Broad tightens England's grip on day 4

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Stuart Broad took the key wickets of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and century-maker Ramnaresh Sarwan as England remained in charge of the second and final Test against the West Indies.

The tourists, at lunch on the fourth day here at the Riverside on Sunday, were 188 for five, still 381 runs behind England's first innings 569 for six declared and needing a further 182 to avoid the follow-on.

Sarwan made exactly 100 before he gloved a well-directed Broad bouncer to Tim Bresnan, running round from gully, shortly before lunch.

It was the 28-year-old Guyanese's 15th Test hundred and fourth against England this year after he made three centuries during the West Indies' 1-0 series win in the Caribbean.

Brendan Nash was one not out and Denesh Ramdin nought not out after fast bowler Broad had taken two wickets for 31 runs in his eight overs on Sunday.

Chanderpaul, the reigning ICC World Player of the Year, had displayed typical patience while batting for more than two hours after being dismissed for a golden duck and four by off-spinner Graeme Swann during England's 10-wicket first Test win at Lord's.

But Broad, bowling from around the wicket, had Chanderpaul out for 23 when the left-hander uncertainly prodded at a full-length ball that cut away and edged through to wicket-keeper Matt Prior.

Chanderpaul's exit ended a stand of 99 with Sarwan.

It also left him just 11 runs short of equalling Vivian Richards's career tally of 8,540 Test runs - the second-most scored by a West Indies player after Brian Lara's haul of 11,912.

Sarwan went to his 15th century in 81 Tests, and fifth against England, when he hooked Broad for his 14th boundary in 131 balls only to fall to the Nottinghamshire quick seven balls later.

West Indies resumed on 94 for three, after pace bowler James Anderson had removed openers Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle, the West Indies captain, as well as Lendl Simmons.

Sarwan was 41 not out and Chanderpaul three not out.

Having completed a 78-ball fifty, Sarwan, on 58, was struck a painful blow in the box region by Anderson and collapsed to the ground in agony.

However, after several minutes delay he resumed his innings and showed no ill-effects.

West Indies left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn had shown the Riverside pitch was taking turn but England captain Andrew Strauss did not bring on Swann until the 18th over of the day.

England's imposing total owed much to an eight-hour Test-best 160 from opener Alastair Cook, who together with Ravi Bopara (108) put on 213 for the second-wicket.


England 1st Innings 569-6 dec A Cook 160, R Bopara 108, M Prior 63, P Collingwood 60 no

West Indies 1st Innings overnight 94-3

D. Smith b Anderson 7

C. Gayle lbw b Anderson 19

R. Sarwan c Bresnan b Broad 100

L. Simmons c Strauss b Anderson 8

S. Chanderpaul c Prior b Broad 23

B. Nash not out 1

D. Ramdin not out 0

Extras b2, lb20, w2, nb6 30

Total 5 wkts, 54 overs, 323 mins 188

Fall of wkts 1-18, 2-38, 3-68, 4-167 5-188


Anderson 17-4-52-3 (1w), Broad 14-4-59-2 (6nb), Onions 13-5-37-0 (1w), Bresnan 4-1-9-0, Swann 6-2-9-0

Match position West Indies are 381 runs behind England