WI vs. Eng, 1st Test: James Tredwell, Jermaine Blackwood Star on England-Dominated Day 3

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | 0
Jermaine Blackwood scored his maiden ton (photo: ndtv sports)

Jermaine Blackwood scored his maiden ton (photo: ndtv sports)


Off-spinner James Tredwell took 4 wickets as England bowled out West Indies for 295 runs to take a 104-run lead in the first innings of the opening Test match on Wednesday.

Tredwell drew the first blood after breaking a 93-run stand between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood by removing the former for 46.

Even as Blackwood clung on to one end, he didn’t hit upon any sort of hold up from the other end as wickets kept on tumbling for the hosts.

Captain Denesh Ramdin (9) departed cheaply, while Jason Holder (16) and Kemar Roach (5) could also not contribute much, both of whom felled prey to Tredwell.

Subsequently, Blackwood (112*) scored his maiden ton, before the tail collapsed and West Indies were all-out for 295 runs against 399 of England in the 1st innings.

Besides Tredwell’s four-for, James Anderson and Stuart Broad took 2 wickets apiece, whereas Chris Jordan also chipped in with a scalp.


In the second innings, the hosts made a fine comeback by sending back some English batsmen to the pavilion early on in the innings.

Jonathan Trott’s return turned for worse when he got out for 4. Skipper Alastair Cook also failed to regain form, going back to the hut after making just 13. Ian Bell (11) was unlucky to get run-out.

At 52-3, the visitors needed a strong partnership. Much to their contentment, Gary Ballance (44*) and Joe Root (32*) took the initiative, as England finished the day at 116-3 with an aggregate lead of 220 runs.

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