St. George's - A last-wicket partnership of 52 has lifted the West Indies to 299 all out
in their first innings on the stroke of tea on the rain-affected second
day of the second Test against England on Wednesday.
Bishoo (30) and Shannon Gabriel (20) got their Test-best scores in
lifting the home side from 247 for nine after Marlon Samuels' dismissal
for a determined 103 triggered a lower-order collapse as the tourists'
seamers made effective use of the second new ball.
Stuart Broad led the English effort, taking four for 47, while James Anderson and Chris Jordan claimed two wickets each.
was left to Moeen Ali to end the West Indies innings, trapping Bishoo
leg-before to set the stage for what could be an intriguing final
session of the day.
Persistent morning showers restricted the
pre-lunch session to just 40 minutes play and when the action eventually
resumed in mid-afternoon, Samuels reached his seventh Test hundred with
his 14th boundary off 226 deliveries.
However the 34-year-old seemed to lose concentration reaching the treasured landmark in his 100th Test innings.
He missed a big drive at the next delivery from Anderson before edging the following one to Ian Bell for 103.
effort in a 94-run sixth-wicket partnership with Denesh Ramdin appeared
to be in vain with the West Indies losing four wickets for 24 runs.
Ramdin, the captain, fell to a catch at the wicket off Broad for 31.
He added the scalp of Jason Holder, who perished in a similar manner in a rush of attacking strokeplay.
Broad had Kemar Roach caught by Joe Root at slip from an inside-edge
off his pads, a swift end to the innings seemed inevitable.
England's bowlers lost their discipline and the pair of Bishoo and
Gabriel capitalised in taking their team to within a single of the