England lead Windies by 220 at stumps

England’s top order tumbled cheaply again, but the tourists managed to work themselves into a commanding position at stumps on day three of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua.

The tourists finished at 3-116 in their second innings, giving them a lead of 220 runs.

Jermaine Blackwood’s maiden Test hundred lifted the home side to 295 in their first innings with James Tredwell’s off-spin bringing him the excellent figures of four for 47 off 26 overs and ensuring his side earned a significant first innings lead.

Left with the final session to build on an advantage of 104 runs, openers Jonathan Trott and captain Alastair Cook were prised out in double-quick time by Jerome Taylor.

First innings centurion Ian Bell was then run out for 11 to leave England at 3-52.

Joe Root (32 not out) joined Gary Ballance (44 not out) in resisting the early threat and then profited against bowlers who quickly ran out of discipline and inspiration.

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