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KP in a gritty fightback

cricket Updated: Feb 06, 2009 12:28 IST

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The England innings was back on track after the first day heroics of Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff. Both the batsmen in contrasting innings led the English fightback after the West Indies had taken a strong hold of the first Test in Kingston.

Matt Prior then joined the party as the England keeper continued from where Pietersen left off.

Both Prior and Flintoff played a steady innings and continued to keep the score board moving. The partnership was then broken when Flintoff was dismissed by Powell to bring West Indies right back in the match.

But Prior had other ideas as he continued to fight on and also completed his fifty in the process. But he was soon running out of partners as also lost Stuart Broad who was dismissed by Taylor. Prior then played a lose shot to a spoon a catch straight back to Taylor to finish on a gritty 64. England were now in a challenging position at 288 for 8.