ENG vs WI - 1st Test, Day 3 highlights: Dowrich fifty guides West Indies to 318

Catch all the highlights, scores, updates and commentary of day three action from the first Test between England and West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Kraigg Brathwaite plays a shot en route to his half-century on Day three of the first Test.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of day three of the first Test between England and West Indies held at Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

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- AND IT'S STUMPS ON DAY THREE! England has scored 15 runs in the first 10 overs of its second innings without losing a wicket. It still trails West Indies by 99 runs.

- ENGLAND - 11/0 in 8 overs, It trails West Indies by 103 runs. Rory Burns is batting on 9, while Dom Sibley has scored 2. Kemar roach, Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder have bowled so far.


- WEST INDIES IS BOWLED OUT FOR 318 IN EXACTLY 102 OVERS. Shannon Gabriel is the last man to go. Mark Wood picks up his first wicket by rattling the stumps with 90 mph ball. West Indies leads England by 114 runs at the end of the first innings.

- GONE! Shane Dowrich is out for 61. Stokes gets his fourth wicket of the innings. Dowrich moved past the off stump and got ready to go for a swing over mid-wicket. But Stokes bowled it short on leg stumps and Dowrich got a thin edge on the ball. England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler did the rest with a decent catch.

- WEST INDIES - 309/8 in 100 overs, It leads England by 105 runs.

- AND OUT! Joseph departs in the same over. Stokes cleans him up. However, West Indies' lead has crossed 100. Joseph was on his back foot and Stokes finally hit the good length as the ball clipped the top of middle and off stumps.

- 10 OFF 3! Alzarri Joseph is taking Ben Stokes to the cleaners now. He is on 18 off 11 with three fours. The England captain has bowled three short balls in the 99th over so far.

- WEST INDIES - 291/7 in 97 overs, It leads England by 87 runs.

- GONE! Jason Holder is out trying to go for the pull. England captain Ben Stokes was the bowler and it was a top edge. Jofra Archer made no mistake at fine leg as West Indies is now seven down.

- FIFTY FOR DOWRICH! AND THAT WILL BE DRINKS AS WELL. Shane Dowrich has played another crucial knock under pressure. Half century off 91 balls, including seven shots to the boundary. His partnership with captain Jason Holder is very important for West Indies here.

- WEST INDIES - 267/6, It leads England by 63 runs now.

- OUT! Roston Chase departs for 47. James Anderson picks up his third wicket of the innings. The ball was full, straight and it hit the pad. The umpire didn't give it out but England reviewed and he's out LBW.

- FOUR- Now Dowrich gets into the act and he drills Anderson through the covers and the lead crosses the 50-run mark.

- FOUR- Jofra Archer is little struggling to get his line right and Chase cashes in on the opportunity of a leg stump half-volley and clips it through the mid-wicket for a boundary.

- Jofra Archer to partner Jimmy Anderson with the second new ball.

- Fifty Partnership - Full from Anderson and Chase drives through the covers to bring the 50-run partnership between him and Shane Dowrich.  West Indies 242/5 after 81 overs.

- England take the second new ball and it will be James Anderson to Roston Chase.

- The England players make their way to the middle followed by the West Indies batsmen.

- And that will be Tea on Day three. Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich give West Indies a slender lead of 31 runs. The partnership between the two is 49 off 114 balls and the West Indies will hope the partnership flourishes. Two wickets fell and 76 runs were scored in this session. Will be back in about 20 minutes.

- The partnership between Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase is flourishing and it is worth 41 off 77 deliveries. Stretching the lead is the task in hand for the duo, while England will be eyeing for the second new ball that is due in 6 overs.   

- The more time he is spending at the wicket, the more confident Dowrich is getting. Flighted from Bess, Dowrich gets on his knee and smashes it through the covers for a boundary. Important for him to carry on as Windies aim to build the lead.  West Indies 219/5 after 72 overs

- Roston Chase taps one to the third man and West Indies take the lead.

- An uppish shot over mid-on and an excellent drive to the long-off boundary gets Dowrich going. West Indies has the lead in its sight.


- Shane Dowrich is the new man in.

- WICKET- Blackwood falls and Bess has his second. Poor shot from the batsman as Bess lures him for the drive with a loopy delivery and Blackwood dances down the track and slaps it straight to Jimmy Anderson at mid-off. West Indies 186/5

- Blackwood off the mark in a streaky way with an inside edge as the ball finds the fine-leg boundary.

- Jermaine Blackwood is at the crease

- WICKET - Poor review by Shamarh Brooks and Anderson breaks the stand. Anderson bowls a back of length delivery, just straightens up as it takes off and Brooks nicks it to Buttler behind the stumps. There was definitely a sound, Brooks went for the review and wastes it.  West Indies 173/4 after 56 overs.

- FOUR - Runs flowing and Brooks gets going with a chip over the mid-wicket for a boundary. Anderson got too straight this time and that was easily done by Brooks.

-Dom Bess is keeping things bright by putting some revs on the ball. Excellent flight and he is consistently pitching it up, inviting the batsmen to drive and one occasion beats the outside edge of Roston Chase.

- Interesting passage of play as West Indies trails by just 41 runs and while Brooks and Chase aim to build on, Anderson and co. aim to make further inroads.

- We are back for the post Lunch session and it will be Jimmy Anderson to Shamarh Brooks.

- That will be Lunch on Day three. Good session for both the teams and most importantly it has been sunny with no interruptions, whatsoever. West Indies scored 102 runs with Kraigg Brathwaite scoring a fifty but failed to make it count. Dom Bess and Ben Stokes picked a wicket each with the England skipper trapping the well-set Brathwaite. Will be back in 45 minutes for the second session.

WICKET - Ben Stokes strikes and he removes the danger-man Kraigg Brathwaite. Brathwaite persishes after smacking Stokes for three boundaries in the over. The batsman was caught in the crease, trying to flick a short of length delivery to the leg side, misses it and the ball hits him on the front-pad. Replays suggest it was clipping the top of off stump and the umpire's call stays. A good innings comes to an end.  West Indies 140/3 after 42 overs

- Shamarh Brooks and Kraigg Brathwaite have stitched a partnership after the fall of Shai Hope. Both batsmen are cashing on the loose deliveries, dispatching them to the boundaries but are focussed on rotating the strike.

- Ben Stokes into the attack and he starts with a maiden.

- Fifty for Brathwaite - Excellent fifty from Kraigg Brathwaite. Cuts Domm Bess through the point for a single and brings up his half-century. Good batting conditions and he needs to convert it into a big one.

WICKET - Dom Bess breaks the stand as he gets Shai Hope immediately after the Drinks break. Flighted delivery, wide outside off, Hope slashes hard, gets an outside and Ben Stokes swallows it at first slip. West Indies 102/2 after 34.3 overs

- Shamarh Brooks is the new man in

- No Ball - Hope survives! Full delivery, Hope misses the flick and the ball thudded onto the pads. If not for the no ball, Hope was a goner! Archer certainly not happy.

- 100 comes up for West Indies in 33 overs 100 comes up for West Indies in 33 overs with Carlos Brathwaite being the constructor of the innings.

- Brathwaite is nearing his fifty and has scored the bulk of the runs, while Bess is yet to find his rhythm. West Indies 86/1 after 29 overs

- Time for some spin and it will be Dom Bess into the attack

- A quiet over from Archer as Brathwaite takes just a single before Hope plays out the rest.

- Jofra Archer into the attack

- Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding in his commentary pointed out that there is slowness in the pitch. And that was seen when Mark Wood banged in a short of length delivery that came just waist high and Brathwaite smashed it to mid-on for a couple.

- Edged and doesn't carry as the ball drops just ahead of Sibley at first slip. Stokes initially thought of going for the catch but he didn't and also the fact that Brathwaite played with soft hands.. Adds a couple to his account. 

- Anderson starts with a maiden. West Indies 58/1 after 21 overs.

- England Review - Huge appeal for caught behind as Anderson surprises Brathwaite with a delivery that came back in sharpy. There was some extra bounce in the delivery but replays suggest there is not bat nor any glove involved. The on-field decision stays.

- Players are out there in the middle and we are good to go. It will be Mark Wood to Kraigg Brathwaite.


- England know they are still in the game and with Ben Stokes leading for the first time, the swashbuckling all-rounder will come up with a trick or two.

- Alright then, we are moments away from start of Day 3 and it will be vital for the West Indies to build a substantial lead after Jason Holder's inspires career-best saw England being bowled out for 204.

- From Jason Holder's brilliance and England's batting order woes to some good news about the weather in Southampton, our correspondents Ayan Acharya and Amol Karhadkar discuss action from Day two of the first Test.


- Weather Update: It's bright and sunny but there are chances of some brief showers. However, most part of the day is predicted to stay drier.


- Day three of the first Test and all eyes will be on the West Indies top-order after Jason Holder claimed a career-best to dismantle England for 204.

Day 2 Report

West Indies captain Jason Holder registered a career-best Test bowling figures with six wickets as his side dominated the second day of the series-opening match against England in Southampton on Thursday.

Making full use of the murky conditions, all-rounder Holder took six for 42 and pacer Shannon Gabriel claimed four wickets as England was dismissed for 204.

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1. England: Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

2. West Indies: Jason Holder (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.


What: West Indies tour of England, 2020

Where: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Date: July 08-12

Time: 03:30 PM IST


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