Sunday, 27 May 2012

Trent Bridge Day 3: England Vs West Indies

Stuart Broad sent Shiv Chanderpaul back to the pavilion.
England were unable to capitalise on their strong overnight position as they were bowled out for a disappointing 428. Having said that, the West Indies' bowling was far more threatening today, with Kemar Roach giving Jonny Bairstow a fierce examination of short-pitched bowling which culminated in a spooned catch to mid-on. Strauss, surprisingly, made runs after being not-out overnight; he stroked a fine 141 before being tempted by a widish delivery from Darren Sammy and edging behind. England were not pushing on as expected and the trio of Bresnan, Broad and Swann failed to get the scoreboard moving at their usual rapid pace. Marlon Samuels wrapped up the innings, restricting England to a lead of just 58. Suddenly, the pitch appeared to be misbehaving with some balls spitting and some keeping low and the English bowlers capitalised. James Anderson nipped out the openers while Stuart Broad induced Chanderpaul into a reckless pull and Trott pouched the catch at fine leg. Two wickets in the penultimate over for Bresnan meant that WI closed the day on a stunning 61-6. However, the batsmen at the crease are Samuels and Sammy and England will be looking to avoid a repeat of their first-innings partnership.

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