After Friday's complete washout at the Riverside the sun shines at Chester-le-Street on Saturday and day three of the second Test gets under way on time with a decent crowd in the ground
England resume on 302-2 and night-watchman James Anderson gloves an early chance behind off Fidel Edwards but wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin drops an easy catch
The hard-working Edwards gets his reward and the West Indies' first breakthrough of the day when he bowls Anderson off his pads with a fast delivery
Opener Alastair Cook starts the day on 126 not out and soon passes his previous Test best of 139 before hitting his maiden Test 150, however, he falls for 160 when Chris Gayle catches him off Sulieman Benn
Kevin Pietersen, seeking to make a big impression after his first-ball duck at Lord's, starts in typical fashion by hitting four boundaries in his first 11 balls as England push on
England reach lunch on 411-4 but then lose Pietersen for 49 just after the break when the former skipper wafts at a lofted Benn delivery and is caught at backward point
Matt Prior has a superb record against the tourists and produces a series of attacking shots as soon as he arrives at the crease, bringing up his fifty from just 66 balls
Local hero Paul Collingwood adopts a more pragmatic approach as he looks to impress his home crowd, but he brings up England's 500 just before 1500 BST - and the declaration beckons...
Skipper Andrew Strauss and fellow opener Cook try to keep warm on the players' balcony as the sky darkens, the wind increases and the temperature drops once again
Given the orders to hit out Prior, on 63 off 83 balls, becomes Lendl Simmons' first Test victim when he tries to hit the medium pacer over the top but merely succeeds in lofting the ball to Benn at mid-on
Collingwood, showing off his Twenty20 skills, plays a couple of unorthodox paddles to bring up his fifty as England step up the scoring rate before declaring on 569-6 at tea
Anderson, the leader of England's inexperienced attack, produces a sizzling delivery which smashes through Devon Smith's fragile defences and the Windies are 18-1
After a 45-minute delay for bad light and rain, Anderson strikes again when Gayle offers no shot and is given out leg before, although replays show the ball would have gone over the top of the stumps
Anderson gets his third wicket when Lendl Simmons edges to Strauss at first slip and the skipper snaffles it without any problems and moments later bad light gives the tourists some respite on 69-3
On a stop-start day it's not long before the sun comes through again and play resumes and continues until 1923 when the Windies come off on 94-3, still 475 behind England
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