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.
England`s dogged perseverance paid off in two gritty sessions of play with the West Indies restricted to 155 for four in reply to the tourists` first innings total of 399 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Tuesday.
Newly-appointed West Indies skipper Jason Holder said that he would like to keep leading the Caribbean side despite losing the World Cup quarter-final to New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium here on Saturday.
Strong southerly winds have buffeted New Zealand`s capital this week as the remnants of Cyclone Pam moved south-east of the country but cricket fans are questioning whether a Gayle will strike Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.
New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott said they had paid little notice to South Africa's overwhelming victory against Sri Lanka as they prepared for their own World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies.
While chasing a mammoth total of 372, Zimbabwe got all out on 289 to lose the match by 74 runs. Ervine and Williams tried to give some fight in the middle overs but the score was too big to be chased down. But the highlighters of the match were the two world records being made in the match.