9 Mar 2009

Windies look steady in final test

6:49 pm on 9 March 2009

The West Indies cricketers have avoided the follow-on and reached 349 for 4 in their first innings after 3 days of the 5th and final test against England in Trinidad.

The Windies lost their captain Chris Gayle, who was forced to retire with a hamstring injury while taking a risky single to bring up his century.

The West Indies trail by 197 runs with six first-innings wickets remaining and England must win the test to avoid a series defeat for the first time since 1998.