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Windies on the ropes entering day 4 of final test against England

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Daniel Blake

The West Indies face a mountainous task to  avoid defeat in the third and final test against hosts England after closing day three in a precarious position in their 2nd innings reply at Old Trafford in Manchester. 

Set a challenging 399 for victory, the West Indies were 10-2 at stumps, requiring a further 389 runs. 

Kraigg Brathwaite 2, and Shai Hope 4, were not out for the Caribbean team when bad light ended play.

Jamaica's John Campbell who failed to score and Kemar Roach 4, are the batsmen back in the pavillion. Both fell to Stuart Broad who has taken 2-8 so far. 

England had posted  on 226-2 declared in their second innings.

Rory Burns made 90 not out , Joe Root a quick-fire 68 and Dom Sibley 56. Burns and Sibley shared in a 114 run opening partnership.

Earlier, Broad claimed figures of 6-31 to dismiss the West Indies for 197 in the first innings reply after they has resumed on 137-6

Skipper Jason Holder made 46 and Shane Dowrich 37 for the Windies as Jimmy Anderson supported with 2-28.

The series is level at 1-1 after West Indies won by four wickets at Southampton in the first test before England secured a 113-run victory at Old Trafford in the second test.

 

 



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