Cricket – West Indies Vs England 3rd Test Day 3: Joe Root’s Ton Puts England In The Lead
England captain Joe Root showed others how its done with an unbeaten century, as England built a massive lead over West Indies on day three of the third Test in St Lucia.
Root turned into the principal England batsman to score a hundred in the series by posting 111 as the voyagers assembled a 448-run preferred standpoint over the Windies at the Darren Sammy National Stadium on Monday.
The hosts began splendidly with Keemo Paul taking the wicket of Rory Burns (10) with the day’s opening delivery, however he was constrained off in the fourth over in the wake of getting thigh damage in the field.
Keaton Jennings made a good start before succumbing to 23 in an unusual style to leave genuine question marks hanging over his future in the England squad in front of the Ashes.
Nonetheless, Root secured England’s innings by building a 107-run partnership with Jos Buttler (56) after Joe Denly (69) asserted his first Test fifty.
Scorecard – West Indies Vs England 3rd Test Day 3:
England 1st Innings: 277 all out (101.5 Overs, RR: 2.72)
West Indies 1st Innings: 154 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 3.25)
England 2nd Innings (continued): 325/4 (100 Overs, RR: 3.25)
Day 3: England lead by 448 runs with 6 wickets remaining
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West Indies v England: Joe Root hits unbeaten century as tourists roar back into contention in St Lucia – https://t.co/5k6sBPutdT
The England skipper had a boundary percentage of just 4.8%, showing how much he had to grind it out
Joe Root hit an unbeaten cen… pic.twitter.com/SbB26RGujR
— TopSportsTime (@TopSportsTime) February 11, 2019
Scores by England’s openers in the West Indies:
2, 17, 84, 14, 4, 6, 16, 17, 29, 8, 10, 23.
— KTR (@krishnateja317) February 11, 2019
#WIvENG STUMPS! DAY 3: The Windies bowlers had a torrid time in the field on Day 3 of the 3rd Test. England close on 325/4 (100) that’s a lead of 448 runs. Joe Root is not out on 111, Ben Stokes is unbeaten on 29. Scores: England 277 & 325/4, Windies 154. pic.twitter.com/7YjJFs7TXc
— WIPA (@wiplayers) February 11, 2019
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