Until Jerome Taylor went on the rampage it seemed as if England had the upper hand in the first Test. On a pitch that appeared to be getting slower by the session they looked to have done well to dismiss West Indies by tea on the third day for 295, despite an excellent, controlled unbeaten maiden Test century from Jermaine Blackwood, who finished with 112 from 220 balls, having benefited twice from England benevolence on the way. It gave England a first-innings lead of 104 and the opportunity to seize the initiative and push on to gain a significant enough lead to give them time to bowl West Indies out a second time. Taylor, though, is a fine bowler, not express but quick rather than fast- medium, and he can move the ball waspishly. He destroyed the second England innings six years ago in Jamaica to set up a famous win that ultimately clinched the series. Now, from the Sir Anderson Roberts end, with the wind aiding his swing, he charged in, a whirl of arms in delivery, and in the space of five balls in his third and fourth overs removed first Jonathan Trott and then the England captain,… Read full this story
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