Wood claims first five-wicket haul as England bowl out West Indies

Ben Foakes

Ben Foakes made his England Test debut in Sri Lanka in November 2018

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and sent England in.

The England star lit up social media on Monday morning with a "ludicrous" catch in the third Test in St Lucia. Keemo Paul (9) followed but Shane Dowrich provided some stern resistance with a dogged 38, before he was out lbw to Stuart Broad.

Fans and pundits couldn't believe what they'd seen.

Mark Wood picked up his first five-wicket haul to bowl England into a commanding position on the second day of the third Test against West Indies on Sunday.

Mark Wood shone on his worldwide return with a first five-wicket Test haul as England removed West Indies for 154 before building up a 142-run lead at stumps.

Wood's raw speed unsettled the West Indies middle-order batsmen after Moeen Ali ended another half-century opening partnership by accounting for stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite and partner John Campbell off consecutive deliveries.

Campbell's wicket was particularly important because he had taken the long handle to the England attack and was threatening to compile a big score quickly.

Leading 2-0 in the series and having reclaimed the Wisden Trophy following crushing victories in the first two matches, West Indies resisted the temptation to give fast bowler Oshane Thomas a debut on a pitch at the Darren Sammy Stadium reputed to be the paciest in the Caribbean.

Playing his first match of the series, Wood tore through the heart of the home side's batting to finish with 5-41 as the West Indies, replying to England's first innings total of 277, crashed from 57 without loss in mid-afternoon to 154 all out an hour before the close of play. First, it was Shai Hope who carelessly edged one to gully while attempting a drive and then off the very next ball, a rising delivery took Roston Chase's outside edge with gully coming into play once again.

While Shimron Hetmyer (8) survived Wood's first ball of the next over, the Durham paceman finished the session with the left-hander's wicket, another steaming delivery taking the outside edge, with Joe Root collecting at first slip.

At the start of the day England's batsmen collapsed to the West Indian fast bowlers yet again, this time operating effectively with the second new ball, as the visitors lost six wickets for 45 runs to be dismissed just before lunch.

Butler did not add to his overnight score, and the dismissal ended a 125-run partnership with Ben Stokes that had allowed England to climb out of an early hole. Stokes went eight overs later for 79, caught when he mistimed a pull shot, and after Moeen (13) and Jonny Bairstow (two) went cheaply, West Indies quickly mopped up the tail, picking up the final four wickets for seven runs.

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