REPORT: Mark Stoneman's first Test fifty helps England wipe out Windies' lead on day three at Headingley: https://t.co/FHWzSQadiy #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/tozUnV1Imy — Sky Sports Cricket? (@SkyCricket) August 27, 2017Had Kyle Hope held a head high catch when Root, on 10, edged Kemar Roach to fifth slip England would have been staring at an unthinkable defeat, having crushed West Indies in a one-sided first Test. But the chance went down and Root, who also successfully reviewed an lbw decision, could make them pay on Monday when England will hope to build a lead. An enthralling day's cricket began in incredible fashion when James Anderson took wickets with the first two balls of the day after West Indies resumed on 329 for five.
Anderson had centurion Shai Hope caught behind and with his next delivery he removed Shane Dowrich. Boos rang out as Holder survived the hat-trick ball. Moeen Ali spilled a dolly of a catch in the next over when Blackwood lobbed a Stuart Broad delivery straight to him at mid-on and it proved costly as Blackwood and Holder put on a rapid 75 for the eighth wicket. Holder was out for 43 when he tried to hit Chris Woakes out of the ground and Moeen redeemed himself by holding on to a steepling catch in the deep. Blackwood needlessly ran himself out going for a third run one short of his half century but tailenders Gabriel and Roach added a handy 21 for the last wicket before Gabriel was out lbw to Ben Stokes just before lunch. Anderson was the pick of the England bowlers as his two wickets gave him the 23rd five-wicket haul of his career to take his test wicket tally to 497.
James Anderson has taken two wickets with the first two balls of the day! #ENGvWIFollow live: https://t.co/7Ar68iyWtv pic.twitter.com/kb0OrhwnMf — ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2017
West Indies have been bowled out for 427; the tourists lead by 169 runs going into Lunch on Day 3. #ENGvWI https://t.co/7Ar68iyWtv pic.twitter.com/L4YlSIGDj4 — ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2017BRIEF SCORE England 258 and 171 for 3 (Root 45*, Malan 21*) lead West Indies 427 (S Hope 147, Brathwaite 134, Anderson 5-76) by two runs