Maybe Stuart Broad has given England a whiff of victory? Stuart’s priceless 3 wickets for 1 run shifted the ebb of the second test towards a possible England win.
After the loss of day 3, the West Indies, on the fourth day, had brought a dull draw into play. At the start of the evening session the Windes required just 38 runs to avoid the follow on with six wickets still in credit.
After being left out for the first test, Stuart proved he is still an asset during an absorbing period of play.
With the new ball in hand, Stuart used his height experience and control to ask the batters serious questions. The ball consistently hit the drying pitch hard, testing both technique and resolve. The Windies were found wanting with Brooks, Blackwood and Dowrich being sent back to the pavilion.
West Indies just avoided the follow on, making 287 all out. Yet, the complexion of the test was now changed, thanks to Stuart’s burst.
England required quick runs and at close they were 37-2. Ben Stokes (16) and Joe Root (8) will start the final day with the sole intention of scoring at pace to build a lead of around 300 runs.
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