OVERS 49.6: FOUR! Fantastic shot from Brooks. He stands tall and punches Anderson towards square of the wicket for a boundary. WEST INDIES 167/3, trail by 37 runs.
OVERS 47.6: On to the pads from Anderson. Shamarh clips it towards square leg for a couple.
Ben Stokes’ men are making their way to the middle. Brooks and Chase are at the crease. James Anderson is ready with the red cherry. Here we go…!!
The guys are back in the middle. Time to continue the building.Keep track of the RealFeel weather out in the park… https://t.co/QIyktKW8uq
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1594384983000
Welcome back! it’s time for the second session.
That’s LUNCH at the Ageas Bowl. WEST INDIES 159/3,TRAIL BY 45 RUNS
Shamarh Brooks 27*
Roston Chase 13*
Ben Stokes 1/20
Dom Bess 1/20
West Indies stayed in control of the first Test against England by reaching at 159 for 3 to trail by 45 runs at lunch on Day 3. Resuming on 57 for 1, the touring side lost the wickets of Shai Hope (16) and Kraigg Brathwaite (65) but added 122 runs in the sunshine at an empty Ageas Bowl to close in on England’s first-innings total. Shamarh Brooks (27) and Roston Chase (13) were the unbeaten batsmen at the end of the first session.
LUNCH 🥪 Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase see West Indies to the break after an eventful morning session.#ENGvWI… https://t.co/54i1nMF7qI
— ICC (@ICC) 1594382657000
OVERS 46.4: FOUR! That’s lovely and a creamy drive from Chase. He leans forward and drives Wood beautifully towards sweeper cover. Classy shot. WEST INDIES 159/3, trail by 45 runs.
OVERS 46.2: FOUR! Roston Chase gets an inside edge and the ball races towards fine leg boundary. It was pretty close. WEST INDIES 155/3, trail by 49 runs.
OVERS 44.6: FOUR! Roston Chase plays a superb drive off Mark wood towards sweeper cover. WEST INDIES 149/3, trail by 55 runs.
Roston Chase comes to the crease.
OVERS 41.6: WICKET! Ben Stokes gets rid of Kraigg Brathwaite for 65 runs. A loud lbw appeal from Stokes against Brathwaite. Umpire raises his finger. Brathwaite discusses with Brooks and asks for a review at the last moment. It’s OUT. Big wicket for England. WEST INDIES 140/3
NOOOOOOO Kraigg is trapped LBW by Stokes for 65.#WIReady #ENGvWI https://t.co/EK3qCZar9f
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1594381357000
OVERS 41.3: FOUR! Brathwaite sends Stokes towards mid off this time. Excellent timing from him.
OVERS 41.1: FOUR! Down the leg from Stokes. Brathwaite seems waiting for it. He tucks this nicely towards fine leg fence for a boundary.
OVERS 40.3: Brooks smashes Wood straight down the ground. He will get 3 runs. Brilliant running between the wickets by Brooks and Brathwaite.
OVERS 38.2: FOUR! Brooks hits Bess for back-to-back boundaries. Excellent batting from him. WEST INDIES 123/2, trail by 81 runs.
OVERS 37.2: FOUR! Brooks uses the pace, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards fine leg fence. Jofra has a smile on his face. WEST INDIES 113/2
OVERS 36.5: FIFTY! Kraigg Brathwaite brings up his 18th Test half-century
Fifty for Kraigg Brathwaite! 👏 Can he go on to make it his ninth Test century?#ENGvWI SCORECARD ▶️… https://t.co/gw7v2sOT6i
— ICC (@ICC) 1594380044000
OVERS 35.2: FOUR! A low full toss from Archer. Brooks takes his front foot out and plays a superb drive for a boundary. WEST INDIES 107/2
Shamarh Brooks comes to the crease
OVERS 34.3: WICKET! Dominic Bess strikes, Shai Hope departs for 16. Change of bowling worked well for captain Stokes. Flighted and outside off from Bess. Hope tries to play a drive but gets a thick outside edge. Stokes didn’t make a mistake and takes an easy catch at first slip. WEST INDIES 102/2, trail by 102 runs
A breakthrough for England ☝️ Dom Bess entices Shai Hope into a loose drive, and West Indies are 102/2.#ENGvWI https://t.co/RPWgzhdyFz
— ICC (@ICC) 1594379509000
OVERS 33.4: REVIEW! A loud lbw appeal from Archer against Shai Hope. Umpire has given OUT. Hope discusses with Brathwaite and asks for a review. It’s a NO BALL. Archer has overstepped. WEST INDIES 101/1, trail by 103 runs.
100 comes up for West Indies.
50-run partnership comes up between Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope. WEST INDIES 96/1, trail by 108 runs.
OVERS 31.1: FOUR! Archer to Hope. Hope gets a leading edge and the ball sails over the gully for a boundary.
OVERS 28.6: Brathwaite pulls this beautifully towards deep mid-wicket. He will get a couple. WEST INDIES 86/1
OVERS 25.6: FOUR! Brathwaite sends Mark Wood towards deep extra cover. Superb punch from the West Indies batsman. WEST INDIES 77/1
OVERS 24.6: Anderson to Brathwaite. The West Indies batsman guides the ball towards third man for a couple. WEST INDIES 66/1
OVERS 21.6: Wood to Brathwaite. The West Indies batsman finds an edge but it doesn’t carry to the first slip. Stokes isn’t happy with this. Brathwaite will get a couple. WEST INDIES 61/1
OVERS 20.1: A loud caught behind appeal from Anderson and Buttler against Brathwaite. Umpire says NO. Stokes is having a discussion with Buttler and goes for a review. It’s NOT OUT. The ball kissed the batsman’s pocket.
OVERS 19.5: Oh boy! 150kph from Wood. Hope tries to play a drive but gets beaten.
Mark Wood is ready with the ball. Here we go..
Bright sunshine at the Ageas Bowl. West Indies batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope are making their way to the middle. It’s an important day for West Indies. They will look to bat longer.
Here’s what England pacer Mark Wood said ahead of Day 3 action:
“Obviously West Indies are on top, but we have got the chance to make it right in the morning.”Mark Wood believes… https://t.co/QsP7UtSd7i
— ICC (@ICC) 1594373408000
Hello friends and welcome to Timesofindia.com’s coverage of the first Test between England and West Indies in Southampton. The match moves into day three today with West Indies looking to take further control of the game after getting behind the driving wheel on Thursday.
Good morning! ☀️Predictions for Day 3?Match Centre: https://t.co/9UrSKGd0p0#ENGvWI https://t.co/PIlsVWp4YF
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1594370750000
In a recap of where the game stood at the end of second day’s play, West Indies captain Jason Holder posted career-best Test bowling figures with six wickets as his side dominated proceedings on Thursday.
Making full use of the murky conditions, all-rounder Holder took 6/42 and paceman Shannon Gabriel claimed four wickets as England were dismissed for 204.
Ben Stokes, captaining England for the first time in the absence of Joe Root, top-scored with 43 but might be regretting his decision to bat first having won the toss on Wednesday.
West Indies showed great discipline and rode their luck at times in reply as they reached 57/1 to put themselves in a decent position going into the third day at the Ageas Bowl when an improving weather forecast should aid batting.