Jason Holder produced a memorable rearguard innings of 103 not out and was supported by his skipper Denesh Ramdin to help West Indies survive 130 overs to draw the first Test against England in Antigua.
Gary Ballance scored a gritty century to help England win the day even though West Indies hang on as the hosts require 340 more runs to win with eight wickets remaining at stumps on day four of the First Test at Antigua.
Jermaine Blackwood scored his maiden Test century and James Tredwell picked a four-wicket haul as England marginally won day three of the first Test of their West Indies tour at Antigua leading by 220 runs.
Kemar Roach finished with four wickets and quite a few top order West Indian batsmen got starts without going big on a shared day of cricket in the first test at Antigua where England has its nose firmly ahead at stumps on day two.
Kevin Pietersen, who stroked a whirlwind 149-ball 170 on his comeback with Surrey on Sunday, lauded the recent England and Wales Cricket Board decision to make wholesale changes to its management structure.
England pacer James Anderson claims that the incident with India’s Ravindra Jadeja during the Test series at home last year has affected the former’s game particularly in the World Cup where he managed just five wickets from six games.
England completed their final tour game against St Kitts Invitational XI in a draw with most of their players getting a good work out as they now head into the first Test against West Indies starting on 13th April.