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Brathwaite, Brooks lead West Indies innings

By The Assam Tribune

MANCHESTER, July 19: West Indies reached tea on the fourth day on 227 for four in its first innings in reply to England�s 469 for 9 declared.

KC Brathwaite (75) and SSJ Brooks (60 n.o) led the visitor�s innings with solid batting.

At lunch West Indies were 118 for two as England searched desperately for wickets to give itself a chance at a series-levelling victory after Day 3 was washed out.

SCORECARD (at tea)

England 1st innings:

Total: (For 9 wkt) 469 decl.

West Indies 1st innings: KC Brathwaite c & b Stokes 75, JD Campbell lbw b Curran 12, AS Joseph c Pope b Bess 32, SD Hope c Buttler b Curran 25, SSJ Brooks not out 60, RL Chase not out 8. Extras: (lb 11, nb 2, w 2) 15. Total: (For 4 wickets in 76 over) 227. Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-70, 3-123, 4-199. Bowling: SCJ Broad 16-3-59-0, CR Woakes 16-6-41-0, SM Curran 13-3-35-2, DM Bess 19-3-59-1, JE Root 1-1-0-0, BA Stokes 11-3-22-1. � Agencies

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