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West Indies in misery as England take control

England dismissed West Indies' mainstay Shivnarine Chanderpaul as the tourists' collapse continued on the first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge here on Friday.

The West Indies were 154 for six at tea, with Marlon Samuels 41 not out and captain Darren Sammy, who'd won the toss and batted with the ground bathed in sunny conditions and blue skies overhead, unbeaten on 11.

Chanderpaul, who batted for over 10 hours during England's five-wicket win in the first Test at Lord's that gave the world's top-ranked Test side a 1-0 lead in this three-match series, was lbw for the second time in as many innings to Graeme Swann.

Left-hander Chanderpaul, playing back, had made 46 when Swann's appeal was rejected by umpire Asad Rauf.

But it was no surprise when England captain Andrew Strauss reviewed the decision.

Replays showed the ball would have hit the stumps and Chanderpaul had to go after more than two hours at the crease featuring nine fours.

West Indies' top order had failed repeatedly during a run of just two wins in 31 Tests coming into this game.

Yet such were the conditions, it would almost have been an admission of weakness had Sammy fielded first after winning the toss.

Nevertheless opener Adrian Barath, who battled hard for his runs at Lord's, was out for nought when he he edged a rising ball from Stuart Broad and third slip James Anderson held a brilliant, left-handed, head-high catch.

New batsman Kirk Edwards then fell for seven when Anderson's superb off-cutter beat his defensive shot
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