Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott ease England through warm-up

In response, captain Alastair Cook was 95 not out and Jonathan Trott – in his first senior international appearance since leaving the 2013 Ashes tour early – hit 72 as England closed on 181-1.

Ben Stokes claimed three wickets for 10 in the morning session as England dominated the two-day warm-up.

Chris Jordan and Stuart Broad both took two wickets.

And there was a wicket apiece for James Anderson, Adil Rashid and James Tredwell.

The new-look opening partnership of Cook and Trott combined for a stand of 158.

Cook was dropped from the one-day squad on the eve of the World Cup, while Trott has not played for the Three Lions since leaving the tour of Australia almost 18 months ago with a stress-related illness.

“Trotty has been great, it is almost like he hasn’t left,” said Durham all-rounder Stokes.

“To see him go out and score some runs was really good.”

Cook, meanwhile, could score a first century in England colours since November 2013 when play resumes on Tuesday.

Stokes said: “He’s been out of the game for a while so to come in and look like the one of the best batsmen in the world, like he once was, was great.”

This is the first of two two-day warm-up games before the first Test against West Indies starts in Antigua on 13 April.


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