• England close in on series victory

    England will have two days to claim eight wickets in order to win the Test series against the West Indies after a bowling masterclass by Stuart Broad on Sunday.

    The visitors are on the ropes in Manchester and will need to batting miracle to avoid defeat in the third and final Test against England at Old Trafford.

    Jason Holder’s men resumed their first innings on 137-6 on Sunday morning but was completely undone by a bowling spectacle by Broad, who took a magnificent 6-31 as the West Indies were dismissed for 197.

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    It meant England had a commanding lead of 172 runs when openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley began to take the game away from the West Indies with a 114-run stand.

    Burns would, however, miss out on a century after being run out on 91, which saw captain Joe Root declare his team’s innings on 226-2, setting the West Indies a target of 399 runs for victory.

    But, Broad would yet again make early inroads at a crumbling West Indies batting lineup when he got rid of John Campbell and nightwatchman Kemar Roach that saw the men from the Caribbean finish day three on 10-2.


    England: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Joe Root (c), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Ollie Pope, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

    West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 John Campbell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel



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    Andre Huisamen