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West Indies 109-3 against England

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West Indies 109-3 against England

The Windies were comprehensively beaten in last week's first Test, losing 19 wickets on day three at Edgbaston as their batsmen struggled dismally.

There was a big gulf between England and West Indies in the day-night Test at Edgbaston last week and the hosts are favored to clinch the series by winning at Headingley.

Chris Woakes chipped in with 23 while Moeen Ali scored 22, but the remainder of the England batting collapsed in good conditions against impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach.

West Indies resumed on 19-1 and Anderson wasted little time removing nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo (1) and then had Kyle Hope (3) brilliantly caught by Joe Root.

"Now we have had a look and seen what England are trying to do to us, we will have better knowledge going into it".

Leeds is only 65 miles from Scarborough - aka "Scarbados" - so it was perhaps appropriate that a sun-kissed Headingley was the scene for a pair of Bajans to revive West Indies' hopes on this tour.

"We have the fellows who can do the job", said senior batsman Adams.

"We didn't bowl well - we didn't create enough pressure.We talk about bowling in partnerships but there was always a release of pressure from one end".

"Obviously I wanted to be a part of it straight away".

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The opener had enjoyed an eventful time, coming out on the right side of DRS reviews on 35, 46, 81 and 114 and reaching both 50 and 100 with sixes clubbed over long-on.

But Stokes, two runs shy of a century, mistimed a drive off Roach only for Gabriel to drop a simple chance at mid-on.

Their response, with the ball on day one and during a redoubtable fourth-wicket stand here, has been one of true fortitude, not least from Hope - who averaged 18 with just one half-century from his previous 21 innings. "I know him well and I'm very happy for him".

Anderson was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes has recovered from a side strain picked up during the Champions Trophy, with Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones making way.

Having taken over the captaincy from Alastair Cook at the start of the northern summer, Root's form with the bat has not suffered with the extra responsibility. It was not until his 17th innings that he finally passed fifty - although that helped West Indies to a series-levelling victory against Pakistan in Bridgetown earlier this year - but Brathwaite predicted that a player he has grown up alongside would now go on to establish himself.

Hope is still at the crease and the effervescent Jermaine Blackwood (21no) is with him after Brathwaite was bowled by Broad and Roston Chase (five) snicked Ben Stokes behind.

Shai Hope reached 99 with a pulled four up on one leg off Ben Stokes - a shot made made famous by Barbados and West Indies great Gordon Greenidge.

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