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Mark Mitchener and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    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.

    Ben Stokes
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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.

  3. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

    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."

  6. Join the debate at #bbccricket

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

  7. Post update

    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?

  9. Post update

    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."

  10. Post update

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

    Already on the podcast page you can listen again to the lunchtime "Ask Viv" feature with Sir Viv Richards.

  11. Post update

    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."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  12. 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

    Full scorecard

    Alastair Cook
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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.

  14. Post update

    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."

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

    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."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

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

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

  19. Post update

    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."

  20. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Post update

    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."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

    Jermaine Blackwood
  24. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Post update

    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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  29. 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.

  31. 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
  33. 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.

  34. Post update

    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."

  35. Post update

    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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  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. Post update

    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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  39. Blackwood caught off no-ball

    WI 134-4

    It couldn't last for ever - Blackwood fends off a Stokes lifter and it's a simple slip catch. Or is it? They're checking for a no-ball - and it is. No portion of the Durham man's front foot was behind the popping crease. An absolute waste. Didn't that happen in the Ashes to deny him a first Test wicket? Anyone remember?

    Ben Stokes
  40. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "West Indies are now producing orthodox cricketers: Brathwaite at the top of the order was solid, Bravo was watchful. West Indies need a mindset of scoring - England are just bowling OK without any real pressure being put on them. I think England have spread the field a bit too early, I'd have kept a few men up having got them four down quite cheaply."

  41. WI 132-4 (Jordan 10-4-22-1)

    There's a long-off posted for the free-swinging Blackwood, who remind Michael Vaughan of the days when Philo Wallace and Clayton Lambert opened for the Windies. Lambert is one of a select band to have featured in ODIs for more than one team, having finished his career playing for the USA in the mid-2000s. For now, Blackwood reins in his attacking instincts - though he fails to connect with an ugly cut shot. Maiden.

  42. Post update

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Blackwood has got all the shots in the book, but concentration does play a part in blocking his route to where he should be."

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  43. WI 132-4

    Blackwood angles the bat and edges Stokes between slip and gully for four - while a streaky inside edge is nearly his downfall but it misses the stumps and is taken by keeper Jos Buttler. A single allows him to pinch the strike - this stand is now worth 33.

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    Ell: Shiv is a real WI great in my eyes, doesn't fit the mould of the typical WI powerhouse player but a great player nonetheless!

    Will M: Tredwell might scrape into the 3rds in my club. Totally pedestrian, no variation, couldn't turn a doorknob. Why is he there?

  45. WI 127-4 (Chanderpaul 17*, Blackwood 16*)

    Jordan has a short mid-off for Chanderpaul, who is playing with Zen-like calm. There are still 16 more overs to get in today by 22:30 BST, and with Tredwell now off, we may struggle to reach that mark. Maiden over.

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    Scott Fowler in Cumbria: How underrated is Chanderpaul? He has been the linchpin for the West Indies for 20 years. The likes of Ponting, Tendulkar, Dravid all have the legend tag attached to them. Their success was noticed more because they were in a winning team. Surely more would have been said about him if he was in a more successful team.

  47. WI 127-4

    Tredwell's off after those 12 overs - Ben Stokes is going to have a trundle (and I mean that in the nicest possible way) from the Sir Andy Roberts End. Blackwood has the air of a man you might snaffle straight after a drinks break through lack of concentration, but Stokes' first ball is a little wayward and Blackwood manages it to smear it for two through square leg.

  48. Scorecard update

    West Indies 125-4 (49 overs) - trail by 274 runs

    Batsmen: Chanderpaul 17*, Blackwood 14*

    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 12-0-38-1, Jordan 8-2-22-1, Stokes 4-0-18-0, Tredwell 12-4-22-1

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

    West Indies won toss

    Full scorecard

    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
  49. Drinks break

    WI 125-4

    Many batsmen would struggle in digging their side out of a hole after they were reduced to 99-4 - not Shivnarine Chanderpaul. He's done it so many times, carrying West Indies seemingly single-handed through their last two or three tours of England - and easily sees off a maiden from Jordan.

    West Indies trail by 274 - so need 75 more to avoid the possibility of the follow-on. (Which, you may remember, England chose NOT to enforce at the Recreation Ground in 2009). Time for drinks.

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    David: Chanderpaul's stance on stump cam is a bizarre view, so unorthodox yet one of the finest players of the last two generations.

    Ian Bradley: Jordan bowls far too many leave balls, won't be around for long unless he can consistently asks more questions of batsmen.

  51. WI 125-4

    Tredwell wheels away for his 12th successive over, Chanderpaul scuttles through for a single and a rare looser delivery from the Kent man is brutally pulled for four by Blackwood. That's the first four he's conceded.

  52. Post update

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Shiv Chanderpaul's Test career has lasted 21 years and 28 days. It's the 11th longest in Test history. In his life, he has spent more time as a West Indies cricketer than not."

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    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Chanderpaul's style is slightly crab-looking, but he has been pretty effective. He gets himself in just as good a position as anyone who's orthodox. He has stood very tall in recent times. I still believe there's lots of runs left in him and he still enjoys his batting very much."

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  54. WI 120-4 (Chanderpaul 16*, Blackwood 10*)

    We're starting to get the feeling that James Anderson will have to wait another day or two to overtake Beefy Botham - after those back-to-back boundaries last over, he's replaced by third seamer Chris Jordan. With the "slog over mid-off" being Blackwood's favourite (only?) shot, Stuart Broad is rather deep at mid-off. A nurdle off his legs takes Blackwood to 10, and Chanderpaul doggedly resists anything Jordan can bowl at him, just adding a leg bye to the score - our first extra of the innings.

  55. Post update

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have done pretty well up to this particular point. After West Indies did so well to bowl England out, England have fought back very well. It's going to take some batsmanship from West Indies to get out of this, like Joe Root and all those guys produced in the England innings."

  56. WI 118-4 (Tredwell 11-4-17-1)

    Blackwood comes down the pitch to Tredwell, but can only blast it back to the bowler, on the bounce. It's as if he's a pressure-cooker waiting to boil over. With Ballance standing a little deep at cover, it allows Blackwood to plunder a single.

  57. WI 117-4

    Chanderpaul's batting stance really does need to be seen to be believed - feet pointing back down the wicket at the bowler, lifting the bat back towards gully. It's ugly, but effective as the Guyanese left-hander guides Anderson for successive fours through the covers.

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    5FDP Bear: Is it me or has Shiv Chanderpaul turned into Jack Russell?

    Angry Man Hamp: Jimmy doesn't stand a chance of beating Botham's record this innings.

  59. WI 109-4 (Chanderpaul 8*, Blackwood 8*)

    Tredwell looks to tempt young Blackwood into a rash shot, trying to reel him inn. But Blackwood's not taking the bait this time. Maiden over, Tredwell has figures of 10-4-16-1.

  60. WI 109-4

    We have another 25 overs left to bowl today, in 70 regulation minutes plus an extra half-hour. Blackwood takes a bit of a wild swipe at Anderson, the ball sails into the air - safely - over deep extra cover and they run one. Geoffrey on TMS is predictably muttering about whether the youngster has any shots other than a slog over mid-off while Chanderpaul - who knows how to bat properly at 100-4 - sees off the rest of the over.

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    Joanthan: Every time I've turned over to check the WI innings score a wicket has been taken.

  62. Scorecard update

    West Indies 108-4 (42 overs) - trail by 291 runs

    Batsmen: Chanderpaul 8*, Blackwood 7*

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

    Bowling figures: Anderson 11-8-15-1, Broad 12-0-38-0, Jordan 6-1-21-1, Stokes 4-0-18-0, Tredwell 9-3-16-1

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

    West Indies won toss

    Full scorecard

  63. WI 108-4

    How long before the pressure gets to Jermaine Blackwood and he has a dart? Just a single for now takes West Indies off 105, where they'd been stuck for a while - and Chanderpaul adds a two. But that means Blackwood will face Anderson for the very first time...

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    Wyndham Hacket Pain: Chris Jordan must be the most enthusiastic high-fiver I have ever seen!

  65. WI 105-4 (Anderson 11-8-15-1)

    Tredwell takes his place in the slip cordon as Anderson starts his 11th over. There's not much movement from a ball which is now 40 overs old, and we have a third successive maiden over. Indeed, eight of Anderson's 11 overs have been maidens - a captain's dream. Meanwhile, Chickie's Disco plays the cricket anthem "Rally Round The West Indies" between overs.

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    Joe Wilson

    BBC News sports correspondent

    On Twitter: Chanderpaul will be playing for West Indies in 10 years' time, taking his guard behind the stumps, bat pointed towards fine leg.

  67. WI 105-4 (Tredwell 8-3-13-1)

    Slip, short leg, silly mid-off in place for Blackwood, will he attack Tredwell again? Not this over, he carefully plays each ball on its merits. Maiden.

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    Jack Lennon-French: Seeing as it's working for everyone else... I bet Jennifer Lawrence will never ask me on a date the same day I win the lottery.

  69. WI 105-4 (Chanderpaul 6*, Blackwood 6*)

    Broad off after a good four-over spell, and James Anderson - now only two behind Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket haul - returns to attack the left-handed Chanderpaul, so often West Indies' rock over the last decade or so. For now, Chanderpaul hangs on, surviving a probing maiden over.

  70. Post update

    Tony Cozier

    BBC Test Match Special

    "This is the way he plays. He's a dasher."

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  71. WI 105-4

    Jermaine Blackwood is the new batsman, not a face familiar to England fans as he's only played five Tests before today. Clearly not a man to hang around, the young Jamaican lofts his second ball for six over extra cover! Does he think it's a T20 game? West Indies are into three figures, in any event.

  72. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was just about to say West Indies are playing into England's hands. England blocked up a lot of scoring shots and were squeezing the pressure. If you put this West Indies team under pressure, you know they're going to fold on a lot of occasions. They're open now,. If a couple more go down, they're going to get bowled out cheaply."

  73. WICKET

    Brathwaite c Jordan b Tredwell 39 (WI 99-4)

    Tredders strikes! Brathwaite's vigil is ended as he edges and Chris Jordan takes a great one-handed catch diving to his right at slip. The man from Ashford (Kent) has his seventh Test wicket, five years and a month after his first six.

    Scorecard

    Chris Jordan catches Brathwaite reuters
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    Chris Ingram: Thanks to all for slagging off Broad - he just bowled a beauty. Personally I think that Tredders will never take a hat-trick...

  75. WI 99-3

    Chanderpaul finally looks to have middled one, pulling a shorter ball from Broad for two down to Gary Ballance running round at deep square leg. Broad yells an appeal for lbw as Chanderpaul is taken on the thigh pad by a delivery clearly sailing down the leg side - thankfully for England, Captain Cook decides against using up a review.

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    Shannon McKee from Northern Ireland: Really enjoying Geoffrey's sensible views on the future of Test cricket. As a 19-year-old traditionalist who prefers Test cricket, I too fear for the long format of the game. I'm paying good money to come to Trent Bridge this summer v Australia, but fear this kind of event may become more and more rare with the rise of limited-overs cricket, and the powers at be focusing less on the long term future of Test cricket.

  77. WI 97-3 (Brathwaite 39*, Chanderpaul 4*)

    I suspect, considering the number of shirtless England fans around the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the hotels and local shops around Antigua may be advised to stock up on after-sun lotion. Some of those people will be a shade of maroon-pink similar to the West Indies ODI kit by tonight... Tredwell is quickly through his over as usual, at the cost of a two through point from Brathwaite. The Kent man has figures of 6-2-7-0.

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    Scott in Manchester: Re 20:13. Top class mockers from David Hall there! Great work, sir.

  79. WI 95-3 (35 overs)

    Brathwaite resumes defensive duty against Broad - if England's post-tea plan was to bowl dry and starve the runs, it's working so far. A single off the last ball means Brathwaite's 37 has taken him 94 balls.

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    Simon Horswell: I love reading what the Broad-bashers have to say... it invariably brings him a wicket.

  81. WI 94-3 (Brathwaite 36*, Chanderpaul 4*)

    Swanny on TMS wants Tredwell to offer Brathwaite a single in order to bowl at the new batsman (Ed Smith thinks his former team-mate Shaun Udal excelled at that) - and when the single arrives, Cook comes in at silly point himself while keeping a slip and a short leg for Chanderpaul. It's not convincing so far from the 40-year-old but he sees off the over unscathed.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "For England, this is a good time for Chanderpaul to come in. He doesn't start that well against spin, so England should keep Tredwell on for a few overs. This is where Alastair Cook has to be brave - he has to attack."

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  83. WI 93-3

    The floodlights are already on (despite it being 3.15pm local time and close to the Equator) as veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul (known as "The Crab" for his unorthodox batting stance) scuttles out - and his first ball flies off an edge and would have been taken chest-high by a man at fourth slip - when there are only two slips and a gully in. What's more, it goes for four.

  84. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well bowled, Stuart Broad. It's very hard to drag Samuels out of his crease. It seemed slower and slightly fuller outside off stump. Beautiful bowling and a very good breakthrough for England."

  85. WICKET

    Samuels c Buttler b Broad 33 (WI 89-3)

    Great ball from Broad - Marlon Samuels is drawn forward to prod at one outside off stump and is caught behind. Only two balls before, Samuels had tried a similar shot which angled the ball wide of the slips and brought him four through third man. Send for the Crab!

    Scorecard

    Marlon Samuels bowled by Stuart Broad
  86. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    David Hall: Watching @StuartBroad8 bowl half trackers at 78mph is painful. The only bowling he wouldn't run away from is his own.

  87. WI 85-2

    One slip (Chris Jordan) and a short leg (is that Bell, or Root?) for Tredwell, while Brathwaite, a thick gold chain hanging out of his shirt collar, is on the defensive. Maiden over. We have 35 more to be bowled today, and with Tredwell on, they should get them in.

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    Thomas Roper: Look at all bowlers cards, bar Stokes, all really good for flat pitch. Wickets needed but bowlers deserve more credit today.

    Mark: Tredwell good honest pro & won let you down but last year couldn't get a game for Kent, chance missed to try a youngster.

  89. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "You've got be prepared to give it a bit of air and tease the West Indian batsmen, they're not great players of spin, especially defensively. You've got to use the breeze to get some drift."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  90. WI 85-2 (Brathwaite 35*, Samuels 29*)

    Yep, it's Broad from the Sir Curtly Ambrose End - with one slip, and Ian Bell at a fairly straight silly mid-off position, where he may be in danger of colliding with Broad in his follow-through... Kraigg Brathwaite knocks a single, but a decent start for England after tea.

  91. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Re: Michael Vaughan's comments on school cricket:

    Dennis Brow: Yep, no pitch, no team, no cricket at our kids' school. 1k+ kids, what a waste. TBF, last astro-wicket burnt by vandals.

    The Cricket Asylum: We're working with a local club to start U9s. We coach in local primaries and send them to the club. 16 turned up to first session.

    James McHale: Look at figures for kids taking up cricket since it disappeared from terrestrial telly.

  92. WI 84-2

    Tredwell keeps it tight against Marlon Samuels, while Stuart Broad is doing some loosening at third man, will he come on at the other end?

  93. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Put yourself in James Tredwell's shoes - he's not played a Test for five years and wants to get some rhythm and get some dot balls under his belt, you can understand he's not being too generous in terms of giving it air."

  94. Post update

    Thanks, James - it's James Tredwell to resume proceedings from the Sir Andy Roberts End.

  95. Post update

    Right, it's time for me to hand you back to Mark Mitchener for the evening session...

  96. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson on TMS: "My grandad Ken never used to stop going on about Boycott. And Geoffrey remembered Ken, I think he knows everyone in Yorkshire."

  97. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Richard Cooper: Can't see what Broad brings to the team. Jimmy builds pressure, six maidens v none from Broad. Needs to get back to county cricket.

    James Phipps: When do the England selectors get called into question? Same team equals same results? Better openers and bowlers needed.

  98. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "When I was on tour with England, by the end of the tour, I couldn't stand the sight of most of the team, and then two minutes after leaving the airport after getting back home, I was missing them."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  99. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson on TMS: "The Voice had finished, I felt like coming out here to chill out where no-one knows your name - and it feels like half of England's out here. I feel like a fish out of water as I've never been to a cricket match before, even though I grew up in the shadow of Headingley and I now live in the shadow of Lord's."

  100. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Jake Cartledge: Tredwell needs a big performance here otherwise the decision to not play Rashid will look a poor one...

    Jon Amor: I will not stand by this Tredwell bashing! Am I seriously the only person who sees the value of a player like Tredwell?

  101. Post update

    So, a session that began well for England with the wicket of Devon Smith for the record-chasing James Anderson ends in frustration as Marlon Samuels and Kraigg Brathwaite make fairly untroubled progress, with the shine wearing off the ball and batting beginning to look easy.

    Anderson bowled well at the start to remove Devon Smith, before Darren Bravo, who looked good in his brief stay at the crease, edged Chris Jordan behind. But Kraigg Brathwaite batted obdurately and Marlon Samuels added some impetus into the innings as the bowlers, Ben Stokes in particular, began to toil. This Test match is evenly poised with one session left on the second day.

  102. Tea scorecard

    West Indies 84-2 (29 overs) - trail by 315 runs

    Batsmen: Brathwaite 34*, Samuels 29*

    Fall of wickets: 19-1 (Smith 11), 42-2 (Bravo 10)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 9-6-15-1, Broad 8-0-26-0, Jordan 6-1-21-1, Stokes 4-0-18-0, Tredwell 2-0-4-0

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

    West Indies won toss

    Full scorecard

  103. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The message at tea will be: bowl with a bit more discipline, bowl dots, bowl straight and get the batsmen hitting straight with a straight field. The West Indies are back in the game but I prefer runs on the board."

  104. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Thomas Hammond: Cook claims he is the man to captain England, well a dicey little situation like this is the perfect chance to prove it.

    Harun Mohamed: Love seeing Marlon Samuels bat, he is a bit like Kevin Pietersen, you don't know what you get with him but he is exciting to watch.

  105. Tea interval

    WI 84-2

    And that is the last action before the tea interval. A pretty even session that.

  106. Not out

    As we suspected, Samuels hit the ball into the ground. On we go...

  107. Umpire review

    Marlon Samuels has been 'caught' in the slips - it looks like a bump ball, but we're going upstairs to make sure...

  108. WI 83-2

    Tredwell keeps Samuels tied down for the first five deliveries of his over before the batsman manages to prevent a maiden with a single to midwicket off the final ball.

  109. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ben Thapa: Stokes too full, but at least you can set a field to it. Better than the confidence-stripped guy bowling long hops last summer. Fear for Tredwell - doesn't play regularly for his county, lacks variety, could go the distance. Hope I'm wrong.

    Mike Bell: Ben Stokes looks about as likely to take a wicket as I do to replace him at the end of his spell. #trundling

  110. WI 82-2 (Brathwaite 34*, Samuels 27*)

    It's just not happening for Stokes at the moment - once again he strays with the first ball of his over and Samuels, who has injected a bit of tempo in to this West Indies innings, square-drives him handsomely behind point. England going through a bit of a tricky period here.

  111. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mark Hefter: Broad has played the last three years on the back of a good match a year [ago] and reputation alone, and this comes from a Notts fan.

    samf: Broad currently ranked one of the best in the world, let alone England. #Alwaysgetspickedon

  112. Samuels dropped on 21

    WI 75-2

    A first bowl for James Tredwell, whose inclusion ahead of Adil Rashid did not exactly delight many in the TMS commentary box or on social media. And he nearly makes an immediate impact, sprawling full-length to this right to get a hand to a drive from Samuels but failing to cling on to a tough chance diving to his right.

  113. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "At my old school, Silverdale in Sheffield, the new school has been built over what was my cricket pitch. It's a real shame. You've got to be careful when you look at these participation figures - as a lot of kids play in three or four different age groups and they're counted three times."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  114. WI 72-2 (Brathwaite 32*, Samuels 19*)

    Stokes serves up a drive ball off the first delivery of his latest, overpitched outside off again. He manages to keep it tight thereafter, but he's clearly not happy with his length - he boots the turf in frustration after his final delivery.

  115. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Nick Lovering: It felt during the World Cup that England were playing a different game from best in the world. And now, with the IPL, they are.

  116. WI 66-2

    Marlon Samuels averages 35 in Tests but almost 70 against England. He clearly enjoys facing Anderson et al, but he manages to curb his usual attacking instincts to fend off a good over from Anderson: a maiden.

  117. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Hillel: Last time England played the Windies they struggled against key wickets. Need to control Samuels and Chanderpaul this series.

    Jonno Evans: Surely time for a Jack Brooks call-up?

  118. WI 66-2 (Brathwaite 26*, Samuels 19*)

    Ben Stokes gets his first bowl of the afternoon. He bowls a few bad balls but does have a knack of producing a wicket-taking delivery. His first contribution is of the more charitable variety though, a wide full toss which Brathwaite scythes backward of point for four.

  119. Scorecard update

    West Indies 62-2 (22 overs) - trail by 337 runs

    Batsmen: Brathwaite 22*, Samuels 19*

    Fall of wickets: 19-1 (Smith 11), 42-2 (Bravo 10)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 8-5-15-1, Broad 8-0-26-0, Jordan 6-1-21-1

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

    West Indies won toss

    Full scorecard

  120. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    James Gutteridge: Still not convinced by Jordan, a lucky wicket doesn't paper over the cracks. Plenty of other capable English bowlers out there.

    Jon Dunn: I refuse to believe that Broad & Jordan are in the top four bowlers in English cricket at the moment.

  121. WI 62-2

    More runs for Samuels as Anderson returns to the attack and is promptly punched through the covers off the back foot - lovely stroke. Batting just beginning to look a little easier now, the ball coming on nicely...

  122. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    On Twitter: At tea (19:40 BST) two music legends come face to face. Graeme Swann & Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs.

    Ricky Wilson and Graeme Swann
  123. WI 56-2 (Brathwaite 22*, Samuels 13*)

    This has been a rather slow and steady session so far, but the arrival of Marlon Samuels could well herald a slight quickening of the pulse. Samuels is a gloriously natural strokemaker and he's dealing in boundaries out the moment, driving Broad back past his toes and down to the mid-off boundary. Woof.

    Samuels could have been gone a couple of balls later though: he knocks one straight to Jimmy Anderson at mid-off and ill-advisedly sets off for a single, but Anderson's throw is wide of the stumps and trickles away for four overthrows. Samuels would have been out by yards.

  124. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Terry Mahoney: Re: Peter and Alan circa 18:43 - Let's just say that Jordan has popped an invitation to the party through the letter box.

    Alan Compton: You only need one in the right postcode to take a wicket, I suppose...

  125. WI 47-2

    Jordan has settled in to a better line here - he gets one to just nip back off the seam and whistle past the exposed off stump of Brathwaite. A maiden.

  126. Post update

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Malcolm Marshall was the leader of the pack, he would come up with information that could be passed around the bowlers - he showed you which side you should be shining it, for instance. I look at all the technical stuff today, I look at Chris Jordan and think he could straighten out a little bit - his run-up is rather ungainly and he looks as though he should have a javelin in his hand."

  127. WI 47-2

    Strangled yelps of glee in the slip cordon as Broad produces a very good delivery which just evades the flashing blade of Brathwaite - that was an uncharacteristically loose stroke from the nuggety opener.

  128. Post update

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Do any modern batsmen remind you of yourself?

    "There are certain shots Dwayne Smith plays - there are times I think he's a mini Viv - but I don't think he's been consistent enough."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  129. WI 46-2 (Brathwaite 21, Samuels 4)

    So, Marlon Samuels joins Kraigg Brathwaite in the middle. And he greets Chris Jordan with an absolute peach of a shot - standing tall and spanking a full ball through the covers. Samuels didn't even move - he knew that was four.

  130. WICKET

    Bravo c Buttler c Jordan 10 (WI 42-2)

    Ah. Apologies Darren, I've jinxed you there. He had been getting the ball out of the middle, but now he falls to a rather curious dismissal: Chris Jordan sends down a fairly innocuous delivery that keeps low outside off, Bravo looks to try and withdraw his bat but he can't prevent a little edge, which is pouched low down by Jos Buttler.

    Scorecard

    Chris Jordan
  131. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Does the ICC really police all these rules and regulations about different colours and logos allowed on cricket boots?

    "You'd be surprised. During the game, the match referees will come in and do spot-checks to check boots and widths of bats. David Boon once apologised that he had to give me a reprimand because a bit of tape covering a logo on my armguard. When a new boot comes out, the manufacturers have to send them to the ICC to check, before releasing them. I was covering the Caribbean Premier League last year and Lendl Simmons's bat had holes bored in them by over-zealous customs officials in Miami as they thought he was smuggling cocaine - they saw a cricket bat and didn't know what it was."

  132. WI 41-1

    Stuart Broad, reddening appreciably in the afternoon sun, resumes after drinks. Hot work out there. Four men wait in the slip cordon but it's a futile vigil so far, with the redoubtable Brathwaite and Bravo locating the ball with the middle of the bat. Bravo ends the over with two through point.

  133. Scorecard update

    West Indies 37-1 (16 overs) - trail by 362 runs

    Batsmen: Brathwaite 19*, Bravo 7**

    Fall of wickets: 19-1 (Smith 11)

    Bowling figures: Anderson 7-5-9-1, Broad 5-0-12-0, Jordan 4-0-16-0

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

    West Indies won toss

    Full scorecard

  134. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Pete Thorneycroft: I'm not really sure what Jordan brings to the party.

    Alan Compton: Jordan struggles to bowl six deliveries in the same postcode. Clarke and Smith will be licking their lips.

  135. Drinks break

    WI 37-1 (Brathwaite 19*, Bravo 7*)

    Oh, Christopher. A snapshot of Jordan's bowling career as he defeats the edge of Brathwaite's bat with an absolute snorter which just leaves him with late away-nip, then next ball serves up some absolute garbage which Brathwaite lashes through the off-side. Drinks.

  136. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    On Twitter: As James Anderson closes in on England Test record, his big mate Graeme Swann & record holder Sir Ian Botham watch on.

    Graeme Swann and Kevin Pietersen
  137. WI 31-1

    Alastair Cook drags the eager Jimmy Anderson out of the attack and reintroduces Stuart Broad. West Indies continue to accumulate steadily, with Bravo and Brathwaite pushing a sharp single each.

  138. Anderson's 100th Test

    England one-day captain Eoin Morgan: Massive congratulations to @jimmy9 playing in his 100th Test. Great achievement.

  139. WI 29-1 (Brathwaite 13*, Bravo 5*)

    Jordan can tend to serve up a rather mixed bag of deliveries, and he ruins a good over here, by chucking in a horrible short and wide ball, which Brathwaite laces behind point for four.

  140. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Stuart Field: Does Broad only get a place now because he's T20 captain? No batting confidence, average bowling! #nowgetafivefor

    Thomas Hammond: If professional sportsmen get demoralised by not being picked, they should try a new career. Defiant mentality is what's needed.

  141. Post update

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Looking at the clouds, and the wind, you'd think any outswing bowler would want to bowl at the other end to which Anderson's bowling."

    Graeme Swann adds: "I always thought Jimmy bowled at the wrong end. But who are we to question him as he's taken all these wickets! I always used to think he should bowl at the Nursery End and use the slope for the outswinger, but he preferred the Pavilion End."

  142. WI 25-1

    Jimmy Anderson's arms are briefly aloft as he raps Darren Bravo on the pads, but he swung that too sharply, and Hawk-Eye shows the ball would have slid down the leg-side. Bravo, looking to see off the threat of Anderson, plays out a maiden.

  143. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Darren Bravo is like a carbon copy of Brian Lara when he's batting, for instance the way he plays that flick off his toes. What the West Indies would give for someone with half the output of Lara in this team now."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  144. WI 25-1 (Brathwaite 9*, Bravo 5*)

    Chris Jordan has a muscular, powerful frame but a somewhat idiosynratic run-up - he pounds in with short, strangely effortful steps, like a thoroughbred racehorse tramping over a bouncy castle. Bravo, often likened to his cousin Brian Lara in his technique, opens his account with a dismissive, almost haughty flick to the square-leg boundary.

  145. WI 20-1

    Brathwaite is an unhurried, studious type and he's in no hurry to move the score on after lunch - he watchfully blocks out an array of inswingers and outswingers from Anderson for another maiden.

  146. WI 20-1 (Brathwaite 9*, Bravo 0*)

    Alastair Cook makes his first bowling change, and summons Barbados-born Chris Jordan, who apparently went to the same school as Kraigg Brathwaite. Brathwaite plays out five dot balls and then tucks a single into the leg side.

  147. Post update

    Tony Cozier

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Darren Bravo's half-brother Dwayne Bravo, the former ODI captain, hasn't played a Test since 2010. He's now gone to the IPL, with one or two seasons there conflicting with Test cricket, and he's now said he's no longer available for Tests."

  148. WI 19-1

    Darren Bravo is the new batsman. He's been one of the West Indies' more reliable performers in recent years, averaging in the mid-40s. He plays out the rest of Anderson's over without scoring.

  149. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "He has altered the angle from bowling round the wicket. Smith has had nice footwork but he wasn't quite forward; he was feeling for it and didn't get his foot out to the pitch. That ball didn't do very much - it just went a fraction - but it doesn't need to do much."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  150. WICKET

    Smith c Buttler b Anderson 11 (WI 19-1)

    The master craftsman makes the breakthrough for England. Jimmy Anderson switches from around the wicket to over and the change of angle immediately befuddles Smith, who edges a beautiful delivery slanted across him into the gloves of Jos Buttler.

    Scorecard

    James Anderson
  151. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "You could do a lot more to keep Test-match cricket alive. For the last 20 years we've hardly done anything. If you'd treated Test cricket like a normal, commercial business, almost all the administrators running the game would have got the sack - because the number of people coming to the game has gone down and down and down.

    "In a business, if they're losing money and the product is not selling, they have to do something about it. In cricket, all they have ever done is take more and more television money. You have to evolve the game."

  152. WI 19-0 (Brathwaite 8*, Smith 11*)

    Broad continues. Brathwaite picks up two with a clip off his toes. In contrast to the afternoon session yesterday, when England really moved through the gears, this has been a sedate start after lunch.

  153. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Liam Sayers: First Finn, now Rashid. Wonder how many other young prospects the ECB plan on demoralising in the future. Clueless.

  154. WI 16-0

    The first shot in anger of the afternoon session as Smith props forward tidily and punches Anderson through the covers for four. Nice. Brathwaite adds two to the score with a clip off his legs.

  155. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a game of attrition at the moment. You get the impression the batsmen just want to stay in and not give their wicket away."

    Listen to TMS commentary via the audio icon (available in UK only).

  156. WI 9-0 (Brathwaite 4*, Smith 5*)

    Brathwaite, a skinny fellow who distinguished himself in the recent West Indies series against South Africa, looks like he's in for the long haul - he collects two off the first ball then plays out five dots from the rest of Stuart Broad's over.

  157. WI 7-0

    Jimmy Anderson, sniffing the four wickets he requires to overtake Ian Botham at the top of the all-time England standings, opens up from the other end. Anderson ploughs his tried and trusted furrow outside off, but if the plan is to entice Smith into a loose shot, it doesn't bear fruit - the Grenadan opener plays out a maiden.

  158. WI 7-0 (Brathwaite 2*, Smith 5*)

    Kraigg Brathwaite might spell his name in a rather maverick way, but he is a conservative opener in the traditional mould - he's no Chris Gayle at the top of the order. He eventually eases himself off the start line after 10 scoreless deliveries with a couple bunted down to long-on.

  159. Post update

    Thanks Mitch. It's going to be Stuart Broad to Kraigg Brathwaite to begin the afternoon session...

  160. Post update

    After an enjoyable #askviv chat - I'm sure it'll be available as a podcast a little later - it's time to reconvene for the second session, and high time that I pass you over to James Gheerbrant to take it through until tea.

    Sir Viv Richards
  161. #askviv

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    What is the ground with the shortest boundary you've played on? I have memories of collecting balls from the cemetery next to the ground at Jesmond.

    "There was also a cemetery at Taunton, where there was a pretty short boundary. The amount of balls that went in there... That's the place where you're supposed to be resting in piece."

  162. #askviv

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Who was the best fast bowler that you faced in your career?

    "The best on a consistent basis was Dennis Lillee. I faced Wasim Akram towards the end of my career, and I was relieved I retired when I did, because he was very hard to pick up. That whippy left arm could catch you out."

  163. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    SamuelPJO: Viv Richards has made it official. Yorkshire has the best fish and chips in the country.

  164. #askviv

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Which of the West Indies fast bowlers were you most relieved that you didn't have to face in Test matches?

    "The Big Bird [Joel Garner]. I've always felt nets were underprepared, they were very spicy. As a batter, you were always scared to whack it back past him. You ought to have put on boxing gloves, because you were always bobbing and weaving."

  165. Post update

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    How good is AB de Villiers, and if you were playing today, would your style be like his?

    "Everyone has their own style, but AB's a magnificent player and it's terrific for the future of cricket that we have players like him, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar who you'd pay money to watch. You always try little things towards the end of an innings - like when I hit Mike Hendrick towards the Tavern Stand at Lord's in the World Cup final, as I knew there was a short boundary there.

    "A good coach is someone who wants you to excel at what you do best, rather than just playing like he does. With Steve Smith of Australia, there were a lot of folks saying 'this kid's not good enough'. Not everyone plays in the same technically correct style."

  166. #askviv

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    There's a story that goes that Greg Thomas ran in and bowled at you at Taunton, you missed the ball, and he said to you: "It's red and round, try hitting it next time." Next ball you hit him out of the ground and told him: "You know what it looks like man, it's red and round, you go and find it." Is the story true?

    "A little bit of flair has been put on that story. Everywhere you go you hear a different version of the story. It's somewhat in that category, but not with all the frills. But in general, I loved giving a bit of chat back. Fast bowlers used to think they were bullies, but you just wanted to send a message."

  167. #askviv

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Is it true that you were once bowled by former Coventry goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic, who played Minor Counties cricket?

    "That's a fact. He was a seamer because he was a big, tall guy. However good you are and however professional you are, we're all equal. We all come down a peg or two. Every time I saw him in the Coventry goal, I said, that's the guy that got me out."

    Steve Ogrizovic
  168. #askviv

    Sir Viv Richards

    Ex-West Indies captain on BBC Test Match Special

    What are your memories of your time with Glamorgan?

    "Going to Glamorgan and being embraced that quickly, after the way I had left Somerset, I felt like an honorary Welshman. I still had a bit of passion in me and felt I had something left to give back on the county circuit, so it was a challenge. I had a great time, I was in my late 30s and had my duties as an experienced player - Alan Butcher brought about a change in the mindset of the team, he couldn't play that much because of injuries. With Hugh Morris, Matthew Maynard and Crofty, I had a great time. The Welsh hospitality was very special."

    Send in your questions for Sir Viv to @bbctms with the hashtag #askviv

  169. #askviv