SAINT LUCIA: England have got the upper hand on the third and last test match of the series after dismantling the host Windies to 154 runs. Consequently, attaining lead of 142 runs after openers chipped in 19 runs at the end of day two.
A maiden five-wicket haul for English bowler Mark Wood has put England in command for the first time this series, with a 142-run overnight lead against West Indies in the third Test.
Wood’s five-wicket haul for only 41 runs may prove to be a solid obstacle for Windies to complete the clean sweep
The medium pacer claimed 4 for 13 in the space of only 4.2 overs, including two wickets in as many balls, to devastate West Indies’ pursuit.
A day which saw 16 wickets tumble ended with the tourists´ opening pair of Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings safely navigating ten overs to be 19 without loss at stumps, an overall lead of 142 going into day three as they seek the consolation of victory following heavy defeats in the first two matches.
Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Foakes, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
West Indies’ Squad:
Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Oshane Thomas