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Live cricket score England 116/3 | Overs 38

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 44(113) Joe Root 32(45)

And that’s stumps. Both these batsmen have played quite well. Joe Root has certainly looked the more comfortable of the two but Ballance has fought poor form to be unbeaten at 44. He’ll want to make this a big one. The West Indian spinners were unable to carry on in the vein of Jerome Taylor.

Live cricket score England 97/3 | Overs 31

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 31(80) Joe Root 27(35)

The English batsmen have made it clear that they want some quick runs and are going for the occasional boundary but mostly they have batted very sensibly. Their lead has ballooned to more than 200 now and they’ll be looking to set the hosts a target of about 370+ from here.

Live cricket score England 57/3 | Overs 24

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 15(60) Joe Root 3(13)

After Ian Bell got run out, Joe Root has walked out to the middle and has had little trouble in his defence. Ballance is growing in confidence but England will wish for these two to stay on for a lot longer and swell the lead.

Live cricket score England 47/2 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 9(39) Ian Bell 10(27)

The swing has worn of considerably. Gary Ballance and Ian Bell now looking far more relaxed but still not fully settled. Sulieman Benn has been brought on and he’s getting a little bit of turn. May not exactly be good news for the Windies since Tredwell may make merry in the final session

Live cricket score England 20/2 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 3(3) Ian Bell 0(2)

It’s Jerome Taylor again and this time he has dismissed Alastair Cook. He has made most of the swing on offer and has been persistent with his line and length. He’ll want to continue in the same vein now. Cook will be very disappointed, he was genuinely negotiating the swinging ball very well but was done in by a peach. Bell has walked out with Ballance now.

OUT! Alastair Cook 13(22) c Benn b Taylor

Live cricket score England 15/1 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Alastair Cook 10(14)

The West Indian bowlers have been quite spot on with the new ball and have reaped the reward in form of Jonathan Trott’s wicket at the end of the fifth over. Taylor bowled a full length away swinging delivery in that channel outside off and a tame poke by Trott took the ball into the diving keeper’s hands.

OUT! Jonathan Trott 4(14) c Ramdin b Taylor


Live cricket score West Indies: 295 | Overs 113

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 112(220)

West Indies have folded up for 295; just five short of the 300 run mark and in the process have conceded a 104 run lead to England. Even a decent performance with the bat could mean victory for England from here.

OUR! Suliemann Benn 2(7) c Root b Anderson

Live cricket score West Indies: 292/9 | Overs 112

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 111(219), Suliemann Benn 0(2)

The West Indian fight is withering away. Jermaine Blackwood did well to capitalise on the dropped chances to make a hundred, however wickets have fallen at the other end. Kemar Roach nicked behind to become Tredwell’s fourth victim in the match. Jerome Taylor got run out a couple of balls later.

OUT! Kemar Roach 5(33) c Buttler b Tredwell

OUT! Jerome Taylor 0(2) run out

Live cricket score West Indies: 279/7 | Overs 104

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 100(205), Kemar Roach 3(3)

Blackwood gets his maiden Test ton! This has been an outstanding effort from him. He was lucky to get dropped twice in his innings but he has overcome those hiccups with a free-flowing innings. OH GONE! Oh dear, and in the very same over, Holder drives James Tredwell in the air, and he’s snapped up by the man at covers! Once again West Indies lose a wicket at an inopportune moment. Kemar Roach is the new man in for West Indies.

OUT! Jason Holder 16(44) c Gary Ballance b James Tredwell

Live cricket score West Indies: 268/6 | Overs 100

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 93(198), Jason Holder 15(30)

Jermaine Blackwood is getting closer and closer to a maiden Test match century. At the other end Jason Holder has shown tremendous application and skill. Holder is showing that he has the potential to become a serious all-rounder. A case could be made to have him bat a bit higher up the order. Chris Jordan and James Tredwell the bowlres now.

Live cricket score West Indies: 243/6 | Overs 95

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 74(182), Jason Holder 10(15)

Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes resume after the break. Stokes has a massive LBW appeal against Blackwood which is turned down, but England go for the review. It looks good for Blackwood though, he stays. The ball would have just about clipped leg stump, so it stays with the umpire. Eventful start to the second session of Day Three.

Live cricket score West Indies: 234/6 | Overs 92

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 69(172), Jason Holder 7(8)

This is a useful stand developing now between Blackwood and Ramdin. Chris Jordan and Stuart Broad are bowling in tandem. I’m wondering whether I’m the only one who thinks Jordan looks a tad like Ludacris. Perhaps it’s because I watched Furious 7 a few days ago. Did ‘See you again’ make you tear up as well? Stuart Broad continues. AND HE STRIKES! That’s the end of Ramdin, he’s been strangled down the leg side. He gets a good bit of bat on that one, and Broad gets his man. Jason Holder is the new man in. West Indies have got to 234 for six at lunch.

OUT! Denesh Ramdin 9(21) c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad

Live cricket score West Indies: 209/5 | Overs 85

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 60(147), Denesh Ramdin 1(11)

Blackwood is playing a very Misbah-ul-Haq-like innings. Block, block, block, block, bang! He looks like a classy batsman when playing his shots, but it’s clear that he needs to work on his levels of concentration. He was dropped on 43 by James Tredwell, and once last evening as well. READ: Shivnarine Chanderpaul out for 46; Jermaine Blackwood scores 50

Live cricket score West Indies: 192/5 | Overs 79

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 50(120), Denesh Ramdin 0(2)

Chanderpaul has added another feather to his ever-growing cap! He is batting as solidly as he ever has. Meanwhile at the other end Blackwood has decided that offence is the best way to go at the moment. He went into a shell last evening, but he has opened up quite wonderfully here. He has now got to a well-deserved fifty. James Tredwell continues. AND HE’S GOT HIM! Of all people Chanderpaul plays a loose shot and gets caught at cover!

OUT! Shivnarine Chanderpaul 46(139) c Ben Stokes b James Tredwell

Live cricket score West Indies: 161/4 | Overs 72

BATSMEN: Shivnarine Chanderpaul 41(115), Jermaine Blackwood 39(104)

Chanderpaul is on the verge of going past Mahela Jayawardene as the seventh-highest run-scorer in all Test cricket. Ben Stokes has come on and been greeted with two boundaries by Chanderpaul, who achieves his landmark in excellent fashion! READ: Shivnarine Chanderpaul goes past Mahela Jayawardene in list of leading Test run-scorers

Live cricket score West Indies: 161/4 | Overs 67

BATSMEN: Shivnarine Chanderpaul 30(99), Jermaine Blackwood 35(90)

James Anderson starts proceedings for England on Day Three, with Blackwood on strike. Chanderpaul is at the other end. Two singles of the first two balls of the day. Blackwood flicks one uppishly for four through midwicket as well. So West Indies have started off on a positive note. Stuart Broad starts off from the other end.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Three of the first Test of England’s tour of West Indies 2015 at Antigua. West Indies finished at 155 for four against England on Day Two. The match being held at Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Ground witnessed England collapse from 341 for five to 399 all out. However, West Indies’ admirable effort with the ball is in danger of being negated by a rather shoddy effort with the bat.

England’s innings was defined by three phases. The early unsteadiness, the meaty middle and ultimately the lower order collapse. Early on Day 1, England were in deep trouble at 34 for three, however a fightback by Joe Root and Ian Bell saw them steady the ship to 211 for three when Root departed.

Ben Stokes, who came in next scored 79, while Bell got out for a massive 143. The effort took them to an overnight score of 341 for five. However, on Day Two, the West Indian bowlers returned with vengeance and finished by taking the remaining five wickets for just another 58 runs. Kemar Roach was the star bowler for England taking a four-for. READ: Ben Stokes’s emphatic knock during 1st West Indies-England Test at Antigua

West Indies effort with the bat was a lot less spirited however. Devon Smith was done in by a Jimmy Anderson away-swinging beauty which he nicked to Buttler behind. Darren Bravo was the next man to go for 10 as he nicked behind to Buttler off Chris Jordan. Marlon Samuels, was well settled when he threw his wicket away at 33 off 61. READ: West Indies vs England 2015, 1st Test at Antigua, Day 2: English collapse, Windies fightback and other highlights

Kraigg Brathwaite, the other opener, started sedately. He scored 39 off 102 balls before he was dismissed by James Tredwell. He got a thick edge which was taken in a brilliant effort by Chris Jordan at first slip. Shiv Chanderpaul was his usual calm self and saw the day through alongside Jermaine Blackwood. READ: West Indies vs England 2015, 1st Test, Day 1 at Antigua: Ian Bell’s hundred and other highlights

Blackwood would have been back in the hut had it not been for a no ball by Ben Stokes, on which he got Blackwood to edge to captain Alastair Cook. Blackwood was often rash in his shot selection but made it through the day and may want to rethink his strategy tomorrow. Chanderpaul finished with an unbeaten 29 off 98, while Blackwood was at 30 off 85 balls. The Windies still trail by 244 runs. England tour of West Indies 2015: Complete coverage

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