Windies hold England in third Test


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  • Saturday, 21 Feb 2009

ST JOHN’S (Antigua): England and West Indies drew the third Test on Thursday when play was called off due to bad light with the home side on 370-9 and with four overs to bowl at the Antigua Recreation Ground.

West Indies still lead the five-match series 1-0, but they were indebted to their last pair of Daren Powell, who finished unbeaten on 22 off 55 balls in a knock spread over 65 minutes, and Fidel Edwards who made five in a stay which ate up a crucial 34 minutes.

Adding to England’s problems was a worrying right hip injury suffered by star all-rounder Andrew Flintoff which could rule him out of the fourth Test in Barbados from Feb 26.

“It’s pretty tough to take. We had to work exceptionally hard for our wickets today,” admitted England skipper Andrew Strauss who set West Indies an unlikely 503-run victory target. — AFP

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