Ben Stokes’ England fireworks light up second Test against West Indies

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  • England 507-9d; West Indies 71-1
  • Stokes pummels 120 from 128 balls as tourists turn screw

Day two in Barbados was one to savour for the England supporters who have landed on the island seeking sun and fun. First came a destructive and emotional 11th Test century for Ben Stokes, followed by the sight of Matthew Fisher wheeling away in delight after claiming a wicket with just his second ball on debut.

Come stumps, as thoughts turned to evening plans, this combination had left the visitors in the ascendancy. England had declared on 507 for nine after tea, a total built on Joe Root’s eight-hour 153 and Stokes plundering 120 from 128 balls, with West Indies then reaching 71 for one after 27 overs of graft.

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Written by Ali Martin at Kensington Oval
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