TEST: England set West Indies 322

SUMMARY: West Indies 427 and 5 for 0 (Brathwaite 4*, Powell 1*) need 317 more runs to beat England 258 and 490 for 8 dec (Moeen 84, Root 72, Woakes 61*, Malan 61, Stokes 58, Stoneman 52, Chase 3-86).


Moeen Ali’s fine counter-attacking innings laid the foundation for England to push for a final-day victory in the second Test against West Indies. England lost three wickets before tea but Moeen made a 93-ball 84 to help his side declare on 490-8, a lead of 321.

Joe Root (72), Dawid Malan (61), Ben Stokes (58) and Chris Woakes (61 not out) also helped England, who started the day just two ahead, take control. West Indies’ openers survived a six-over spell to reach 5-0 at the close.

That leaves the tourists needing an unlikely 317 runs for victory, despite them dominating the first three days at Headingley. England, who lead the three-match series 1-0, trailed by 169 after the first innings but have moved into a position from which they need 10 wickets on the final day to win.

It would be only the 20th time in Test history a team has won having conceded a first-innings lead of 150 or more. (BBC Sport)

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