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Summary

  1. West Indies 155-4 at close - trail by 244
  2. Blackwood 30*, Chanderpaul 29*
  3. Anderson takes 381st Test wicket
  4. Botham holds England record of 383
  5. England 399: Stokes 79; Roach 4-94
  6. First Test, second day, Antigua

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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And as the sun sets on Antigua, it's time to bid you farewell for another day - I wonder if England will lose much sleep over that Ben Stokes no-ball which cost them a wicket.

Cricket returns to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra tomorrow morning with commentary on the final day of Middlesex-Notts - while you can hear all the remaining games online.

England will resume their duel with Chanderpaul at 15:00 BST - we'll be back at 14:30. Sleep tight. And keep your foot behind the popping crease.

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Alex Klymyszyn: When Shiv Chanderpaul made his Test debut, Test matches still had rest days and Alan Igglesden was in the England side.

A rather limpid day, as it turned out. England began on 341-5 with Ben Stokes in good nick and thoughts of 450 or even 500... but instead they were bowled out for 399, about 20 minutes before lunch.

In the afternoon, James Anderson bagged one of the four wickets he needs to overtake Sir Ian Botham's Test total, but while Kraigg Brathwaite fell for a measured 39 at the top of the order, England - as ever - found it impossible to dislodge Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and he added an unbroken 56 with young Jermaine Blackwood.

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Mike, London: The forgotten man, Monty! Take note my man; Tredders' variation of pace and occasional drift exemplary.

Matt: Shame Finn isn't playing in this game, might have done his economy figures some good.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

On Stuart Broad's batting woes:

"Somebody needs to sit Stuart Broad down. It's too embarrassing. It would have embarrassed Yorkshire in the old times of Yorkshire cricket. You deal with it or you're out. Stop mollycoddling him - it reflects badly on him."

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Simon George: Stuart Broad, 169 against Pakistan in 2010. Why is he now not regularly making big scores at Test level?

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Liam Plunkett is sitting there in the dressing-room - he could bowl a few overs and shake a few people up. We always go for the safe option - we go for Tredwell, who's a lovely county bowler but he's not going to bowl sides out, rather than the leg-spinner Adil Rashid. You close your eyes and it could be any of the four seamers, all bowling at the same pace. The Aussies would take a risk if someone was 19 and bowling well.

"I'm not blaming anyone when you get a pitch as sluggish as this - if you ask snooker players, they wouldn't pot too many balls on a bumpy table - but this West Indies side is not that good. If England can get their act together, they're miles better as a team - let's get them beaten."

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David: Once again Broad, the most ineffective of the bowling attack, gets the most overs. Misplaced trust by the captain. More variation in a club cricket lunch than England's bowling attack... oh is that another cheese based sandwich?

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Nothing went to plan, it was a slow day. Starting this morning, the way we'd plundered runs last night, we should have been batting until after lunch, but we just folded. We just made mistakes and got out. It's still a very flat pitch, not easy for bowlers.

"Then we set about the bowling, bowled quite well, got four of them out, and then just when you thought we had a chance of really getting stuck in, we let Chanderpaul and Blackwood get away with it. The England players might be sat in the dressing room, thinking we should have done better."

Hailing frequencies open - Aggers and Geoffrey are limbering up for their review of the day, which will be available later as the TMS podcast.

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Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"West Indies have looked to blunt the England attack rather than take it to them. The dismissal of Marlon Samuels was a fine bit of bowling from Broad, as was the catch from Jordan to get rid of Brathwaite, but other than that it's been dull as dishwater."

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Close-of-play scorecard

West Indies 155-4 (66 overs) - trail by 244 runs

Batsmen: Chanderpaul 29*, Blackwood 30*

Fall of wickets: 19-1 (Smith 11), 42-2 (Bravo 10), 89-3 (Samuels 33), 99-4 (Brathwaite 39)

Bowling figures: Anderson 13-8-24-1, Broad 15-1-46-1, Jordan 13-4-29-1, Stokes 10-2-32-0, Tredwell 15-7-22-1

England 399: Bell 143, Root 83, Stokes 79; Roach 4-94

West Indies won toss

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Matthew Walker: I really would have liked to have seen Wood, Plunkett and Rashid in with Anderson. Really do think we will struggle in the summer with the bowlers on show now.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"It was a bit of a sluggish day. England perhaps lack someone to come in and shake it up a bit. It's been attritional cricket on an attritional pitch."

Close of play

WI 155-4

Chanderpaul has relished his role as the proverbial immovable object for much of his career, and though Tredwell's bowled tightly today and held an end, he's not threatened to be the equally proverbial irresistible force. After four dot balls, he goes round the wicket, but "The Crab" clings on, and scuttles off the field with an unbroken stand of 56.

WI 155-4 (Chanderpaul 29*, Blackwood 30*)

Probably time to get two of the three remaining overs in before 22:30 BST - and it rather sums up the session as when England take a man out of the covers to second slip, Jordan serves up a half-volleyed pie which Blackwood gratefully pummels through that exact gap in the covers for four. We've time for one more over.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Surely there has never been another man in international sport who has looked so uncomfortable yet performed so well as Shivnarine Chanderpaul. I truly believe he's never felt uncomfortable at the crease."

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WI 151-4 (Tredwell 14-6-22-1)

Tredwell spins down a maiden to Chanderpaul, and there's really nothing else to report.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Brathwaite looked very solid to me, before a very good catch by Tredwell. I like to see an opening bat who likes to bat time and occupy the crease, who lets the bowlers do the crossword in the dressing-room. Back in the glory days when we had Strauss, Cook and Trott all averaging 60, I'd get four hours of sleep a day when we were batting."

WI 151-4

A double change in the bowling as Chris Jordan returns at the Ambrose End. Chanderpaul, anti-glare stickers under his eyes, helps himself to a single, while it's feast or famine with Blackwood - blind aggression or studied defence. For now, it's studied defence.

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Scott Fowler: Crucial 20 minutes. If one wicket goes, two or three could follow. If these two see it through, it's going to be an interesting day tomorrow.

WI 150-4 (Chanderpaul 28*, Blackwood 26*)

Stokes off, and England turn back to off-spinner James Tredwell. Slip, short leg and short mid-off posted - is he tempting Blackwood to go over the top? After four dot balls, deep mid-off comes up a few yards, but Blackwood survives a maiden over.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Jermaine Blackwood's innings has been one of the more bizarre I've seen in Test cricket. Second ball he ran down the wicket and hit Tredwell over mid-off for four. He's also hit three other bowlers back over their heads. And yet he's only on 26 from 70 balls."

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WI 150-4

Chanderpaul executes a careful, graceful hook shot at a Broad bouncer to bring up the fifty partnership and also take West Indies' score to 150. Six overs left (or more realistically, 16 minutes).

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Jack Mendel: England's attack is all similar pace, quite bland. Bar Anderson all too short and not moving it enough. Need some more variation.

Adam Wheeler: Tredwell has bowled well. Just think Rashid would have offered variety. Something different. Shame.

WI 146-4 (trail by 253)

England persist with Stokes, who's not exactly looked their most likely wicket-taker today (that no-ball "wicket" excepted), but the game is petering towards a close here in a fairly limp fashion. Blackwood plays out a maiden over.

WI 146-4

Broad comes round the wicket to the left-handed Chanderpaul, who removes his battered maroon helmet between deliveries to wipe the sweat off his forehead, before effortlessly guiding Broad for four between the slips and backward point.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"England will look back on today as a missed opportunity in terms of batting. They still have the advantage, they've kept chipping away with wickets and they've kept things very tight, but they could have done with that Blackwood wicket."

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WI 142-4 (Chanderpaul 20*, Blackwood 26*)

Chanderpaul has taken 69 balls to score 19 runs before he settles down for a new over from Stokes. As if to add to England's agony, the TV pictures keep replaying and replaying that "wicket" from the Stokes no-ball. Just a single from the over.

We're now past the official close of play and into the "extra" half-hour to allow England to attempt to bowl the last nine overs. Which they will struggle to do bowling seam.

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Nigel Pearson in Leeds: At last! Aggers, thank you very much for pointing out the ridiculous situation which seems to have arisen in televised matches with respect to no-balls, where umpires seem to have decided unilaterally that they won't bother looking for them any more as they can check if there's an appeal. Thereby depriving the batting side of what might be crucial runs. Someone should have a word.

WI 141-4 (Broad 13-1-38-1)

Jordan's off and Stuart Broad will have one last spell before the close. Blackwood is either growing in confidence or he's learning a bit about crease-occupation from old man Chanderpaul, who must be the master of that particular art. Heartfelt effort from Broad, but it only brings him a maiden over.

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Ian Bradley: Beyond the pale throwing wickets away pinching inches, sort it out Stokes.

Eleanor Cunningham: Chanderpaul - a quiet model of sportsmanship, poise and determination for 20 years: much respect.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
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WI 141-4

It's as though England were building towards that moment when Stokes's no-ball denied them a wicket - but the Durham man is giving it everything, a fast yorker hits Chanderpaul on the boot and there's a half-hearted appeal from behind the stumps but not really from the bowler. 11 overs for England to bowl in 40 minutes.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Ben Stokes is trying to be a very English-type bowler. But when I've seen him bowl really well for Durham, I've seen him bowl short spells: really fast, with lots of bouncers. He looks like he's in better rhythm when he's just trying to bowl quick with no real method to it. If he just tries to bowl line and length, this attack looks really samey."

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"I've just seen a sequence of Stokes bowling on the TV - half his foot was behind the line for every delivery until the wicket."

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WI 140-4 (Chanderpaul 19*, Blackwood 26*)

Aggers on TMS thinks it's a "cop-out" that umpires aren't calling no-balls as often, just checking when there's a wicket taken, and I'm inclined to agree. Unlike with Blackwood, safe to say we won't see any lofted drives over the bowler's head from Chanderpaul, though he helps a loose delivery from Jordan for a single to fine leg. A single takes Blackwood to 26.

WI 138-4 (trail by 261)

Reprieved, Blackwood smacks a lofted straight drive over the non-striker's head for four. Meanwhile, newly-restored England bowling coach (and former Windies coach) Ottis Gibson does not look a happy man on the balcony.

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"Ben Stokes was denied what should have been his first Test wicket at Adelaide in 2013, when he dismissed Brad Haddin off a no-ball."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It was a terrific catch by Alastair Cook. Disappointment because it was a good ball with a bit of pace on it from Ben Stokes, which I think is the way he's got to bowl."

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