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Summary

  1. England chasing record 628 to win
  2. Burns & Jennings add unbroken 56
  3. WI 415-6d: Holder 202*; Dowrich 116*
  4. Unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 295
  5. No wickets fall in day, after 18 on day 2
  6. First Test of three-match series

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Yesterday it looked like the England players might have a weekend off. That will at least not be the case.

    Have a read of all of the goings on of day three here.

    We'll be back tomorrow to take you through day four.

    They couldn't, could they?

    Burns Jennings
  2. What would be a good result for England?

    #bbccricket

    Paul B: England will certainly lose this, but if they can dig in and still be in at the end of tomorrow, that would be as good as a win from this position.

  3. Post update

    Jason Holder will steal the headlines with his maiden double century but Shane Dowrich's knock was just as impressive, you could argue more so.

    He came in when England had a sniff last night with West Indies 61-5.

    Dowrich scored 116 not out from 224 balls.

    Shane Dowrich
  4. Post update

    West Indies centurion Shane Dowrich, speaking on Sky Sports: "It was a taxing day. Stokes and Anderson are two of the best bowlers in the world right now but Moeen Ali and the others we thought we could get off the square a bit easier.

    "We just stuck to the plan. It was just to play the ball on merit and tire the English as much as possible."

  5. Post update

    Simon Mann

    The Cricket Social

    It's about regaining some pride and making West Indies work as hard as they possibly can for those 10 wickets.

    If England survive it will be one of the most miraculous escapes in the history of Test cricket.

  6. 'I've never seen anything like that'

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Barbados

    I really like how Burns and Jennings lined up - they tried nothing clever. I didn't see a single drive from Jennings - he left everything outside the off stump. Burns battled away, he got some stuff to hit outside off stump and he cut it away.

    I don't think I've seen anything like that - 18 wickets one day and none the next. It's pretty remarkable.

  7. 'We wanted to keep England on their feet'

    West Indies captain Jason Holder, who made 202 not out, on Sky Sports: "It was good day. It was very challenging up front against Jimmy and Stokesy. They bowled good deliveries. It was a pleasing day, a really pleasing day.

    "To form the partnership we did was really pleasing. It was something I have wanted to achieve since my debut (scoring a hundred at Barbados)."

    "We wanted to keep England on their feet as long as possible. There's still a lot of time left in the Test match - we didn't want to make a silly decision."

  8. 'England can take heart from that'

    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Barbados

    That was a really outstanding effort. England have got to show the sort of character that these two have shown there.

    They will almost certainly lose this game but you can at least take stuff with you. In a three-match series you can get over an aberration, a performance like yesterday. You can take some character with you, you can take some form with you.

    They've shown some fight. The remaining batsmen will take a lot of heart from that. They've got to get through tomorrow and see what happens on the fifth day.

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  10. Post update

    Daniel Norcross

    The Cricket Social

    History tells us that there's no way they can save this Test match.

  11. If England win I will...

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    Yoth: If England win I’ll sit in a bath full of beans. Then eat the beans.

  12. Post update

    Daniel Norcross

    The Cricket Social

    If anyone can explain how that happened, they're a better man than me.

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    Tadhg Rohan: So 18 wickets fall yesterday. Looking like zero today. Test cricket is mad!!

  14. Post update

    Jason Holder almost makes it off the field but stops near the boundary rope and lays down flat on his back.

    England's openers have done well but this is the West Indies' captain day.

    Jason Holder
  15. Post update

    Owais Shah

    Former England batsman on The Cricket Social

    The wicket seems to have just flattened out. I think there is a little bit of bounce which could trouble our batsmen tomorrow. But Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings have played nice and straight, left the ball really well and they haven't missed any opportunity to score, which shows they're in a positive mindset.

    Rory Burns
  16. Post update

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  17. If England win I will...

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  18. Post update

    Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss are the first to pat Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns on the back as they make it up to the dressing room.

    I don't think many expected England to reach the close with their 10 wickets intact.

  19. Post update

    Simon Mann

    The Cricket Social

    Those people who said they're walking from Land's End to John O'Groats must be getting twitchy.

  20. Close of play - Eng 56-0

    Target 628; Burns 39, Jennings 11

    Test cricket, ey! Completely different to yesterday but a remarkable day.

    After 18 wickets fell on day two, none fall on day three.

    England's openers have made it to the close. They've shown fight.