Windies victory hopes take a beating as England rebound

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LEEDS, England (CMC) – A day which began with an abundance of hope for West Indies ended in frustration as the tourists were left facing a massive task to win the second Test after England put themselves in the ascendancy with a dominant batting display at Headingley in England on Monday.
At the close of the penultimate day of the contest, West Indies were five without loss in their second innings, still requiring a further 317 runs on Tuesday’s last day to win a Test in England for the first time in 17 years.
England had earlier flaunted their muscle to convert their overnight 171 for three into 490 for eight declared in their second innings, in the process turning the game on its head and putting the Caribbean side under pressure for the first time in the match.
Moeen Ali top-scored with 84, leading five players with half-centuries as captain Joe Root (72), Chris Woakes (61 not out), Dawid Malan (61) and Ben Stokes (58) all got stuck into the Windies attack in conditions that offered little to the bowlers.
Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase grabbed three wickets in the second session to be the best bowler with three for 86 while seamers Jason Holder (2-95) and Shannon Gabriel (2-125) toiled with little success.

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