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Windies v England 1st Test – Windies run through England to take control on Day 2

Windies v England 1st Test – Windies run through England to take control on Day 2
England's Ben Stokes celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Shai Hope

The Windies ended the day 339 runs ahead of England, on a day that can only be described as a disastrous batting day for England and one to savour for the Windies fans.

Match Summary

Windies  289 (Shai Hope 57, Roston Chase 54, Shimron Hetmyer 81; Jimmy Anderson 5-46, Ben Stokes 4-59) and 127-6 (Moeen Ali 3-41, Ben Stokes 2-31)

England  77 (Kemar Roach 5-15, Alzarri Joseph 2-20, Jason Holder 2-15)

At the Close of Play – Windies lead England by 339 runs with 4 wickets remaining


The Windies added a further 25 runs to their overnight score of 264-8 before their 1st innings ended on 289 - Shimron Hetmyer 81 scoring all the runs. Jimmy Anderson ended up with a well-deserved 5fer his 27th in Test matches, equalling the record of set by Ian Botham. He finished with figures of 30 -13 -46 - 5.

The Windies bowlers then proceeded to rip through the England batting line-up, bundling them out for just 77. Kemar Roach was the star with the ball taking 5-15, removing Rory Burns, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler. Alzarri Joseph 2-20 and Jason Holder 2-15 also bowled sublimely.

England did come back in the Windies 2nd innings, the Windies closing the day on 127-6, a lead of 339 runs with 4 wickets remaining, but they have a lot to do to salvage anything from this match.


West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich(wk), Jason Holder(c), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

England - Keaton Jennings, Rory Burns, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes(wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, James Anderson


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