Century maker Owais Shah joins Flintoff on sidelines

Owais Shah

Owais Shah made a century on the first day of England's tour

Owais Shah has become the second England player to drop out of the tour opener against a St Kitts & Nevis XI at Warner Park.

Shah, who finished unbeaten on 125 in a score of 424 for eight, has been sidelined with a scratched cornea and will be monitored in the next few days.

He joins Andrew Flintoff on the sidelines, with the all-rounder pulled out on Sunday evening after reporting discomfort in his left side.

The 31-year-old's place in the XI was taken by Stuart Broad after England were granted permission by the hosts.

Shah was unable to take the field at the start of the second day due to blurred vision, so Graeme Swann was another to deputise in a contest the tourists requested to be an 11-a-side affair.

Paceman Steve Harmison claimed the initial breakthrough, and only one in the opening hour, as teenager Kejel Tyson nicked behind and wicketkeeper Matt Prior clung on to a spectacular one-handed catch.

But wickets in consecutive overs from Monty Panesar and Stuart Broad meant that the home team took lunch on 94 for three.

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