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Cricket news - Stokes's double blow puts England on top

Stokes dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo in the second session.

Ben Stokes double blow in quick succession was the headline in the second session of day 1 at the Kensington Oval and put England at the top.

Resuming on 89 for 1, Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope, continue with your stubborn approach half a century of mesh. With little you don't try the playback from the body, the duo offer a lot of chances to the English bowlers, and had tuned to a disciplined channel after the lunch break.

However, it is Stokes, was the hit man had been troubled enough before it hit twice. First up, he got Brathwaite squared up to a delivery, the light and induces the outside edge, at the end of his vigilant, to 40.

Darren Bravo, the return to Test cricket after more than two years did little to make a difference. Stokes is varied and had him wicket in trouble before he was finally caught early on to his lap a full delivery to be leg before, reducing the hosts from 126 for 1 to 128 for 3 in the space of nine balls.

Windies moved to 132 without further loss from rain and a premature end to the second session.

Earlier in the day, Windies throw won the coin and asked chosen. The opening duo Brathwaite and debutant John Campbell to see in fact, from the very first lesson without any problems, even as England's new ball pair of James Anderson and Sam Curran got to swing the ball, and put on a half century partnership.

Campbell, after a slow start, went on the attack. He employed the sweep shot with a good effect before you overdo it, and always caught LBW through Moeen Ali's break away. But that was the only moment of success for the visitors in the morning.

Brief Scores: Windies 132/3 (John Campbell, 44; Ben Stokes 2-33) against England.

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