Jermaine Blackwood continued to ride his luck in defying England as the West Indies reached 234 for six in reply to the tourists` first innings total of 399 at lunch on the third day of the first Test on Wednesday
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.
Ahead of their first Test against the West Indies on Monday, England's pacer Stuart Broad said he is backing skipper Alastair Cook to make as many runs as possible as he is looking refreshed and confident.
Allrounder Glenn Maxwell has admitted to being upset by the frequent criticism directed at him but most of all by the implication that he is not a team man dedicated to helping Australia win the World Cup.
England will be a happy camp after their pacers showed quality against a dismal Indian batting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane. In middle of that was Steve Finn who picked up his career best figures of 5/33. Finn showed his value to England and justified the faith the team has on him to lead the attack alongside Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad.
England all-rounder Stuart Broad has praised Australia captain Michael Clarke, his team and the general public for the respect they showed Phillip Hughes following the death of the opening batsman in November.