Cook steadies England ship
Alastair Cook guided England to within sight of victory, despite the threat from Kemar Roach in the first Investec Test at Lord's.
Roach (three for 41) landed an early blow for the West Indies on the final morning, with the wicket of Jonathan Trott, and Shannon Gabriel also soon removed Kevin Pietersen.
But Cook stood firm on 53 not out as England moved quickly from 10 for two to a lunchtime 131 for four, in pursuit of 191 to go 1-0 up in the series with two to play.
The clouds, which have persisted almost throughout this see-saw match, were again present as Cook and Trott set out to calm home nerves against Roach and Fidel Edwards with a ball just four overs old.
But Trott got no further than the sixth over of the day, and only his second delivery from Roach. He edged the first low through the slips for four, then Roach got the second to move off the pitch up the slope again, which resulted in a neat catch by Darren Sammy away to his left at second slip.
West Indies therefore got their wish, an early look at the dangerous Pietersen with the ball still new.
Pietersen responded with a busy approach, and in under four overs he and Cook had gone past 50 from 29 for three. But the introduction of debutant fast bowler Gabriel brought another twist in the tale.
Pietersen had clubbed a pull for four to midwicket from the third ball of Gabriel's first over. Once again, though, a boundary was instantly followed by a wicket as Pietersen aimed for a repeat to a ball which was slightly less short and took an under-edge for caught-behind.
Cook, joined by Ian Bell, regularly found the boundary with cuts and drives in an unbroken half-century stand which took England well into three-figures and punctured the tourists' belief that they could sneak an unexpected win.
Cook completed a 78-ball 50, in the last over of the session, with a back-cut off Marlon Samuels for his eighth four.