Windies ahead on the third day.Captain Jason Holder gave England the lead in the first innings by tying a few runs in great bowling. The batsmen have used that opportunity well. Craig Brathwaite and Shane Dorwich’s fifty gave the Windies a 114 run lead in the first innings. However, at the end of the day, they are ahead of the English by 99 runs.
The Windies’ hopes, however, were boosted by more than 100 run lead in the first innings. Because the team has won almost all the matches if they get a lead of more than 100 runs in the first innings. However, he also lost in three Tests. And both of them are against the English again. The last time the team lost to England by 2 wickets in the first innings in 2000 with a lead of 133 runs.
And in their second innings, the English are giving such a hint. They started very carefully. England finished the third day without losing a wicket with 15 runs scored by Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley. Burns is batting for 10 and Sibley for 5.
Earlier in the day, Windies were dreaming of batting with 57 runs for the loss of one wicket with two unbeaten batsmen Craig Brathwaite and Shea Hope batting. Because a pair of two batsmen means something great for the team. Four of the last five were in their fifties, more than two hundred. Although the pair did not last long that day, they did not disappoint. Averaged 59 runs.
After that, the visitors were under some pressure when they lost four wickets in the top order to add another 84 runs to the scoreboard. There was a fear of not getting a big lead. However, Dorwich and Algerie Joseph led the way with a 81-run stand for the sixth wicket. However, the team lost the last five wickets by 51 runs. As a result, they had to be satisfied with 318 runs in the first innings.
The highest 65 runs for the team came from Brathwaite’s bat. Dorwich also played an effective innings of 61 runs. Besides, Roston Chase scored 47 runs. Stokes was the best bowler of the day with 4 wickets for 49 runs for England, James Anderson took 3 wickets. Dom Base got 2 wickets.
Stokes became the sixth player in Test cricket to score 4,000 runs and take 150 wickets. Earlier, Gary Sobers, Jacques Kallis, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Daniel Vettori made a name for themselves. Only Sobers touched the milestone with 63 Tests less than Stokes.