TEST: England 258; West Indies 19-1 at stumps

SUMMARY: England 258 (Stokes 100, Root 59, Gabriel 4-51, Roach 4-71) v West Indies 19-1 (Brathwaite 13*)


Ben Stokes defied a much-improved West Indies with a superb century before James Anderson struck late on day one of the second Test at Headingley. Arriving at 71-4, Stokes counter-attacked in thrilling fashion, reaching his sixth Test hundred off 122 balls.

He was dropped twice, including the ball before making his century by Shannon Gabriel, who removed Stokes for 100 as the hosts were all out for 258. Anderson snared Kieran Powell as the tourists closed on 19-1, 239 behind.

Following a dismal showing in the first Test at Edgbaston, West Indies bowled menacingly in the first two sessions, inspired by Kemar Roach (4-71) and returning fellow fast bowler Gabriel (4-51), to edge an engrossing first day.

However, they will rue dropping four catches in total and a ragged spell after tea that helped England – who lead the three-match series 1-0 – recover from yet another fragile top-order display.

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