West Indies started the fourth day on Saturday with 288 runs for the loss of four wickets and the previous day’s unbeaten batsmen Craig Brathwaite (160) and night guard Alzari Joseph (19) kept the England bowlers away from success for an hour and a half. Joseph was dismissed by Ben Stokes (65 for 2) and broke the 52-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Jason Holder (12) was dismissed in the second ball of the second session by Shakib Mohammad (2 for 58) for the first wicket of his Test career. Captain Braithwaite started the day at 109 and his 12-hour marathon innings was bowled by Jack Leach. Braithwaite hit 17 fours in his 489-ball innings at home.
The West Indies were 122 for 509 for seven at the time, but the next batsman, Kemar Roach, was dismissed for just one run.
Wicket-keeper Joshua da Silva again troubled the England bowlers with a tail-end, scoring 33 off 112 balls. He was the last batsman to be dismissed, becoming the third victim of Leach. Leach bowled 69.5 overs and took three wickets for 118 runs.