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Live cricket score England: 39/5 | Overs 21

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 12 (54), Ben Stokes 0 (3)

Moeen Ali arrives at the crease after the departure of Joe Root, and gets a couple of boundaries along his way. Ali fails to stay for long as he plays a Permaul delivery on to the stumps, with a few minutes left for the conclusion of the day’s play. The dismissal is the 18th in the day, the highest-ever in a single day’s play at the Kensington Oval. The umpire takes the bails off at the non-striker’s end after 21 overs to signal the end of Day 2, with England holding on to a 107-run lead in a rather shaky manner. The final session has clearly belonged to the West Indians, who aim for Gary Ballance’s head first thing on the third day. Can England produce a turnaround? Looks very difficult at this stage, if not impossible! READ: West Indies vs England, Day 2 stumps report

OUT! Moeen Ali b Permaul 8 (13)

Live cricket score England: 28/4 | Overs 14.4

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 9 (32), Moeen Ali 0 (2)

Ballance and Root are going about things with a real sense of caution. Ballance was stuck on 1 after 14 deliveries before deciding to play a straight drive past mid-off. Skipper Denesh Ramdin decides to introduce Jason Holder and Veerasammy Permaul into the attack. The move works well for the hosts, as Root edges the fourth ball of the 14th over to the slips. where Darren Bravo holds on to the catch. The third Test has seen both sides get off to disastrous starts so far!

OUT! Joe Root c Bravo b Holder 1 (13)

Live cricket score England: 18/3 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Gary Ballance 1 (14), Joe Root 0 (3)

The West Indians have managed to turn the tables on England in less than 10 overs of the latter’s innings. Trott, who has been having a miserable series so far, hit one boundary before getting trapped leg-before off the bowling of Jerome Taylor to depart for a score of nine after facing twice as many deliveries. Alastair Cook, who shone with a patient hundred in the first innings, fell for a score of four after edging a Shannon Gabriel delivery to the slips, where Kraigg Brathwaite held on to the catch to land a huge blow for the visitors. England slumped further when Ian Bell fell for his second-consecutive duck of the match, getting trapped plumb once again by Taylor. Joe Root comes to the crease, as West Indieshave a terrific chance to make amends after failing with the bat today.

OUT! Jonathan Trott lbw Taylor 9 (18), Alastair Cook c K Brathwaite b Gabriel 4 (16), Ian Bell lbw Taylor 0 (9)

Live cricket score England: 11/1 | Overs 4.5

BATSMEN: Alastair Cook 2 (11), Gary Ballance 0 (0)

And Trott’s misery in the ongoing series continues, and this may very well lead to the the South Africa-born batsman’s exclusion from the England team. Is trapped lbw off the bowling of Jerome Taylor off a length delivery that appeared to be hitting the middle-stump. England lose another early wicket, and some serious work is needed on the part of Cook and Ballance in order to prevent an early collapse like they did in the first innings.

OUT! Jonathan Trott lbw Taylor 9 (18)

Live cricket score WEST INDIES: 189 | Overs 49.4

BATSMEN: Shannon Gabriel 0 (2)

Veerasammy Permaul hits three boundaries after his arrival at the crease in what is a show of aggression against the English attack. He is however, tamed not so long after when he dishes out a catch to the substitute fielder at short-leg to depart for 18, bringing an end to the 38-run stand. Jerome Taylor arrives at the crease, and follows Permaul in his batting style. Goes for a six and a couple of boundaries, and he has been bowled by Anderson! Jimmy returns the favour to Taylor, who had bowled him during the England innings. Blackwood continues the resistance on the other end, smashing the first ball of the 50th over for a straight six! Can he get to his century? Apparently not! Blackwood is the last man to fall as the West Indians wrap up for a score of 189., with James Anderson finishing with figures of six for 42. Blackwood goes for the big one again, but this time Moeen Ali holds on to the catch after running towards extra cover.

OUT! Veerasammy Permaul c Lyth b Anderson 18 (23), Jerome Taylor b Anderson 15 (8), Jermaine Blackwood c Ali b Anderson 85 (88)

Live cricket score WEST INDIES: 139/7 | Overs 43

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 67 (71), Veerasammy Permaul 1 (4)

The pressure is back on the hosts once again following Chanderpaul’s dismissal, which halted the flow of runs that appeared to get West Indies back on track. Blackwood and Denesh Ramdin are blocking most of the deliveries now. Gary Ballance suffers a blow on  his wrist in the 36th over when Blackwood pulls straight towards him at shortleg. Ballance ducks his head, but forgets to protect his arms, and has to be carried off the field for now. It is not long before West Indies suffer another blow, this time Ramdin getting a clean edge off a Stuart Broad delivery to depart for a 25-ball 13. Holder comes to the centre, as the pair have the burden of guiding their side past the 200-run mark. The duo add 17 runs for the seventh wicket, with Blackwood hitting a six and a four to bring up his half-century, before Holder departs after nicking a Ben Stokes delivery to the wicketkeeper. Blackwood manages to go for a couple of more big hits, before the umpires call for tea.

OUT! Denesh Ramdin c Buttler b Broad 13 (25), Jason Holder c Buttler b Stokes 5 (15)

Live cricket score WEST INDIES: 82/5 | Overs 28

BATSMEN: Jermaine Blackwood 29 (31), Denesh Ramdin 0 (0)

Chanderpaul and Blackwood have settled themselves rather well at the crease, having added 45 runs for the fifth wicket so far. After a couple of quiet overs, Blackwood takes Moeen Ali to the cleaners off successive deliveries to collect 14 runs in the over. Chanderpaul too joins the Ali-bashing in the spinner’s following over. In the end, it is Joe Root who manages to get the breakthrough for his side once again, getting Chanderpaul to edge a delivery to the slips where Chris Jordan takes a comfortable catch.

OUT! Shivnarine Chanderpaul c Jordan b Root 25 (66)

Live cricket score WEST INDIES: 44/4 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Shivnarine Chanderpaul 16(34), Jermaine Blackwood 0(3)

West Indies are absolutely in absolute shambles here. James Anderson has removed Marlon Samuels as well, and to add to West Indies’ woes, Moeen Ali has got rid of Darren Bravo as well. Jermaine Blackwood comes out to join Shiv Chanderpaul.

OUT! Marlon Samuels 9(14) LBW b James Anderson, Darren Bravo 9(39) c Jordan b Ali

Live cricket score WEST INDIES: 20/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Darren Bravo 6(22), Marlon Samuels 9(8)

West Indies have lost two wickets after they bowled out England for 257. James Anderson dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite and then got the debutant Shai Hope.

OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite 0(2) c Chris Jordan b James Anderson, Shai Hope 5(16) c Alastair Cook b James Anderson

Live cricket score ENGLAND: 247/8 | Overs 93

BATSMEN: Jos Buttler 3 (23), Stuart Broad 0 (1)

England resume their innings on Day Two with Jos Buttler and Chris Jordan. They will want to get their team as close as possible to 300, so that they feel like they have something to bowl at. But Jordan is caught behind to get Jerome Taylor his first wicket of the match.

Chris Jordan c Ramdin b Taylor 3 (13)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second day’s play of the third and the final Test between the West Indies and England, at Bridgetown in Barbados on Saturday. ENG finish on 240/7 at stumps on Day 1 in 3rd Test vs WI at Barbados

England ended Day One on 240 for seven with skipper Alastair Cook scoring an excellent century. Moeen Ali too scored a half-century lower down the order but It’s West Indies who finished the day on top.  Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder got two wickets apiece. England will hope that hey can get as many runs as possible. Geoffrey Boycott feels Jonathan Trott lacks technique of Test opener

West Indies will want to continue their excellent show on Day Two as well. Other than the 98-run stand between Ali and Cook for the fifth wicket, England found it difficult to score runs. West Indies will look to get the remaining wickets and start their innings sometime around lunch. They will then hope that their openers the team off to a good start. Graeme Swann believes giving Joe Root Test captaincy now would be a disaster

England had earlier won the toss and elected to bat first. England went into the Test with the same team. But West Indies made a couple of changes. Devon Smith has been replaced by debutant Shai Hope. Devendra Bishoo suffered an injury in the previous match and his place has been taken by Veerasammy Permaul.


West Indies: Denesh Ramdin (c&wk), Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Shannon Gabriel, Veerasammy Permaul

England: Alastair Cook (c), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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