Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali shared an unbroken 60-run stand for the fifth wicket © Getty Images
Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali shared an unbroken 60-run stand for the fifth wicket © Getty Images

England finished on a score of 151 for the loss of four wickets at the end of the second session of the opening day of the third and final Test against West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown in Barbados on Friday. Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali were batting on scores of 60 and 37 respectively, while Jason Holder was the pick among the West Indian bowlers with figures of two for 24. LIVE UPDATES: West Indies vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 at Barbados

England resumed from a score of 71 for the loss of three wickets at the end of the first session, having lost Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance and Ian Bell in quick succession. Joe Root helped add 53 runs for the fourth wicket with Cook, before getting dismissed by Veerasammy Permaul for a score of 33 off 35 balls. The England skipper then further steadied the ship with Ali, as the pair have added 60 runs for the fifth wicket so far.

Earlier Gary Ballance teamed up with Cook to take England ahead, as the two batsmen tried to slow down the proceedings. In a bid to be cautious, both Cook and Ballance played 14 overs and added 38 runs.

It was Jason Holder who provided West Indies the second breakthrough, as he first cleaned up Ballance in the 16th over, knocking of the middle-stump of a man who has scored most runs in the series. England were jolted once again in the 18th over, when Holder took a sharp return catch off Ian Bell to hurt England once again.

Brief scores:

England 151 for 4 (Alastair Cook 60*, Joe Root 33, Moeen Ali 37; Jason Holder 2 for 24, Shannon Gabriel 1 for 21) vs West Indies.

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