Windies v England 3rd Test Day 3 – England lead by 448 runs
England took a firm grasp on the match, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia, today.
England 277 (Jos Buttler 67, Ben Stokes 79; Kemar Roach 4-48) and 325-4 (Joe Root 111*, Joe Denly 69, Jos Buttler 56)
Windies 154 (John Campbell 41; Mark Wood 5-41, Moeen Ali 4-36)
Close of Play – England lead Windies by 448 runs with 6 wickets remaining
After the early departure of Rory Burns for 10 and then Keaton Jennings falling for 23, England took hold of the 3rd Test with Joe Denly 69 and skipper Joe Root 111*,anchoring the innings. Following the departure of Denly, Jos Buttler and Root put on a partnership of 107, for the 4th wicket, before Buttler was out for 56. Ben Stokes then joined Root, who played the Captain's innings that was missing in the first two Tests, enabling England to take a substantial lead over the Windies.
England closed the day with a lead of 448 runs with 6 wickets remaining - Joe Root 111* and Ben Stokes 29* the not out batsmen.
Windies- 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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