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Host pacers leave Windies reeling at 59/3

Ace pacers Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Jofra Archer fired in unison as West Indies were left reeling at 59/3, still

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 July 2020 5:27 AM GMT

MANCHESTER: Ace pacers Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Jofra Archer fired in unison as West Indies were left reeling at 59/3, still trailing England by 310 runs at Tea on Day 2 of the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.

After bowling the hosts out for 369, the Windies kept losing wickets at regular intervals as the trio of Broad, Anderson and Archer -- playing together for the first time in this series -- kept asking questions with their probing line and pace.

Kraigg Brathwaite was the first to go as he nicked a Broad off-stump channel delivery to Joe Root at slips. John Campbell made a meal of Archer's bouncer for Rory Burns to take an easy catch at gully while Shai Hope, looking to get back among runs in Tests, had no answer to a perfect Anderson middle-and-off line delivery which kissed the bat and flew to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

At the break, Shamarh Brooks (4 batting) and Roston Chase (0 batting) were at the crease.

Earlier, Broad poured cold water on Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach's good work with the ball with a quickfire half century as England were bowled out for 369 at Lunch.

Resuming at 258/4, Gabriel castled Ollie Pope for his overnight score of 91 to then also remove fellow overnight batter Jos Buttler for 67, England's wicketkeeper batsman edging a length ball to West Indies captain Jason Holder who took a sharp low catch at second slip.

In between the two dismissals, Chris Woakes chopped a Roach delivery onto his stumps as the West Indies pace spearhead celebrated his 200th Test wicket. Roach finished with best figures of 4/72.

Jofra Archer was taken by Holder off Roach at second slip as England were suddenly reduced to 280/8 before veteran Broad swung the willow from ball one to bring up his 50 off 33 balls and finally got out for 62 from just 45 balls (9x4, 1x6) to turn the tide in the hosts' favour.

Brief Scores: England 369 (Ollie Pope 91, Jos Buttler 67, Stuart Broad 62, Rory Burns 57; Roach 4/72) vs West Indies 59/3 (Campbell 32). IANS

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