Trott fails on Test return

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Published: Monday 13th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Jonathan Trott’s return to Test cricket lasted just three deliveries after the opener made a duck in the first Test against the West Indies.

Trott was making his comeback 18 months after leaving the 2013/14 Ashes with a career-threatening case of situational anxiety, and fell without score in the first over at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Trott, winning his 50th cap, was opening the batting alongside Alastair Cook and nicked a testing ball from Jerome Taylor straight to Darren Bravo at first slip.

West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin had asked the tourists to bat first and could have enjoyed a dream start to the series when Cook repeated Trott’s mistake four balls later.

Kemar Roach was the bowler on this occasion, Cook going forward tentatively and sending an edge a fraction short of Bravo.

Ramdin may have been in a position to hold on had he moved early, but Cook instead had an early reprieve.

Both sides observed a minute’s silence in the middle in honour of Richie Benaud, the Australian cricket great who passed away last week.

Published: Monday 13th April 2015 by The News Editor

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