Wednesday 3 June, 2020

West Indies bowl out England for 77

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach.

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach.

West Indies, led by a brutal display from pacer Kemar Roach, bowled out England for 77 on the second day of the first Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Roach, producing pace and hostility, claimed a sensational five for 17 in 11 overs as England simply failed to cope with world-class bowling on a flat pitch and were blown away at tea.

West Indies, who did not enforce the follow-on, enjoyed a 212-run lead.

Roach took 5-4 in 27 balls, including the wickets of Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali with consecutive balls. Stokes was out lbw and Moeen top-edged a ball to Alzarri Joseph at fine leg, both for no score.

Captain Jason Holder (2-15), Joseph (2-20) and Shannon Gabriel (1-15), all getting plenty of bounce, supported Roach well after James Anderson's record-equalling five-wicket haul appeared to have put England firmly in control.

Holder picked up the prized scalp of Joe Root with a magnificent delivery that trapped the England captain lbw for four.

England had restricted West Indies to 289 after they resumed the day on 264-8, thanks to Anderson's 5-46 which moved him level with Ian Botham's record of 27 five-wicket haul and Ben Stokes' 4-59.

Opener Keaton Jennings top scored for England with 17.

The teams are playing a three-test series in the Caribbean.

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