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Summary

  1. West Indies draw first Test, Antigua
  2. Anderson breaks England wicket record
  3. West Indies 350-7 - target 438
  4. Holder 103*, Smith 65, Ramdin 57
  5. Anderson 384, Botham 383 Test wickets

Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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And after a Test that went the distance, it's time to wave Antigua goodbye. It's a quick turnaround for both teams with the second Test starting in Grenada on Tuesday. It's the first time England have played a Test there.

Thanks for your company and messages over the last five days - I'm sure there will be plenty of debate around England's team selection for the next Test between now and then, but make sure you join us on Tuesday. (Or we'll send the Seaweed Man to get you). Farewell for now.

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Timothy, Swaffham, Norfolk: I know there was no win, but this is Test cricket, a good match that kept me hooked and happy for five days, thank you TMS.

Simon Taylor: Somehow if it had been the other way round I doubt England would have lasted the day. We seem unable to kill off opposition and yet we crumble at the first sign of weakness. We remain a very fragile side. Not looking forward to the Ashes.

There's already plenty to read about James Anderson's record - with

stats explaining how he did it and reaction to the record, and a longer look at
how a shy teenager became an England record-breaker.

West Indies fans will probably enjoy taking a look at

Justin Goulding's match report on how they secured a memorable draw.

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Joe Gates: Congratulations @jimmy9 a fantastic achievement for a great guy, and hard luck England, great effort just came up short.

Review of the day

England began the day with hope. West Indies began on 98-2 chasing a theoretical 438, and the tourists had the better of the first session after Devon Smith (65) and Marlon Samuels both perished to rash shots, and the usually obdurate Shivnarine Chanderpaul fell to Joe Root's part-time spin.

After lunch, Jermaine Blackwood played an even dafter shot to leave the Windies 189-6 with plenty of overs left. But captain Denesh Ramdin (57) and especially Jason Holder (103 not out) saw the Windies through to the close with three wickets in hand.

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Danny Bromley: To be honest that was another poor England display. Never look like taking a wicket!

Michael Shaw: England rushing to blame the wicket but seeing Broad et al bowling in the high 70s wasn't helping create anything on this deck.

Matt Chapman: Once again, English cricket fans showing just how pathetic they can be.

You'll be able to listen again to the "full monty" from Geoffrey on

the TMS podcast page a little later.

Already on there are various highlights and features from the last five days, such as the journalists' panel today, the T20 Blast preview (day four), "The Real Jimmy" (day three), "Ask Viv" (day two) and TMS's tribute to Richie Benaud (day one). Plenty to listen to over the weekend.

Captain's view

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 57: "Hopefully it is one of many to come. Kemar Roach held his nerve well at the end.

"England fought hard - they came at us all the time. But it was still a good pitch.

"If we lost a couple of quick wickets this morning, we could have been in trouble. Partnerships are crucial."

Denesh Ramdin
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Anderson sets new England record

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Former England all-rounder Derek Pringle: One thing both Jimmy and Beefy do have in common is that they are both staunch team men, unlike some we could mention.

Captain's view

England captain Alastair Cook: "We knew it was going to be hard work, and it proved to be. Getting three wickets in the first session was a great effort. Credit to Jason Holder, we couldn't have done any more. I can't fault the lads' effort.

"In these conditions, you almost have to play the perfect game and that doesn't always happen. We dropped a couple of tough chances but I think it would be harsh to focus on those. It was a tough wicket. The lads fought incredibly hard.

"The West Indies bowlers put the ball in some really good areas. It was a great moment when Jimmy took the 384th wicket, we'll remember it for a long time."

Alastair Cook
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Former West Indies pace bowler Tino Best: Well played @Jaseholder98 congrats young man #awesome100

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

What about England's top order?

"Three, four and five are secure now, but do you drop Trott for Lyth when the captain can't find a run? I wouldn't have picked this squad here, but I'd pick Lyth for Grenada, you can't drop the captain - I think it's the weight of the captaincy on him now rather than his technique. It's between the ears and until he gets some runs, it weighs heavily on you."

Man of the match

Man of the match Jason Holder: "My job is simple, it's just to bat. It was great o get support from the other guys, Denesh put on a really good partnership with me.

"We didn't have a good morning, but there's a word that we've been using in the dressing room, and that's belief. It's my first hundred, and hopefully it's the first of many. I see myself as a genuine all-rounder.

"It's a burden off my shoulders not to be captain, but it's something I like as well."

Jason Holder
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"If you're looking to improve the team next Test, on a slow surface, one of the seamers has got to go - probably Jordan. If you're bringing Moeen Ali out from England, he'll play, and to bring in Rashid, they might have to leave out Tredwell."

Man of the match

West Indies' Jason Holder is named as Man of the Match - with honourable mentions for Ian Bell and Joe Root.

In a less close contest, the Seaweed Man has been named (by me) as Seaweed Man of the Match.

Anderson sets new England record

Previous leading England wicket-taker Sir Ian Botham on Sky Sports: "I'm delighted for Jimmy. It's been a burden for him and for me. He was always going past it.

"I've watched him develop those skills. It's not easy to bowl the inswinger and away-swinger with very little detail change but it's great to watch those skills. I enjoy watching him bowl, it's a pleasure to commentate.

"I've got something for him in the UK, it's too big to bring over but he'll enjoy it. It's the largest bottle of wine that I've been able to find in Europe. It's about as big as Jimmy."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"After Blackwood was out, we got the best cricket of the day. I thought Ramdin played superbly, he got forward and played straight. Holder was brilliant. He can bowl, he can really bat - that wasn't a fluke. He would benefit from a season in country cricket, he'd be a revelation. He didn't slog it, he's a nice clean striker of the ball."

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Anthony Slack: Outstanding performance from the West Indies! Good stuff from both sides. Obvious where both need to improve!

Portobello Disco: Australia would not have let that game get away. This tactic of ensuring we don't lose first has got to change.

Richard French: Let's not moan about England but congratulate West Indies. Fantastic effort. Well done Jimmy Anderson. So many more wickets to come.

Anderson sets new England record

More from James Anderson on Sky Sports: "I think the difference from when I started is that I know my game now. When I started I didn't have a clue, ran up and bowled as hard as I can. I developed skills over the years that stand me in good stead to hold my own in the game.

"[Breaking the record] has not been a target. I love taking wickets for England, you pick up milestones along the way. It was a huge landmark for me picking up 100 Tests this week, that's what I focus on.

"My target is to keep my place in the side. We have a hugely talented side at the minute and everyone is very excited about where we go."

James Anderson
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"The fourth day and today have been the best cricket of the match - you could tell as local people were coming to see if West Indies could hang on. England did everything they could, the pitch was very difficult to bowl people out as it's slow and low, and gives people time to defend. Devon Smith got out slogging, Marlon Samuels has lots of talent but not much brain as he missed being stumped, made another airy-fairy drive and got out, and Jermaine Blackwood played about the worst shot in Test cricket. If you see one worse, you can ring me up - and reverse the charges."

Stand by for Aggers and Geoffrey's review of the day on TMS...

Anderson sets new England record

England bowler James Anderson on Sky Sports: "We got into a great position. We got ourselves back in the game with a great hundred from Belly and Gaz [Gary Ballance] but we couldn't find anything in that pitch whatsoever, we tried our hearts out.

"My immediate emotion [when I got the wicket] was we were back in the game. We were hoping to get the win. Hugely proud, great to have my family here as well and taking over from an English legend is a hugely proud moment for me."

James Anderson
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Anderson sets new England record

Meanwhile, today will also be remembered as the day James Anderson broke Sir Ian Botham's England Test wicket record.

You can

read more about how he did it on the BBC Sport website - and read a longer feature about
how the promising young outswing bowler from Burnley became a record-breaker.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England missed a trick by not playing Rashid in this match. The leg-spinner could have been a real threat on the fifth day. But in terms of tactics, England were excellent all day. They just didn't have enough variation in the attack."

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ben brown: How did we not win that, how many overs do we need to get a very average West Indies team out!

nick gibson: hat off to Jason Holder. But England have contributed to their own downfall with team selection.

Antony Stewart: The media have goaded this young Windies team for having no discipline and playing on tilt, Holder has proven them wrong.

I'm sure the knives are being sharpened for certain members of the England team already - but let's not take credit away from Jason Holder, who stood up to be counted when some more experienced players played some pretty awful shots today.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It was tense, but not as tense as I thought it was going to be. What an innings from Jason Holder. Clearly the West Indies have found a cricketer who is going to be around for a long, long time. When he came to the crease, it was looking like it would be all over by tea, but he barely played a false shot."

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Martin, Worcester: Why do we expect the West Indies to just roll over? English arrogance.

Sir Viv Richards

Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

"It was a magnificent knock. I like this Jason Holder fellow, I think he's going to be a magnificent cricketer. It was a marvellous effort from the West Indies, I think a lot of folks would have come here today expecting them to crumble."

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End-of-match scorecard

West Indies 350-7 (129.4 overs) - match drawn

Batsmen: Holder 103*, Roach 15*

Fall of wickets: 7-1 (Brathwaite 5), 90-2 (Bravo 32), 119-3 (Smith 65), 127-4 (Samuels 23), 155-5 (Chanderpaul 13), 189-6 (Blackwood 31), 294-7 (Ramdin 57)

Bowling figures: Anderson 24.4-3-72-2, Broad 21-5-61-1, Tredwell 40-14-93-1, Jordan 18-6-48-1, Stokes 13-0-50-0, Root 13-6-22-2

England 399 & 333-7 dec; West Indies 295

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What a game for Jason Holder - surely a contender for man of the match. With a previous best first-class score of 52, his unbeaten 103 came from 149 balls and has ensured the series remains level.

And one stat remains: England have still never won a Test in Antigua.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"West Indies have put together a tremendous fightback. I hope Jason Holder walks of to a huge ovation. England will be hugely disappointed, this match seemed destined to end at tea-time, but it's gone the whole distance."

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Match drawn

Roach digs out the fourth ball of the over, Cook walks up from slip and offers Roach his hand - West Indies have secured the draw.

WI 350-7 (3 balls left)

Pitched up, fended off to short leg. Only a hat-trick can win the game from here...

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Ed Hillman: Delighted that England have regressed to the disappointment and mediocre levels of my youth. Last few years have been all wrong.

John Kershaw: Based on this match and terrible World Cup campaign, Moores should be making a few calls to sort out his future employment.

WI 350-7 (4 balls left)

Play and miss. Four balls left.

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Samuel Sargeant: Fair play to West Indies. Well batted Jason Holder.

Paul Collins: Jason Holder. Stood up and made it count when it mattered most. Take note Alastair cook. Well done Holder.

Howad Horner: Jason Holder. The future of West Indies cricket is safe as long as he's around. Wonderful innings, wonderful cricketer.