England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
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`s top order tumbled cheaply again but the tourists still worked themselves into a commanding position at 116 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 220, by stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.
Australia`s trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket`s ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago.
Staring at an unexpected early exit, beleaguered England would be desperate to get their act together when they take on higher-placed Bangladesh in a do-or-die cricket World Cup Pool A league match here on Monday.
Paceman Tim Southee recorded the best one-day figures by a New Zealander while Brendon McCullum hit the fastest World Cup half-century to lead their team`s one-sided eight-wicket win over a hapless England on Friday.