17 Feb 2009

England bat on in third test

6:12 am on 17 February 2009

A half-century from Paul Collingwood has helped the England cricketers build on their healthy overnight score to reach 391 for four at lunch on the second day of the third test in Antigua.

The West Indies picked up the early wicket of nightwatchman James Anderson, caught behind off Fidel Edwards, before Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen shared an unbroken 80-run partnership... Collingwood is on 50 at the interval with Pietersen on 47.

The West Indies bowlers caused few problems with the new ball on a wicket which the England batsmen have been comfortable on throughout.

England were 301 for three overnight after captain Andrew Strauss struck an excellent 169 on the first day.