England battle for first victory over West Indies in Investec Test

 

Stuart Broad etched his name in Lord's folklore today - but England still had work to do to defy a West Indies fightback and clinch victory in the first Investec Test.

The world's number one team had Graeme Swann to thank for finally shifting Shivnarine Chanderpaul (91), just before tea on day four, after the previously immovable left-hander's crease occupation reached 425 balls following his 87 not out first time round.

But Broad, adding four for 93 to his first-innings career-best seven for 72, was again the principal driving force as England bowled West Indies out for 345.

He became only the fourth cricketer to put his name on all three honours boards - for a century, five-wicket innings figures and 10 in a Test - helping to leave England with a perfectly feasible target of 191 on a benign and still relatively unworn surface.

It looked a little less routinely achievable, though, after Kemar Roach got rid of England captain - and first-innings centurion - Andrew Strauss for just a single and then nightwatchman James Anderson in the hosts' 10 for two at stumps.

Chanderpaul was barely five minutes short of batting through a third successive session, only for Swann (three for 59) to defeat his crablike crawl to what would have been a 26th Test hundred.

The off-spinner struck with the first delivery of a new spell, Chanderpaul lbw sweeping and unable to continue his previously interminable stay even by resort to DRS.

Chanderpaul had lost his fifth-wicket partner Marlon Samuels (86) to the second new ball early this afternoon, and could himself add only 18 runs in almost two more hours' batting.

But he still stood between England and significant progress for nearly six and a half hours as West Indies, who yesterday conceded a yawning first-innings deficit of 155, moved back into three-figure credit.

Chanderpaul and Samuels' stand of 157 in 54 overs was the cornerstone of the tourists' resistance.

They gave England's bowlers precious few moments of encouragement that a breakthrough might be on the way throughout a wicketless morning.

On this slow pitch, the value of the short ball was minimised - and time and again in the early exchanges on another cloudy day, edges by both batsman were controlled short of the slips.

England's best chance against Chanderpaul appeared to be the ever-present possibility of a run-out mix-up.

They almost got him that way too on 38 when he was painfully slow to respond to Samuels' call for a single into the leg-side and would have been short by yards, had Kevin Pietersen's back-handed throw hit the stumps.

Samuels comfortably beat his senior partner to 50.

After withstanding a succession of short balls, hit on the helmet by one from Broad, he decided to counter-attack.

Successive pulled boundaries off Broad were followed by a cover-drive for his eighth four, off Anderson, to bring up his 98-ball half-century.

It was Samuels too who took the Windies back in front, with the first of two cuts for four from Swann's first two deliveries of the day.

Chanderpaul, appropriately for his admirable but never pretty innings, completed his painstaking 50 with an inside edge past his stumps off Tim Bresnan for his sixth four.

Under floodlights in persistently murky conditions, England's seamers went into a holding role in anticipation of the second new ball. It was Broad who profited, when it became available, drawing the edge with full-length swing as Samuels drove without feet from the crease and was caught at second slip.

He had demonstrated to his team-mates, though, that Chanderpaul was not the only one capable of permanence - and Denesh Ramdin took his cue.

With Chanderpaul gone, Darren Sammy bolstered the Windies still further with some fine driving - off Bresnan in particular - until Broad bounced him out.

Sammy pulled out of a pull, only to allow the ball to run off the face of the bat for caught-behind, and Broad struck again in his next over when Roach speared a head-high catch straight to point.

It took a good one from Anderson to get through Ramdin's defences, seven short of a third half-century of the innings.

Then after a handy last-wicket stand of 20, England's chase got off to a miserable start when Strauss fenced a nasty ball from Roach straight to gully - and then Anderson was unfortunate to go caught-behind, apparently off his shirt.

PA

News
exclusivePunk icon Viv Albertine on Sid Vicious, complacent white men, and why free love led to rape
News
A 1930 image of the Karl Albrecht Spiritousen and Lebensmittel shop, Essen. The shop was opened by Karl and Theo Albrecht’s mother; the brothers later founded Aldi
people
Sport
Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates one of his goals during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
sportColombian World Cup star completes £63m move to Spain
News
i100
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
people
Sport
Antoine Griezmann has started two of France’s four games so far
sport
Life and Style
techYahoo Japan launches service to delete your files and email your relatives when you die
Life and Style
Child's play: letting young people roam outdoors directly contradicts the current climate
lifeHow much independence should children have?
Arts and Entertainment
Tycoons' text: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both cite John Brookes' 'Business Adventures' as their favourite book
booksFind out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
News
i100
Arts and Entertainment
<p><strong>2008</strong></p>
<p>Troubled actor Robert Downey Jr cements his comeback from drug problems by bagging the lead role in Iron Man. Two further films follow</p>
filmRobert Downey Jr named Hollywood's highest paid actor for second year running
Life and Style
Dale Bolinger arranged to meet the girl via a fetish website
life
Property
Sign here, please: Magna Carta Island
propertyYours for a cool £4m
Caption competition
Caption competition
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn
Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Meet the man who doesn't want to go down in history as the country's last Scottish Secretary
Legoland Windsor's master model-makers reveal the tricks of their trade (including how to stop the kids wrecking your Eiffel Tower)

Meet the people who play with Lego for a living

They are the master builders: Lego's crack team of model-makers, who have just glued down the last of 650,000 bricks as they recreate Paris in Windsor. Susie Mesure goes behind the scenes
The 20 best days out for the summer holidays: From Spitfires to summer ferry sailings

20 best days out for the summer holidays

From summer ferry sailings in Tyne and Wear and adventure days at Bear Grylls Survival Academy to Spitfires at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and bog-snorkelling at the World Alternative Games...
Open-air theatres: If all the world is a stage, then everyone gets in on the act

All the wood’s a stage

Open-air productions are the cue for better box-office receipts, new audiences, more interesting artistic challenges – and a picnic
Rand Paul is a Republican with an eye on the world

Rupert Cornwell: A Republican with an eye on the world

Rand Paul is laying out his presidential stall by taking on his party's disastrous record on foreign policy
Self-preservation society: Pickles are moving from the side of your plate to become the star dish

Self-preservation society

Pickles are moving from the side of your plate to become the star dish
Generation gap opens a career sinkhole

Britons live ever longer, but still society persists in glorifying youth

We are living longer but considered 'past it' younger, the reshuffle suggests. There may be trouble ahead, says DJ Taylor