Craig Brathwaite pulled the team in the beginning. Shane Daurich later showed the way. The West Indies have taken a 100-run lead in the first Test against England in their two fifties. England’s two openers spent the last day of the day batting cautiously in reply. At the end of the third day of the Southampton Test, England’s score was 15 for no wicket. Rory Burns is batting for 10 and Dom Sibley is batting for 5. However, neither Shannon Gabriel nor Kemar Roach was comfortable with the bowling. The hosts are still trailing by 99 run Ben Stokes records
The batsmen in the West Indies were batting great all day. The English bowlers were helpless in front of the Caribbean batsmen at Southampton’s Rose Bowl. But on the last afternoon of the third day, England’s acting captain Ben Stokes made a sudden storm. His sudden storm shattered the Caribbean batting. Ben Stokes records
As a result, although there was a possibility of a big lead, it could not be made bigger by the Stokes storm. Jason Holder’s all-out 317 runs and the lead of the visiting West Indies total 114 runs. Ben Stokes took 4 wickets. James Anderson took 3.
England 1st Innings: 204 (Burns 30, Denley 18, Crawley 10, Stokes 43, Pope 12, Butler 35, Base 31 *, Archer 0, Wood 5, Anderson 10; Roach 19-6-41-0, Gabriel 15.3 -3-72-4, Joseph 13-4-53-0, Holder 20-6-42-6)
West Indies 1st innings: (56/1 the day before) 316 in 102 overs (Brathwaite 65, Hope 18, Brooks 39, Chase 48, Blackwood 12, Dowrich 61, Holder 5, Joseph 18, Roach 1 *, Gabriel 4; Anderson 25- 11-62-3, Archer 22-3-61-0, Wood 22-2-84-1, Stokes 14-5-49-4, Base 19-5-51-2) Ben Stokes records
England 2nd innings: 15/0 in 10 overs (Burns 10 *, Sibley 5 *; Roach 5-3-6-0, Gabriel 3-1-5-0, Holder 2-1-4-0)