Eng­land chase Test win

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By Tim Wig­more

Stu­art Broad says Eng­land will “dan­gle a car­rot” in an at­tempt to win the se­cond Test and square the se­ries. The hosts, re­sum­ing the fi­nal day on 37-2, a lead of 219, will tar­get quick runs be­fore set­ting West Indies a vic­tory tar­get. Broad said: “I think all re­sults will be pos­si­ble, but we’d have to bowl pretty badly to lose it.”

Stu­art Broad said that Eng­land will “take a risk” and “dan­gle a car­rot” as they at­tempt to square the se­ries against West Indies on the fi­nal day at Old Traf­ford.

A su­perb dis­play with the se­cond new-ball helped Eng­land gain a first in­nings lead of 182, which they ex­tended to 219 as they reached 37 for two in their se­cond in­nings at the close. Broad said that, as shown by the pro­mo­tion of Ben Stokes and Jos But­tler to open the in­nings, Eng­land in­tend to hunt quick runs in the morn­ing be­fore set­ting West Indies a vic­tory tar­get.

“I think we’d want a min­i­mum of 270 prob­a­bly. And I think that will end up be­ing a bril­liant game,”

Broad said. “We want to make this se­ries 1-1 as quickly as we can and with the time that’s gone out of this Test match with the weather we might have to take a risk.

“I think it’s go­ing to be a great Test match day – I think it’s re­ally ex­cit­ing. I think we’ll dan­gle a car­rot there. I think all re­sults will be pos­si­ble, but we’d have to bowl pretty badly to lose it.”

Af­ter West Indies’ dra­matic col­lapse to the se­cond new ball – hav­ing reached 242 for four, they lost their last six wick­ets for 45 runs – Broad said that Eng­land hoped they would be able to get a burst with the se­cond new ball, which is avail­able af­ter 80 overs, in the tourists’ se­cond in­nings. To al­low them­selves 85 overs of bowl­ing time at

West Indies, Eng­land would have to de­clare af­ter 11 overs, with two of the 98 al­lo­cated overs lost for the change of in­nings.

“If we could get 85 overs to­mor­row that would be dream­world stuff re­ally,” Broad said.

West Indies won the Wis­den Tro­phy last year, when they beat Eng­land in the Caribbean, so Eng­land must win the se­cond Test to have any chance of regaining the tro­phy.

Af­ter his con­tro­ver­sial omis­sion from the first Test last week, Broad took three for 66 – all taken with the se­cond new ball. “I’ve not felt like I’ve wanted to prove a point,” he said. “But I think when you get an op­por­tu­nity in an Eng­land shirt, you want to make it count.

“I was prob­a­bly find­ing my feet in my first cou­ple of spells, I think I wasn’t run­ning in quite as quickly. I was prob­a­bly a bit care­ful.

“Match fit­ness isn’t just a phys­i­cal thing, it’s a men­tal thing. All three of us who didn’t play last week felt like we need a cou­ple of spells, and af­ter tea I hit the Test match rhythm that I wanted.”

Ear­lier on day four, Eng­land’s Do­minic Si­b­ley ad­mit­ted to ac­ci­den­tally us­ing saliva to pol­ish the ball, which led the um­pires to have to dis­in­fect the ball in ac­cor­dance with the ICC’s new pro­to­cols gov­ern­ing the use of saliva on balls. Eng­land did not re­ceive an of­fi­cial warn­ing, but teams are li­able to be docked five penalty runs if they use saliva af­ter re­ceiv­ing two of­fi­cial warn­ings.

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