England openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns are at the crease. Kemar Roach to start the proceedings on Day 4. Here we go…
England pacer James Anderson on Southampton’s wicket:
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Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Day 4 of the first Test between hosts England and West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Match so far..
Riding on gritty performances from Shane Dowrich (61) and opener Kraigg Brathwaite (65), West Indies, on Day 3 ended their first innings at 318, taking a solid 114-run lead.
England were at 15 without any loss at stumps, surviving a tricky 10-over period with Dom Sibley (5*) and Rory Burns (10*) at the crease.
But still trailing by another 99 runs, England find themselves in a bit of trouble against the Windies bowlers, who are in top form.
A relatively weak England top order (in absence of Joe Root) will look to fire or at the least see off the tricky morning session with conditions still in favour of the bowlers.
West Indies, on the other hand will rely on first innings’ hero Jason Holder and other pacers and aim for early wickets to strengthen their grip on the match.