Mark Wood celebrates as he leaves the field

Mark Wooden’s earlier Check greatest was his 3-39 in opposition to Pakistan at Dubai in October 2015
Third Check, Daren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia (day two of 5)
England 277 (Stokes 79, Buttler 67, Roach 4-48) & 19-0
West Indies 154 (Campbell 41, Wooden 5-41, Moeen 4-36)
England lead by 142 runs

Mark Wooden claimed his first five-wicket Check haul to assist England to a 142-run lead over West Indies on day two of the ultimate match of the sequence.

Wooden, taking part in his first Check since Could 2018, bowled at 95mph as he took 5-41, with Moeen Ali claiming 4-36 as West Indies have been dismissed for 154.

Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings guided England to 19-Zero at stumps.

Earlier, the vacationers misplaced their last six wickets for 46 runs as they have been bowled out for 277 in St Lucia.

England arrived in St Lucia on the again of 4 batting collapses and having misplaced the primary two matches of the sequence.

After their improved batting efficiency on the opening day, they once more collapsed however their fielding was sharp and their bowling disciplined as they dismissed their hosts cheaply to take management of the match.

Wooden bowled with a hostility and pace the aspect have been lacking, recurrently exceeding 90mph, and was backed up by Moeen’s off-spin and England’s shut fielders.

Stuart Broad, who took 1-42, claimed a shocking one-handed catch, throwing himself backwards to dismiss Alzarri Joseph as West Indies’ innings fizzled out.

It will likely be irritating, nevertheless, for England and their followers that they loved their greatest day of the tour to date with the sequence already misplaced.

Wooden brings tempo on England return

Mark Wood

Mark Wooden claimed two wickets in his first over in St Lucia

Wooden has lengthy been tipped because the bowler who may add further zip to England’s assault, however a long-term ankle harm and a few disappointing returns have restricted his appearances.

Previously England have used him in an enforcer position, coming around the wicket and persistently bowling brief, however he struggled to keep up his tempo for lengthy spells.

Nevertheless, in St Lucia, Root merely let Wooden run in and bowl, with the 29-year-old’s new, lengthened run-up permitting him to generate further tempo at a clumsy angle.

Launched within the 21st over, Wooden claimed two wickets in two deliveries, with Shai Hope and Roston Chase each taking part in free drives and edging to Rory Burns at gully.

Wooden’s ball to Hope was 92mph; his hat-trick supply to Darren Bravo was clocked at 95mph. He combined up his lengths, going brief to throw the batsmen off stability and backing it up with full, straight deliveries.

He had Shimron Hetmyer caught within the slip cordon from a brief ball earlier than Bravo edged a full supply to Root at first slip to go away West Indies 79-6.

Root then rested Wooden, bringing him again to bowl on the tail, and the Durham man bowled Shannon Gabriel with a yorker to say his fifth wicket.

His tempo was complemented by the spin of Moeen, who dismissed openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell with consecutive deliveries after that they had placed on 57 for the primary wicket.

Campbell had been the aggressor, twice placing James Anderson down the bottom for 4, however he was trapped lbw by a ball that straightened, instantly after Brathwaite had been caught at mid-wicket following an uncharacteristic stride down the pitch.

Keemo Paul was tidily stumped by Bairstow off Moeen earlier than Broad’s very good catch, operating again from mid-on, to dismiss Joseph put England firmly on prime.

Gabriel sparks England collapse

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow has been bowled 30 occasions in 109 Check innings

England have collapsed in each innings this sequence, often due to a sequence of rash pictures.

Nevertheless they have been merely overpowered within the morning in St Lucia, with an excellent spell of quick bowling from Gabriel seeing them lose their last six wickets in 95 minutes.

Resuming on 231-4, England added only one run earlier than Buttler was bowled by a full Gabriel supply, and the identical bowler tormented a jittery Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow was struck on the grille as he tried to evade a 93mph bouncer and Gabriel dropped a troublesome caught-and-bowled likelihood with the wicketkeeper on two and struggling for rhythm.

Gabriel evoked reminiscences of previous West Indian quick bowlers together with his hostile spell, with ex-Windies Stuart Regulation telling The Cricket Social the Trinidadian is up there with the quickest bowlers on the planet.

“I’ve caught balls to Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins in observe however Shannon Gabriel practically blows your hand off,” ex-Windies coach

“He is such an enormous sturdy bloke – bodily and mentally sturdy, and he bowls it with a sure tempo and heaviness. It is superb to see it come at you.”

Having come by Gabriel’s spell, Ben Stokes was caught spectacularly at sq. leg by keeper Shane Dowrich after top-edging a pull, earlier than Bairstow was bowled as soon as once more making an attempt to drive a Roach inswinger.

The wickets fell rapidly, with Moeen loosely edging behind and Wooden holing out at nice leg, earlier than Anderson fended a bouncer to fourth slip.

‘It was actual fiery stuff from Wooden’ – what they stated

Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad claimed an excellent catch to dismiss Alzarri Joseph

Former England captain Alastair Cook dinner on The Cricket Social: “I do not suppose there shall be a happier dressing room than there may be proper now for Mark Wooden.

“He all the time stated to me he has all the time felt like he has underachieved. It has been actually fiery stuff from him. You’ll be able to see how common he’s inside this crew.”

Mark Wooden, talking to BBC Sport: “The primary two or three balls felt fairly good after which to get the wicket was a weight off my shoulders and I felt free.

“All I used to be centered on was the batsman. I used to be completely within the second. All I may suppose when Hetmyer left it (on the hat-trick) was that Darren Gough shall be spewing I have never bowled on the stumps.”

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew: “We have realised but once more what a distinction tempo could make to any assault. We noticed some terrific bowling and great catching.”

West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich: “I feel we have missed a possibility to capitalise on a great pitch. Mark Wooden got here in and made a distinction – it was a good spell and he was sharp – however there have been some smooth dismissals in there as properly.”

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