Samuels century gives Windies edge over England
Marlon Samuels produced his third test century to spearhead a West Indies fight back on the opening day of the second test against England at Trent Bridge.
Samuels was unbeaten on 107 at the close of play sharing in an unbroken 7th wicket partnership of 168 with captain Darren Sammy who is not out on a career best 88.
This as the West Indies recovered from 63 for 4 to close the day on 304 for 6.
Their stand was the highest seventh-wicket partnership for West Indies against England and in Tests at Trent Bridge, surpassing the achievement of Collie Smith and John Goddard in 1957 - another alliance between a captain and a Jamaican. There are no better statistics than those that connect the generations so neatly.
Samuels had earlier shared in a 5th wicket partnership of 62 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul who hit 46.
Earlier Adrian Barath fell for 0, Kieron Powell 33, Kirk Edwards 7, Darren Bravo 3 and Dinesh Ramdhin for 1.
James Anderson ended the day with 2 for 58, Stuart Broad grabbed 2 for 59, Tim Bresnan 1 for 83 and Graeme Swann 1 for 62.