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England Lions facing defeat after day three collapse

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England Lions were left on the brink of defeat after a dramatic collapse on day three of their match against West Indies A in Jamaica.

The tourists lost their last six wickets for just 14 runs to slump to 132 all out in the second innings, with the hosts needing just 75 runs for victory with nine wickets remaining.

The home side began the day 20 runs in arrears with two wickets remaining, but moved ahead as Test wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and Jomel Warrican extended their overnight partnership to 161.

Dowrich eventually fell for 119 off 222 balls, with Warrican unbeaten on 71 as West Indies established a first-innings lead of 27.

Lions captain Keaton Jennings fell cheaply but Haseeb Hameed and Nick Gubbins put on 52 for the second wicket before the fall of Gubbins for 20.

Hameed made 39 and Joe Clarke added 31 but when the latter fell, it triggered the capitulation that left England staring at a heavy defeat.

Warrican was the star for the home side - who reached 31 for one at the close - following up his half-century by taking seven for 33.