TEST: Anderson, Stokes lead England fightback

SUMMARY: West Indies 264-8 from 89.2 overs (Shai Hope 57, Shimron Hetmyer 56*, Roston Chase 54, John Campbell 44, Kraigg Brathwaite 40, James Anderson 4-33, Ben Stokes 3-47) v England


England fought back gallantly after a solid West Indies top-order effort on day one of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados.

West Indies were coasting at 240-4, before a triple strike from James Anderson and a last-ball wicket from Ben Stokes reduced them to 264-8 by the close. Shimron Hetmyer is not out on 56, as Stokes removed Kemar Roach with four balls remaining in the day.

Hetmyer has been fluent and a lot will depend on the Guyanese left-hander on day two if West Indies are to post a decent total. He has struck five fours and two sixes from 60 balls.

Anderson nipped out Roston Chase for 54 and followed up with the dismissals of Shane Dowrich without scoring and skipper Jason Holder for five in successive overs.

Shai Hope earlier made 57, while debutant John Campbell struck a fluent 44 and fellow opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit 40.

Anderson has so far picked up 4-33 from 24 overs, while Ben Stokes has bagged 3-47 off 19.2. Moeen Ali, who picked up the first wicket of the day, that of Campbell, has picked up 1-59 off 12.

See photos of day one (ESPNCricinfo)

John Campbell made his debut…
…and then proceeded to hit eight fours in 44
Shai Hope made a fifty…
…so too Roston Chase…
…and Shimron Hetmyer
Ben Stokes has 3-47
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