England stretch lead over West Indies despite early stutter

England stretch lead over West Indies despite early stutter

Mark Wood picked up his first five-wicket haul to bowl England into a commanding position on the second day of the third Test against West Indies on Sunday.

Root, 28, revealed that West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel said something he "might regret" on the field on Monday.

The exact nature of Gabriel's comment isn't clear, although it's understood he was warned about his language.

That represented an impressive recovery from England, who, at 2-0 down in the series and having been put into bat, were toiling badly once again at 107-4 when captain Joe Root was dismissed in soft fashion for 15 shortly before tea.

Gabriel was given an on-field warning by the umpires about using abusive language.

Asked to elaborate, Root added: "I think it should stay on the field".

Captain Joe Root (122) declared immediately after he miscued a full toss from Shannon Gabriel to mid-wicket, leaving Windies to either score 485 or survive more than five and a half sessions for a draw.

"Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret", the report quoted Root as telling reporters.

Former footballer and current BBC pundit Ian Wright said simply: 'Joe Root.

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Roach was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul chipped in with two wickets apiece.

Mark Wood shone on his global return with a first five-wicket Test haul as England removed West Indies for 154 before building up a 142-run lead at stumps.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain, in St Lucia in his role as a television commentator, tweeted his admiration for Root's stance.

He was named man-of-the-match on his home ground in Barbados after making an unbeaten 202 and taking two wickets in their 381-run win in the first test.

West Indies' interim coach, Richard Pybus, claimed he was unaware of the incident.

West Indies vs England 3rd Test will be played at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia from 19:30 IST.

'The more players, fans, clubs and organisations that stand up for equality in sport, the sooner we kick discrimination out and make sport everyone's game.

'The battle was a good contest, he's had a wonderful series and he should be proud'.

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