England’s Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ John Campbell with teammates. (Reuters Pho…Read More
MANCHESTER: England had the West Indies reeling at 10 for 2 wickets after setting them an imposing goal of 399 runs to win the third and closing Test at Old Trafford with Stuart Broad once more dominating as he moved one away from 500 Test wickets.
Broad, who had taken 4 wickets within the vacationers’ first innings within the morning, continued by eradicating opener John Campbell with out scoring after which nightwatchman Kemar Roach (4) after the West Indies have been put in for the final six overs of the day.
England had declared on 226 for 2 of their second innings as Rory Burns scored 90, Joe Root a quickfire 68 and Dom Sibley 56.
They accelerated the run fee in Sunday’s night session, searching for to construct a big lead however nonetheless go away themselves sufficient time to bowl the West Indies out once more and win the Test.
England have been hastened by the prospect of Monday’s play being closely curtailed by rain, leaving them the final day’s play on Tuesday to strive engineer victory and take the sequence 2-1.
Burns needed to sacrifice the non-public milestone of a Test century to permit England an opportunity to bowl on the vacationers within the late afternoon gloom, seeking an early inroad.
He deserted the studied method that received him to the 80s to slash on the ball and was out when he skied spinner Roston Chase straight up into the air and caught.
Root was not out, scoring his runs off simply 56 balls as he went after the bowling with attribute aptitude.
Sibley was the primary England wicket to fall after a 114-run partnership with Burns, trapped leg earlier than wicket by Windies captain Jason Holder.
England started their second innings simply earlier than lunch after Broad completed with figures of 6-31 in 14 overs, mopping up the tail to dismiss the West Indies for 197 within the first innings and provides his facet a 172-run lead.
But it took a irritating 54 minutes for England to make a breakthrough after the West Indies had resumed on 137-6, going through the potential for being requested to bat once more.
Holder led the fightback as he scored an necessary 46 runs to assist his facet keep away from the follow-on earlier than Broad had him lbw.
The sequence is stage after West Indies received by 4 wickets at Southampton earlier than England secured a 113-run victory at Old Trafford.