It’s all there for the taking now for England with just one day left to go. With only 7 wickets left West Indies still need another 144 runs just to make England bat again. The late wickets of Gayle, Smith and Sarwan leave them with only the usual resistance of Shiv Chanderpaul who hasn’t had the greatest tour to date – maybe he is due a score tomorrow.
England had the better of a tight 1st session with Stuart Broad removing both dangermen Sarwan and Chanderpaul, again showing his further development into a top class performer. After that it was pretty much all down hill for the Windies and only a bit of lower order resistance from Ramdin and Benn – who managed to get himself ran out – prevented England from wrapping the Innings up earlier.
After that as expected England enforced the follow on and only bad light saved West Indies from further disaster after the quick removals of three top order batsmen, Gayle again showing how erratic he can be by hitting 54 off just 43 balls when trying to save a Test match.
In the betting England are now the new favourites at a best price 5/6 with Coral, you would have to imagine only the weather is going to save West Indies now.
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