NORTH SOUND, Antigua, Jan 31, CMC – Pacers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel sliced through the England lower order to bowl the tourists out for 187 in their first innings, less than an hour after tea on the opening day of the second Test here Thursday.
Resuming from tea on 172 for six, England lost their lost four wickets for 15 runs, with Roach and Gabriel sharing the spoils.
Roach ended with four for 30 to follow up his five-wicket haul in Barbados while Gabriel finished with three for 45 and seamer Alzarri Joseph, two for 38.
Top-scorer Moeen Ali, unbeaten at tea on 55, made 60 before falling in the fifth over following the resumption, clipping a simple catch to Shannon Gabriel at mid-wicket off Roach.
Wicketkeeper Ben Foakes added three to his tea time 32 before playing on to Gabriel, and tail-enders Sam Curran (6) and James Anderson (1) offered little resistance.
UPDATE 2: Moeen resists Windies but England not out of woods
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, Jan 31, CMC – Left-hander Moeen Ali was pulling England out of trouble with an unbeaten half-century at tea after West Indies made early inroads in the second session on the opening day of the second Test here Thursday.
Moeen’s bold 55 not out formed the basis of the visitors’ revival as they reached 172 for six at the interval, at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.
He was partnered by wicketkeeper Ben Foakes unbeaten on 32, the pair having shared a 77-run, unbroken seventh wicket stand to pull their side around from 93 for six.
Resuming from 78 for four at lunch, England were immediately plunged into crisis when they lost Jonny Bairstow to the second ball of the session without adding to his 52, lbw on review to one from seamer Kemar Roach which swung back.
Three overs later, Ben Stokes failed to survive a hostile spell from speedster Shannon Gabriel and nicked a catch behind to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich for 14.
Moeen then survived an uncertain start before blossoming to race to his 14th Test half-century off 69 deliveries.
He has so far faced 86 deliveries and struck seven fours and a six.
TEA: England 172-6 vs West Indies – 1st day, 2nd Test
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, Jan 31, CMC – England, sent in by West Indies, were 172 for six at tea on the opening day of the second Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Thursday.
ENGLAND 172 for six (Moeen Ali 55 not out, Jonny Bairstow 52, Ben Foakes 32 not out; Kemar Roach 2-24, Alzarri Joseph 2-38) vs WEST INDIES.