Windies v England 3rd Test – Day 1 - England on top against Windies
Windies won the toss and decided to field against England at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet today in 3rd Test.
England 231-4 (Jos Buttler 67*, Ben Stokes 62*; Keemo Paul 2-42)
Windies – Yet to bat
Close of Play – England are 231 for 4
A fantastic final session from England has put them in a strong position at the end of day one in St Lucia!— ICC (@ICC) 9 February 2019
Half-centuries from Buttler and Stokes took them to 231/4 at the close. #WIvEng | FOLLOW LIVE ??https://t.co/D8r0blpTH7 pic.twitter.com/wyW8mF8rNw
England were asked to bat by the Windies and at 69-3 were in some trouble with their top three batsmen back in the pavilion. However, after the loss of Joe Root with England 107-4, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes steadied the proceedings, both hitting half centuries in an unbeaten partnership of 124, before the close of play on Day one.
West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite(c), John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich(wk), Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
England - Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
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