England v Windies: Watch pick of second day's action at Headingley

Yorkshire cricket legend apologises for 'unacceptable' West Indies comment

As they prepared for the second Test, starting on Friday at Headingley, the lanky all-rounder urged his side to stick together in the face of the derisive comments from former West Indies players, fans and just about anyone with an opinion to share.

Captain Joe Root and Dawid Malan looked on course to steady the ship, but it was not to be as Malan was clean bowled by West Indies skipper Jason Holder for eight runs.

Brathwaite made a diligent 134 and Hope followed with a maiden three-figure Test score of 147 not out, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 246 which emphatically altered the complexion of the second Investec Test and the three-match series.

Afghanistan who recently drew an ODI series with us in the Caribbean and Bangladesh can clearly now expect to soon dominate the West Indies in cricket. West Indies' Darren Sammy and South Africa pair Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel are also in the squad.

In the three test match series, West Indies lost their first game against to the host nation.

England's first-innings total of 258 appeared likely to be highly competitive when West Indies made a poor start after resuming on 19-1. Alastair Cook faced more than 400 balls for his 243 last time out but was first man down here, nicking Gabriel for 11 to continue a modest record in Yorkshire.

"I wouldn't say I'm the sort of bloke that will go out there with a hair-dryer and give someone a massive spray but we know as a side how things should be done, and I think we're generally on the ball when it comes to making sure we're all pulling in the same direction". He only bowled four overs out of the first 52, despite nearly taking a wicket with his fourth ball and seeing Hope edge on the bounce to slip with the last delivery before lunch.

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Hope offered one chance on 72 - but Mark Stoneman could not grab the ball at short leg.

Anderson was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Chris Woakes chipped in with 23 while Moeen Ali scored 22, but the remainder of the England batting collapsed in good conditions against impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach.

Although Roston Chase fell cheaply for five to Stokes, the positivity continued as the West Indies refused to send on a nightwatchman for the last half hour of the day.

Stokes was dropped on 98 before moving to his sixth Test hundred and being dismissed by Gabriel without adding to his century.

We can not continue to waste scarce resources on the team in England that is clearly not its fare at the expense of developing our only real hope for the future of West Indies cricket which is a combination of the world champion T 20 and U-19 cricket teams. Stokes got out immediately after his hundred.

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