Twitter reactions: Tailenders’ save England from embarrassment on Day 1 of 3rd Test against West Indies

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  • Jack Leach and Saqib Mahmood rescued England on Day 1 of 3rd Test against West Indies.

  • From 114/9, Leach and Mahmood took England to 204 in their first innings.

Twitter reactions: Tailenders’ save England from embarrassment on Day 1 of 3rd Test against West Indies
Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood rescued England on Day 1 of 3rd Test against West Indies (Image Source: Twitter)
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The last-wicket pair of Jack Leach and Saqib Mahmood saved England from what could be a significant embarrassment after the tourists suffered yet another batting collapse on Day 1 of the ongoing third Test against the West Indies at Grenada’s National Cricket Stadium.

Leach (41 no) and Mahmood (49) stitched a remarkable 90-run stand for the 10th wicket, helping the visitors to recover from 114/9 to a respectable 204 all out when Mahmood was denied his maiden Test fifty after being bowled in the final over of the day.

Leach smashed five boundaries in his 141-ball stay, while Mahmood cracked five boundaries, including a six, before falling with just two balls left in the day against part-time offspinner Jermaine Blackwood.

Earlier, with plenty of swing and seam movement on offer, the West Indies seamers exploited the conditions pretty well, dismantling English top and middle-order.

Jayden Seales picked up three wickets for 40 in 17 overs while the likes of Kemar Roach (2/41), Kyle Mayers (2/13), Alzarri Joseph (2/33) all bagged a couple of scalps each.

“I thought West Indies bowled exceptionally well, and the wicket assisted them. We lost the first two sessions but got that last session as a win. You can see some of the balls people got out, too they were good balls. There was a lot in the wicket,” said Mahmood after the end of the day’s play as quoted by BBC.

“I think tomorrow it’s a case of being disciplined and holding lengths. They only got a few wickets in the morning but reaped rewards in the afternoon. We have got to drag the batters forward. That first session will be crucial,” he added.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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