Nottingham, May 26
Darren Sammy scored his first test century on Saturday to lead West Indies to 370 all out on day two of the second test against England at Trent Bridge.
West Indies captain Sammy hit 106, in a knock spanning 156 balls with a six and 17 fours, while Marlon Samuels made 117 (261 balls, 16 fours).
Sammy and Samuels shared a stand of 204 for the seventh wicket, before Tim Bresnan, who took 4-104, removed both batsmen in the space of four balls.
West Indies were 304-6 overnight and began the session confidently, Sammy smashing a four from James Anderson in the fifth over the day to set a new test record for a seventh wicket partnership in England — the previous mark of 174 was set by Colin Cowdrey and Godfrey Evans for England against West Indies at Lord’s in 1957.
Sammy, who began the day on 88 not out, reached his century with successive boundaries off Stuart Broad, both of them from fortunate shots that found the edge of his bat but eluded the fielders.
Sammy celebrated by removing his helmet to kiss the West Indies badge. He finally fell in the 101st over when he tried to pull Bresnan through deep square leg and was caught by Kevin Pietersen.
Samuels was out in Bresnan’s next over, slashing a wide delivery to Anderson in the slips. Kemar Roach was dropped by Graeme Swann when he edged Broad to second slip and he made a useful stand of 19 with Shane Shillingford before he edged Bresnan to England captain Andrew Strauss for 7.
Shillingford threw the bat and made 16 before he was stumped by Matt Prior charging down the wicket at Swann, leaving Ravi Rampaul as the last man on 6 not out.