West Indies dominated the first session of the fourth day of their second Test against England as they ended the session on 118-2.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope are at the crease unbeaten on 41 and 25 respectively. Despite dominating the session, West Indies are still a massive 351 runs as England racked up 469-9 (dec.) in their first innings.
The Caribbeans started the day on 32-1 after the third day was completely washed out courtesy of rain. Alzarri Joseph came out with Brathwaite and England needed more than 10 overs to remove the former.
Dom Bess, in his first over of the day, got Joseph, who was on 32, to block the ball straight to Ollie Pope at short leg to pick the second scalp for the Englishmen. England wasted one of their reviews trying to dismiss Brathwaite an hour into the session. Brathwaite tried to play a Chris Woakes delivery down the leg side off his hips and England appealed. Umpire Gough said no but Joe Root reviewed anyway and there was no edge, resulting in England losing one of their three reviews.
Since then, Brathwaite and Hope put up a solid 48-run stand to ensure that West Indies went to lunch with eight wickets in hand.
Earlier in the match, hundreds from Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley ensured that England got to a strong total and had the upper hand in the match. Stokes scored 176 whereas Sibley notched up a patient 120 off 372 deliveries.
Earlier in the series, West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test to go 1-0 up.
England - 469-9 (dec.) (Stokes 176, Sibley 120, Chase 5-172, Roach 2-58)
West Indies - 118-2 (Brathwaite 41*, Joseph 32, Curran 1-23, Bess 1-27)