YORKSHIRE’S Tim Bresnan has no doubts that England will wrap up victory today in the second Investec Test against the West Indies.
For two sessions in the field the tourists manoeuvred themselves back into the game - bowling England out for 428 from a strong overnight position of 259 for two.
But England’s 58-run lead looked more than enough when the Windies staggered to stumps on 61 for six.
Bresnan, who also scored an important 39 not out, was instrumental, taking three wickets in nine deliveries in the closing minutes, following fine work from new-ball pairing James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
“It wasn’t what we expected with the bat today, but we came back strong with the ball, certainly,” he said.
“We could have capitulated and been bowled out for less than them but me and Stuart put on a bit of a partnership, got a 50-odd run lead and now they’re six down which is pretty popular.
“To get them 61 for six is a phenomenal effort on that wicket. We still have a lot of hard work to do but I’m backing us to knock the last four lads over without them getting too much of a lead.”
Gary Ballance’s unbeaten century carried Yorkshire to an eight-wicket win over the Unicorns at Scarborough last night. Left-armers Ryan Sidebottom and Mitchell Starc took three wickets apiece as the visitors were bowled out for 184 despite an unbeaten 83 from keeper Tom New.
The Tykes slipped to 26 for two but Adam Lyth (60 not out) joined Ballance - who hit 103 from 91 balls, - in an unbroken stand of 160.