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Summary

  1. England declare on 490-8 & Windies survive final six overs in the day
  2. Woakes hits third Test half-century at number nine
  3. Moeen - reprieved by a no-ball on 32 - hammers quickfire 84
  4. Platform for late surge laid by Malan (61 off 186 balls)
  5. Root (72) & Stokes (58) also play impressive knocks
  6. Off-spinner Chase takes three wickets on wearing pitch
  7. Eng 258 (Stokes 100); WI 427 (S Hope 147)

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

That's it from me and this live text today. It's been a pleasure, as has this whole Test - what a treat after some drab, one-sided affairs. The day four report is here.

England on top, but West Indies proved on the first three days it's dangerous to underestimate them.

It's all set up for a terrific day five tomorrow.

Join me and Matt again then. But for now - farewell.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Against a better side, England would have lost this Test match. They would have been bowled out for 150 and West Indies dropped two or three chances in the second innings. Their skipper, tactically, had a poor day too.

England's Moeen Ali: "To have a lead is absolutely gold at the minute. Realistically we were thinking we could get a lead of 180 but to have this lead is fantastic.

"They have bowled well in this game. We felt we had to try and get overs in their legs and counter in the last session and that's what we did.

"We feel like it [Malan's innings] was a fantastic innings. The way he played, he felt like he struggled, but some shots were beautiful. It was a massive knock. Everyone else might get the accolades but it was crucial.

"I felt good just before tea and after me and Woaksey thought we just had to go up in five runs and look at our lead rather than our score. We felt they were tired.

"Attacking was not something I intended today. The situation was one I have been in before and you learn from that experience. I thought what do they not want and it was someone to hit boundaries, play carefree, see ball, hit ball and take the momentum away.

"While I was batting I was thinking I needed more runs to bowl at. Thinking it would be better for the team and for me to bowl at.

"We know they have got a collapse in them."

England's Chris Woakes: "When I went in, we were trying to creep up to a competitive score. I just tried to support Moeen, building the partnerships in fives, and it worked for us. He played some lovely shots and it was nice to watch him from the other end.

"There was a signal from the dressing room one over before we declared to have a dip and then we were called in. We didn't get too much of a heads-up."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

My prediction for tomorrow is that England will win and James Anderson will be cracking open a nice bottle of red having become the first Englishman to 500 Test wicket.

West Indies opening pair Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell came through a tricky six-over spell unscathed at 5-0.

That means the tourists require 317 more runs to win, looking to draw on their fine batting performance in the first innings.

But an in-form James Anderson and spin in the pitch for Moeen Ali makes England favourites.

He took that reprieve and ran with it, though, bringing up his 12th Test fifty in style...

Moeen drives to cover boundary to bring up his 50

A century looked on the cards until he mis-hit Bishoo skywards and was caught in the deep...

Moeen caught by Brathwaite off Bishoo

But Chris Woakes took up the mantle with a fine 50 of his own to help England declare on 490-8 and set West Indies 322 to win...

Woakes brings up his 50

Enter Moeen Ali. The prodigious number eight looked in fine fettle...

Ali drives Brathwaite to the boundary

Albeit was a tad fortunate to have been caught behind off a very tight no ball by Bishoo...

Moeen caught behind off a no-ball on 32

Stokes and Malan took England to 303-4 at drinks in the afternoon session, a lead of 134.

It was all going "swimmingly" as my colleague Matt fatefully typed.

But then madness ensued. First Stokes clipped Chase skywards for catching practice for Brathwaite...

Stokes caught by Brathwaite off Chase

Then Malan played around a decent but not unplayable delivery from Chase and was bowled...

Malan bowled by Chase

And a Bairstow brain-fade saw the wicketkeeper try to reverse sweep Chase, only to bottom edge it onto his own stumps.

England suddenly in immense trouble at 327-7, leading by just 158.

"Why did you do that?" Bairstow chops on off Chase

After the lunch interval, Dawid Malan finally ground his way to a steely half-century off 162 balls, playing a composed, anchor innings in support of his team...

Malan makes 162-ball half-century

Stokes was going up the gears at the other end...

Stokes hits Gabriel straight down the ground for four

And the all-rounder added a half-century to his first innings century with a typically powerful back-foot drive through the covers...

Ben Stokes boundary brings up his half-century

But a strange spell before lunch saw the tourists decide against taking the second new ball and Ben Stokes took advantage, plundering runs off spin duo Devendra Bishoo and Roston Chase after a subdued start to his innings...

Stokes hits a boundary off Bishoo
Stokes hits a boundary off Chase

England reached lunch 251-4, with a lead of 82.

Progress seemed serene for Root - but suddenly he was out again between 70 and 90, guiding a ball too close to cut to Shai Hope at gully off Shannon Gabriel.

The game had swung back Windies' way...

Root caught by S Hope off Gabriel

In the morning, with England leading by just two runs and three wickets down, it felt like most of the hosts' hopes rested on captain Joe Root.

Mr Consistency duly brought up his second fifty of the game...

Root makes his 50 with a boundary

At the other end, Dawid Malan was still grinding away stoically but rode his luck when he was dropped on 32 by Kieran Powell at first slip...

Malan dropped on 32 by Powell

Right, let's take a look back at yet another fascinating day in this second Test, with the help of a few clips...

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Moeen Ali might want to bat at five and six, but he summed it up himself when he said in his post-match interview that it was a nice time to bat today with the bowlers tired. That's why you want Moeen at number eight.

England's Moeen Ali: "It was a nice time to go out and bat this afternoon. We counter-attacked a little bit and it came off. We never let them settle. I just tried to build a partnership with Chris Woakes where we scored at five an over.

"Hopefully it'll be overcast tomorrow for the seamers and that helps the spinners too. We want to win in two sessions tomorrow."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Looking towards the winter, England will have been happy to have been under so much pressure and have come through it. Dawid Malan played an unnatural innings - making a four-hour 50 - and that showed mental toughness. I was very impressed.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I can't believe the spinners haven't had more of an impact on this game looking at the pitch. They clearly haven't bowled well enough but I expect Moeen to be England's matchwinner tomorrow.

More runs were scored on day four of this match today than any of the previous days.

A rare occurrence in Test cricket that underlines just how well England's batsmen ground it out and then went on the attack today - summed up by Malan and then Moeen's respective innings.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

England have owned the day. Well done to Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes - all of those half-century makers have made sure England, at the very least, will draw this Test.

Moeen Ali
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Close of play - WI 5-0

Target 322

Replays show it would've been judged to have hit Brathwaite outside the line.

Good, calm heads from England not to waste a review on it.

Brathwaite and Powell have survived. The tourists need 317 more runs to win, England need 10 wickets.

England's day. And what a day of Test cricket it's been.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

That was a great over. They were wise not to ask for the review. The ball hit him outside the line. It shows how tricky it is to bat against spin with the new ball.

appeal - not outWI 5-0

How is that?! Huge appeal as Moeen skids it on with the arm, Brathwaite plays all around it and it clatters the pads.

Big appeal - given not out. Do they go for it? It looked just outside the line.

No. England walk off. Plenty of encouragement for Moeen tomorrow, though. Top over.

WI 5-0

More turn but Brathwaite equal to it.

Final ball of the day to come - everyone around the bat.

WI 5-0

Jeez! Brathwaite goes to tuck one round his legs but almost hits it straight to Cook at leg slip!

It falls narrowly short.

WI 5-0

Too short from Moeen, allowing Powell to get off strike with a single.

WI 4-0

Solid enough defence, decent length from Moeen.

appeal - not outWI 4-0

Moeen to the left-hander - the first really bites, squares up Powell and thwacks the pads.

Bairstow goes up for it, but that was bouncing over. Real pressure.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It wouldn't surprise me if Moeen picked one up now. There's turn on this pitch. Sometimes the harder ball grips more. I predict a wicket.

It will be Moeen to bowl the final over of the day.

We'll go ball by ball...

WI 4-0

Target 322

That lbw shout would indeed have been umpire's call, good choice not to review.

Brathwaite shaky but surviving. Just. He tries to leave one but it clips the edge and flies into the turf and straight to Joe Root in the slips. Could easily have chopped on there.

Anderson's final ball of the day...no big finish as Brathwaite defends it into the off-side for no run.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Root wanted to review that but he's gone on the word of his bowler. Jimmy wasn't 100% happy with it.

appeal - not outWI 4-0

Anderson swings one into Brathwaite, it's lively and rattles into the pads.

Root looks keen but the bowler isn't so sure - looks from in front that it was sliding down leg.

Probably umpire's call at best and wise not to review.

WI 4-0

Brathwaite 4, Powell 0

Broad still struggling for rhythm so he goes over the wicket to Powell.

Angles the first across the left-hander - no stroke. Shorter one is left.

Powell flicks and misses at one down leg. Broad looking a bit off - will they give Moeen a go before the close?

Wide outside off and left - 24 balls bowled by England so far and not one would've hit the stumps. Not enough of those in that 'corridor of uncertainty' either.

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MD: A 'bold' declaration is one that takes place around tea on day four, not one which demands a run-rate of over three on a day five Leeds pitch!

appeal - not outWI 4-0

Target 322

Huge appeal from Headingley as Anderson gets another through Brathwaite's defences and thwacks the pads.

More muted appeal from the England players. Too high, especially with the bounce of the new ball.

Half-way to the close.

James Anderson
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BBC Test Match Special

That is unplayable.

WI 4-0

Anderson still probing but Brathwaite leaving well for now.

The Windies opener jabs down just in time to a straighter, low one.

Oh you beauty! Anderson gets it just right for the first time, going for the inswinger but the ball holds it line as it whistles past off-stump.

You'd have to be brilliant to nick that.

WI 4-0

Target 322

Too straight from Broad first up as Brathwaite works it away fine for one.

He goes round the wicket to the left-handed Powell, the first couple carry nicely through to Bairstow. Just outside the channel but honing in on it.

Too wide still from Broad, allowing Powell to leave well alone. A push into off for no run to finish.

Need to make them play at more balls. Just four overs to go in the day.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

England have got enough. West Indies won't get another 319 runs from here.