Battling Windies cut to 11-2 for Trent Bridge win
WEST INDIES were cut to 11-2 from 10-1 to win the second Test and level the three-match series against England after reaching 304-6 at stumps on day one at Trent Bridge.
However, Marlon Samuels, 107 not out, and skipper Darren Sammy, 88 not out, rescued the Windies with an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 168 after they slid to 63-4 in the morning session having opted to bat.
And the Three Lions are still 4-6 shots (1-3 before the start) to prevail in Nottingham and secure the series spoils, while the draw has been clipped to 11-4 from 9-2 even though the only blot on the East Midlands forecast for the next four days is light showers on Monday.
On Friday night Boylesports pitched their Windies first-innings runs line at 395.5 but Betfred went 385.5.
Bet365 offer 5-6 that Samuels, who had been 7-1 with Hills to hit a first-innings century, goes on to make 136 or more runs and
5-6 that Sammy hits 109 or more.
Defending IPL champions Chennai will host Kolkata in Sunday’s final after hammering Delhi by 86 runs in Friday’s second qualifier. Murali Vijay was the star with 113.