England`s first century opening partnership for more than two years helped them to 143 for one in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at lunch on the third day of the second Test on Thursday.
James Anderson claimed a record-equalling wicket and England`s spinners kept their team on course for victory over the West Indies on the final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday.
Gary Ballance led England`s charge to an increasingly impregnable position as the tourists reached 224 for four in their second innings, a lead of 328, at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has described the West Indies Test side as "mediocre", adding there will be "some enquires" if England do not win the upcoming series in the Caribbean.
Ravi Bopara and captain Stuart Broad put on 58 unbroken runs to guide England to a nerve-jangling, three-wicket victory over West Indies in the second one-day international in North Sound, Antigua on Sunday.
Opener Michael Lumb top-scored with a fluent 106 on his debut but was unable to prevent England from slipping to a 15-run defeat by West Indies in the first one-day international (ODI) in North Sound, Antigua on Friday.
Anya Shrubsole and Arran Brindle shared seven wickets between them as defending champions England bundled out West Indies for a low score of 101 in their concluding Group A league match of the ICC Women`s World Cup at the BKC ground on Tuesday.
With all the teams having achieved a win each, the Group A contests in the ICC Women`s World Cup move into the climactic stage here tomorrow with holders England taking on an equally buoyant West Indies even as hosts India clash with Sri Lanka.
Defending champions England would like to overcome the disappointment of recording their lowest-ever Twenty20 total and return to winning ways when they take on a dangerous West Indies in their opening Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday.
Stating that he is available for all three formats of the game, Chris Gayle has said that all differences with the WICB have been resolved and he is now looking forward to contributing to West Indies cricket.