Paul piles more misery on Eng | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:54 AM, February 10, 2019

Paul piles more misery on Eng

Keemo Paul struck with his first delivery of the series as England reached lunch at 46 for one after being put in to bat by stand-in West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite on the first morning of the third and final Test at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Saturday.

Drafted into the final eleven as replacement for regular skipper Jason Holder, Paul ended Keaton Jennings' tortuous occupation of the crease when the opening batsman fell for the third time in three innings in the series to catches in the slip cordon.

Dropped earlier by Roston Chase at third slip off Kemar Roach, the leading wicket-taker in the series with 13 victims, Jennings failed to make the most of the reprieve as the left-hander drove loosely at the seam bowling all-rounder's opening delivery midway through the session to depart for eight off 43 balls via a straightforward catch to Darren Bravo at first slip.

Jennings, who failed in both innings of the first Test in Barbados, which the West Indies won by 381 runs, was then dropped for the second match in Antigua, where the home side romped to victory by ten wickets inside three days to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series and reclaim the Wisden Trophy after ten years in English possession.

He is one of two changes to the tourists' eleven as left-handed all-rounder Sam Curran was omitted in preference for fast bowler Mark Wood. West Indies' only change to the victorious team from the first two matches was forced by the International Cricket Council's ruling which holds the captain primarily accountable when his team falls short of the required over-rate of 15 per hour.

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