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West Indies lead by 332 at stumps


West Indies lead by 332 at stumps

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BRIDGETOWN – West Indies, with a first innings lead of 212 runs after routing England for a paltry 77, were 127 for six in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the first Wisden Trophy cricket Test at Kensington Oval here on Thursday.

Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich was not out on 27, alongside captain Jason Holder on seven as the West Indies finished the day with an overall lead of 339 runs with four wickets in hand.

Experienced fast bowler Kemar Roach rocked England with five for 17 in 11 overs while Holder and Alzarri Joseph took two wickets each for 15 and 20 runs respectively.

Earlier, Shimron Hetmyer top-scored in the Windies’ first innings with a superb knock of 81, which was laced with nine fours and two sixes off 109 balls in 157 minutes.

Veteran pacer James Anderson was England’s most successful bowler with five for 46 in 30 overs. All-rounder Stokes supported with four for 59 off 25.3 overs.

Summarised Scores  

West Indies 289 in 101.3 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 81, Shai Hope 57, Roston Chase 54, John Campbell 44, Kraigg Brathwaite 40; James Anderson 5-46, Ben Stokes 4-46) and 127-6 in 36 overs (John Campbell 33, Shimron Hetmyer 31, Shane Dowrich 27 not out, Kraigg Brathwaite 24; Moeen Ali 3-41, Ben Stokes 2-31). England 77 in 30.2 overs(Keaton Jennings 17; Kemar Roach 5-17, Jason Holder 2-15, Alzarri Joseph 2-20).