Pressure is now back on Moores as England collapse in Barbados

GOTCHA: West Indies' Darren Bravo celebrates with captain Denesh Ramdin, right, catching Yorkshire's Gary Ballance.
GOTCHA: West Indies' Darren Bravo celebrates with captain Denesh Ramdin, right, catching Yorkshire's Gary Ballance.
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Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood shared a match-winning century stand as the West Indies defeated England in three days to draw the Test series 1-1 in Barbados.

Chasing a tricky 192 for victory, Bravo hit a decisive 82 and Blackwood carved out an unbeaten 47 as the hosts reeled in their target for the loss of five wickets.

On a wearing pitch where batsmen struggled throughout their partnership of 108, the largest of the match, was the cornerstone of a memorable triumph.

While it was a compelling Test and a great advertisement for the longer format, the implications of defeat for England could be massive.

Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves had promised an inquiry should the tourists fail to win the series, and the future of head coach Peter Moores is likely to return to the top of the agenda.

The West Indies had earlier set up the game by dismissing the tourists for 123, taking the final five wickets for 84 runs before lunch.

England had resumed on a fragile overnight score of 39-5 and added 23 more runs before Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance – so prolific in this series after a poor World Cup – pushed at Veerasammy Permaul’s second ball of the morning.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler then came together and put on 33 at a damaging rate of more than four an over.

Had they been allowed to continue picking gaps in the field they could have taken the game away but Stokes foolishly gave it away on 32, advancing to Permaul and popping a leading edge to extra-cover.

Buttler, who had first got off the mark with a crunching six, was in need of further support but the impressive Jason Holder conjured a dramatic double strike to leave England reeling on 98-9.

Jordan was first to fall, finding himself on the wrong side of a fractional lbw decision and umpire Bowden’s infamous crooked trigger finger.

But there was no doubt about Holder’s next ball, a vicious, fast yorker that caught Broad absolutely cold and ripped out his off stump.

James Anderson survived the hat-trick ball and kept Buttler company in a valuable partnership worth 25.

Buttler was going through the gears, taking Shannon Gabriel for four and a steepling six to reach 35, but then left his partner at the other end at the mercy of the returning Taylor.

The seamer needed just one ball to win the battle, going full and fast and winning a leg before on review following another curious Bowden decision.

After surviving one awkward over before the break, Brathwaite and debutant Shai Hope made a useful opening stand of 35.

Brathwaite (25) did most of the scoring, through relatively safe strokes but Hope was dropped on four when Broad drew him into the drive. The chance flew to Joe Root at wide third slip but he could not cling on, diving to his left.

More worryingly for England, they then burned both of their DRS reviews in the space of 11 balls.

A sceptical Alastair Cook was persuaded by Jonathan Trott to refer a caught behind decision against Brathwaite, but it proved to be a misguided intervention by the 34-year-old.

Jordan was then certain he had Hope leg before but umpire Billy Bowden was unmoved and his verdict was upheld by a small margin.

But Jordan was not to be deterred, playing a key role as both openers fell within moments of each other when the score was on 35.

First he trapped Hope leg before in front of leg stump then – four balls later – he produced his fourth superb one-handed catch of the series.

Moeen found Brathwaite’s edge with his fifth ball before Jordan pulled off his party piece, transferring his weight in the wrong direction at slip before throwing out his left hand to snatch the ball out of the air.

Samuels and Darren Bravo halted the surge, seeing out Jordan’s disciplined spell and making sure not to miss out when Moeen dropped short.

The pair put on 35 before Broad and Yorkshire’s Root dried up the runs with 22 consecutive dot balls.

The 23rd brought the wicket, Broad upping his pace and slanting one through Samuels’s defence and into the stumps.

Bravo plundered 10 runs off the first over after tea, clattering Root for six and four, but the returning Anderson struck with his first delivery at the other end.

It was little more than a loosener but Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s dreadful series, and maybe his last, continued as he limply played on for a duck.

England spurned a big chance to see off first-innings top-scorer Blackwood for just four.

The No 6 had a rush of blood, charging Root but making no connection, only for Buttler to fumble his collection and miss a wide open stumping.

Scoring was proving difficult but a dashed single from Bravo struck a blow for West Indies, taking the required runs to under a hundred at 93-4.

Cook rotated his bowlers consistently, seeking a wicket to turn the tide, but Blackwood and Bravo were beginning to settle.

Blackwood shelved most of his big shots in favour of accumulation, while Bravo brought up his 11th Test 50 with a handsome square drive for four off Broad.

Two more through the covers kept the scoreboard moving and at 133-4, the hosts found themselves 59 short of the finishing line.

When one Anderson over leaked 13 runs, including four wayward byes, it seemed the balance had shifted irrevocably.

Bravo ensured there would be no fourth day needed as he pummelled a tiring attack for a series of late boundaries, but fell to Ben Stokes with just four needed to win.

Blackwood finished the job in his stead, lofting the toothless Moeen over the top for four.