West Indies were fabulous with the ball as they dismissed England for 204 runs in the first innings, as Holder made his career-best bowling figure by scalping 6 wickets in the match that marks the return of international cricket. The visitors carried their dominance through the bat as well by scoring 318 runs with a lead of 114 runs after the first innings.
Kraigg Brathwaite top-scored among the visitors with a score of 65 runs as he ended his 21 innings fifty-less streak before getting dismissed by Ben Stokes. Shane Dowrich then continued the attack with a score of 61 runs that stirred West Indies towards a good total.
Among the Englishmen stand-in captain Ben Stokes took the most wickets of 4 for 49 runs, he also scored the most runs in the first innings of their batting. Stokes made yet another record of becoming the 6th player to reach the double of 4000 runs and 150 wickets in international Test cricket by doing so in 64 Tests. He is also the only second player to do so after Sir Ian Botham.
England after dismissing West Indies started their second innings afresh to put on stiff competition. At the end of Day 3, England scored 15 runs for no loss as they rail West Indies by 99 runs. As Sibley scored 5 and burns 10 runs the batsmen showed confidence in their steady batting.