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Five for Wood
Full, straight and timber! Wood was cranking it up today and Wood gets rewarded with a five-fer. England have made a terrific comeback and they have fetched a lead of 123 runs in the first innings as a result. They will have to come out and bat now. They will probably have around 20 overs to bat until stumps.
Broad gets into the act
The seamer first raps Dowrich on the pads and is denied by the umpire. He convinces Root to take the review and gets the decision overturned. And then in the very next over, Joseph miscues one off Moeen and Broad, running backwards from mid off takes a one handed stunner. Top top catch. England are just one wicket away from bowling out the hosts.
Paul needs to do better. His team is struggling and there is a need to stitch a partnership but the youngster charges down the track and is beaten comfortably to get stumped. Moeen has his third wicket. Windies lose their seventh.
And Wood continues to torment...
Fast bowling at its finest from the man of the moment! Another delivery unfurled at great pace has snuffed out a Windies batsman here! Darren Bravo was wonderfully set up by Wood - the penultimate delivery before the wicket ball was fast and short and hit the left-hander high on his glove. Bravo stayed back in the crease in anticipation of another snorter of a similar kind, and ended up walking into the trap. The ball was fuller, and still very quick and lured the batsman into tentatively poking at it. Outside edge was somehow pouched by Joe Root at first slip, leaving Windies down to 79 for 6. And four of them for Wood!
3 for Wood
The players are heading for Tea and it is undoubtedly England's session. Wood strikes once more just before Tea to get rid of Hetmyer. Extra bounce does the trick as the left-hander edges it behind to slip. What a session it's been for the visitors. Windies lose five wickets for just 17 runs.
2 in 2
From 57 for no loss to 59 for 4, Windies are going through an epic meltdown. Moeen picked up two wickets in two balls and now Wood does the same in his first over in his comeback game. Sheer pace does the trick. It took off after pitching and Chase fends it off awkwardly to gully. Hetmyer joins Bravo out in the middle. Will the youngster go for some boundaries to shift the pressure back?
Well, after a solid opening partnership, Windies are losing their way here. England are making quite a good comeback. But this has to go down as a poor shot. It was well outside off and bowled full by Mark Wood and Shai Hope wants to drive it, only to get a thick edge to gully. Wood strikes in his first over.
Moeen does it again!
Wow, double strike for Moeen Ali. I cannot believe Campbell has reviewed this especially knowing he hasn't hit this. Moeen bowls one full and the ball slightly straightens after pitching to rap the batsman on the pads. That was plumb. That was hitting the leg stump. Windies lose two wickets and a review in the same over. He doesn't get the hat-trick though.
The opening stand is broken and you won't believe how it happened! Moeen Ali placed a fielder in the deep to Brathwaite and the skipper fell for it. You don't see Brathwaite playing those shots especially when a fielder is stationed in the deep so this was certainly bizarre.
Windies openers have made a very good start. Brathwaite has been sedate as usual with Campbell doing the scoring. The partnership is more than fifty now. Can spin do the trick for England?
Anderson thinks he has given England the breakthrough. Campbell is given out lbw but the batsman challenges the decision and he is right. The ball goes over the stumps. Off the next ball, Anderson appeals again and this did look as if it would go down the leg side. Anderson is trying to convince Root but the skipper is not entirely sure. Time's done anyway.
Windies bat out a tricky ten-minute period before the lunch break. A huge test awaits their openers though in the second session. For now, it's job well done in the morning session.
277 all out
46 runs scored for the loss of six wickets. This is England's summary for the second day. They would be gutted considering the way they played in the final session yesterday. Roach finishes with four wickets and the English seamers will take inspiration from his spell today. Windies will have to bat out a tricky period now before the lunch break.
Short ball does it
Another bumper and another wicket for the Windies. Roach does the trick as Wood goes for the shot but only gets a top edge. That's a pretty good catch by Joseph and Windies are just a wicket away before coming out to bat.
Joseph picks up his second wicket. Pitched on a good length and there is bounce on offer for the pacers to exploit. The home side's pacers are exploiting it to perfection. Moeen edges it behind to first slip. It's been Windies' session.
Well, there are no doubts about this one. This was a top class inswinger. And it goes through the gap between bat and pad to knock the stumps. Bairstow has to walk back and the Windies are all over England here. Into the tail now and Moeen is the only hope.
Roach thinks he has had Bairstow leg-before-wicket so he reviews the umpire's decision but replays confirm that the ball would have sailed over the stumps. Windies lose a review but their pacers have been on top here.
The short ball does the trick. The ball moves away slightly after pitching and Stokes gets a top edge while attempting a pull. Dowrich covers a lot of ground and dives full length to take quite a stunning catch. Windies are on top. Both Buttler and Stokes gone within the first hour.
Bairstow drives one loosely back to the Gabriel and the bowler should have taken it. Wow, that's a lucky reprieve. The ball came at a good height too. Gabriel is having a nice showdown with Stokes but he should've had Bairstow by now.
Windies strike early. They break the partnership. Gabriel bowled one full and it just kept coming in as Buttler failed to connect it with the bat. It knocks the stumps and Windies are delighted. Top innings though from Buttler. He delivered when his team needed it badly.
While we wait for play to get underway, have a read on Keaton Jennings's misery summed up by our English correspondent Rob Johnston here. Will we see him in the Ashes? Highly unlikely.
In what was an absorbing day of Test cricket, the fortunes fluctuated at St. Lucia with both Windies and England having their moments on the opening day. It was even-stevens in the first session but the Windies pacers once again were breathing fire finding plenty of assistance from the surface and fetching three wickets as a reward in the second, with England wresting control in the final session on the back of an excellent century partnership. Keaton Jennings was handed another opportunity to make amends but his obvious technical flaws had him dismissed thrice actually.
Rory Burns fought valiantly but couldn't make enough runs and Joe Root and Joe Denly failed to contribute as well.That's when Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes joined forces to rescue their side out of trouble. Stokes was the aggressor initially as he hit a flurry of boundaries to shift the pressure back on the Windies and soon after, Buttler joined the party. The duo mixed caution with aggression and reached their respective fifties enroute to raising a century stand.
Windies fell seven overs short as a result of a rain break in the opening session. Hopefully, the weather stays clear throughout the day so that we can witness some great action once again. Can the Windies find the early breakthrough that might help them restrict England to a score less than 300? Or will the visitors continue from where they left at stumps last night? The new ball is the key. Welcome to the live blog for the second day's play of the third and final Test.
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