Wood takes five wickets as England put West Indies on ropes

Keaton Jennings has been recalled for the third Test

His blistering pace against West Indies in his 13th Test and first since last May was further proof.

In the eye of the storm, one of the most devastating to hit even a Caribbean region used to such winds, Wood hit speeds of 95mph.

Playing his first match of the series, Wood tore through the heart of the home side's batting to finish with 5-41 as the West Indies, replying to England's first innings total of 277, crashed from 57 without loss in mid-afternoon to 154 all out an hour before the close of play.

Mark Wood marked his return to the England Test team with a brilliant maiden fifer to give the visitors the lead in the final match of the series and earns Sunday's Turbo Bowler award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.

Captain Joe Root set up England's push for victory with an unbeaten century on day three of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia.

Campbell's wicket was particularly important because he had taken the long handle to the England attack and was threatening to compile a big score quickly.

It was all triggered by an atrocious shot from Kraigg Brathwaite, the stand-in captain for the banned Jason Holder, the former Yorkshire player skying spinner Moeen Ali to Anderson at cow corner in a needless and brainless act of aggression.

Wood also captured two wickets in successive balls.

He had an immediate impact, having Shai Hope (one) and Roston Chase (golden duck) caught at gully off consecutive balls in Gros Islet.

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England captain Joe Root has been lauded for his response to a homophobic slur levelled at him by West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel.

Durham seamer Wood then had four wickets for the first time in a Test with his seventh ball of the third session, Darren Bravo picking out Root again in the cordon.

Whether Wood can produce such form in the Ashes this summer depends, to a large extent, on whether he can manage to stay on the field.

A consistently fit and firing Wood would undoubtedly make England a better side, and there is no theatre quite like fast bowling theatre at its very best.

Broad nipped in with the wicket of Shane Dowrich, lbw on review, before Wood rounded things off by yorking Shannon Gabriel, his popularity evident when he was mobbed by jubilant team-mates.

Wicketless on the first day when an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 124 between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes lifted the tourists to 231 for four, Kemar Roach stole the spotlight in scything through the middle and lower order to finish with figures of four for 48.

Stokes enjoyed a most unusual reprieve when he was caught-and-bowled for 52 by Alzarri Joseph, who snaffled a sharp chance as the ball cannoned towards his midriff.

England lead by 142, red-hot favourites to claim a consolation win.

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