Shane Dowrich keeps the West Indies into a commanding lead over England on the 3rd day of the first Test at Southampton on Friday.
Dowrich made 61 after opener Kraigg Brathwaite had top-scored with 65 in a total of 318 all out.
Stand-in skipper Ben Stokes led England’s attack with 4-49 to follow his top score of 43 in the hosts’ 204, But that left West Indies 114 runs ahead on first innings in a match that marks international cricket’s return from lockdown.
England were still 99 runs in front after openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley survived a tricky 10 overs to take England to 15-0 in their 2nd innings at stumps.
Stokes’ haul included the wicket of West Indies captain Jason Holder for just 5, with the England talisman having fallen to his rival all-rounder during the towering seamer’s Test-best 6-42 on Thursday.
When Stokes bowled tailender Alzarri Joseph, he had his 150th Test wicket, But wicket keeper Dowrich held firm with a fine fifty until a 115-ball innings featuring 8 boundaries ended when he was caught down the legside by opposing wicket keeper Jos Buttler off Stokes.
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