1 Mar 2009

Good day for Windies and Sarwan

1:21 pm on 1 March 2009

England's bid for a series-levelling victory over West Indies again ran into Ramnaresh Sarwan who fashioned his third hundred of the series in the fourth cricket Test in Barbados.

Sarwan defied the tourists for the entire third day to hit an undefeated 184 - his 14th Test hundred - that carried West Indies to 398 for 5, in reply to England's first innings of 600 for 6 declared.

The West Indies, 1-nil ahead in the series, need just three more runs to save the follow on.

England snared four wickets on the day - all lbw verdicts - and all but one steeped in controversy over the use of the experimental umpire decision review system.

On the referrals, England successfully collected the scalps of Devon Smith for 55, Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 70, and Brendan Nash for 33, after they had all shared significant partnerships with Sarwan.

England may have delighted in their removal of the three left-handers, but West Indies coach John Dyson and manager Omar Khan were so upset that they left the dressing room to discuss their concerns with ICC Match Referee Allan Hurst.