After a long rain delay break, West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and decided to field first. Kemar Roach bowled well with tight bowling. On the other hand, Shannon Gabriel was wayward and did make the England openers play.
The West Indies captain Jason Holder bought Alazzari Joseph into the attack but could not do any damage with his line and length. Soon after, Holder bought himself and bowled steadily. At the stroke of lunch break, Roston Chase got the breakthrough dismissing Rory Burns. Burns was given out for LBW and he decided to review, as decision was upheld. The umpires called lunch with score at 29 for 1.
It was an ideal start for Roston Chase as he got rid of Zak Crawley off the first ball after lunch break. After missing the first Test, Joe Root returned and survived few anxious moments with edging through slips which frustrated the West Indies bowlers. Roach got the ball to move troubling the England captain.
On the other hand, Dom Sibley looked as solid as ever and registered his first boundary off the 91st ball. West Indies were dealt a major as Shannon Gabriel hobbled off the field due to an injury. After the first drinks break, Joseph provided the breakthrough as Root slashed a shot going into the hands of Holder.
Root and Sibley added 52 runs for the 3rd wicket. Kemar Roach, Joseph bowled tight lines and lengths to Ben Stokes. On the other hand, Dom Sibley remained solid. Roston Chase was bought into the attack and almost got Sibley with a reaction catch by the short leg fielder.
Kriagg Braithwaite was bought attack and did not do much damage., Ben Stokes hit a six and remained not out with Sibley. England went into the tea break at 112 for 3.
Roston Chase and Kemar Roach began the third session with control not allowing Stokes and Sibley to score runs freely. Sibley reached his fifty off 164 balls. On the other hand, Stokes struggled against Jason Holder. He was nearly bowled round the leg off Chase bowling but played innovative strokes to put West Indies bowlers under pressure.