Veteran opener, Christopher Henry Gayle, now has 24 centuries under his belt after smashing 135 off 128 deliveries to lead the Windies to 360 for 8 in the first One Day International of series against England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. 

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is reportedly about for the third and final Test after suffering an injury while running on the beach during a training session.

The 27-year-old Englishman reportedly suffered a bruised heel while running on the sands on Wednesday and did not take part in the team’s training session later that day.

With the series already decided it is not certain if the team will risk Stokes, who bowled a taxing 77 overs during two heavy losses for England in Barbados and Antigua, ahead of the One Day Indies (ODI) series.

There are likely to be more injury concerns for the visitors as Ben Foakes, who was hit on the hand by a sharp delivery during the second Test in Antigua and Chris Woakes, who is nursing knee soreness, could also be doubted.

The third Test is set to begin on Saturday at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.  The regional team won the first Test by a massive 381 runs before showing plenty of grit to secure a 10-wicket win in the second Test.

 

When Kemar Roach launched into a delivery from James Anderson only to find a tall Ben Stokes at second slip latching onto a flier, the crowd at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium stood and applauded. 

At lunch on the second day of the second Test between the Windies and England, the home team at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua were 126 for one, just 61 runs behind the visitor’s first-innings total of 187. 

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