North Sound - The West Indies have enjoyed a productive second morning in the first
Test against England, dismissing the tourists for 399 in their first
innings and beginning their reply on five without loss by lunch at the
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday.
bowler Kemar Roach led the improved effort for the home side with the
ball, taking the wickets of Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad to finish with
the best figures of four for 94.
Resuming overnight position on
341 for five, England crashed to 361 for nine, losing four wickets for
just four runs, before all-rounder Chris Jordan and last man James
Anderson briefly frustrated the home side with a 38-run partnership.
It necessitated the introduction of part-time spinner Marlon Samuels to end the innings with the wicket of Anderson.
his 100th Test, Anderson opened the bowling with Broad but the West
Indies opening pair of Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith negotiated the
three overs delivered before the break without any real alarm.
aspirations of a first innings total well beyond the 400-run mark
evaporated in the early minutes of the day's play when the hard-hitting
Ben Stokes guided a catch to Jason Holder at gully off Jerome Taylor
after adding only another eight runs to his overnight score of 71.
departure was the trigger for the slide with Holder removing
nightwatchman James Tredwell via Darren Bravo's third catch of the
innings in the specialist first slip position.
Roach then joined
in the rout as Buttler and Broad both failed to score, the
usually-attacking wicketkeeper-batsman being restrained for 21
deliveries before edging a delivery to his West Indies counterpart
Ramdin, while the fast bowler slashed a wide delivery unerringly to
Jermaine Blackwood at backward point.
Barbados-born Jordan lived
up his all-rounder reputation in stroking four fours but was actually
upstaged by Anderson for shot-making as the tailender's 20 came off five
founrs, prompting the introduction of Samuels which brought instant
reward with a simple catch to Holder at short extra cover.