West Indies collapse to be all out for 123

England have drafted in Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones for the third and deciding Test against West Indies at Lord's that kicks-off on Thursday.

The global fixture list announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board also confirms there will, as expected, be no day-night Test next year.

Tom Westley was trapped on the crease for his fifth successive single-figure Test score, offering the Windies hope of enough enough assistance for the bowlers to bring them back into contention.

The West Indies dominated Test cricket for two decades but their decline has been precipitous and they are now languishing at eighth in the world rankings, with just Bangladesh and Zimbabwe below them.

England captain Root announced Roland-Jones' inclusion when addressing media on Wednesday.

India is likely to begin 2018 in South Africa and is slotted to play four Tests and limited overs series.

Jason Holder's decision at the toss might have been considered a fearless move, even considering their victory in the second Test; a buoyant West Indies, most of whom have never played at Lord's before, knew they must rise to the occasion.

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But runs only came freely when Powell (39) and Shai Hope (29), fresh from his twin hundreds at Headingley, were combining in a third-wicket partnership of 56 after Holder won the toss.

Rain then stopped play for 40 minutes and when the match resumed Anderson had Kyle Hope out for a duck when the batsman, trying to withdraw his bat, was well caught by a diving Bairstow.

But Stokes had other ideas with a brilliant, unbroken spell of more than two hours which accounted for six of the last seven West Indies wickets.

He added: "Cricket must be played the way it is supposed to be played and that's going out with the new ball, taking new ball wickets and getting into England's middle order".

After lunch, Anderson pressed hard for the elusive 500th wicket but it would not come and Root took him out of the attack. Then, after Anderson repeatedly went past Devendra Bishoo's outside edge, Stokes had Kemar Roach caught by Anderson at fourth slip for his fourth five-wicket haul.

Anderson, however, went wicketless in the second innings of West Indies' shock five-wicket win in the second Test at Headingley that saw the tourists level the three-match series at 1-1.

Cook held on to a sharp low chance at slip from the accurate Toby Roland-Jones to dismiss Hope, before Stokes took centre stage with a first five-wicket haul at Lord's, leaving Anderson still needing one more for the milestone.

  • Ismael Montgomery