England Captain Tells West Indies Bowler: 'There's Nothing Wrong With Being Gay'

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But as soon as the West Indies took the new ball, Buttler lost his off stump to Kemar Roach.

Ryan Shahin, a professional sports agent who represents Root, tweeted with his own video saying with, "Great work from Joe Root here.hard in the middle of a test match to stand up for what's right, but did it anyway". "Language is really influential and it's great Joe Root stepped up to challenge abusive comments". They had a massive 484-run lead. "This calm and firm response will make a difference in ways we may never see and never know", she tweeted.

England's strike bowler continued his onslaught against the home team by sending the exciting Shimron Hetmyer (8) and the experienced Darren Bravo (6) back to the pavilion in quick succession.

Stokes went eight overs later for 79, caught when he mistimed a pull shot, and after Ali (13) and Jonny Bairstow (two) went cheaply, West Indies quickly mopped up the tail, picking up the final four wickets for seven runs.

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Without Jason Holder - the captain who was given a one-game ban for a slow over rate - and with the series in the bag, West Indies were outplayed and finally, on the fourth day, some of the fight left them too.

Chase was on 97 when Shannon Gabriel was ninth out, but the young all-rounder hung around long enough for the tall right-hander to reach three figures, cutting Joe Denly to the backward-point boundary to achieve the landmark.

Stokes finished on 48 not out, extending the fifth wicket stand with Root to 107.

The West Indies was sunk by lunchtime.

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Moeen struck again the very next ball as he trapped Campbell lbw for 41.

In his next over, Anderson got an edge from stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite to Stokes at second slip.

Pundits and fans have taken to social media to praise his forward-thinking actions, with former England captain Nasser Hussain describing Root as a role model.

Wood soon pocketed the wickets of Shai Hope and Roston Chase with consecutive balls during the 22nd over to mark his return to the worldwide stage with a double-wicket maiden in his first over.

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West Indies assistant coach Vasbert Drakes said Friday that "the sky's the limit" for his young team as they look to complete a 3-0 sweep of the Test series against England.