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Powell ton revives Windies
West Indies batsman Kieran Powell registered the first hundred of their tour, and only the second of his first-class career, to lead the fightback against England Lions in Northampton.
Powell (108) shared back-to-back century stands with Darren Bravo (57) and then Shivnarine Chanderpaul (56no) as the West Indies defied expectations that they might end this match with a whimper.
Instead, on day three of four, they lost just two wickets in as many sessions to reach tea on 260 for five - with a lead of 66, after yesterday conceding a mammoth first-innings deficit of 194.
Opener Powell showed great determination as well as a workable range of strokes in a 217-ball hundred which contained 13 fours, and a straight six off Joe Root's off-spin.
He reached three figures with an ungainly boundary swept off Samit Patel, one of the uglier shots in his innings but one which was nonetheless followed by due and enthusiastic celebration.
It was also a prime example of how Powell and Chanderpaul milked the spin at both ends from Root and Patel while Lions captain James Taylor awaited the second new ball.
In those circumstances, it was a telling moment when Patel got his revenge - bowling Powell middle-stump as the left-hander miscalculated a flatter delivery which nonetheless turned.