England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – Sep 7, 2017

Eng v WI highlights today – third test day one from Lord’s, London, Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QN (England) Thursday 7th September 2017. After a small victory of the toss, West Indians team captain JO Holder decided to bat first. West Indies scored 123 runs all out in 57.3 overs. The opener of their team KC Brathwaite scored 10 runs off 36 balls and out. When his wicket dismissed then it was 10.4 edged and gone! Anderson gets it right again, and this time there’s no mistake as Brathwaite hangs his bat in the channel and Bairstow gathers the thin nick. 498 and counting! 18/1. KOA Powell was the only batsmen who survived most balls and scored 39 runs off 98 deliveries. When his wicket fallen then it was 33.4 drilled straight back to Stokes, who bends at the knee and scoops a fine catch in both hands! Powell’s resistance ends at precisely the wrong moment for West Indies, who now have two players yet to face a ball … 78/4.

Toss: West Indies won and elected to bat first.

England team
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, T Westley, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, BA Stokes, JM Bairstow †, MM Ali, TS Roland-Jones, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson.

West Indies team
KC Brathwaite, KOA Powell, KA Hope, SD Hope, RL Chase, J Blackwood, SO Dowrich †, JO Holder (c), D Bishoo, KAJ Roach, ST Gabriel.

KA Hope has gone with duck, SD Hope contributed 29 runs, RL Chase 18, J Blackwood single as same as SO Dowrich †, JO Holder (c) 9, D Bishoo 13 not out and KAJ Roach has gone with duck as same as ST Gabriel. JM Anderson and TS Roland-Jones took two wickets each of them and it was BA Stokes who broke West Indians batting line with taking six wickets. From the other side England scored 46 runs with the loss of four wickets in 19 overs. KAJ Roach took two wickets as same as JO Holder.

Match Timings: 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Lord’s, in its drainage-system era, has become a venue that offers little in the way of surface moisture and nothing beyond conventional carry for its quick bowlers, although it remains a ground where the overhead conditions can influence the sideways movement of the ball. And with that in mind, the forecast for the coming week is a tantalising autumnal mishmash of cloud, rain … and cloud and rain. There will be runs on offer and lots of them, but they may have to be hard earned. That said, the proliferation of a fungal growth on the square, apparent in the South Africa Test but more apparent now, has caused some consternation in the build-up, including a prominent “fairy ring” on a good length. It is unknown whether such fairy rings have magical properties for seam and swing bowlers.

No great reason for wholesale changes from West Indies after such a famous win although, having treated their own leggie, Devendra Bishoo, like a leper at Headingley, it would be a surprise to see him selected ahead of an extra quick. Miguel Cummins, who was unavailable for the second Test through illness, and Alzarri Joseph – talented but erratic at Edgbaston – are on standby. England, as has been fairly standard this summer, have made an early call on their XI for the series decider, with Toby Roland-Jones, recalled on his home ground in place of Woakes, who seemed a touch off the pace in his return to the team after a side strain in June, albeit he batted with his usual poise in making a declaration-accelerating half-century from No. 9. That means no place for the legspinner, Mason Crane, whom England might well have wanted to blood ahead of the Ashes had the contest been a dead-rubber.

West Indies tour of England 3rd Test Highlights

Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Tim Robinson