Captain Michael Vaughan scored his 11th Test century and Marcus Trescothick just missed his as England ambled to 241 for one at lunch.
updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
St John's (Antigua):Captain Michael Vaughan scored his 11th Test century and Marcus Trescothick just missed his as England ambled to 241 for one at lunch and a likely draw against the West Indies on the final day of the fourth Test today. Vaughan was unbeaten on 119 as England added 96 runs in the morning to trail the West Indies by 225 runs with nine second-innings wickets in hand. Mark Butcher was 13 not out. Trescothick fell for 88, the only wicket to fall at the Antigua Recreation Ground. Vaughan and Trescothick resumed at 145 without loss with both in sight of three figures. Vaughan continued from 61 while left-hander Trescothick was on 74. The Somerset man reeled off two boundaries as he closed in on a sixth Test hundred in his 47th match. But 12 runs short he scooped a slower ball from Fidel Edwards to short extra cover. Trescothick and Vaughan added 182 for the first wicket, a Test best between the pair, beating the 168 they put on against Sri Lanka in 2002 at Lord's. Trescothick batted four hours, and faced 188 balls in a knock spiced with 10 boundaries. Vaughan, 80 when he lost Trescothick, continued to bat with confidence and brought up his century in his 44th Test 15 minutes before the interval. It was a trademark stroke that brought him his landmark, a searing off drive producing his 13th boundary. His century took five hours and occupied 210 balls. (AP)