x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

England victory hopes fade in Trinidad

England's hopes of salvaging a series draw faded when they struggled to 80 for three on the fourth day of the fifth and final Test against the West Indies on Monday.

PORT OF SPAIN // England's hopes of salvaging a series draw faded when they struggled to 80 for three on the fourth day of the fifth and final Test against the West Indies in Trinidad on Monday. Earlier, the West Indies were bowled out for 544, a first-innings deficit of two runs. Brendan Nash (109) hit his maiden Test century and Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 147 as the home team, 1-0 up in the series, again frustrated England.

Given the situation in the series, England looked to play their shots and soon lost skipper Andrew Strauss for 14, caught and bowled by spinner Chris Gayle. Owais Shah was then caught behind off the seamer Lionel Baker for one before Alastair Cook (24) fell in identical fashion to spinner Ryan Hinds shortly before the close. *Reuters