England's bowlers begin poorly without Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson

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England’s bowlers begin poorly without Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson as West Indies cruise to 44-0 at lunch off 10 overs in reply to the 311 posted by Joe Root’s men in the first Test

  • Jonny Bairstow fell for 140 as England’s first innings was wrapped up on 311
  • Mark Wood, Craig Overton and Chris Woakes were the others to fall on day two 
  • West Indies cruised to 44-0 in the first session against England’s bowling attack

England were bowled out for 311 on day two of the first Test against West Indies before the hosts made a speedy start in reply during the morning session.

West Indies went in for lunch of 44-0 off just 10 overs at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium after Chris Woakes and Craig Overton toiled opening the bowling in the absence of Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson. 

Jack Leach came on to bowl in just the ninth over while West Indies openers Kraigg Braithwaite was on 29 and John Campbell was unbeaten on 14 going in for lunch. 

It was frustrating start for England's bowlers and Chris Woakes against West Indies

It was frustrating start for England’s bowlers and Chris Woakes against West Indies

Jonny Bairstow made 140 before getting out as England scored 311 in their first innings

Jonny Bairstow made 140 before getting out as England scored 311 in their first innings

Resuming batting overnight, Jonny Bairstow was the last England wicket to fall, making 140 before Jason Holder took a brilliant catch while tumbling backwards to bring the innings to an end.

A score of 311 is one England would have gladly taken from 48-4 following a woeful start on day one. Yet from 285-6, they would likely have been eyeing a higher total than what they eventually finished on.

Mark Wood fell for for just one, hooking a short ball from Alzarri Joseph. Craig Overton was caught at short leg and Chris Woakes gloved behind for a battling 28.

Jayden Seales was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts, finishing on figures of 4-79.

Woakes and Overton then started with the new ball but failed to make any sort of impact.

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