Fourteen wickets fall on day one in Lord's September Test

September 08, 2017
England's Mark Stoneman leaves the pitch after being caught by West Indies' Shane Dowrich off the bowling of West Indies' Kemar Roach on the first day of the third test match between England and the West Indies at Lord's cricket ground in London, yesterday. (AP Photo)

Fourteen wickets fell on the first day of the third Test between the West Indies and England at Lord's in London.

England thought they had bowled well. Ben Stokes took six wickets as the Windies fell for a paltry 123, but the visitors struck back with four wickets of their own having England at 46 for four, 77 runs behind at close on day one.

Stokes took six wickets in the best figures of his Test career, getting them for only 22 runs.

At the end of the day, only 169 runs were scored, at little more than two runs an over, for the loss of 14 wickets. Kieran Powell was the day's top scorer with 39 runs. Bad light eventually stopped play shortly after 6:30 in the evening.

Stokes will return to the wicket today with 13 runs.

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