Stuart Broad picked up his 500th Test wicket. (Source: Twitter)

The 4th morning saw sunny skies as West Indies resumed the day on 32 for 1. It was a frustrating thing for the hosts as Alazzari Joseph was dropped by Ben Stokes at second slips and the edges did not go to hands. On the other hand, Kraigg Braithwaite was solid as ever. The nightwatchmen also survived a run out chance.

Kraigg Brathwaite played according to the merit of the ball. After the initial spell by Woakes and Broad, Sam Curran was bought into the attack, but Joseph looked decent enough. Dom Bess immediately struck to get rid of Joseph with a good catch by Pope at short leg.

Joseph and Braithwaite added 54 runs for the 2nd wicket. Bess almost produced a beauty to dismiss Shai Hope which missed the stump.

Dom Bess troubled the West Indies batsmen with variable bounce. Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope kept receiving good deliveries but remained solid. The visitors went into the lunch break at 118 for 2.

Chris Woakes and Dom Bess were the best bowlers for England in the first session. The second session saw Sam Curran get rid of Shai Hope edging straight to Jos Buttler. Hope and Braithwaite added 53 runs for the 3rd wicket. In the next over, Braithwaite survived a close LBW shout.

The umpire gave it not out and the decision was upheld as it was umpires call. He then reached his fifty off 121 balls.

Shamrah Brooks looked confident with his stroke play along with luck. Ben Stokes persisted with the short balls.
Braithwaite timed the ball and kept on hitting the bad balls away for boundaries. Stokes finally got the results as he dismissed Braithwaite with a return catch due to short ball tactics. Braithwaite and Brooks added 76 runs for the 4th wicket.

Brooks looked composed with his stroke play and completed his fifty off 96 balls. Broad and Stokes persisted with short ball tactics. West Indies into the tea break in a decent position at 227 for 4.

Roston Chase and Brooks began the third session with solidity. Root took the 2nd new ball immediately. Stuart Broad struck gold as he dismissed Brooks plumb. Brooks and Chase added 43 runs for the 5th wicket. The experienced Broad produced a beauty to dismiss Blackwood giving England hopes.

He then got rid of Dowrich with another great ball. The umpire gave it out and Dowrich decided to review the decision, it was upheld.

Chris Woakes dismissed West Indies captain Jason Holder with a catch by Root at slips. Roston Chase and Roach frustrated the England bowlers ensuring West Indies save the follow to complete his fifty off 83 balls. Woakes produced another good delivery to get rid of Chase. The umpire gave it not out and England decided to review, the decision was overturned due to ball hitting the leg stump. Woakes got rid of Gabriel to bowl out West Indies for 287.

The England captain decided to send Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to increase the tempo. Roach got the breakthrough in the first over as he dismissed Buttler with an inside edge and hitting onto the stumps.

England 469 for 9 d in 162 overs (Stokes 176, Sibley 120, Buttler 40, Chase 5/172, Roach 2/58 ) West Indies 287 in 99 overs (Brooks 68, Chase 51, Broad 3/66, Woakes 3/42) by 437 runs.


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