London - England captain Andrew Strauss led
his side to 80 for one at lunch on the second day of the first Test
against the West Indies at Lord's here on Friday.
Strauss, who'd managed just one hundred in his 50 previous Test innings,
was 31 not out on his Middlesex home ground with Jonathan Trott
unbeaten on 17.
England were now 163 runs behind West Indies' 243
after Stuart Broad needed just the opening ball of Friday's play to end
the tourists' first innings.
Alastair Cook (26) was the only
England batsman out before lunch when, trying to cut a short and wide
delivery from Kemar Roach, he got an inside edge on to his stumps.
Cook's exit left England 47 for one.
Fellow left-hander Strauss then square cut Roach for four in trademark style to bring up England's fifty.
all seam attack featuring Test debutant Shannon Gabriel, in for the
injured Ravi Rampaul, bowled steadily but Strauss and Trott held firm.
Indies, who resumed on 243 for nine, saw No 11 Gabriel's maiden Test
innings end in a golden duck when he edged Broad to Graeme Swann at
As a result, Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained stranded
on his overnight score of 87 not. The left-hander, officially, the
world's best Test batsman, was in for more than four hours and struck 12
But by staying in his favoured position of No 5, it
meant that by the time he came in West Indies' notoriously fallible top
order had slumped to 46 for three.
Fast-medium bowler Broad's
figures of seven for 72 were his best in Tests, surpassing his six for
46 against India at his Nottinghamshire home ground of Trent Bridge last
During the course of this return, Broad, son of former
England opening batsman Chris, became only the seventh player in history
to both take five or more wickets in a Test innings and score a Test
century at Lord's.
Broad made his Test-best score of 169 against Pakistan at Lord's in 2010.