West Indies vs England 1st Test Day 2: England still in control

England did not allow the West Indian batsmen to settle

England are all smiles as they maintain a healthy advantage over the West Indies

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England kept hold of their advantage over the West Indies on the second day of the first Test in Antigua.

Starting out the day on 341/5, England’s middle and lower order completely collapsed as they ended up being bowled out for 399.

Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Jerome Taylor snapped up three, Jason Holder took two and Marlon Samuels chipped in with one.

Trailing by 399 runs, the West Indies got off to a poor start as opener Devon Smith was caught behind off the bowling of James Anderson for 11.

Darren Bravo only made 10 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Chris Jordan.

Samuels managed to score 33 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Stuart Broad.

Kraigg Brathwaite failed to convert his good start into a half-century as he was brilliantly caught by Jordan at slip off the bowling of James Tredwell for 39.

Jermaine Blackwood and Shivnarine Chanderpaul stabilised the innings with an unbeaten 56-run partnership before stumps was called.

Blackwood finished on 30 off 85 balls, which included four boundaries and a six, while Chanderpaul remained undefeated on 29 off 98 deliveries, which included five boundaries.

Anderson, Broad, Jordan and Tredwell claimed one wicket each.

The West Indies ended day two on 155/4 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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