77 all out: reactions to England’s batting collapse in the West Indies

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach (second left) finished with figures of 5-17

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West Indies bowler Kemar Roach (second left) finished with figures of 5-17

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West Indies bowler Kemar Roach (second left) finished with figures of 5-17

Kemar Roach takes 5-17 as Joe Root’s side wilt on day two of Barbados Test

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Friday, January 25, 2019 – 8:29am

West Indies vs. England 1st Test, day two

Kensington Oval, Barbados
West Indies first innings: 289 all out
England first innings: 77 all out
West Indies second innings: 127-6
WI lead by 339 runs with four wickets remaining

England collapsed in dramatic fashion on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies in Barbados as the tourists were skittled out for 77.

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Having dismissed the Windies for 289, England openers Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings began solidly at the Kensington Oval yesterday, steering their side to 23 without loss.

But when Jennings went for 17 (the top score, as it turned out), it triggered a collapse that will have Australians licking their lips.

With the Ashes series starting in the summer, England’s batting remains as fragile as ever, although at least they scored more than the 58 that they managed ten months ago in New Zealand.

Caribbean collapse

It’s not the first time, of course, that England have collapsed in the Caribbean but the difference between now and 1994, when they were all out for 46, is the bowling attack.

Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel are tame compared to some of the Windies pace bowlers of yore. But if they lack the ferocity of a Curtly Ambrose or a Courtney Walsh, their …read more

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