England stare at big defeat

Jerome Taylor’s spell of five for 11 left England staring down the barrel on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingston’s Sabina Park...

Written by Agencies | Kingston | Published:February 8, 2009 12:29 am

Jerome Taylor’s spell of five for 11 left England staring down the barrel on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingston’s Sabina Park on Saturday. At the time of going to print,the visitors had lost seven wickets for 28,and were 46 runs in arrears,with Andrew Flintoff and Ryan Sidebottom at the crease.

Earlier, Stuart Broad took his first five-wicket haul in Tests as West Indies were bowled out for 392 before England got off to a shaky start. Opener Cook was caught by Devon Smith at second slip off Taylor without scoring. Captain Chris Gayle then turned to spin and was rewarded when left-armer Sulieman Benn removed Bell.

Benn had earlier made a handy contribution with the bat,producing a 30-run partnership with Brendan Nash. Benn made 23 from 36. Nash got his third half century from his opening four Test innings.

The West Indies innings ended when Steve Harmison claimed Daren Powell’s wicket,ruled caught behind despite a referral challenge.

Brief scores: England 318 & 28/7 (J Taylor 5/11); West Indies : 392 (C Gayle 104,R Sarwan 107,B Nash 55; Broad 5/85).

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