Gary Ballance was the hero of Day 4, scoring 122 runs © Getty Images
Gary Ballance was the hero of Day 4, scoring 122 runs © Getty Images

In chase of 438, the West Indies have finished at 98 for two on Day 4 for the First Test against England at Antigua. They batted quite well but will still rue that Darren Bravo was dismissed towards the closing session of play. Their chances for a win are almost negligible however they have a good chance to save the match. Live Cricket Scores and Updates: West Indies vs England 1st Test Day 4

The innings was defined by a well structured fifty by Devon Smith who is unbeaten at 59 and negotiated through the issues of bad form with great tact and resolve. The batting conditions were quite phenomenal and Smith cashed in. Another batsman that looked very good was Darren Bravo who however got dismissed by Joe Root. Full Scorecard

Waning concentration and increasing impatience may have got the better of Bravo who played very well for his 32 but couldn’t carry on. He played a loose drive to Root and Chris Jordan took a blinder at slip to end his innings. Kraig Brathwaite was the only other West Indian wicket to fall in this innings. In Photos: West Indies vs England 2015 1st Test at Antigua

He was dismissed by Stuart Broad for just five runs. West Indies will have to dig in deep to play out the 90 overs tomorrow. West Indies have batsmen like Shiv Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels (currently batting at 2*) who have the ability to bat long and score big runs.

Earlier, England’s effort with the bat was headlined by a splendid effort by Gary Ballance who scored 122 runs in England’s 333 for seven declare. Joe Root got to his fifty and was then dismissed by Sulieman Benn. Jos Buttler then scored a quickfire 59 off 56 balls which enabled Cook to declare a few overs before tea.

Brief scores:

England 399 (Ian Bell 143, Joe Root 83, Ben Stokes 79; Kemar Roach 4 for 90) & 333 for 7 decl. (Gary Ballance 121, Joe Ro0t 59, Ben Stokes 35; Jerome Taylor 2 for 42) lead West Indies 295 (Kraig Brathwaite 39, Marlon Samuels 33, Jermain Blackwood 112; James Tredwell 4 for 47) & 98 for 2 (Devon Smith 59*, Darren Bravo 32; Joe Root 1 for 4) by 339 runs.

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(Rishad D’Souza, a reporter with CricketCountry, gave up hopes of playing Test cricket after a poor gully-cricket career. He now reports on the sport. You can follow @RDcric on Twitter)