MANCHESTER, England, July 26 – Stuart Broad continued his fine form in the third and final test by grabbing four quick wickets on Sunday to dismiss the West Indies for 197 in reply to England´s first-innings tally of 369.
England extended their lead to 182 runs at lunch on the third day as openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley took the hosts to 10-0 at the start of their second innings at Old Trafford.
Broad ended with 6-31 in 14 overs, mopping up the tail to give England a healthy lead, and the fast bowler is now just three away from his 500th test wicket.
The 34-year-old, controversially left out at the start of the series, was the key man with both bat and ball on Saturday as he scored a 33-ball half century — the third fastest by an English test batsmen — and took two wickets when the West Indies began their reply.
But it took a frustrating 50 minutes for England to make a breakthrough on Sunday after the West Indies had resumed on 137-6 facing the possibility of being asked to bat again.
Captain Jason Holder led the fightback as he scored an important 46 runs to help his side avoid the follow-on. He and Shane Dowrich added 41 runs before the Windies skipper was trapped lbw by Broad.
Holder had been superbly caught by Ollie Pope at mid-wicket when on 38 but was called back to the crease after television reviews showed Chris Woakes´s delivery was a no ball.
Rakheem Cornwall looked to throw the bat but was also trapped lbw by Broad for 10 and Kemar Roach followed three balls later as he got a healthy edge and England skipper Joe Root took a sharp low catch at first slip.
Dowrich (37) was the last to fall as he hit a wild slash straight up into the air which Woakes caught to give Broad his sixth wicket.
The series is level at 1-1 after West Indies won by four wickets at Southampton before England secured a 113-run victory at Old Trafford. (Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Ed Osmond)