Pacer Stuart Broad, who scored 62 runs in the first innings of the current Test, took 6 wickets in the first innings of the Windies team, while in the second innings so far both wickets have taken their names.
Language | Updated: 26 Jul 2020, 11:42:00 PM IST
England's tight bowling by Pacer Stuart Broad and a brilliant performance by the top-order batsmen, in the third and final Test against the West Indies, tightened its grip on Sunday. Broad took six wickets for 31 runs in the first innings, which helped England to a 172-run lead, dismissing the West Indies for 197 in the morning session on the third day.
Looking at the forecast of rain on the fourth and fifth day of the match, England declared their second innings by scoring 226 runs for two wickets and thus aiming for 399 runs in front of the West Indies. The West Indies have scored 10 runs losing two wickets till the end of the third day's play and are still 389 runs away from the target. Broad (two for eight) took these two wickets to take his total number of Test wickets to 499.
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Opener Rory Burns (90) and Dom Sibley (56) added 114 runs for the first wicket to give England a good start in the second innings. After this, Captain Joe Root played a stormy innings of 68 not out from 56 balls. He shared a 112-run partnership for the second wicket with Burns. Burns was caught by spinner Roston Chase at Substitute wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva shortly after Root declared the innings closed.
Earlier, Jason Holder took his 100th wicket as captain by dismissing Sibli. West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Daurich was injured in an attempt to stop fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. His second innings did not start well and Broad was caught in the first over by John Campbell (naught) at slip. He also followed the night watchman Kemar Roach (4). At the time of stumps Craig Brathwaite was playing for two and Shai Hope for four.
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Earlier, West Indies extended their innings by 137 runs for six wickets in their first innings. Captain Holder (46) and Daurich (37) achieved the first goal of saving the follow-on. England started with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes but that changed when Broad and James Anderson came on the attack.
Broad was caught by Holder lbw on his third ball of the day. The Caribbean captain resorted to DRS but the on-field umpire's decision was upheld. He then sent Rahim Cornwall (10) and Roach (0) to the pavilion in his third over. Broad took his sixth wicket by catching Dowrich at the hands of Vox and ended the West Indies innings.
Broad was not named in the first Test squad at Southampton which was won by the West Indies by four wickets. He played a key role in England's victory by taking 3-3 wickets in both innings during the second Test at Old Trafford. In the first innings of the current Test, he hit 62 off 45 balls which is his highest score since 2013 and then took five or more wickets in the innings for the 18th time in his career.
Stuart Broad celebrating with fellow players after taking wickets
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