ENG vs WI: Stuart Broad, James Anderson exhibit lethal bowling as Windies stare at follow-on

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England began the Day 2 of the third Test with hopes of putting a strong total on the scoreboard as both Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler were completely set at their overnight scores of 91 and 56. The duo had taken England out of early trouble on the opening day. However, West Indies came back in the game during the morning session when they got Pope (91) and Buttler (67) out early.


But, Windies wouldn’t have anticipated what was to follow. English pacer Stuart Broad played a dazzling knock of 62 and as a result of his aggressive innings, the hosts managed to breach the 350-run mark and ended up scoring 369/10.

England continued the aggression when they came to bowl. Broad and James Anderson ripped through the West Indian top order in no time. Broad provided the first breakthrough in his opening over in the form of Kraigg Brathwaite (1). Then Jofra Archer bowled a nasty bouncer to end an impressive inning from John Campbell (32).


Soon, Anderson joined the party and dismissed Shai Hope (17) followed by Shamarh Brooks (4). In the 24th over of Windies first innings, Anderson bowled a peach of a delivery which squared up Hope. The ball carried the outside edge and Buttler did the rest.


In his very next over, England’s leading wicket-taker produced another breakthrough. Anderson bowled a scrambled seam delivery, which looked more like the outswinger. It took Brooks by surprise as the batsman ended up giving an opportunity to Buttler, who completed the catch.

As the trouble was not enough for the tourists, Broad claimed his second wicket with a bit of full delivery. The ball struck Roston Chase (9) on the pads and he was adjudged lbw by umpire Richard Kettleborough.

Then, Jermaine Blackwood and Jason Holder tried to steady the ship. The pair was surviving overs and making runs slowly. They had a decent stand of 37-runs for the sixth wicket before Chris Woakes shattered the defence of Blackwood to take his first wicket.

Walked in Shane Dowrich who added 27 runs with Holder for the seventh wicket before the bad lights came into play and umpires had to call stumps.

Windies are clearly in deep trouble as they have lost six wickets for 137. Also, Holder and Dowrich is the last recognised pair for West Indies, and they need to score some quick runs in the morning session on the third day in order to avoid the follow on.

Brief scores: England 369 (Ollie Pope 91, Jos Buttler 67, Stuart Broad 62; Kemar Roach 4-72) lead West Indies 137/6 (John Campbell 32, Jermaine Blackwood 26, Jason Holder 24*; James Anderson 2-17, Stuart Broad 2-17) by 232 runs.

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