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21:25 - Eng 6-0 (2 overs) — STUMPS! A rapid over from Fidel Edwards and with Taylor off the field it's Powell to take the final over. Strauss drives him down the ground for two and that's the close. England will start the final day 143 runs in arrears - the game is not safe yet. Join me at 2pm for the finale.


21:05 - WI 749-9 dec (194 overs) — WICKET! Swann gets his second five-four in this series as Ramdin comes down the pitch and misses a straight one. He goes for a super 166 and the West Indies declare on the ninth-highest total of all time, leaving England two overs tonight.

20:45 - WI 725-8 (189 overs) — Sidebottom's woeful showing continues and he gets a mouthful of abuse from both skipper and bowler Swann as he gets nowhere near a Ramdin slog that ends up five yards short of the mid-wicket boundary. He totally misjudged the flight! The keeper slashes two more boundaries wide of mid-off in that over to bring up his 150.

20:30 - WI 704-8 (186 overs) — WICKET! West Indies reach 700 for just the fourth time with Sulieman Benn swiping Swann to Cow Corner and then getting an inside edge to the boundary but he attempts to pull Anderson and the top edge is well taken by Ambrose, high above his head.

20:15 - WI 683-7 (182 overs) - Taylor has made a bright and breezy half-century but departs as he plays back to a Swann delivery that he should have come forward to and the arm ball clips off-stump. Ramdin wants 700 and guides Collingwood for a brace of boundaries down to third man.

20:00 - WI 668-6 (180 overs) - West Indies now have their seventh highest total ever as Taylor pulls Broad through mid-wicket for another boundary and then lofts a Bopara slower ball into the crowd.

790/3d v Pakistan at Kingston in 1958

751/5d v England at St John's in 2004

747 v South Africa at St John's in 2005

692/8d v England at The Oval in 1995

687/8d v England at The Oval in 1976

681/8d v England at Port of Spain in 1954

19:45 - WI 647-6 (177 overs) — Ramdin cuts Broad down to third man for his 13th boundary to extend the lead. So will the West Indies declare tonight? Probably not, they will probably see if they can get to 750 and England might bottle it tomorrow afternoon.

19:30 - WI 633-6 (174 overs) — Taylor is playing like Lara as he takes 14 off a Sidebottom over, pulling him for six and smashing a full toss through the covers. Ryan is now 1-176 in Test cricket this year.

19:15 - WI 617-6 (171 overs) — Oh yes doctor, a backfoot punch through the covers by Ramdin off Broad. Sidebottom meanwhile is steaming in at 78mph, the same pace as Bopara, and is met by an identical shot from Taylor.

19:00 - Broad to open up after the scones. You are right feedback fans Harmison could be back for Trinidad.

18:40 — WI 607-6 (168 overs) — WICKET! Yes a wicket. A touch of in-swing from Sidebottom and Sarwan, attempting to drive on the up, gets an inside edge onto his stumps. He falls nine short of his triple century. Jerome Taylor fancies Ryan and pulls him for six and then four as the hosts pass 600 for the 19th time in Test history. TEA!

18:25 — WI 595-5 (164 overs) — A maiden Test century for Ramdin as he flicks Sidebottom off his pads for a single. 194 balls and 11 boundaries for the 23 year-old from Trinidad. Sarwan's score is now the seventh highest ever made by a West Indian as he moves into 290-land with a leg-glance off Anderson and a pair of cover drive off Sidebottom for fours.

18:10 — WI 567-5 (159 overs) — So Anderson gets the new ball and sees Sarwan slash him over the top of the slips for his 27th boundary as he continues to improve on his highest Test score. Ramdin is on 99.

17:55 — WI 567-5 (159 overs) — Bowler number eight is Owais Shah as the third new ball approaches and two overs for 19 explains why he is not higher in the pecking order. Ramdin sweeps the part-time spinner to the fence to move into the nineties for the first time in his Test career.

17:40 — WI 532-5 (153 overs) — Halfway through the day, no wickets and Sarwan reaches 250. A long day for the England bowlers.

17:25 — WI 515-5 (148 overs) — An attempted bouncer from Colly is pulled away by Ramdin and then he thumps Ravi Bopara through the covers to collect his highest Test score, beating the 71 he scored in Hobart in 2005. Stephenaanderton — don't worry about your digestion, this 'un has draw written all over it. Talking of digestion did you know that Michael Lotito, since 1966, has consumed 18 bicycles, 15 shopping carriages, seven television sets, six chandeliers, two beds, a pair of skis, a computer, and a Cessna light aircraft!

17:10 — WI 503-5 (145 overs) — The 500 arrives with the fifth hundred taking 203 balls, the slowest of the five. It is the first time they have reached that figure since November 2006 in Multan.

16:55 — WI 497-5 (142 overs) — Sarwan could be chasing Brian Lara's record now. A long way to go but he shows his intent by lofting Collingwood over long-on for boundary number 25. Ramdin is after his highest Test score and slashes Anderson past backward point to the pickets.

16:40 — Anderson will open up after lunch, he's been England's best bowler in this match. The draw is 33 to 1 on if you have a large amount of money.

16:00 — WI 483-5 (138 overs) — England crying out for a leg-spinner on this track, at least Colly is trying to keep things interesting by bowling a bouncer with Ambrose standing up. Four byes is the result and then Ramdin brings up his sixth Test fifty and his first half century in nearly two years off 112 balls. He rocks back and cuts Swann to the pickets in the final over before LUNCH!

15:45 — WI 461-5 (133 overs)Kevin Pietersen and Colly bowling in tandem now — the white flag has been throw in! I'm tempted to get a crate of Banks and sit with the rest of the Barmy Army in the sun.

15:30 — WI 453-5 (130 overs) — Mark Nicholas would describe this period as "one for the purists" which means very little is happening. Paul Collingwood comes into the attack which is normally a sure sign of the above and there is a big appeal for a smuggled catch down the leg-side. Indeed it looks like it has come off Ramdin's bat but Aleem Dar says no and England have no referrals. The keeper brings up the 450 next ball with a lovely dab down to third man.

15:15 — WI 444-5 (126 overs) — Sarwan frees his arms and drives Sidebottom down the ground in handsome fashion. Meanwhile South Africa are chasing 454 to beat Australia in Johannesburg - Live Scorecard

15:00 — WI 436-5 (124 overs) — Sarwan brings up the century partnership off 166 balls with a lavish cover drive in Stuart Broad's first over. That's drinks and this Test looks like it could be heading towards stalemate on a featherbed pitch.

14:45 — WI 431-5 (120 overs) - Sidebottom was lightning slow on the speed gun yesterday and he's not making 80mph as Sarwan tickles him off his hip for his first boundary on the on-side. He gets a referral in his next over but it's pitched outside leg to the Guyanese right-hander and not even umpire Harper will say that's out so England are out of referrals for this innings.

14:30 — WI 423-5 (117 overs) - Sarwan cuts Anderson — it's too close to him but the top edge is a foot or so above the outstretched hand of Andrew Strauss at slip and that's his second Test double century, coming off 299 balls. Now he'll be looking to beat the 261 he made against Bangladesh in Kingston five years ago.

14:15 — WI 413-5 (113 overs) - West Indies officially past the follow-on target with some dodgy running. If Tim Ambrose had taken the bails off from Ryan Sidebottom's throw it would have been close for Sarwan but the keeper opts to throw to the bowler's end where Ramdin dives in. The first boundary off the bat comes as Sarwan slashes Jimmy Anderson past gully — his 20th four and all through the off-side.

14:00 — WI 398-5 (109 overs) - Graeme Swann to open the bowling. The pitch report shows some cracks that are moving around — can England utilise them? The partnership between Sarwan (184*) and Denesh Ramdin (25*) is currently 64.

13:45 - West Indies will resume on 398 for five in reply to England's 600 for six declared, with the avoidance of
the follow-on therefore a formality sure to be realised early on day four.

13:30 - An unbeaten 184 from Ramnaresh Sarwan ensured the West Indies remained in a promising position to save the fourth Test - and therefore protect their 1-0 lead with
just one more match remaining in the series.

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