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Parry stars as Windies struggle

Debutant spinner Stephen Parry took three wickets as England bowled West Indies out for 159 in the 2nd ODI at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Lendl Simmons (70) hit his second successive half-century, and shared 50 stands for the fourth and fifth wickets.

But after he was sixth out, the second of six wickets for 26 runs, no one could deliver a big finish for the Windies - as Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy did two days ago here.

England, needing to win this second one-day international of three to stay in the series, used eight different bowlers after Stuart Broad surprisingly chose to put the hosts in again.

None was deployed to better effect than slow left-armer Parry (three for 32), the only one to bowl his full 10 overs, but it was England's part-time spinners who once more put West Indies in early trouble.

As on Friday, Joe Root fared well with the new ball - and for good measure this time, first-change Moeen Ali also prospered.

Root, operating exclusively round the wicket, had Dwayne Smith chipping a catch straight into his most obvious trap - the man stationed at short midwicket.

Kirk Edwards was dropped at leg-slip on nought second ball, by Tim Bresnan, but was to fall to Root anyway for single-figures when he edged to slip, where James Tredwell took a very good one-handed catch away to his right.

That was a second wicket in three balls, because at the other end opener Kieran Powell had chipped a return catch back to Moeen - also from round the wicket - and the hosts stumbled to 30 for three.

There was also bounce and sideways movement off the pitch for Broad, who nonetheless restricted himself to just two initial overs.

England had two frontline spin options here, Tredwell and Parry.

But it was not until Tredwell bowled the 11th over, a maiden to Darren Bravo, that Broad called on his specialists.

West Indies' first Bravo never got out of first gear, apart from a six over long on off Tredwell, before he chopped the returning Broad on to his stumps.

But Dwayne was threatening another rearguard, only to be given out controversially.

It appeared Jos Buttler had fumbled a straightforward stumping chance down the leg side off Tredwell, but third umpire Marais Erasmus saw enough evidence to suggest the ball brushed the stumps - with Bravo well out of his ground - before the wicketkeeper also broke them with his gloves.

In powerplay, Parry's maiden international wicket was a big one.

It was skilfully achieved too, Simmons having just hit the slow left-armer for a huge six over midwicket and then trying a repeat dose next ball - a flatter delivery - but caught well inside the rope.

Denesh Ramdin played on to Bresnan, and then Parry had Sammy pulling to the juggling Broad at midwicket and Sunil Narine authentically stumped.

Ravi Rampaul holed out off Tredwell at long on, to be last out with almost six overs unused.