August 25, 2017 / 12:41 PM / 4 months ago

Cricket-West Indies dominate first session against England

Aug 25 (Reuters) - West Indies grabbed three wickets before lunch on the first day of the second test against England at Headingley as the hosts stumbled to 61 for three in the face of some impressive bowling.

Kemar Roach struck twice and Shannon Gabriel once as the West Indies, humiliated in the first test, offered hope that they can at least make a match of it.

It could have been even better for the tourists had Kieran Powell held a routine slip catch after England skipper Joe Root nicked a Gabriel delivery when Root had scored only eight.

Root had reached 24 by lunch and could return to haunt the West Indies later. Dawid Malan was with him on three not out.

England’s former captain Alastair Cook was the first to depart, edging Gabriel to Kyle Hope at third slip.

Tom Westley lasted only 11 balls, his innings ending when he was trapped plumb lbw by Roach, and England slumped to 37 for three shortly after the hour mark when Mark Stoneman was caught by Shane Dowrich when his attempted drive off Roach found the inside edge. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by David Goodman)

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