England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day
West Indies Rally to Raise Victory Hopes21-May-2012 03:19:00 GMT
London: A splendidly defiant West Indies batting display led by Shivnarine Chanderpaul frustrated England at Lord's and left the first Test heading for a dramatic final day.
Having hoped to wrap up the match by lunch, England were instead left to chase 191 and had struggled to 10-2 - still 181 short of victory - at stumps.
Chanderpaul fell just nine shy of his century but received fine support from the more attacking Marlon Samuels (86) and Denesh Ramdin (43) as the tourists first wiped out their overnight deficit of 35 and then inched on to 345 to set an intriguing target.
Kemar Roach produced fierce bounce and pace to have first-innings centurion Andrew Strauss caught at fourth slip for just one before nightwatchman James Anderson gloved the same bowler down the leg side.
onathan Trott was struck on the pad first ball but, with West Indies fielders celebrating, survived after the referral backed umpire Aleem Dar's not out decision.
It was a frantic end to a day that had been more about attrition than raw action until that late burst from the fiery Roach.
On a chill, gloomy day the overnight pair of Chanderpaul and Samuels battled with commendable application and skill during the morning session as England's bowlers struggled to find any life at all in a flat pitch with the old ball.
While Chanderpaul continued at the same geological rate as in his unbeaten 87 in the first innings, Samuels began to accelerate as he passed 50 and drove Swann back down the ground for two breezy fours in the same over.
There was grey cloud overhead, as there has been all match. But it was cold and windy where Saturday had been warm and still, and there was minimal movement through the air for England's pace trio of Anderson, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan.
West Indies 243 and 345 (Chanderpaul 91, Samuels 86, Broad 4-93)
England 398 and 10 for 2 (Roach 2-7)
Results England need 181 runs to win