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West Indies v England, day four scorecard

West Indies v England, day four scorecard: Joe Root builds mammoth lead as hosts are set 485 to win

  • England captain Joe Root fell for 122 as England declared on 361-5 
  • Ben Stokes finished on 48* as England set West Indies 485 to win  
  • West Indies have already won the series and have an unassailable 2-0 lead  

Sportsmail Reporter

 

Joe Root and England enforced their dominance in the first session of day four in the third and final Test match against West Indies in St Lucia.

The England captain added 11 to his overnight total before falling to Shannon Gabriel, while Ben Stokes finished unbeaten on 48.

Declaring on 361-5, the visitors set West Indies 485 to win. The hosts already hold an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Root’s side batted through the third day, with the skipper and new No 3 Joe Denly impressing.

Denly made 69, his first Test half-century, as the Kent batsman looked to make a place in the batting order his own.

Vice-captain Jos Buttler made his second straight half century before being bowled by Kemar Roach for 56.

England will likely declare before too long, meaning fast bowler Mark Wood has an opportunity to build upon his momentum after taking his first ever fifer in the first West Indies batting innings.

He finished with figures of 5-41, while Moeen Ali backed him up with 4-36. 

 

 

 

 

 

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