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  • 3:29 PM IST

    We have been greeted with bright sunshine on Day 3 and it is time to get Day 3 underway! The England players make their way out to the middle followed by Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope. Mark Wood will complete his over. Here we go…

  • 2:57 PM IST

    A warm welcome to all for Day 3 of the first Test between England and West Indies! Day 2 ended with West Indies taking advantage over England as they first bowled out the hosts for 204 and then their batters started well and have reached 57 for 1, trailing by 147 runs. They have their most experienced batters at the crease in Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope and a lot will depend on them. The English bowlers were not up to the mark and they will want to perform better today to snatch the advantage away from the tourists. Bad light forced early Stumps for two days in a row but the good news is that the weather is predicted to be clear today and we might get a full day’s play. 98 overs of action coming your way. What will happen? Will England make a comeback in this game or will the visitors continue to dominate? Stay with us to find out…

  • 2:57 PM IST

    … Day 3, Session 1 …

  • 11:13 PM IST

    Going into Day 3, West Indies will want their batsmen to keep on batting and try to take the lead. They have an inexperienced batting line-up but they will be eager to do well. England, on the other hand, have a lot of work to do and their bowlers will need to improve. Here’s hoping that the rain stays away. An interesting Day 3 awaits us. Join us for that on Friday, 10th July at 1100 Local (1000 GMT). Until then, stay safe and take care.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    A very tough day for England. They were out-bowled by the pace, consistency and accuracy of the West Indies’ bowlers and now find themselves chasing this game. Their batsmen struggled with the bat earlier in the day and then have found it hard to find the rhythm with the ball. Ben Stokes will hope that his troops can sort themselves out and have a better Day 3. James Anderson was their best bowler but was unlucky. It won’t be an easy task as the weather for the next three days is expected to be sunnier than the first two days and it will get easier for batting.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    STUMPS ON DAY 2! A much, much better day of cricket but in the end once again, there’s a party spoiler and this time it is bad light. West Indies are in the driver’s seat in this Test after Day 2 in Southampton clearly belonged to them. Jason Holder led from the front and his 6/42 along with Gabriel’s 4-fer bundled out England for just 204. After the bowlers did their job, West Indies managed to start their innings with the willow in strong fashion and at the end of the day trail the hosts by 147 runs with 9 wickets still in hand.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    Update 1822 Local (1722 GMT) – Unfortunately, there has been no improvement in the conditions and any further play looks difficult. We fear that Stumps is not far away. No official confirmation yet. Stay tuned for further updates.

  • 10:25 PM IST

    Once again the lights have dipped below the required reading and the players are walking off. West Indies will not mind that at all. They are off to a steady start and the weather forecast for tomorrow is very good. We still have a lot of time to play today so let’s hope that the lights improve and we can have some more action on Day 2. So far it has been a day that has belonged to the tourists. The encouraging sign is that the umpires are still on the field but the bad news is that the weather does look a bit gloomy to be honest.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    19.3 Mark Wood to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Brathwaite looks to punch it off the back foot but misses it.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    19.2 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, 1 run, Full delivery on off, Hope drives it back towards the bowler where Wood tries to stop it but it hits his fingers and goes towards mid off. The batsmen take a single.

  • 10:20 PM IST

    19.1 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, no run, On a good length on off, Hope defends it off the back foot.

  • 10:19 PM IST

    18.6 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Full delivery on middle, Brathwaite drives it back towards the bowler.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    18.5 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Stokes bowls a bouncer, Brathwaite ducks under it.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    18.4 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Length delivery on middle, Brathwaite flicks it to mid-wicket.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    18.3 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On a length on off, Brathwaite punches it to point.

  • 10:17 PM IST

    18.2 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Brathwaite stands tall and keeps it out.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    18.1 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Length delivery down the leg side, Brathwaite looks to flick but misses it.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    17.6 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, no run, Good length delivery on off, Shai defends it off the front foot.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    17.5 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, 2 runs, On a length on middle, Hope flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 10:13 PM IST

    17.4 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, no run, On a good length on off, Hope stands tall and blocks it off the back foot.

  • 10:13 PM IST

    17.3 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, no run, Outside off, Hope lets it go.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    17.2 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, no run, Good length delivery outside off, Hope offers no shot to this one.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    17.1 Mark Wood to Shai Hope, no run, On a good length on off, Hope looks to defend but misses it and gets hit on the thigh pad.

  • 10:11 PM IST

    16.6 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Full and outside off, Brathwaite leaves it alone.

  • 10:10 PM IST

    16.5 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, FOUR! Poor delivery from Stokes! Full delivery on leg, Brathwaite flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    16.4 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, Length delivery on middle, Brathwaite flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    16.3 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On a good length on off, Brathwaite plays it towards point.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    16.2 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Good length delivery on off, Brathwaite keeps it out.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    16.1 Ben Stokes to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On a good length on off, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    Ben Stokes brings himself on.

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