England took control of the third Test against the West Indies, at the end of the second day’s play, thanks mainly to the bowling exploits of speedster Mark Wood and spinner Moeen Ali.

According to the Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper On a day which saw 16 ­wickets falling, England was able to establish a healthy first-innings lead of 123 runs, which they duly stretched to 142, having reached 19-0 in their second innings.

The home side had initially wrestled the momentum away from England in the opening session, with Kemar Roach grabbing four quick wickets to help bowl England out for 277 after they had resumed on 231 for four.

But Wood grabbed his first five-wicket haul in Tests and Ali snagged four wickets to rout the West Windies for 154 and give England a sizeable lead.

It was a pathetic batting display from the Windies, with only John Campbell and Shane Dowrich putting up any resistance.

Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite, along with fellow opener Campbell, gave the Windies a good foundation on which to build during a 57-run opening stand.



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