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Stuart Broad claims hat-trick as England bowlers shine in Barbados

The home side were 131 for 11 at the tea interval.

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick on day two of the warm-up match (Adam Davy/PA)
Stuart Broad took a hat-trick on day two of the warm-up match (Adam Davy/PA)

Stuart Broad claimed a hat-trick as England’s bowlers made light work of their first warm-up outing in Barbados.

Broad removed tail-end trio Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins and Bryan Charles with successive deliveries just before tea on day two of the practice match, continuing a profitable outing for the touring attack.

In ordinary match conditions the experienced seamer may not have had the chance to press on – Joseph and Cummins were wickets number nine and 10 of the innings – but with England agreeing to bowl all day he had the chance to make it three in three.

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Sam Curran claimed two wickets with the new ball (Steven Paston/PA)

Charles obliged by wafting at a wider one at the start of Broad’s next over, though with two Test hat-tricks to his name he tactfully kept his celebrations under control.

As the players walked off for the interval the scoreboard read 131 for 11, with the promise of further inroads in the evening session.

Broad had earlier been excused new ball duties, watching James Anderson and Sam Curran run riot.

The pair took two wickets apiece as the locals fell to 12 for four. Elsewhere there were two wickets for Moeen Ali’s off-spin and one for slow left-armer Jack Leach.

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