Kraigg Brathwaite plays a shot on the third day of the first Test match between England and the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl on Friday. AFP
The tourists lost Shamarh Brooks (39) and Jermaine Blackwood (12) soon after lunch to slip to 186-5 in reply to England's 204 all out, but recovered through Chase (27 not out) and Dowrich (30 not out) to be in a strong position to build a healthy lead at an empty Ageas Bowl.
Captain Jason Holder is among the five wickets in hand as England prepares to take the new ball, with its two quickest bowlers - Jofra Archer and Mark Wood - awaiting their first wickets.
James Anderson was involved in both of the wickets in the second session, firstly finding Brooks' edge for a caught behind. Brooks decided to review but UltraEdge showed a clear nick.
Five overs later, Anderson took a simple catch at mid-on to remove Blackwood, who tried to launch spinner Dom Bess into the deep. Anderson and Bess both had two wickets in the innings.Agence France-Presse
The circumstances will be surreal with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning no fans will be present in the bio-secure environment — the only sounds being the thump of leather on willow, the chit-chat between the players and some piped-in crowd effects.
England were 284-8 in their second innings at the close of the fourth day, a lead of 170 runs in a match that marks international cricket's return from lockdown.
Broad ended the series when he had Jermaine Blackwood caught behind as the West Indies, set a huge target of 399 for victory, collapsed to a meagre 129 all out in under 38 overs.
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