Nkrumah Bonner scores century as West Indies lead by 62 at the end of day 3 play

Nkrumah Bonner scored 123 runs. Getty Images

Nkrumah Bonner scored 123 runs. Getty Images

A patient 123 off 355 balls by Nkrumah Bonner – who enlisted his second hundred in Test cricket – assisted West Indies with finishing Day 3 of the main Test against England with a 62-run lead. Joshua Da Silva, Kemar Roach and Veerasammy Permaul loaned help to Bonner in difficult associations for the 6th, eighth and ninth wickets separately as West Indies got done with 373 for 9, with just 171 runs being scored in the day’s play.

Bonner, who began the day on 34, saw Jason Holder withdraw early, got behind off Ben Stokes in the wake of attempting to leave the ball without a second to spare. A 73-run organization with Joshua Da Silva followed, assisting West Indies with crawling nearer to England’s first-innings all out. There wasn’t an excessive amount of help from the drowsy Antigua wicket and all the England bowlers could do was keep it tight and trust that the hitters will make blunders. Yet, Bonner was capable, as was Da Silva, as England’s expectations of wickets falling in bunches didn’t emerge. Mark Wood even attempted short-pitched stuff at Bonner, who was glad to pull and cut for a few limits.

Britain picked the second new ball immediately and Da Silva was pained on a couple of events. Yet, he made due, utilizing the DRS once to turn around a choice, and saw Bonner cross fifty in a sluggish first meeting in which just 69 runs came in 25.1 overs. Be that as it may, Da Silva’s visit reached a conclusion toward the beginning of the second meeting as he was caught in front by Jack Leach. Alzarri Joseph tumbled to Craig Overton’s short-ball ploy, got at fine leg as West Indies were seven down with their expectations riding on Bonner to get them near England’s aggregate. Bonner additionally had a relief as he was put somewhere around Zak Crawley off an inside edge that hit the cushion prior to going towards slip, with Leach being the unfortunate bowler.

In the interim, the run-scoring nearly arrived at a halt as Bonner was content wearing the England bowlers out, with a lot of ladies being bowled after the two excusals. Insect just got off the separate the 21st conveyance he looked while West Indies oversaw just 17 runs in the 14 overs that were bowled in the primary hour after Lunch. A breadth off Leach gave Bonner a limit while Roach got an external edge off the spinner that went for a four. Those shots to the side, a periodic singles and the dead-batting from both went on as they disappointed the England bowlers, gradually helping West Indies past 300 as just 51 runs fell off 30 overs in the subsequent meeting. To add to England’s misfortunes, Wood was nursing an elbow injury and didn’t take the field after Lunch.

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Bonner, who was on 98 toward the beginning of the last meeting, got to three figures with a range off Leach for a four, and later endure an England survey for leg-before off a similar bowler, with replays uncovering that it was umpire’s call. The organization, in any case, reached a conclusion not long after as Roach was run out having contributed 15 off 89 balls in the 44-run stand that fell off 173 balls. It was a rest that didn’t keep going excessively lengthy for England as the Permaul joined Bonner in one more resolved affiliation that drawn out West Indies’ lead.

This association came at a somewhat speedier rate contrasted with the past one, and it was Permaul who outscored Bonner. There were a couple of limits scored while Bonner utilized the survey to switch a LBW choice off Stokes as England’s dissatisfactions developed. West Indies’ methodology on Day 3, to crush England down, went on into the last hour however Bonner fell late in the day, got down the legside of seasonal worker Dan Lawrence, with England involving the DRS to get the choice in support of themselves. This finished an association worth 46 which fell off 162 balls. Permaul stayed unbeaten alongside Jayden Seales at Stumps, as England’s bowlers got through one more diligent meeting in which 51 runs were scored off 34 overs.

Brief score : England 311/10 (Jonny Bairstow 140, Ben Foakes 42, Chris Woakes 28; Jayden Seales 4-79) trail West Indies 373/9 (Nkrumah Bonner 123; Ben Stokes 2-42) by 62 runs.

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