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West Indies strike early after James Anderson's five-wicket haul for England

West Indies strike early after James Anderson's five-wicket haul for England

West Indies have bowled out England for just 77 runs in a remarkable second day of the first Test in Barbados on Thursday.

West Indies, who did not enforce the follow-on, enjoyed a 212-run lead, a most unlikely scenario after being all out for 289 earlier on Thursday.

Holder's appetite for carnage was undimmed and he blasted his way to a double century off 229 balls, with 23 fours and eight sixes, ripping off his helmet in ecstasy while simultaneously telling England their torturous day in the field was finally over.

England's score was the lowest-ever Test innings at the famous Kensington Oval, instantly calling to mind the previous Caribbean calamities in Trinidad, where they made 46 in 1994, and Jamaica when they were skittled for 51 a decade ago.

At 61 for five, England were suddenly back in the match, but there was another twist to come as Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich steadied the ship with a partnership of 59.

England had emerged for the afternoon on 30-1, with Keaton Jennings the man to go after spraying Jason Holder to gully. Stokes was given lbw on the back foot, unsuccessfully reviewing a marginal decision, while Moeen's shot was a curious flap top-edged to fine leg.

Hello and welcome to day three in Barbados where England have a mountain to climb to save this Test having been bowled out for a pathetic 77 yesterday.

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He faced 109 balls in just over 2-½ hours, striking nine fours and two sixes.

Holder chipped in from the other end to remove rival captain Joe Root, following up 11 successive dots with a plumb lbw.

By the time Roach had Jos Buttler caught behind by Dowrich off a short, sharp delivery it seemed as though mere moments had punctuated the West Indies quick's haul and, in the scheme of things, they had.

Given Curran's lack of success with the ball and the West Indies bowlers' first innings domination it is likely to be a discussion intensified many times more by the end of day two.

As he did in the first innings, Hetmyer came to the Windie's rescue, hitting a couple of fours and audacious sixes as he repaired the damage with Dowrich.

England dropped a selectorial bombshell before the start of play in omitting senior seamer Stuart Broad, a veteran of 134 Tests with 433 wickets to his name, in preference for a second specialist spinner in Adil Rashid, given the expectation of greater assistance for the slow bowlers than had been initially expected in the lead-in to the match.