England leads West Indies by 219 runs after visitor avoids follow-on

England was 37-2 in its second innings at stumps with a lead of 219 runs. Kemar Roach claimed both wickets bowling opener Jos Buttler and Zak Crawley.

Joe Root and Ben Stokes

England captain Joe Root and teammate Ben Stokes during the fourth day of the second Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford on Sunday.   -  AP

West Indies collapsed from 227-4 at tea to 287 all out in the final session on Day 4, narrowly avoiding having to follow on in the second Test against England on Sunday.

England was 37-2 in its second innings at stumps with a lead of 219 runs. Kemar Roach (2-14) claimed both wickets with the West Indies pacer bowling promoted opener Jos Buttler (0) and Zak Crawley (11).

As it happened

Ben Stokes, who opened in a test match for the first time as England sought quick runs, is on 16 and Joe Root on 8.

Although not without any danger, an early declaration is expected on Monday for England to have any chance of winning the three-test series after West Indies took the opener by four wickets.

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