ST GEORGE�S (GRENADA), April 23 (AFP): A last-wicket partnership of 52 lifted the West Indies to 299 all out in their first innings on the stroke of tea on the rain-affected second day of the second Test against England.
Devendra Bishoo (30) and Shannon Gabriel (20) got their Test-best scores in lifting the home side from 247 for nine after Marlon Samuels� dismissal for a determined 103 triggered a lower-order collapse as the tourists� seamers made effective use of the second new ball yesterday.
Stuart Broad led the English effort, taking four for 47, while James Anderson and Chris Jordan claimed two wickets each.
It was left to Moeen Ali to end the West Indies innings, trapping Bishoo leg-before to set the stage for what could be an intriguing final session of the day.
West Indies 1st innings: Devon Smith c Buttler b Jordan 15, Kraigg Brathwaite b Anderson 1, Darren Bravo c Cook b Broad 35, Marlon Samuels c Bell b Anderson 103, Shivnarine Chanderpaul c Ali b Stokes 1, Jermaine Blackwood lbw b Jordan 26, Denesh Ramdin c Buttler b Broad 31, Jason Holder c Buttler b Broad 22, Kemar Roach c Root b Broad 1, Devendra Bishoo lbw b Ali 30, Shannon Gabriel not out 20. Extras: (B-5, LB-6, NB-2, W-1) 14. TOTAL: (all out, 104.4 overs) 299. Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-28, 3-65, 4-74, 5-129, 6-223, 7-233, 8-246, 9-247. Bowling: James Anderson 24-10-47-2, Stuart Broad 24-9-61-4, Chris Jordan 25-4-65-2, Moeen Ali 13.4-1-47-1, Ben Stokes 17-7-66-1, Jonathan Trott 1-0-2-0.
England 1st innings: Alastair Cook not out 37, Jonathan Trott not out 32. Extras: (NB-5) 5. TOTAL: (in 26 overs: 74. Bowling: Kemar Roach 6-1-21-0, Shannon Gabriel 4-1-16-0, Jason Holder 6-2-20-0, Devendra Bishoo 7-2-16-0, Marlon Samuels 3-2-1-0.