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banner Thursday, 29 June, 2000, 21:49 GMT 22:49 UK
Cork plugs West Indies attack
Cork celebrates the wicket of Campbell
Cork celebrates the wicket of Campbell
Dominic Cork and Darren Gough grabbed four wickets apiece to force England back into the second Test at Lord's.

When bad light ended play four balls early on the first day the West Indies had been reduced to 267-9.

The West Indies had been cruising at 162 for one thanks to half centuries to Sherwin Campbell (82) and Wavell Hinds (59) after England dropped three catches in the first session.

But then Cork enticed Campbell into a hook and new cap Matthew Hoggard gleefully accepted the chance at long leg.

Once Gough had removed dangerman Brian Lara Cork, getting appreciable swing with the old ball, claimed Hinds, Ridley Jacobs and Curtly Ambrose.


Campbell evades a short ball
Campbell evades a short ball
The wicket of Hinds was Cork's 100th in Test cricket as he fully justified his recall to the Test side.

Gough also claimed the wicket of Jimmy Adams before he struck twice late on with the second new ball.

Rally

England rallied well after being shut out of the game by some determined batting by Campbell and Hinds with the latter illuminating the afternoon session with a series of crashing cover drives.

Bad light stopped play 20 minutes into the tea session but when play resumed after 40 minutes it did not take Cork and Gough long to strike.

Before the interruption for bad light England had clawed their way back with the wickets of Campbell and Lara.

Breakthrough

England desperately needed a breakthrough after Campbell and Hinds had shared in a 82-run partnership as the West Indies steadily built an imposing first innings total.

Struggling for variation in their attack, Stewart reverted to the part-time off-spin of Vaughan during the lunch session in an attempt to slow the West Indies' scoring rate.

The West Indies had earlier recovered from losing Adrian Griffith to the second ball after lunch.

Andrew Caddick fired a pin-point return from fine leg to run out Griffith as he attempted a second run

In the opening session England put down a number of chances as the West Indies began brightly.

Chances

Graeme Hick and Craig White both put down catches in the slips off Cork and Cork himself got a finger to a sharp chance off Gough.

England's opening bowlers, Gough and Caddick, struggled to find a consistent line and length and Campbell, in particular, was quick to seize on anything loose.

Test newcomer Hoggard began promisingly, beating Campbell twice in his opening over, but late in the day he suffered at the hands of Franklyn Rose who cracked 16 off one of his overs.

England had won the toss and opted to field.

Teams:
England:
Atherton, Ramprakash, Vaughan, Hick, Stewart, Knight, White, Cork, Caddick, Gough, Hoggard.

West Indies: Campbell, Griffith, Hinds, Lara, Chanderpaul, Adams, Jacobs, Ambrose, Rose, King, Walsh.

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