The Wisden Trophy, 2019
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date: 23 January-27 January, 2019
RR: 3.04 | West Indies beat England by 381 runs
Review! The Windies have taken a review for caught behind. Is it a bump ball?
John Campbell is into the attack.
James Anderson comes in at number 11.
GONE? Rashid holes out but the umpires go upstairs to see if the catch is clean. The soft signal is out.
Shannon Gabriel walks out of the ground. Don't think we will see him again today.
Adil Rashid is the next batsman in.
Sam Curran walks into the middle now.
Shannon Gabriel to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the final session of the game and probably this Test match too. Jos Buttler comes out, with his new partner Ben Foakes. Roston Chase to finish his remaining over. Here we go...
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
What a session for the Windies. They are edging closer to an emphatic win. 4 wickets in this session - Bairstow, Root, Stokes, Ali all gone. All the bowlers bowled well in this session and kept it tight without giving away any free runs. Roston Chase was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3 of the 4. England didn't manage to keep their heads above their shoulders and succumbed under the relentless pressure thrown by the Windies bowlers. As a result, they are staring down the barrel and this match could be over today itself. Let's see how it goes.
Shannon Gabriel comes back on to have a go.
Moeen Ali strides out to the middle next.
Review! This looks close. Ben Stokes is given out lbw and he's taken the DRS. Maybe some bat involved. Only thing that can save him. Over to the third umpire now...
Change of ends for Roston Chase.
John Campbell replaces Roston Chase.
Alzarri Joseph comes back. He replaces Kemar Roach.
Kemar Roach called back on for another burst.
Shannon Gabriel is back on the field.
Gabriel had bowled a fine spell before he went off injured. It's Holder's job now to continue to put the pressure from his end.
Jason Holder is back into the bowling attack.
Gabriel is going off the field. He jarred his foot while bowling the previous ball and injured it. He immediately signals he can't continue. John Campbell will bowl the remaining 1 ball of the over.
Review! Ben Stokes is caught leg before and adjudged out. He has quickly signalled the 'T' and taken it upstairs. It is bat first? Because that's the only thing that can save him.
Ben Stokes comes out in the middle.
Review time. It's for a caught behind decision against Jonny Bairstow. Windies seem confident.
Hold up! Could it be? Could it really be? Root has been caught behind and given out. But, the umpire has gone upstairs to check if Gabriel overstepped or not. Let's see what happens.
... Day 4, Session 2 ... The players are out in the middle. Jonny Bairstow is joined by his skipper Joe Root. Roston Chase will finish his pending over.
You'd have argued the session belonged to England, but that wicket of Burns right at the end would have made the Windies feel they've got the better of this morning. 23.5 overs, 78 runs and 2 wickets is the story of this session. It's been an eventful two hours for sure. Joseph got Jennings early and broke the opening stand of 85 runs. And post that, Burns continued with Bairstow to continue the work. The opener played a few risky shots, survived a few close calls but got to his fifty. Would have had a hundred too had it not been for that inspiring bowling change from skipper Holder. With about 6 minutes to go, he brought on Chase who knocked Burns' off stump over on his fifth ball. The runs don't really matter at this stage, but England still need 494 runs to win. Conversely, the hosts need 8 wickets for a victory. The second session will be a fun one. Join us on the other side of the break for all the action.
Time for some spin. Roston Chase on to bowl.
Kemar Roach is brought back on.
Drinks are on the field. Windies finally have a breakthrough and this is their moment to take advantage of it. The surface isn't doing much, but there's some movement available for Holder and especially wicket-taker Joseph, who got rid of Jennings. Big hour coming up for both sides.
Second change. Jason Holder brings himself on to bowl.
Jonny Bairstow walks in at no.3.
First bowling change for Windies. Alzarri Joseph brought into the attack now.
Kemar Roach to bowl from the other end.
We are all set for the action to begin. The Windies players make their way out to the middle. The English openers, Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings will resume their innings. Shannon Gabriel will start the proceedings. Here we go...
Welcome, everyone, to what could possibly be, barring an English miracle, the final day of this Test. Day 3 saw the conditions differ from the first two days and with that, Windies taking a hold of this match with skipper Jason Holder shining with his maiden double ton, ably supported by Shane Dowrich with a gritty century of his own. They set a massive target, well in excess of 600 for the visitors to chase, if that's even possible. Now, will the pitch play out differently or will we see the batters making merry once again? Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings saw the remainder of the third day without any trouble. However it goes, we'll surely have some fun.
... Day 4, Session 1...
We saw 18 wickets fall on Day 3 but not even one fell today. Signs of the wicket getting better? England will surely hope so. Windies on the other hand, need not panic they need to be disciplined and continue bowling the right lines. Will the Windies wrap it up on Day 4 or will we have a Day 5. Join us to find out on the 26th of January at 1000 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
In reply, the England openers have started off really well. They have looked at relative ease and provided the perfect start for the visitors. They still have a long, long way to go and England would hope they can continue in the same manner.
England head into Day 4 with all their wickets intact. That would have surely been their first aim when they started their 4th innings and they have achieved their first goal. However, it is still the hosts who are in firm control of this game after their skipper and Dowrich added a massive 295-run unbeaten stand. The former got to his first double hundred whereas the latter scored a ton. They batted around 75 overs today and set England a massive target of 628.
John Campbell to bowl the last over.
Alzarri Joseph is on now.
Kemar Roach is back on now.
Jason Holder is on.