England versus West Indies, 14 wickets fall at Lords on First Day

 . Last updated on September 8, 2017, 2:44 PM
England versus West Indies, 14 wickets fall at Lords on First Day
Ben Stokes took six wickets to slog West Indies, but it was not all devoid of a strong rebound from the latter.

The first day of the Test between England and West Indies had an overwhelming stance of the home team. The pitch at Lords helped the bowlers with a massive overhaul. The day had 14 wickets in total. West Indies had a total collapse in the inning with Ben Stokes slogging the team with six wickets. James Anderson toppled two, while Toby-Roland Jones claimed other two wickets.

West Indies team exhausted its batting line-up at 123 runs. It took only 57.3 overs for England to end the inning. Keiron Powell was the top scorer of the inning with only 39 runs. This was the woeful wobble that hit West Indies in the match. The only players that could run pass 20 runs in the inning were Powell and Shai Hope. Stokes achieved the figures of 14.3-6-22-6 in the inning.

However, West Indies did not let England go easy in the next inning. The home team lost 4 wickets at 46 runs while the bowling spree did not even cross 20 overs. Kemar Roach was first to strike the home team taking down Stoneman in the third over. Alastair Cook was taken down at the last ball of the 12 over, slogging England at 15 runs for 2 wickets. The next to fall was Tom Westley at the delivery from Jason Holder. Westley has been through a low form. This the fifth time the player got himself out at a single run. By the end of the day, West indies took down Joe Root at another single. It was Jason Holder, who got the captain caught.

By the last stretch, in the evening of the day, Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan steered the inning with short but unbeaten partnership. The players put up 22 runs together until the umpire cut off the day. The duo will become the overnight batsmen.


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