Blackwood hits maiden Test hundred in challenge to England

Apr 15, 2015 | Cricket, Sports | 0 comments

West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood scored his first ever Test century as the first Test against England went into a third day at North Sound, Antigua. The 23-year-old from Jamaica hit an unbeaten 112 as the Windies made 295 all out in the first innings, in reply to England’s 399 all out. On top of that, Blackwood secured a 5th wicket stand of 93 with Shiv Chanderpaul, who made 40. As for England’s bowling: James Tredwell 4/47 from 26, Jimmy Anderson 2/67 from 22.6, and Stuart Broad 2/67 from 22. Windies fast bowler Jerome Taylor disappointed England’s openers quite early in their second innings; skipper Alastair Cook was dismissed for 13 and Jonathan Trott for 4. And so, at close of play on day 3, the Englishmen are 116/3 batting a second time, with Gary Ballance on 44 and Joe Root on 32. England lead by 220 runs with 7 wickets remaining.
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