West Indies celebrate the fall of another wicket. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe)
A four-wicket haul by off-spinner Roston Chase has put the West Indies in sight of victory over England at tea on the fourth day of the first Wisden Trophy cricket Test at Kensington Oval here Saturday.
Set 628 runs for victory, England slumped to 217 for six in 70.5 overs with Chase having the excellent figures of four for 50 in 16.5 overs.
Resuming from 134 for two at lunch, England lost the wickets of Jonny Bairstow (30), captain Joe Root (22), Ben Stokes (34) and Moeen Ali (0).
After fast-bowler Shannon Gabriel removed Bairstow to a leg-side catch by stand-in wicket-keeper Shai Hope, Chase, who had sent back opener Rory Burns for 84 in the final over before lunch, added three more scalps.
He induced England captain Joe Root to edge to Darren Bravo at slip before trapping Stokes leg before wicket. His final wicket came in the last over before the interval when Moeen steered an off break to Jason Holder at the second of two slips, leaving Jos Buttler unbeaten on 25.
West Indies 289 in 101.3 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 81, Shai Hope 57, Roston Chase 54, John Campbell 44, Kraigg Brathwaite 40; James Anderson 5-46, Ben Stokes 4-46) and 415-6 dec’d in 103.1 overs (Jason Holder 202 not out, Shane Dowrich 116 not out, John Campbell 33, Shimron Hetmyer 31, Kraigg Brathwaite 24; Moeen Ali 3-78, Ben Stokes 2-81). England 77 in 30.2 overs (Keaton Jennings 17; Kemar Roach 5-17, Jason Holder 2-15, Alzarri Joseph 2-20) and 217-6 in 70.5 overs (Rory Burns 84, Ben Stokes 34, Jonny Bairstow 30, Jos Buttler 26 not out, Joe Root 22 ; Roston Chase 4-59).