Brooks, Chase keep England at bay

Southampton, Jul 10 (AP):
West Indies were in a good position at luch on the third day of the first Test, after Holder’s 6-42 on second day, at the Ageas Bowl on Friday.
West Indies took some luck early in the day as they looked to gauge the two-paced nature of this surface, but the runs never did stop coming. Hope hung on and on, but wasn’t assured by any means before he got out. Shamarh Brooks, coming in at 4, has been the opposite and has provided some brilliant viewing. The anchor for all of this, was set by Brathwaite, who has searched for a Test half-century for 21 Test innings over two years before finally getting one today. He got in on the run-scoring too, getting three boundaries of the same Stokes over in which he was adjudged lbw. Brooks and Chase arte at the crese when they departed for the lunch. They were 159 for three at lunch.
Earlier, yesterday, West Indies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6-42 and won the first round of his private duel with England allrounder Ben Stokes. Holder capitalized on more favourable bowling conditions under overcast skies on Day 2 to claim his seventh five-wicket haul and sixth in his last 10 tests and help dismiss England for 204.
One of his wickets was Stokes, the stand-in England captain, who was dropped twice before getting drawn forward by Holder and edging behind for a team-high 43.

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