England were left on the brink of a first Test victory since 2012 as they maintained their lead over the West Indies in day three, but the pressure continues to mount on captain Alastair Cook who was bowled out for 20, the Express report.
As the leadership of England cricket remains unresolved following the resignation of Paul Downton, the players had to focus on the task in hand in defeating the West Indies.
England ended the day 220-3 and look set to defeat a West Indies side devoid of belief in chasing down a huge deficit from the earlier innings.
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As the clamour for the return of Kevin Pietersen grows, Cook’s performance was woeful alongside Jonathan Trott, with Ian Bell only slightly exceeding their score of 20 before a ‘needless run-out’, according to BBC Sport.
The stats weigh heavily against Cook too, indicating that he’s now without a century for 689 days and 61 innings.
Alastair Cook has not scored an international century for 61 innings and 689 days
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Despite the morale boost a win over the West Indies would bring, England are still yet to convince that they are able to compete with the best sides in the world.