West Indies captain Darren Sammy scored his maiden Test century as the tourists kept England in the field for most of the second morning of the second Test at Trent Bridge yesterday.
The West Indies were eventually dismissed for 370, with Sammy making 106 and Marlon Samuels 117.
Their partnership of 204 was a West Indies record for the seventh wicket against England, surpassing the 155 shared by Garry Sobers and Bernard Julien at Lord’s in 1973.
England were eight without loss in reply at lunch.
Andrew Strauss, the England captain, was four not out and fellow left-hander Alastair Cook was two not out.
Cook had a reprieve when, on one, he was brilliantly caught one-handed by diving wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin off fast bowler Kemar Roach.
However, Cook was called back when replays revealed that Roach had over-stepped by a distance.
The West Indies resumed yesterday on 304 for six, with Samuels 107 not out and all-rounder Sammy a then-Test-best 88 not out.
The 28-year-old, playing his 26th Test, had completed his maiden hundred at this level in just over three hours, facing 140 balls with 16 fours and a six.