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West Indies labour at the Mecca of cricket

NOT OUT: Windies opener Kieran Powell was not out at lunch

THE FIRST morning of the third and final Test between England and West Indies belonged to the hosts. The visitors went into lunch on 35- 2 with England bowler Jimmy Anderson taking both wickets for just 18 runs.

A rain delayed morning saw Windies opener Kraigg Brathwaite dropped at slip by Alastair Cook with the score just on four. A relieved Brathwaite was to go on and strike the day’s first boundary off Chris Broad. However, the batsman was dismissed for just 10 with the score on 18.

There was then a rain delay as the heavens opened and dark clouds dominated the air.

West Indies lost another wicket when out of form Kyle Hope was out for a duck to make it 22-2. Hope’s brother, Shai, replaced him. The double centurion – the hero of the five wicket Test win at Headingley last week – showed that he was still in fine form, striking Anderson to the boundary off the first ball he faced. He was to repeat the trick two balls later.

Opener Kieran Powell went into lunch with 17 to his name while Hope was unbeaten on 8.
West Indies at lunch were 35 -2.

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