Broad hogs the limelight as England tighten grip on third Test

Stuart Broad, right, blew away the West Indies tail. Reuters

Manchester: England had the West Indies reeling at 10 for two wickets after setting them an imposing target of 399 runs to win the third and final Test at Old Trafford with Stuart Broad again dominating as he moved one away from 500 Test wickets.

Broad, who had taken four wickets in the tourists' first innings in the morning, continued by removing opener John Campbell without scoring and then nightwatchman Kemar Roach (4) after the West Indies were put in for the last six overs of the day.

England had declared on 226/2 in their second innings as Rory Burns scored 90, Joe Root a quick-fire 68 and Dom Sibley 56.

They accelerated the run rate in Sunday's evening session, seeking to build a large lead but still leave themselves enough time to bowl the West Indies out again.

England were hastened by the prospect of Monday's play being heavily curtailed by rain, leaving them the last day's play on Tuesday to try engineer victory and take the series 2-1.

Burns had to sacrifice the personal milestone of a Test century to allow England a chance to bowl at the tourists in the late afternoon gloom, in search of an early inroad.

He abandoned the studied approach that got him to the 80s to slash at the ball and was out when he skied spinner Roston Chase straight up into the air and caught.

Root was not out, scoring his runs off just 56 balls as he went after the bowling with characteristic flair.

Pulling his weight
Dom Sibley made 56 in the England second innings. Reuters

Sibley was the first England wicket to fall after a 114-run partnership with Burns, trapped leg before wicket by Windies captain Jason Holder.

England began their second innings just before lunch after Broad finished with figures of 6/31 in 14 overs, mopping up the tail to dismiss the West Indies for 197 in the first innings and give his side a 172-run lead.

Got him!
Kemar Roach is caught by Joe Root off Stuart Broad's bowling. Reuters
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