Manchester, July 28
England wants 5 extra wickets to win the sequence after decreasing the West Indies to 84-5 at lunch on the final day of the third and remaining Test at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Also, quick bowler Stuart Broad turned the seventh man in Test historical past to assert 500 wickets, and likewise took the catch that put the West Indies 4 wickets down.
After rain washed out play on Monday, the third Test resumed on time with England refreshed and in a predatory temper to regain the Wisden Trophy.
The West Indies was already two wickets down for 10 runs, any hope of constructing 399 to win lengthy gone, and needing to bat by means of the day to drive a series-saving draw.
But after one temporary interruption for a passing bathe, Broad reached 500 wickets in model throughout the first hour when he trapped opener Kraigg Brathwaite plumb in entrance, struck low on the again leg on 19.
The wicket was additionally Broad’s third of the innings and ninth of the match.
By unusual coincidence, Brathwaite was additionally the 500th wicket in 2017 for James Anderson, the one Englishman forward of Broad on the wickets listing. Anderson bowled higher than Broad within the morning session with out reward.
Broad took the catch for the fourth wicket when Shai Hope, oblivious to the necessity to knuckle down, tried to tug Chris Woakes and mishit the ball straight up. He was out for 31, his finest Test rating since January 2019.
Another poor shot price Shamarh Brooks, who went on his again foot to swing at Woakes and gave an inside edge behind on 22.
Roston Chase was 5 not out and Jermaine Blackwood on three when a second bathe 20 minutes earlier than lunch made the interval simple to name. AP