England v West Indies: second Test, day two

Stoneman's runs today were all the more impressive given that the left-hander dislocated his finger

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope put on 246, West Indies' second-highest partnership on the ground, to underpin a day of unexpected domination in their attempts to fight back into the series after being thrashed at Edgbaston.

It was an unimaginable, unbelievable turnaround from the abject performance West Indies served up in the pink ball Test at Edgbaston.

Gabriel's 4-51 and Kemar Roach's 4-71 left England 258 all out before the Windies reached 19-1 at the close.

Nevertheless, England recalled fit-again all-rounder Chris Woakes in his place.

Nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo was caught behind, wafting well outside off stump, and Kyle Hope was soon gone too, well caught by a diving Joe Root at second slip off an Anderson inswinger.

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He hit 17 fours in his 124-ball stay as Roach and West Indies were driven to distraction. "From this Test team's point of view, we have created a lot of good things over the last few months, played some really good cricket and I don't think this last couple of days is a fair reflection of where we are".

Having reached his fifty with a six, Brathwaite went to his hundred with another when he lofted occasional off-spinner Tom Westley's penultimate ball before tea over long-on.

In his first 21 Test innings he averaged just 18.61 with a solitary half-century to his name; number 22 was a joyously different story, including 92 in boundaries and the resolve to press on after being felled by a Ben Stokes bouncer.

From 109 for three at lunch, Brathwaite and Hope added 97 more in the middle session as the sun shone, the ball softened and spirits flagged in the field.

They were vilified and mocked - even by their own stars from the past - but here they deserve only praise for the way they defied England's bowlers. "I know him well and I'm very happy for him".

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Woakes had become a mainstay in all three global formats, but a side strain suffered barely two overs into England's Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh at The Oval in June put him out of action for 11 weeks.

Law was saddened by the criticism of ex-bowling coach Ambrose but the Australian acknowledged the only way to silence the doubters is to improve on their display in the second Test at Headingley, which gets under way on Friday. England have just announced the squad and they have made just one change and that is Chris Woakes will come back instead of an injured Roland-Jones.

Moeen was introduced in the 33rd over and there was turn straightaway when he ripped one back at Brathwaite to earn an lbw decision before DRS came into play.

From there on it was pretty much one man show as Stokes, who has handed reprieves when he was on 9 and 98 completed his sixth century before being dismissed by Gabriel.

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