Published on 12 Mar 2022 9:00 am (UK Time)
Zach Crawley’s unbeaten 117, helps England take control of the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.
Jack Leach ended West Indies’ first innings at 375. by removing Jayden Seals for 0. West Indies lead by 64 runs on first innings.Embed from Getty Images
Crawley survived an LBW call on review early on.
He got off the mark with a clip, through square leg.Embed from Getty Images
Kemar Roach removed Alex Lees LBW for 6, with England 24-1.Embed from Getty Images
England were 26-1 at drinks. An excellent start by the West Indies, who showed discipline with the new ball.
Crawley plays a controlled pull for four off Holder.
And another on the penultimate ball of Seales’s Over.Embed from Getty Images
England brought up 50 in 19.4 Overs.
Root took them in the lead with a controlled edge, down to the third man boundary.Embed from Getty Images
And England went to Lunch 72-1 with Crawley on 45, with the captain on 20, the lead was 8.
So a good morning for England, where they mopped up the tail and went past West Indies’ first-innings lead.
Root brought up their 50 partnership after Lunch.Embed from Getty Images
The rain stopped play at 81-1
Crawley brought up 50 soon after.
England’s 100 came in the 37th over.
110-1 at Drinks.
Crawley brought up his century partnership with Root.Embed from Getty Images
Root reached 50 with a glorious late cut.
England went to Tea 146-1 with Crawley on 79 and the Captain on 55. the lead was 82.
Root brought up his and Crawley’s 150 partnership at 174-1
And the Kent opener brought up a second magnificent Test Match century.Embed from Getty Images
The rain stopped play for the second time, with England 212-1, with the captain on 82 and Crawley 116. They lead by 146 runs.
Pay resumed shortly after.
But then the covers came on once again after one ball, and that was the last piece of the action on Day Four.
So England ends the day 217-1, with a 153-run lead. The first session on Day Five will be crucial in determining which way the match will go.
If England can score quickly in the morning and set West Indies a total of around 200-250, we could have a game on our hands
Rain was the winner today, let’s hope for a much better day tomorrow.
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