England vs West Indies: First Test Day 3

The day 3 belonged to West Indies who managed to get a lead of 100 runs.

The second day saw the England batting get collapsed with England losing 9 wickets in a day. Jason Holder picked up 6 wickets and he was supported by Shannon Gabriel who picked up 4 wickets. James Andeson picked up 1 wicket of John Campell. However, West Indies were the happier team yesterday with 57/1

1st Session:

Wood and Anderson started bowling off the opposite ends, however, the batting looked easier for the visitors.

28 over:

Archer comes to bowl replacing Mark Wood. Ben Stokes looked for a change as West Indies raced to 81/1.

29 over:

Dom Bess comes from another end and it is a double change of bowler from Ben Stokes.

33.4 over: Shai Hope survies a LBW due to no Ball from Archer

Archer bowled a good ball and the ball looked to hit the stumps. Hope reviews in the last second. Archer had stepped the line and it’s a no-ball. Shai Hope survives.

34.3 over: Shai hoped caught by Stokes bowled by Bess

Bess bowled a ball just outside off stump and Shai Hope looked to drive but it caught the outside edge and Stokes at slip takes an easy catch. Shai Hope made 16(64).

In walked Shamarh Brooks at 4.

45.6 over: Kraigg Braithwaite lbw for 65 runs

Stokes bowled a straight bowl that misses the bat. The umpire raises the finger and Braithwaite does review however the onfield decision stands as the impact and wickets showed umpire’s call.

I walks Roston Chase at 5.

Over 47: Lunch

The first session belonged to Braithwaite who made a decent half-century. England did manage to get 2 wickets but the lead is closing in. At the end of the 1st Session:

West Indies: 151/3
Brooks: 27*(43)

2nd Session:

Batting certainly looked easier than 1st and 2nd day. Chase and Brook looked to wait for the bad balls and not take any chances.

55.2 over: Anderson gets Brooks for 39 runs

There was a definite noise and the ball is caught of English keeper Jos Buttler. English players appeal for it. The umpire raises the finger. Brooks consult with Chase and reviews with 1 second to spare. There is a edge in ultraedge. Brooks scored 39(71).

Jermaine Blackwood came in at 6.

60.6 over:Jermaine Blackwood dismissed for 13 runs.

Blackwood tried to get to the pitch of the ball bowled by Dom Bess however could only give only a simple catch to James Anderson. Blackwood scored 12(22).

In came Shane Dowrich at 7.

66.6 over: Scores Level

Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase had battled patiently and had taken the scores level at 66.6 with West Indies loosing 5 wickets.


Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase had been patient and look to build a good lead. The lack of swing as seen in the first and second day of the test match was evident. James Anderson managed 2 wickets and so did Dom Bess. Ben Stokes, the stand-in captain had one wicket to his name. Mark Wood and Jofra Archer remained wicketless.
At tea: West Indies: 235/5 lead by 31 runs.
Roston Chase: 27*(115)
Shae Dowrich:30*(48)

3rd Session:

West Indies players will look to grow the lead and the England players will look to get wickets as early as possible.

88.6 over: Anderson gets Roston Chase LBW for 47 runs

There were two definite noise and therefore the umpire may have felt the same. Stokes reviewed and the ball-tracking showed all three reds, and therefore Roston Chase’s steady innings come to an end. Chase scored 47(142).

In walks the West Indian captain Jason Holder.

94.1:Stokes Get Jason Holder Out for 5 runs

Captain gets captain here. Holder tried to pull the shot and was not able to do so and was caught by Jofra Archer. Holder scored 5(14).

In walked Alzaari Joseph.

98.4: Alzarri Joseph is out for 18 runs

Ben Stokes did it again. The ball moved a little and Alzarri Joseph is cleaned bowled for 18 runs from 12 balls.

In walked Kemar Roach.

100.2 over: Stokes gets Dowrich:

Dowrich fighting innings came to an end. Stokes bowl a slightly short ball which takes an edge and is safely taken by Jos Buttler behind the stumps. Dowrich scored 61 from 115 balls.

In walked Shannon Gabriel.

100.6 over: Wood gets Gabriel:

Fast bowl from Wood and Gabriel is bowled with that Gabriel scored 4 from 6 balls.

West Indies Batting Card:

West Indies:318/10 and lead by 114 runs

England Bowling Card:


England’s Second Innings:

Burns and Sibley walk out to the pitch. Sibley, who was out for a duck would certainly like to get a good score.Burns would like to score much more than the previous innings.

Burns and Sibley survived the 10 overs and and got England to 15/0 with England still trailing by 99 runs.

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