West Indies staged a spirited fightback against England after being skittled for 123 as batsmen suffered a torrid opening day of the series-deciding third Test at Lord’s on Thursday.
All rounder Ben Stokes stole team mate James Anderson’s thunder by taking a career-best six for 22 in a devastating spell of swing bowling either side of tea as West Indies lost their last eight wickets for 45 runs.
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England found the conditions just as treacherous though and when play ended they had slumped to 46-4 in reply with skipper Jason Holder and Kemar Roach taking two wickets apiece to leave England trailing by 77 runs.
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, T Westley, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, BA Stokes, JM Bairstow †, MM Ali, TS Roland-Jones, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson.
West Indies team
KC Brathwaite, KOA Powell, KA Hope, SD Hope, RL Chase, J Blackwood, SO Dowrich †, JO Holder (c), D Bishoo, KAJ Roach, ST Gabriel.