Here’s what England pacer Mark Wood said ahead of Day 3 action:

Hello friends and welcome to Timesofindia.com’s coverage of the first Test between England and West Indies in Southampton. The match moves into day three today with West Indies looking to take further control of the game after getting behind the driving wheel on Thursday.

In a recap of where the game stood at the end of second day’s play, West Indies captain Jason Holder posted career-best Test bowling figures with six wickets as his side dominated proceedings on Thursday.
Making full use of the murky conditions, all-rounder Holder took 6/42 and paceman Shannon Gabriel claimed four wickets as England were dismissed for 204.
Ben Stokes, captaining England for the first time in the absence of Joe Root, top-scored with 43 but might be regretting his decision to bat first having won the toss on Wednesday.
West Indies showed great discipline and rode their luck at times in reply as they reached 57/1 to put themselves in a decent position going into the third day at the Ageas Bowl when an improving weather forecast should aid batting.


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