Stokes hundred saves England as West Indies bowlers impress


Stokes hundred saves England as West Indies bowlers impress
England's Ben Stokes celebrates his century on Friday (Reuters)

Leeds - Shannon Gabriel took four wickets for 51 runs and new-ball partner Kemar Roach took four for 71


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Published: Fri 25 Aug 2017, 9:39 PM

Last updated: Sat 26 Aug 2017, 1:07 PM

West Indies were 19 for one in reply to England's first-innings 258, a deficit of 239 runs, at stumps on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday.
Kraigg Brathwaite was 13 not out and nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo one not out.
Earlier, England were dismissed for 258 after winning the toss.
Ben Stokes top-scored with exactly 100 and England captain Joe Root made 59 on his Yorkshire home ground, although both batsmen were dropped in the slips on single figures.
All-rounder Stokes was dropped for a second time on 98 when a simple chance was shelled at mid-on.
The misses took the edge off a much-improved West Indies bowling effort, with recalled paceman Shannon Gabriel taking four wickets for 51 runs in 17 overs and new-ball partner Kemar Roach four for 71 in 19.5.
England lead the three-match series 1-0 after an innings and 209-run victory in the inaugural day/night Test in Britain completed inside three days at Edgbaston last week.
Both the second Test at Headingley and the series finale at Lord's are taking place during standard hours with a conventional red ball.

England 1st Innings: A. Cook c K Hope b Gabriel 11; M. Stoneman c Dowrich b Roach 19; T. Westley lbw b Roach 3; J. Root c Blackwood b Bishoo 59; D. Malan b Holder 8; B. Stokes c Dowrich b Gabriel 100; J. Bairstow c Holder b Gabriel 2; M. Ali c Chase b Roach 22; C. Woakes c Dowrich b Roach 23; S. Broad b Gabriel 0; J. Anderson not out 0; Extras (b2, lb3, w4, nb2) 11; Total (all out, 70.5 overs, 319 mins) 258.
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Cook), 2-26 (Westley), 3-37 (Stoneman), 4-71 (Malan), 5-140 (Root), 6-152 (Bairstow), 7-220 (Ali), 8-258 (Stokes), 9-258 (Broad), 10-258 (Woakes)
Bowling: Roach 19.5-1-71-4; Gabriel 17-4-51-4 (1w); Holder 16-5-45-1 (3w, 2nb); Chase 12-1-59-0; Bishoo 6-0-27-1
West Indies 1st Innings: K. Brathwaite not out 13; K. Powell c Cook b Anderson 5; D. Bishoo not out 1; Extras: 0; Total (1 wkt, 12 overs, 48 mins) 19.
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Powell)
Bowling: Anderson 6-3-5-1; Broad 5-1-12-0; Woakes 1-0-2-0

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