May 21 2012
Kemar Roach landed the first of two more blows to England's victory prospects with the wicket of Jonathan Trott early on the final morning of the first Investec Test at Lord's.
Roach (three for 41), who took two wickets in as many overs last night as England began their pursuit of 191 to win against West Indies, soon had Trott as England moved from 10 for two to 70 for four in the first hour.
Debutant fast bowler Shannon Gabriel removed Kevin Pietersen, who under-edged an attempted pull and was caught behind for 13.
The cloud, which has persisted almost throughout this see-saw match, was again present as Alastair 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 and result 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, after Pietersen had clubbed a pull for four to midwicket from the third ball of Gabriel's first over, he then lost his wicket attempting the same shot.