West Indies into 31-run lead over England in 1st Test

Southampton, July 10

Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich shared an unbeaten 49-run partnership to get the West Indies out of some hassle and right into a first-innings lead of 31 over England at tea on day three of the primary Test at Southampton on Friday.

The vacationers misplaced Shamarh Brooks (39) and Jermaine Blackwood (12) quickly after lunch to slide to 186-5 in reply to England’s 204 all out, however recovered by Chase (27 not out) and Dowrich (30 not out) to be in a robust place to construct a wholesome lead at an empty Ageas Bowl.

Captain Jason Holder is among the many 5 wickets in hand as England prepares to take the brand new ball, with its two quickest bowlers — Jofra Archer and Mark Wood — awaiting their first wickets.

James Anderson was concerned in each of the wickets within the second session, firstly discovering Brooks’ edge for a caught behind. Brooks determined to evaluate however UltraEdge confirmed a transparent nick.

Five overs later, Anderson took a easy catch at mid-on to take away Blackwood, who tried to launch spinner Dom Bess into the deep.

Anderson and Bess each had two wickets within the innings. AP


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