Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
131 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 306/10

  • Shannon Gabriel1 (12b)
  • Moeen Ali25-4-62-3
  • Ben Stokes27-8-58-2

10.35am: So, a more-than-handy lead of 119 for West Indies, and a more-than-tricky little 15-minute period for England to have to bat before lunch. Darren Bravo was a bloody-minded monument to obduracy, an innings lasting 340 minutes apparently (so I undersold him earlier), and he took his side to a healthy total on this capricious pitch; England will be glad not to have been kept out there any longer, but they are in a hole here, and no mistake. As Stuart Broad said last night, they need a batsman or two to stand up. Time for heroes? Back in 10

130.6
W
Ali to Bravo, OUT, walks down, some turn for Moeen, and Bairstow completes the stumping! Bravo was in for the long haul but that's the end of the road for him and West Indies, walks off for a round 50 after grafting his backside off for the cause

DM Bravo st †Bairstow b Ali 50 (342m 216b 2x4 1x6) SR: 23.14

130.5
1
Ali to Gabriel, 1 run, tossed up and belted towards long-on for one

Slowest Test fifty by a West Indies batsman, in terms of minutes

130.4
1
Ali to Bravo, 1 run, flighted, on the stumps, worked into a gap on the leg side - that's his half-century, applauded around the ground! Fantastic stuff from Bravo, no matter how scratchy he was starting off. Been more than two years since he last raised his bat in a Test match
130.3
0
Ali to Bravo, no run, ooh, dabbed off the back foot, nearly carries to slip! Stokes sticks out an instinctive paw but the ball bounced in front of him
130.2
0
Ali to Bravo, no run, flighted, this spins a touch outside off, lets it skid through
130.1
0
Ali to Bravo, no run, lobbed up and defended on off stump

Now, is it landmark-ahoy for DM Bravo?

END OF OVER:
130 | (maiden) | WI: 304/9

  • Shannon Gabriel0 (11b)
  • Darren Bravo49 (211b)
  • Ben Stokes27-8-58-2
  • Moeen Ali24-4-60-2
129.6
0
Stokes to Gabriel, no run, short of a length, comes across to defend again

"Has any team scored 300+ runs, without anyone scoring a half century... I am assuming Bravo can't make 50..." He certainly can, Subbu. But will he, that's the question

129.5
0
Stokes to Gabriel, no run, full on off, 143kph/89mph but Gabriel is equal to it, bunted back
129.4
0
Stokes to Gabriel, no run, rising on a fourth-stump line and blocked into the off side
129.3
0
Stokes to Gabriel, no run, shortish and turned calmly to leg
129.2
0
Stokes to Gabriel, no run, hits a length, maybe a cutter from Stokes, with the batsman back... ends up deflecting to slip off the hip

"How many minutes has Bravo batted so far?" At a rough guess, Mike, around four and a half

129.1
0
Stokes to Gabriel, no run, digs the ball in short, heading leg side as he raises his bat up out of the way

Can Gabriel hang in there for another over? "174 balls between boundaries for Bravo," says George. Wow

END OF OVER:
129 | 6 Runs | WI: 304/9

  • Darren Bravo49 (211b)
  • Shannon Gabriel0 (5b)
  • Moeen Ali24-4-60-2
  • Ben Stokes26-7-58-2
128.6
0
Ali to Bravo, no run, floated up, Bravo attempts to close the face to the leg side, gets a low leading edge to mid-off - no run there, so Gabriel will be on strike to Stokes

Raises the West Indies 300, too

128.5
6
Ali to Bravo, SIX runs, tossed up, Bravo dances down and drills a flat six to long-off! He moves on to 49, one ball left in the over