Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Windies show mettle

Published 09/03/2009

England's hopes of levelling the Test series in the Caribbean were landed a punishing blow by West Indian defiance at Queen's Park Oval.

West Indies made light of an injury to captain Chris Gayle to nullify England's victory bid, restricting their opponents to just three wickets on the third day.

Gayle experienced a bittersweet afternoon as he was forced to retire hurt with a hamstring strain, sustained as he was running the single to reach his 10th Test hundred.

West Indies were 195 for three at that point, still 152 runs adrift of avoiding the follow-on, but they were eased to 349 for four by the close thanks to an unbroken 145-run stand between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Brendan Nash.

England were buoyed by two breakthroughs in the opening hour but it was a case of missed opportunities on another friendly batting surface.

Spinner Monty Panesar was the pick of the attack and might have had a handful of wickets on another day.

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph