Shai Hope © Getty Images
Shai Hope © Getty Images

West Indies lost three more wickets in the first session of Day 3. James Anderson added two more wickets to his tally, after he reached 500 Test wickets last evening. Overnight batsman Shai Hope (60*) is still battling against all odds, keeping West Indies in the contest. The lead now reads 82 runs at lunch, with four wickets in hand.

The batting conditions have been getting worse, with the ball swinging fiercely. Although the rains have stayed away, the partly cloudy conditions helped the English pacers keep the West Indians in check.

Anderson stuck in the first hour of play. First, with an away-swinging delivery, he had Roston Chase (3) caught behind. 8 overs later, Jermaine Blackwood (5) faced the same fate.

Shane Dowrich (14) gave his all to win the battle of survival, but he could hang around for 33 deliveries, as Toby Roland-Jones ended his struggle for one last time in this series.

In all, West Indies terribly failed to build vital partnerships and put any pressure on the hosts. Thanks to Hope that West Indies have something to defend. His half-century was the only bright point this morning in an otherwise gloomy batting performance by West Indies.

Brief scores:

West Indies 123 all-out (Kieran Powell 39, Shai Hope 29; Ben Stokes 6 for 22) & 153 for 6 (Kieran Powell 45, Shai Hope 60*; James Anderson 4 for 29) lead England 194 all-out (Ben Stokes 60; Kemar Roach 5 for 24, Jason Holder 4) by 82 runs.

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