Collymore sparks WI revival

Manchester, June 7:

Corey Collymore led a West Indies fightback in the third Test against England at Old Trafford here on Thurdsay.

At tea on the first day, England stumbled to 167/5 having been 112/1 at lunch. Collymore rocked England early in the session with a spell of two wickets for nine runs on his way to figures of two for 21 in 13 overs.

Ian Bell was 16 not out and Matthew Prior one not out. England resumed with Alastair Cook (51) and captain Michael Vaughan (40). But Vaughan had added just one before he was bowled by a full-length Collymore delivery that nipped back and beat his drive, England 117 for two.

Vaughan’s exit brought in Kevin Pietersen. Collymore dug one in and Pietersen, on nine, saw a spliced hook go straight to Dwayne Bravo at deep square leg. And 132/3 became 132/4 when Cook’s square-cut was well caught by Bravo, diving forward at point, to give debutant pace bowler Darren Sammy his first Test wicket. Cook’s 60 came off 121 balls with 10 fours.

Paul Collingwood exited for 10 when he was lbw to a Jerome Taylor delivery.

Earlier, Andrew Strauss’s poor run continued when he was lbw to Taylor for six after Vaughan won the toss.