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Brathwaite, Dowrich give Windies good lead

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Windies opener Kraigg Brathwaite (left) hits a boundary while England fielder Rory Burns looks on in the background during the third day of the first cricket Test match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, yesterday.
Windies’ Shamarh Brooks (third left) plays a shot while the England fielders look on.
England’s Mark Wood bowls a delivery during the third day of the first cricket Test match against the Windies, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, yesterday.


Half-centuries by Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich set up the Windies’ first-innings lead of 114 against England on day three of the first Test here at the empty Ageas Bowl yesterday.

The Windies, resuming the day on 57-1, were all out for 318 less than an hour before stumps on the first full day of the rain-affected test. In the middle session, they surpassed England’s first innings total of 204.

At the end of the day, England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley somehow survived 10 overs of zippy bowling that relentlessly attacked the off stump. They made 10 and five, respectively, to have England 15 without loss and their deficit down to 99.

ENGLAND 1st Innings 204


WINDIES 1st Innings

(overnight 57 for one)

K Brathwaite lbw b Anderson 64

J Campbell lbw b Anderson 28

S Hope c Stokes b Bess 16

S Brooks c wkp Buttler b Anderson 39

R Chase lbw b Anderson 47

J Blackwood c Anderson b Bess 12

+S. Dowrich c wkp Buttler b Stokes 61

*J Holder c Archer b Stokes 5

A Joseph b Stokes 18

K Roach not out 1

S Gabriel b Wood 4

Extras: (lb21, nb1) 22

TOTAL: (all out, 102 overs) 318

Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Campbell), 2-102 (Hope), 3-140 (Brathwaite), 4-173 (Brooks), 5-186 (Blackwood), 6-267 (Chase), 7-281 (Holder), 8-306 (Joseph), 9-313 (Dowrich), 10-318 (Gabriel)

Bowling: Anderson 25-11-62-3, Archer 22-3-61-0 (nb1), Wood 22-2-74-1, Stokes 14-5-49-4, Bess 19-5-51-2.


ENGLAND 2nd Innings:

R Burns not out 10

D Sibley not out 5

TOTAL: (without loss, 10 overs) 15

To bat: J Denly, Z Crawley, *B Stokes, O Pope, +J Buttler, D Bess, J Archer, M Wood, J Anderson.

Bowling: Roach 5-3-6-0, Gabriel 3-1-5-0, Holder 2-1-4-0.

Position: England trail by 99 runs with all 10 second innings wickets intact.

Toss: England.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth; TV – Michael Gough.