ENG vs WI: Stuart Broad picks up a 6-fer, West Indies bundled out for 197 in their first innings

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ENG vs WI: Stuart Broad picks up a 6-fer, West Indies bundled out for 197 in their first innings
Stuart Broad takes a 6-wicket haul against West Indies (Image Source: Twitter)

West Indies skipper Jason Holder and wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich batted positively on Day 3 of the third and final Test match against England at Old Trafford. The pair helped Caribbeans to avoid the follow-on successfully. They added 76-run for the seventh wicket.

The visitors began the day needing 33 runs to make England bat again, and Holder and Dowrich did everything to make it possible.

Things were beginning to look comfortable for the tourists, but England speedster Stuart Broad had some other plans. He started the morning session on Day 3 by dismissing Windies skipper for 46.

Broad was not in any mood to stop as he continued his aggressive spell. During the 63rd over of West Indies first innings, the Nottingham-born bowler bagged two more scalps in the form of Rahkeem Cornwall and Kemar Roach to register his Test career’s 18th five-wicket haul.

Dowrich (37) was the last man to be dismissed, and West Indies were bundled out for 197. Broad took the final scalp and completed his 6-wicket haul as well.

Most five-wicket hauls for England in Tests:

  • 28 – Jimmy Anderson
  • 27 – Ian Botham
  • 24 – Sydney Barnes
  • 18 – Stuart Broad*
  • 17 – Fred Trueman
  • 17 – Graeme Swann
  • 17 – Derek Underwood

Brief scores: England 369 (Ollie Pope 91, Jos Buttler 67, Stuart Broad 62; Kemar Roach 4-72) lead West Indies 197 (Jermaine Blackwood 26, Jason Holder 46, Shane Dowrich 37; Stuart Broad 6-31, James Anderson 2-28,) by 172 runs.

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