower a spinning supply from Chase to Cornwall at first slip, who took a reflex one-handed catch to an aghast response from his teammates.

Pope and Buttler are the final recognised batsmen for England. Buttler’s place within the staff was the topic of a lot hypothesis in current weeks after poor returns with the bat.

West Indies received the primary Test in Southampton by 4 wickets however England took the second at Old Trafford by 113 runs. Reuters



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