Eight wickets go down in fast-moving afternoon session

A lot of action transpired in the afternoon session on the opening day of the first Test between England and West Indies as 8 wickets went down and 5 of them belonged to Gus Atkinson who has had an amazing start to his Test career. He rattled through the West Indies batting order to record figures of 7/45.

The visitors simply couldn’t put up a fight, slipping from 88/3 to 121 all-out. When England came out to bat, it was business as usual for Zac Crawley who looked to be ultra-positive. His partner Duckett wasn’t at his fluent best though as he perished cheaply. England have already got themselves into a commanding position in James Anderson’s farewell Test and they’ll be looking to pile on a mountain of runs to make sure they don’t need to bat again.

The legendary England seamer will retire as one of just the three bowlers in the coveted 700- wicket club in the red-ball format and has a realistic shot at surpassing Shane Warne’s tally of 708 scalps in his final Test.

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Broadcast Schedule

England v West Indies 2024
ENG v WI 3rd Test, Edgbaston
26th July to 30th July
Start time: 11:00 am BST