England v West Indies, first Test, day four as it happened

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1850: Any plans for Monday then? I know where I'll be - right here in this very chair taking you though what could just be a pretty riveting finale to the first Test at cricket HQ. Join me at 10:30 BST for all the build-up. Goodnight.

England spinner Graeme Swann on BBC Test Match Special: "We're fairly happy. IT was tough going for a lot of the day and it was going to be a tricky 10 or 15-minute period in the gloom. We're not too fussed about Jimmy and Cookie and Trotty will be confident out there in the morning."

Geoff Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "I thought there would be some drama at the end of the day. It was cold and murky and England have been stood out there forever. West Indies played very well and the openers get a torrid time and in that situation you often lose one or two. It was a fantastic day's cricket.

"I expected the match to be over today. I thought it might drag on a while because Chanderpaul's rearguard actions. He waits for it and plays it under his nose and has always known what good areas are for him."

Jaspal, TMS inbox: "Really good to see that the Windies have shown a marked improvement so far in this series from the last two times they toured England."

Martin Cooper ‏on Twitter: "Would've started with two nightwatchmen, Anderson and Broad. Still not too worried, though."

1836: Take a deep breath, exhale, and think about what a great day of Test cricket we could be in store for tomorrow. The Windies have been truly outstanding today and there's every chance they could complete one of the great cricket comebacks on Monday. Don't forget if you've got a spare tenner in your pocket you could be there yourself.

Phil Tufnell, BBC Test Match Special:

"Well done to the West Indies. That was the plan, to get a couple out and they were unlucky not to get Trott - that would have been a real bonus. It's still even and I fancy England to come back tomorrow because it only takes one or two partnerships to get there. I'm really looking forward to it. There will be some cloud cover for WI as well and so anything can happen."


1834 - Eng 10-2: Trott survives the last three balls of the over to bring an extraordinary little passage of play to a conclusion.


Amazing scenes. Everything looked right about that but it hit him just, and I mean just, outside the line of off stump.


Trott is smashes on the pads first ball. Aleem Dar says no. Windies send it straight for review.

WICKET Anderson c Ramdin b Roach 6 (Eng 10-2)

Oh my days! Jimmy feathers an edge down the leg side and Ramdin takes the catch. Jimmy doesn't think he's hit this, but Cook dissuades him from using up a review. Bad decision, because there's no HotSpot mark on the bat and I'm pretty sure the ball just brushed Jimmy's sweater. "This one's in the balance," says Tuffers.

1826 - Eng 10-1: Cook looks like he would much rather be anywhere but facing Fidel Edwards in the brooding Lord's gloom right now. Lots of chat with his partner Jimmy, they are doing their very best to keep the number of overs tonight to a minimum.

Joshua Lennard-Jones on Twitter: "Wonder if Jimmy regrets all the short stuff at Edwards now."

1821 - Eng 8-1: Jimmy's first ball is another fire-cracker - he dangles the bat and very nearly edges it. Then Jimmy gets himself in a total pickle and a no-ball flies off the edge over the slips for four. Roach is a bit over-excited here as he bowls another no-ball, but he finishes with two 90mph bullets past the outside edge. This Test match is alive and kicking.

1816: Out comes Jimmy Anderson for nightwatchman duties...

WICKET Strauss c Powell b Roach 1 (Eng 1-1)

Great ball from Roach, the skipper has to play at it, and it flies off the shoulder of his bat to fourth slip. Phenomenal start for the Windeez...

1813 - Eng 1-0: If Strauss was feeling weary, he is wide awake now after a very spicy opening over from Edwards. He's beaten, then surprised by a lifter, but restores some calm with a push for a single to get off the mark.

1808: It's going to be 20C tomorrow apparently and the Lord's pitch has shown little sign of deteriorating. Don't forget what happened in Abu Dhabi though. Fidel Edwards is at the end of his mark. Here we go then...

1806: So, a tricky little target for England, who will have 22 minutes to bat tonight. They will be desperate to keep their wickets intact.

Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special: "This will take some getting. We could have a little drama."


WICKET Gabriel b Swann 13 (WI 345 all out)

Swann tosses one up, Gabriel has another huge heave, misses by a country mile and is castled. Broad walks off with the ball after the first 10-wicket haul of his career.

1757 - WI 344-9: Gabriel is growing in confidence here as he comfortably sees out a Bresnan maiden. Just seeing a table that show that England, 189 behind, would already be chasing the fifth highest successful run chase in a Test at Lord's.

NOT OUT: We've watched lots of replays of this and most of them are in Gabriel's favour. It takes an age but eventually it's given not out.


A big heave - a risky second - a run out chance here? We're going upstairs but I think Gabriel has made it.

Eddie Mays, via TMS inbox: "I find it rather disturbing that the T20 Captain is so 'over enthusiastic' when it comes to appealing. How many stupid reviews will England give away when he is bowling and is captain as well. He may well be a good captain when, and if, he matures but not at present. Too much schoolboy in him."

1747 - WI 340-9: Bresnan fires one right through Edwards but the ball bounces just over the timbers. Cookie's rehearsing some of his shots in antipation of an evening knock, but England have got to take this last wicket first. So far it's been a sterling effort from Windie 10 and Windie 11.

Mark, Will and Robert, via text: "Stuart Broad may be the most complete cricketer of his generation but having sat in the Mound Stand all day we're the coldest cricket fans for a generation."

1743 - WI 339-9: Strauss turns to Swann in the hope that he can tempt Gabriel into something. Heave - miss, block, heave - four, block, block, heave - dot. The Windies now lead by 184.

Geoffrey Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "I thought there was no way I would have put any money on them batting at this time. They've played some good cricket, and they deserve to get themselves in this position. History has showed that 200 is a tricky little total to get sometimes."

S Shaw, via TMS inbox: "Re Conor Wickham, Broad batting at nine and only making 10 runs, perhaps not that complete a cricketer yet. I'd say Ben Stokes is set to be the most complete of this generation."

1736 - WI 335-9: The latest is a series of muddles in the middle from the Windies as Edwards somehow scrambles a single. Bell tries to run him out but fumbles the ball. Then an agricultural hoik by Gabriel gets them two runs. A bit of chit-chat between Edwards and Jimmy at the end of the over - friendly banter or nasty niggle? Can't tell from here.

Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special: "England should knock off 170. They should knock off most totals against this West Indies team. If - and it is an if - they were reduced to 20-2, or 40-3, then there would be genuine concern in the dressing-room."

1730 - WI 332-9: Plenty of oohs and aahs as the ball flies past the bat and a very hopeful caught-behind appeal, then a tickle round the corner for four.

Conor Wickham on Twitter: "Stuart Broad, the most complete cricketer of his generation?"

1726 - WI 326-9: Gabriel survives his first ball and tickles his second past short leg for his first Test run. That means he keeps the strike to Broad on a five-fer.

Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special: "A good ball, nipping back down the slope and Ramdin going for the drive. It's gone straight through the gate. A wry smile from Jimmy - he's not had any luck at all."

Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport's chief sports writer: "Debate among the frostbitten patrons at Lord's re at which point the West Indies lead spells a difficult run-chase. On another pitch the current 165 could spell sweaty palms and dicky tickers, but this track is as flat as an unlucky hedgehog. Current consensus that 200+ gets interesting."

1724: Here comes the man Henry Blofeld calls the archangel Gabriel, on a king pair on Test debut...

WICKET Ramdin b Anderson 43 (WI 325-9)

A short ball from Anderson loops off the face of Edwards's bat but flies over the slips to safety. Then Anderson gets one to nip back down the slope and pegs back Ramdin's off stump! It's Anderson's first wicket of the innings in his 34th over.

1719 - WI 324-8: Still very gloomy at Lord's and the floodies have been on all day. Broad slaps Ramdin on the pad and, surprise surprise, wants a review, but there's a faint inside edge so the skipper's overrule is a sound decision.

1714 - WI 320-8: Anderson strays to the leg side and it's much too easy for Edwards to nudge a single. One for Ramdin too leaving Edwards to survive a little bumper barrage from Jim.

Lee Benson on Twitter: "On the beach in Costa Rica. Red Snapper, Snook and Corvina on the BBQ, Flor de Cana on ice a little lime. No lions!"

1709 - WI 318-8: Thanks Justin. So, who fancies popping along to Lord's tomorrow then? Could be quite fun if England are chasing 180 or so. Tickets will be on sale from the North Gate at £10 for adults, £5 for over 65s and free for under 16s. Edwards gets off the mark with the riskiest of singles and would have been a goner had Bairstow's throw not missed its intended target. Ramdin cracks a couple but can't get a single off the last ball, so Edwards will be on strike.


1701 - WI 314-8: England within touching distance of mopping up the Windies tail now; it's approaching the time when the England openers start to worry about their jobs with the bat. Drinks all round, and a quick change-over as Sam Sheringham returns to the keyboard.

Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special: "It's hit the middle of the bat. Even by Stuart Broad's standards, that would have been a ridiculous review."

1655 - WI 313-8: The over ends with Broad appealing for lbw against Edwards, who is pinned in front playing back. Video replays back up the umpire's decision - there was a large chunk of bat involved there. Broad had to be talked out of using a review by his captain.

WICKET - Roach c Bell b Broad 4 (WI 313-8): That's number 11 for Broad. Not one of the best balls he'll ever bowl, but it did the job. Wide, full, Roach chases it - but can find only Bell at point. He takes the sort of sharp catch over his head that the pros make look easy. England in a hurry now.

Tim, Marlow, via text: "Eat your heart out, Tony in Kenya at 1152. I'm listening to TMS whilst stirring some home-made bread sauce and preparing to put the roast potatoes in the oven. What could be better - or indeed, more English - than that?"

1648 - WI 312-7: Now how long can the Windies tail last? Can Roach et al keep Ramdin company and stretch the lead towards 200? Estimates may be being revised after Roach squeezs Anderson square on the off side for four. The scampering Bairstow's chase is in vain.

Sir Viv Richards, BBC Test Match Special: "It bounced a bit more than Sammy expected and it invited him to have a little go at it. If he had stood his ground and looked to help it up and over the slips it would have been a better option."

1643 - WI 307-7: That's 10 wickets in the match for Broad, for the first time in his Test career. He also become the first Englishman to achieve the feat at Lord's since Botham against New Zealand in 1978. I'm sure the great man will pass on his congratulations later.

WICKET - Sammy c Prior b Broad 37 (WI 307-7): Another one for England - and much-needed too. Broad bangs one in short outside off stump, Sammy follows it well away from his body and above his head, but changes his mind too late and edges to Prior behind the stumps. I think we can safely describe that as a cameo.

Sir Viv Richards, BBC Test Match Special: "When they lost the four quick wickets yesterday, who would have thought this would happen? There were a lot of people who checked out of their hotels last night and thought they would be on the motorway by now. This is a captain's innings from Sammy, and the more runs he scores the better it is for the Windies."

1637 - WI 305-6 (lead by 150): Boom! Sammy frees his arms in some style, thumping Bresnan straight back over his head - flat and hard (the shot, not Bresnan's head) - and into the fence. That reminded me of a picture I had of Ian Botham in my coaching book when I was younger (even though I always preferred the page with with Boycs playing a forward defensive).

1633 - WI 298-6: Broad at least stems the run-rate a little, but no more than that.

Sid and Cillian, via TMS inbox: "As friends of Dhan (there can only one Dhan in Cambridge), perhaps he should spend less time thinking about affairs and more time revising for his medical finals on Tuesday!"

1629 - WI 294-6: Maybe Sammy heard your comments, Soumen, because that flowing square drive off Bresnan was as good as we've seen today. He followed it with a flashing cut that he top-edges to third man. He showed more aggression there than Chanderpaul has managed over the last four days.

Soumen, London, via text: "Re Chris, in Somerset. Sounds like a scrumptious tea, but I assume that the cricket is a little pedestrian in the evening sesh?"

1625 - WI 284-6: The England players not happy with the ball out there, so out comes the umpiring gadget - which looks worryingly like a pair of handcuffs - to check the shape. The ball fits through, the England boys turn their noses up, and Broad finishes his over.

Luc Wilkin, via TMS inbox: "What constitutes match tea these days? In these athletic times I can't imagine its a plastic cup of squash; ham, cheese and mustard sarnies; and little chocolate swiss rolls."

1617 - WI 282-6: Sammy showing us how good this pitch is, taking two driven fours off Bresnan in an over that cost 10. The West Indies captain averages 19 with the bat in Tests (and Ramdin 22), not quite all-rounder status but enough to cause England some cause for concern. What club cricketers would give for a number eight who averages 19...

Johnny Eyre, via TMS inbox: "Daughter's eighth birthday party today means I am sneaking TMS updates between burning sausages on the barbecue and doling out jelly. Thought Shiv would see my girl to her ninth party for a while there.."

1613 - WI 272-6: Well, I can only speak for the BBC office, but on the menu here we have: an orange, a half-eaten apple and some Maltesers (other chocolate snacks are available). A dashing cover drive from Ramdin the highlight of that over, unless you're Stuart Broad.

Chris, Somerset, via TMS inbox: "In these days of specialist sports diets, what does a test match tea consist of? I suspect it will not be as appetising as our Sunday afternoon banquet of sandwiches, cakes, scones, crisps and other assorted nibbles. Roll on next Sunday and our first home game."

1608 - WI 268-6: Ooh, that can't have been far away. Bresnan nips one back to take Sammy on the pad, but Aleem Dar responds to an impassioned appeal with a gentle shake of the head. Turns out it struck him outside the line.

Simon Roberts on Twitter: "Right then Swanny, four quick wickets while the roast finishes off please."

1604 - WI 267-6: Sam Sheringham is off reviving himself with a face pack and a couple of slices of cucumber on his eyes, so you'll have to put up with me for the time being. Swann gets us under way after tea, with Sammy showing off his immaculate forward defensive.

Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special: "If they could get another 60 that would be a good effort from West Indies. England don't want to be chasing 200 on the last day."


Tom, Sussex, via TMS inbox: "I don't care what Swann says, I'm taking full credit for that wicket. Been faffing about shopping all day for a birthday present for Mum. Finally get home, switch on telebox and first ball I see today is that limpet Chanderpaul out LBW. I'm just sorry it took me so long to get those scented candles. My bad chaps."

Chris Wright on Twitter: "Bad luck Shiv deserved a 100."

James Gibbons on Twitter: "After what feels like 4 years and 23 days at the crease, Chanderpaul goes for 91. Good knock but my word he took his time."

Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special: "Chanderpaul played brilliantly. He kind of nullifies any risk, then he takes a risk and he's out. I don't understand why he would want to do that. That was the break that England wanted, just before tea time."

1543 - WI 264-6: Chanderpaul has made 178 runs over 10 hours and 25 minutes in this match. What a player. Broad's back and immediately beating Sammy with a rip-snorter of a delivery which jags away off the seam. A single past square leg is the final action before tea. An extra cream scone for Swanny I should think.

1538 - WI 264-5: The vultures are circling for new man Darren Sammy, but he manages to squeeze one past slip for a couple.

Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special: "What an effort by this man, who's getting a standing ovation from this crowd. It hasn't been an innings of great joy and entertainment, but dedication, professionalism and application, with the cause of West Indies at his heart."

WICKET Chanderpaul lbw b Swann 91 (WI 261-6)

He tried to sweep it and went over the top of the ball. HawkEye says the ball would have gone on to hit leg stump and Swann strikes with the first ball of his spell.


Massive moment. I think Swann has got Chanderpaul....

Joseph Purslow, via TMS inbox: "What is the longest amount of time or number of balls for a batter to get to a 100? Chanderpaul must be giving whoever holds that record a run for their money. From a man waiting for something to happen but knowing that if I leave something will happen."

1531 - WI 261-5: Chanderpaul has reached 90 now and I'm pretty sure he's not the type to get nervy, although he does get a bit caught out by a Trott lifter and can only glove it down in front of him. Then an inside edge and on a day when England have been feeding on scraps, those were encouraging signs.

Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport's chief sports writer, on Twitter: "West Indies players on the pavilion balcony with towels draped over their heads as makeshift head-warming head-scarves. Innovative."

1520 - WI 256-5: Anderson raps Ramdin on the pad, just above the knee-roll. It's not given, not reviewed and it would have been an umpire's call. Then a good whack through the covers from Ramdin, Bairstow gives chase and keeps them to three. Another ball, another play and miss - how many of those have there been today? And so dair England's naughty little affair with the new ball is proving as unfulfilling as our man Dhan (1356) predicted.

1515 - WI 252-5: Time for Trott and that's always a sign that things aren't going England's way. Ramdin fancies a bit of a dash but some fine fielding from Cook keeps him to a single.

Richard Bottomley, via TMS inbox: "In response to Simon in Durham (1430), I think England are teetotal."

1511 - WI 251-5: A much fuller ball from Anderson catches Shiv by surprise and the ball deflects off an inside edge just past leg stump.

1509 - WI 251-5: Signs of frustration from England as Bresnan throws the ball back towards Ramdin, who hits it back to him with his bat. England seem a bit unhappy about this and the umpires have a quick word with Ramdin, but it's little more than a warning. I think England wanted him to be given out for obstructing the field, but that would be extraordinarily harsh.

From Ahlex, Dhan's roommate, via text: "As the closest thing to Dhan's other half I can confirm the only thing Dhan goes to bed with is his cricket bat."

1502 - WI 250-5: Still no wicket for Jimmy as Chanderpaul picks up a single to move within 14 of his hundred and Ramdin sees out the over.

1458 - WI 249-5: Apologies to one and all for our latest round of technical errors. Bresnan raps Ramdin on the pad and throws his arms up in intimidating fashion. Umpire Aleem Dar is unmoved and replays reveal an inside edge.

Bhav via text: "Spot on Alex in Bristol. T20 is horrible. It is killing the art of batting and bowling fast. Shiv knows what he is doing."

Jenson via text: "Chanderpaul is very stubborn-minded at the crease. I wonder who would win in a chess game between him and Dravid?"

1453 - WI 248-5: Ramdin plays his most convincing shot thus far, creaming Anderson down the ground for four. Then a clever little nurdle for two. As the Windies lead nears 100, England may just be facing a very tricky little run chase here.

Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport's chief sports writer: "Almost half an hour since the last boundary, which will bother Chanderpaul as much as a butterfly flapping its wings in Trinidad. I've seen meditating monks looked more panicked than he does out there. The new ball now 14 overs old and, with both Broad and Bresnan repeatedly beating the bat of Denesh Ramdin, England are starting to wonder when the expected rush of wickets will come from."

1449 - WI 242-5: Bairstow receives what Blowers terms "a congratulatory tap on the behind" for a spectacular stop at backward point, turning a certain four into two. A whip on the leg side earns him two more, then a thick outside edge gets him three.


1440 - WI 235-5: Two more singles to the Windies off Broad. Just four runs off the last 30 balls and no boundaries for 41. It's painstaking stuff but painful for England. And that's drinks.

1438 - WI 233-5: I can feel a wicket coming as Bresnan gets ever closer to giving a little peck on the cheek to the edge of Ramdin's bat.

1435 - WI 233-5: Tuffers wants Broad to test Ramdin out with some short stuff, but he's swinging it so why should he? Ramdin manages to fiddle a quick single, before Chanderpaul is saved from an lbw by the thinnest of inside edges.

Simon, Durham, via text: "Come on now England. That was a key breakthrough. Like pints in a pub - one leads to two, two leads to five. Confidence grows after that first one, and rest go down a lot easier."

1430 - WI 233-5: Nothing doing for Jimmy so Strauss turns to Bresnan, who sends down a largely uneventful maiden over to Ramdin.

Adedayo Adedapo on Twitter: "Free Dhan! What happens on Live Text stays on Live Text and is therefore not admissible in court or otherwise."

1426 - WI 231-5: Chanderpaul plays no shot and is struck on the pads by Broad, but it's high and outside off stump and they are wise not to use up a review. So Shiv's sit-down protest continues and there's still little sign of an eviction.

1422 - WI 231-5: Ramdin gets off the mark with a very ropey leading edge that loops over Jimmy's head for two. Then he's groping again outside his off stump and is lucky not to nick.

Stevie, via text: "Re Dhan 1356: an interesting analogy and one Mrs Dhan will no doubt wish to discuss in due course."

1419 - WI 228-5: The stand of 157 between Samuels and Chanderpaul was a record for the fifth wicket at Lord's. Chanderpaul's open stance comes to his assistance once again and he works a ball effortlessly off middle stump through midwicket for four. Broad shoots one past Ramdin's outside edge - Strauss would love to have Broad bowling from both ends at the moment.

Fraser Marnie on Twitter: "Is someone going to tell Dhan in Cambridge's other half about the alleged affair?"

1414 - WI 223-5: A short ball on the leg side is worked away for one by Chanders, giving Anderson five balls at the new man. But dare I say it, this is a bit more like the old Anderson - he just can't get it right on a consistent basis and it's much too easy for Ramdin.

Geoffrey Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "He pitched it up, fullish, on the line of off stump or just outside, and it just offered to swing a bit. It got Samuels stuck in the crease. He didn't quite get his feet out of the blockhole. He will be cross at himself."

1410 - WI 222-5: Stumper Denesh Ramdin is the new man and he is beaten all ends up by another perfect away-swinger.

WICKET Samuels c Swann b Broad 86 (WI 222-5)

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul sweeps, the stroke which brought about his downfall

Pitched up a bit, moving away and Broad finally finds the outside edge of Samuels's bat. It's a massive, massive breakthrough for England with the new ball.

1404 - WI 218-4: Oooh, Jimmy produces one of his magic balls and Chanderpaul has a little nibble at it. It looks good when it works but Jimmy needs to bowl a few of those is a row.

1400 - WI 218-4: Talking of T20 Alex, on a screen to my left Chris Gayle is currently gives it some humpty. Meanwhile, through my headphones, I hear a cry of "useless" from Boycott. Fortunately it's not directed at me, it's directed at Stuart Broad, who is still bowling much to short in Sir G's not so humble opinion.

Alex, Bristol, via text: "To those of you moaning about Chanderpaul's style of batting you have been watching too much T20. He has by far one of the most interesting techniques in the game with his remarkable stance and I personally could watch him bat for hours, preferably not against us though."

1356 - WI 216-4: Anderson, like Broad, hasn't quite got his line and length right yet with this new ball, and once again Chanderpaul is able to leave too many deliveries.

Dhan, Cambridge, via text: "Bowlers looking forward to the new ball then? Have to say as a batsman I hate using a new bat. It's like having an affair - an exciting, slightly naughty journey of new discovery that inevitably ends with you wishing for the good old days."

1353 - WI 216-4: Broad tries to tempt Samuels with some width and succeeds in inducing a wild swipe, but it's a no-ball. The next two are a bit too short and Samuels leaves well alone. He finishes with a straighted ball that Samuels pushes to cover. England's bowlers have struggled to create any sustained pressure today and I can't recall a period when they were truly on top.

1347 - WI 214-4: Jimmy then, after 21 wicketless overs, pitches the ball up in the hope of swing but Samuels is seeing it like a football and he just waits, plays late and guides it for two through the covers.

Geoff Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "The new ball should zip through more and harder. They should get a bit out of it but it hasn't been a big swinging day. It appears to me that the second day and this fourth day have been non-swing days.

"We all try try workout why it swings some days and not others. It's a phenomenon. I opened in so many different types of weather and I can never predict whether it will swing or not."

1342 - WI 212-4: Swanny goes through the motions with the old ball, Shiv blocking all six. The new ball is taken and it will be Jimmy Anderson to propel it...

1337: Here come the umpires and the stubborn Windies duo. Then Strauss and his not so merry men. Just one over then a very important new ball.

Nick Chapman, via TMS inbox: "Lovely evening in sweaty railway settling down on overnight bunk from lao cai to hanoi. Beer and banana in hand. I will need Chanders' stoicism to see thru the night."

Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special: "The first hour after lunch will be critical because the old ball has done next to nothing. Strauss has shuffled it around without any success. I was out on the wicket earlier and it's a batting paradise so anything up to 200 England will be fine, but they will also be trying to win today to have Monday off."

1333: Now then, are there any 16 to 18-year-olds out there who fancy playing against a team of cricketing legends? Thought there might be. Chance to Shine, the charity that aims to get more cricket played in state schools, is organising a fund-raising match on 12 July at Bedford School and all you need to do is apply for a place in the team.

Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport's chief sport's writer: "The West Indies morning through and through. England will remain red-hot favourites until the lead goes past 200 - the pitch remains a beauty to bat on - but if the post-lunch new ball can be seen off, an otherwise grey afternoon could begin to get rather interesting."


1300 - WI 212-4 (leading by 57): And that's that for now. A job well done by West Indies, who have batted through the session without losing a wicket. Not quite sure it's quite worth the standing ovation one fan is affording them, but it's impossible not to be impressed with their application - Samuels in particular. We're off to fuel ourselves for the afternoon, so join Sam Sheringham again for the afternoon session.

Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special: "Brilliant session from West Indies. I don't think England could have done anything more. There's no movement through the air and no seam movement and these two have played wonderfully well. I get the feeling the second new ball might be the key."

William Summerlin, 'revising' in Durham, via text: "If nuclear catastrophe were to befall St John's Wood right now, the only things to survive would be cockroaches and Shivnarine Chanderpaul..."

Ben Hazzard on Twitter: "If Shiv truly was one of the all time great players, he would need to be great to watch."

1256 - WI 210-4: Samuels sees off Swann once more, pinching a single off the last ball. No sign of avoiding the strike with lunch beckoning.

Patrick Gearey on Twitter: "Shiv Chanderpaul's batting is like Chelsea. Defensive, often unattractive but effective. Annoying too."

1253 - WI 209-4: Chanderpaul at his best there, pushing Bresnan back down the ground for four with the minimum of movement - and fuss. You suspect if he was an artist, he'd be of the minimalist kind: maybe a couple of squiggles of crayon on a sheet of paper.

Michael Vaughan, BBC Test Match Special: "Chanderpaul is so difficult to bowl to because he has the ability to score 360 degrees, just working the ball into the gaps."

1250 - WI 203-4: And the 200 is up, with Swann's return to the attack doing little to interrupt West Indies' progress. How much better does that scorecard look now? Remember it read 36-3 yesterday after the tourists lost three wickets in nine balls.

1245 - WI 199-4: The pitch seems to getting more placid by the minute - England have 15 minutes to salvage something from what has been a thus far fruitless morning session.

Mike in Jakarta, via TMS inbox: "Sitting by pool bar in Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, sipping ice cold beer following via BBC website. Could be worse, I could be in Sheffield. C'mon chaps - let's have one or even two wickets before lunch."

Jack, via TMS inbox: "I'm lying in my bed at home in Deptford in South London, having had a couple of hours sleep after getting back from watching my team win the European Cup in Munich, against Munich, on penalties... I can think of nothing right now that can top this... Sir Alec Stewart knows what I'm talking about..."

1241 - WI 197-4: Another Trott over. Nothing much happening here. Now, where's that cut+paste button...?

Andrew Atkinson, via TMS inbox: "Currently at work in the Danikil Depression in Ethiopia, the hottest place on the planet. Periodically coming in from the 50c heat to follow the test by manually updating here. Nearest alcoholic drink 98 miles away."

Grant in Qatar, via TMS inbox: "If Tony in Kenya thinks that is luxury, he has obviously never been in a portacabin in the Middle East, 47 degrees centigrade outside with faulty air con. Can't complain we have the modern wonder of internet, and the trusty F5 key is getting another work out."

1238 - WI 194-4: The barrel-chested Bresnan runs in purposefully, but is met repeatedly by broad West Indian blades. You still fancy Bresnan's 100% Test record will be intact come the end of this game, but to achieve that England may have to work harder than they expected yesterday evening.

Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special: "Credit to the West Indies. Samuels has only got two Test hundreds, which says a lot. He's a great talent and hasn't always applied himself. It's more his mind than his technique. He's taken a leaf out of Chanderpaul's book and he will occupy the crease but take every scoring chance he gets."

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels pulls Broad for four

1234 - WI 189-4 (leading by 34): Trott struggling to make much of an impression with the ball. I'll leave it at that.

TMS producer Adam Mountford on Twitter: "During lunch interval we talk Cricket and the Olympics, including hearing from GB hockey player @h.richardson8 who has been @HomeOfCricket."

1232 - WI 187-4: Samuels, attempting to drive Bresnan on the up, showing increasing signs of aggression here. Doesn't quite connect. One run off the over.

David, Spain, via TMS inbox: "Be comforted all those affronted by talk of crab and lobster breakfasts. There are still Englishmen abroad who breakfast on toast, marmalade and tea."

Omar Anderson, via TMS inbox: "Currently lying in my bed here in Jamaica and the sun is just peeking over the hills. Can smell fry dumpling and banana porridge. Breakfast in bed while manually refreshing."

1227 - WI 186-4: At what point do Strauss and England start to worry about West Indies' first-innings lead? Judging by their performances with the bat over over the winter, fairly soon, you might suggest... The introduction of Trott has no immediate effect, and Chanderpaul helps himself to four through the vacant third man region. Easy pickings.

Sir Viv Richards, BBC Test Match Special: "How well these two batsmen have played this morning. The West Indies dressing room will be quite pleased with what these two have done."

1221 - WI 181-4: Hats off to Samuels here. Twice down the pitch to Swann, twice driving on the ground back down the ground for four. That was wonderful use of the feet, and a pleasing contrast to the Chanderpaul, who plays the ball almost so late it's behind him.

David Ross in Zambia, via TMS inbox: "Currently sat on a small fishing boat on the world's longest lake, Lake Tanganyika 650km long, streaming partially interrupted radio commentary through my phone and manually refreshing! Hoping to catch some nice Buka fish, total bliss."

1218 - WI 172-4: Chanderpaul unfurls the trusty old Chinese cut - we can forgive him a rare false stroke, surely - to go to his half-century, his 61st in Test cricket. That was his sixth four, and he adds a couple more runs by tucking Bresnan off his hips.

Neil Armstrong-Nash via TMS inbox: "RE: Tony, Kenya. I don't think that's toppable - even if you are in a flat in Peckham, your imagination is exceptional."

Douglas Birks via TMS inbox: "Kenya? Lobster? Crabs? Smirnoff? Sheffield council estate, lukewarm can of beer, drizzle and sunday lunch. It's not a contest ..............but I still win."

Don Poole on Twitter: "I'm sitting in my front room in cold grey UK watching it. I hope Tony, Kenya, gets eaten by a lion!"

1213 - WI 166-4: The hundred partnership is up courtesy of a couple from Samuels, with Swann - even from round the wicket - struggling to find much assistance from a pitch that should at least encourage England's batsmen for any fourth-innings run-chase.

Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport's chief sports writer: "Good first hour of the day from the Windies pairing of Chanderpaul and Samuels. The latter has accelerated past his limpet of a partner with some style, and England take drinks in frustrated fashion."

1210 - WI 164-4: Thanks Sam - sterling work as ever. Actually, my only bowling these days seems to be as a partnership-breaker (just ask the captain who took me off a couple of seasons ago after taking a wicket in my first over). Chanderpaul continues to stand firm, the highlight of that over from Bresnan an effortless forcing shot off the back foot that was caressed through point for four.

DRINK BREAK. Over to partnership-breaking specialist Justin Goulding.

1200 - WI 160-4: Brilliant from Samuels as he blasts the Windies into the lead with a square cut off Swann, then repeats to shot to collect boundaries off successive balls. It's so cold that there's not a single West Indies player on the team balcony.

1158 - WI 152-4: A stinker of a delivery from Bresnan slips out of the hand, and is remarkably not called a wide. Less remarkably it's a maiden over as Shiv (now 42 from 144 balls doesn't play a shot in anger.)

1155 - SAMUELS FIFTY (WI 152-4) Samuels brings up his half-century in some style with a sumptuous straight drive off Anderson for four. It's taken him 97 deliveries and is richly appreciated by his team-mates in the dressing-room and his partner-in-crime Shivvy C.

Phil Tufnell, BBC Test Match Special: "They've got to sort out the running between the wickets. I don't know if there's no calling or too much calling."

1152 - WI 148-4: Time for Lieutenat Bresnan to try to earn himself a promotion. Samuels flicks him off his pads for one before Shiv rolls his sleevs up and blocks the next five balls.

Tony, Kenya, via TMS inbox: "There may be better ways to follow Test Cricket than mine, but I have yet to hear it. I'm sat on a pristine sandy beach in Kilifi, Kenya, grilling fresh crabs and lobsters over a drift wood fire, washed down, as I cook, with copious quantities of Smirnoff, diluted with coconut water and ice. Top that if you can."

1146 - WI 147-4 (Trail by 8): Anderson is causing Chanderpaul a few difficulties here, squaring him up, then beating him with one that seams away. More crazy running too as Chanderpaul sets off for a single but puts the brakes on half way down the track and just beats the throw from mid-on.

Matt, Harrow, via text: "RE Ollie in Nottingham. The chap must have thrown his tie to the ground in disgust and despair when he found that not only he lost his slipper, but that the kebab had gone off."

1143 - WI 147-4: Lively over. The ball business has clearly wound up Broad as he peppers Samuel with a couple of fierce short balls, striking him on the shoulder and prompting him into an ugly fend that drops just short of the slips. Another short one, but it's only waist-high and Samuels pulls it to the boundary, before clattering the next one through midwicket. Great comeback from the Windies No.6.

1138 - WI 137-4: Still not much happening for Jimmy, a single each off his latest over. "This is exciting" says Aggers, as the third umpire runs out with a ball guage to check the shape of the current cherry. It seems to past the test, much to England's dismay.

Geoffrey Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "Too much comfort zone this morning. There's always a danger on days like this that if you think all you have to do is turn up, it doesn't happen. The bowling needs to get better."

1132 - WI 135-4: Just seen our Stewie with a Chelsea flag draped over the front of his commentary box. The man has no class! Two to Samuels, clipped past mid-on, not middled but two runs all the same. We've had just over half an hour this morning, and England's lead is down to 20.

Ollie, Nottingham, via text: "Re Tom Fordyce, clearly a poor chap woke up feeling in the need of a kebab from the fridge, found the floodlights at Lord's had drained all the electricity from the local grid, so stuck the fridge outside where it's naturally cold, abandoned the kebab after it went off, lost a slipper. The appearance of the tie is still somewhat mysterious."

Geoffrey Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "That was an appalling bit of fielding - no-one within five yards of the stumps. Terrible cricket by the two backing up - shocking. They're all fielding so cold, wrapped up, they're not getting going."

1128 - WI 132-4: What a chance for England! Samuels takes off for a single, Shiv doesn't fancy it but belatedly takes off. Pietersen tries an underarm flick at the stumps, with Shiv miles from his ground, but there's noone backing up and the batsman survives.

1125 - WI 130-4: Broad catches the Samuels edge but the ball drops just short of first slip. The ball held its line and bounced inches short of Graeme Swann. England are getting closer.

1120 - WI 128-4: The first real scare for Shiv as Anderson sends one straight down the corridor and the batsman has a flirt but doesn't make any contact.

Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport's chief sports writer: "Cold and grey at Lord's. Floodlights on. Day to get the picnic blanket off the grass and across the knees. Spotted on the otherwise pristine pavements of St John's Wood on the stroll in: one abandoned kebab, one beige tie, one old fridge and a slipper. Piece together that individual's night out."

1117 - WI 125-4: Sheriff Strauss looks on pensively as Lieutenant Broad sets about his day's work. But Shiv the scoundrel is giving him the slip at the moment, retaining the strike with a single off the last ball.

Jonathan Agnew, BBC Test Match Special, on Twitter: "Morning all - bitterly cold day. Well done to all those braving the elements. England to win today, but for how long will Chanderpaul bat?"

1111 - WI 124-4: The first runs of the day, three of them to Samuels via a punch through midwicket. Chanderpaul gets his score ticking over too with a turn off the body to long leg. The floodlights are on already at Lord's. They are going to have some electricity bill this week.

Lee, Newcastle, via text: "One of the best texts I've seen on live text from Kev there! Had a little chuckle to myself in the middle of the street!"

Geoffrey Boycott, BBC Test Match Special: "I think England can get at Marlon Samuels. His figures aren't special - he averages 29; he floats up and down the order."

1108 - WI 120-4: One of the most admirable attributes of "Shiv" is his awareness of his territory, and his off stump in particular. He sees off Broad's first assault by leaving five and blocking one.

Kev in Watford, via TMS inbox: "I understand that Mr Broad is going to serve the gentleman in question 'ASBO' a superbly bowled over. If he still refuses to remove himself from our sacred ground, he will be referred to the court of umpire the honourable Dar, there of course is likely to be a lengthy and complicated appeals procedure, the outcome of which can never be guaranteed. Your legal advisor in Anti Social Behaviour Orders, Kev."

1102 - WI 120-4: Sketchy old start from Samuels as he edges the first ball, but it doesn't carry to Swann at second slip. It's a good, probing start from Jimmy as he opens up with a maiden.

George O'Brien on Twitter: "I'm in my university library revising in full Chelsea kit, including boots and head-guard. Hope England can echo their heroics."

1059: Samuels is taking guard to Jimmy. Play...

Sir Viv Richards, BBC Test Match Special: "What is important is for them to bat - do it responsibly - and by doing so give yourself a lead. A lot of folks think this game could be over tdoay. It's all about Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels."

Phil, via TMS inbox: "Rather than attending Cannes film festival (where I'm supposed to be today) I am sofa-ridden after injuring my neck. I'm hoping that Chanderpaul won't prove as much as a pain in the neck to Strauss. Keep me entertained whilst my friends attempt to schmooze Jessica Chastain. Please."

1054: Viv and Tuffers are adamant that the pitch remains a good one for batting and the Windies will need to do plenty more of that is they are to have a chance of saving or winning the match, with the deficit still 35 runs. The forecast? "Cold and dry, with a blanket of cloud," according to BBC weatherman Darren Bett.

1050: Apologies for our slightly retro look this morning. I assure you that, just like Andrew Strauss, we have our best men on the job. In the meantime, don't forget you need to manually refresh for updates.

Alec Stewart, BBC Test Match Special: "I had fantastic trip out there. I've only had an hour's sleep. I was following the Test match as best as I could. But what a fantastic experience. I had people round me, who you wouldn't want to go down a dark alley with, crying their eyes out."

1048: Yes he is - he is wearing his Chelsea shirt! And he's chatting to Aggers on TMS right now...

1046: I've just received a text from a certain Mr Alec Stewart which reads thus: "Chelsea FC - Champions of Europe :)" Stewie is back on English soil after watching his beloved Blues conquer Bayern last night, and we await news of whether he will be wearing his Chelsea shirt when he arrives for 5 live duty at Lord's this morning.

1040: Rumour has it that local sheriff Andrew Strauss has deployed his best men on the case, tasking lieutenants Anderson, Broad, Bresnan and Swann with forcibly removing Shiv from the area. We will keep you informed as to whether they are successful in their mission.

1038: Witnesses, mostly wearing curious egg-and-bacon striped ties, have variously described Shiv as "an irritation" and "a nuisance", but a local reporter nicknamed "Aggers" has expressed admiration for the sheer determination of our imposter. "He clings to that crease like a limpet," he remarked in his daily column.

1030: Top of the morning to you. I've been informed about a man going by the name of Shiv who has occupied an area of St John's Wood and is refusing to budge.

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