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Strauss ton helps England fight back

England, boosted by a flurry of 10 no balls from the West Indies attack, reached 259-2 in their first innings at close on the second day of the 2nd test at Trent Bridge.

cricket Updated: May 27, 2012 00:34 IST

England, boosted by a flurry of 10 no balls from the West Indies attack, reached 259-2 in their first innings at close on the second day of the 2nd test at Trent Bridge.

They trailed by 111 after the tourists were bowled out shortly before lunch for 370 with Marlon Samuels (117) and Darren Sammy (106) rescuing the visiting cause in a stand of 204. Captain Andrew Strauss was on 45 with Jonathan Trott on 35, both men increasing in confidence and stepping up the pace markedly near the interval.

The batsmen had Kemar Roach to thank with eight no balls in 10 overs. The paceman had paid a bigger price against Alastair Cook, who was twice caught behind by Denesh Ramdin off his bowling only for no balls to be called.

Brief scores
WI 370 (M Samuels 117, D Sammy 106, Bresnan 4/104)

England 259/2 (A Strauss 102*)