Barbados: James Anderson spearheaded a late England assault with the second new ball to reduce the West Indies to 264 for eight at stumps on the opening day of the first Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday.
With long-standing quick knocking down some pins accomplice Stuart Broad dropped from the last 11 to oblige an extra spinner, Anderson went up against the twofold job of stock and strike bowler to complete the day with the noteworthy figures of four for 33 from 24 niggardly overs.
Three of those wickets arrived in an astounding last session, incorporating two with the second new ball as a formerly peaceful pitch all of a sudden offered unsettling skip to a West Indies center and lower arrange which disintegrated against the reestablished vitality and antagonistic vibe of the guests.
Having batted first notwithstanding choosing four quicker bowlers in their line-up, including skipper Jason Holder, the hosts were paced considerably hundreds of years from Shai Hope, Roston Chase and Shimron Hetmyer to the general solace of 240 for four in the last session.
Anderson, the best quick bowler in Test history with a count of wickets that presently remains at 569, had Hope gotten behind off within edge for 57 to guarantee his first wicket of what had recently been a baffling day for the senior seamer.
Pursue and Hetmyer put on 56 for the fifth wicket yet it was when Anderson hit again with the second new ball, Chase got at sneak past England commander Joe Root for 54, that the conduits were opened.
He immediately included the scalps of wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich and Holder before Ben Stokes rejected Kemar Roach to what demonstrated the last chunk of the day, Root taking his third catch of the innings at slip.
It was Stokes' third wicket of the innings after he evacuated headstrong opener Kraigg Brathwaite (40) and the accomplished Darren Bravo, playing his first Test for over two years, inside only minutes amid an evening session abbreviated by a light shower.
He continues on the second morning on 56 conveying the expectations of the West Indies to take their all out nearer to the 300-run check.
Debutant opener John Campbell had inspired toward the beginning of the day with a stroke-filled innings of 44 off 53 balls with eight fours previously turning into the main wicket to fall in the first part of the day.
Britain dropped a selectorial stunner before the beginning of play in precluding Broad, a veteran of 134 Tests with 433 wickets to his name, in inclination for a second authority spinner in Adil Rashid, given the desire for more prominent help for the moderate bowlers than had been at first expected in the number one spot in to the match.
Sam Curran imparted the new ball to Anderson however neither could impact the leap forward with Campbell beginning brilliantly in taking two limits to third man in the first over he looked from Curran.
Anyway his forceful goal in the end showed signs of improvement of him when Moeen Ali came into the assault.
Unmistakably plan on beating the off-spinner off his line, Campbell cleared two limits promptly yet fell obviously leg-before in Ali's second over when the left-hander missed another endeavored compass to end an opening association of 53.
Despite that achievement, both Ali and Rashid demonstrated costly, yielding a consolidated 115 keeps running off 29 overs and provoking Root to use himself for five overs of low maintenance off-turn.