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England take lead


BARRY WILKINSON in Grenada

England take lead

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ST GEORGES – A resolute  opening partnership between Alistair Cook and Jonathan Trott, combined with persistent rain throughout the day, frustrated the West Indies’ flow on day two of the 2nd cricket Test for the Wisden Trophy here yesterday.

It would’ve been totally England’s day had it not been for Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel who helped the West Indies to 299 after being 188 for five overnight, but by the close, Cook and Trott looked at ease with England on 74 without loss at the Grenada National Stadium.

There were several rain interruptions and on three occasions before lunch the players had to seek cover.

The patience and discipline that Marlon Samuels gathered the previous evening were washed away and replaced with a sense of hurriedness with England taking four wickets in ten overs before Bishoo and Gabriel put on 52 to foil England’s surge.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

 

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