21:00 - Eng 259-2 (90 overs) - So England add 102 without loss in the final session in which West Indies raced through 34.3 overs in two hours. Strauss will return tomorrow on 139 with Collingwood unbeaten on 54. A day for the purists, join me at 1.30pm for day two.
20:45 - Eng 249-2 (85 overs) - Actually Gayle does not toss the
new ball to Edwards, he asks him to get some reverse swing with the old
one. He succeeds in doing that and bowls a beauty that beats
Collingwood's outside edge but he then flails him through the covers to
bring up his 13th Test fifty off 108 balls.
20:30 - Eng 239-2 (82 overs) - The tourists have been working
the singles around so Gayle tosses the new ball to Edwards - eight
overs left tonight to make a breakthrough.
20:15 - Eng 224-2 (77 overs) — England working the spinners around so comfortably, the partnership has moved to 68 with some ease. This match could be a duplicate of the fourth Test — hopefully West Indies won't score 700+ though.
20:00 - Eng 209-2 (72 overs) — Strauss has scored five centuries and is averaging over 67 in his ten Tests as skipper.
19:45 - Eng 199-2 (66 overs) — Strauss comes down the ground to Hinds and hits him over the top in the cover region for a sweetly struck boundary. The two spinners are certainly speeding up the over rate.
19:15 - Eng 177-2 (58 overs) — Powell has sent down some real dross since tea allowing Collingwood to race to 17 off 13 balls, he easily dispatches a full toss and a leg-side half volley to the fence.
19:00 - Shah still has those cramps so Paul Collingwood comes to the crease. Strauss just five away from a third consecutive century and his 17th in total.
18:40 - Eng 156-2 (55.3 overs) — WICKET! Part-time slow left-armer Ryan Hinds has done Pietersen like a kipper! He gets one to turn past the outside edge and then produces the arm ball next up which bowls KP through the gate for just his tenth Test wicket. That's TEA with Strauss unbeaten on 95.
18:25 - Eng 150-1 (52 overs) — Shah's retirement could be handy for England, Pietersen treats Nash with some contempt — driving him on the up through the covers and then past mid-on.
18:10 - Eng 133-1 (48 overs) — Strauss back cuts Baker for four and then watches his partner retire hurt. Shah has not been struck on the head but has wrist cramps. Kevin Pietersen comes to the crease and is given out lbw third ball by umpire Tiffin but Nash's delivery has pitched well outside leg and TV umpire Aleem Dar conveys the not out signal and the decision is duly overturned.
17:55 - Eng 126-1 (46 overs) — This running is keeping things exciting. Strauss drives down the ground and sets off on a single but Shah rather responding ball watches and has to scamper to make his ground as mid-off fumbles. Strauss cuts Nash square for his eighth boundary.
17:40 - Eng 119-1 (44 overs) — Strauss works Nash through mid-wicket for his first boundary since lunch but then cuts just short of Gayle at slip — the skipper obviously not heeding the message from earlier when an outside edge from Shah fell short. Strauss then plays a fine sweep off his opposite number to the fence and it's time for a drink.
17:25 - Eng 91-1 (39 overs) — 12 runs in nine overs since lunch but then Shah — who is becoming a catalyst for narcolepsy — drives Nash down the ground with some elegance. Shah is becoming the new Mark Ramprakash — seemingly hamstrung by nerves in the Test match area (rather than a damn fine dancer). Strauss follows up his centuries in Barbados and Antigua with a fifty, off 117 balls.
17:10 - Eng 84-1 (36 overs) — An England fan dressed as the Queen gives it the large with one of the Digicel girls as the tourists poodle along at under three over on this turgid track. Shah is 19 off 85 balls and this Chris Tavare approach is no good for a team who are 1-0 down.
16:55 - Eng 80-1 (32 overs) — More dodgy running! Smith makes a fine diving stop in the gully and sees Strauss way out of his crease after setting off for the single. Devon has all three stumps to aim at - but misses. Another let off for England.
16:40 - Strauss and Shah are back out and it's Fidel Edwards to open up the bowling. And here are the Digicel girls - Nice picture
16:20 - If you are an England fan, I'd be a bit worried about 20-year-old Phil Hughes: South Africa v Australia: second Test scorecard Some knock if you saw it.
16:00 - Eng 74-1 (28 overs) — Only three frontline bowlers at Gayle's disposal so him and the military medium of Brendan Nash are sharing the overs before lunch. And the latter offers Strauss a leg-side half volley which is dispatched by the skipper who goes to LUNCH unbeaten on 42. Shah is 19 not out off 59 balls on a slow deck. That was not the most thrilling two hours of international cricket that has ever been witnessed.
15:45 — Eng 63-1 (23 overs) — Shah cuts Baker past gully for his third boundary - Lionel Baker is the first player from Montserrat to play in international cricket, that's a line to impress the ladies down your local roller disco tonight.
15:30 — Eng 57-1 (20 overs) - One off 21 balls and then Shah finally gets going. Cracking drive down the ground off Powell and then next ball swiped through the covers. Sorry about that hiatus - some technical problems.
15:15 — Eng 44-1 (17 overs) - Shah ran himself out in Antigua and he has nearly run his skipper out here as he sets off for a quick single, then stops and a direct hit from point would have seen Strauss on his way.
15:00 - Eng 39-1 (13 overs) - Oooh Powell's bowling well now, a genuine outside edge from Shah but it falls short of a deep Gayle at first slip. Strauss meanwhile looks in great nick thumping Powell down the ground and clipping Baker off his legs for boundaries. Time for a drink.
14:45 - Eng 27-1 (9 overs) WICKET! I've always said that Powell is a good bowler. He angles one across Cook in the corridor of uncertainty and the Essex left-hander gets a feather edge behind to Denesh Ramdin.
14:30 - Eng 22-0 (6 overs) - More short wide filth from Powell and Cook slashes over the
top of the slips for his first boundary. Jongros — England are
attempting continuity with their batsmen but not with their bowlers, especially
ones close to six and a half feet.
14:15 - Eng 14-0 (3 overs) - So with Taylor injured, Powell gets another Test and he starts in predictably average fashion with two short wide deliveries that Strauss crunches past point for boundaries. This is the most defensive field I have ever seen 15 minutes into a Test match.
14:00 - The pitch according to Strauss is reasonably dry and should play fairly well but it could well be slow and low. Here comes the skipper along with Alastair Cook. The portents for a positive result are good on a ground that has not borne a draw in any of the last 10 matches.
13:50 - West Indies have been dealt an injury blow with Jerome Taylor missing out so in comes Lionel Bamer and left arm spiiner Sulieman Benn is left out so in comes a seventh batsman in Lendl Simmons. A very cautious selection.
13:40 - Owais Shah, who was promised a run in the side upon displacing Ian Bell in Antigua, retains his place but Steve Harmison again finds himself in the cold.
13:30 - Andrew Strauss has won the toss and England will bat!!
England will unleash Danish-born fast bowler Amjad Khan for a Test debut in their must-win final Test against West Indies in Trinidad. Left-armer Ryan Sidebottom, England's reigning player of the year, is out because of his chronic Achilles injury.
Matt Prior is back behind the stumps and another stalemate is of no use to the tourists, who trail 1-0 after the first Test capitulation in Jamaica, so in comes a fifth bowler Monty Panesar for Ravi Bopara, a centurion in the draw last week.
Teams for the fifth Test between West Indies and England at Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad:
West Indies: CH Gayle (captain), DS Smith, RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, RO Hinds, LMP Simmons, BP Nash, D Ramdin (wicketkeeper), FH Edwards, DBL Powell, LS Baker.
England: AJ Strauss (captain), AN Cook, OA Shah, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, MJ Prior (wicketkeeper), SCJ Broad, JM Anderson, GP Swann, A Khan, MS Panesar.
Umpires: DJ Harper (Aus) & RB Tiffin (Zim)
Television umpire: Aleem Dar (Pak)
Match referee: AG Hurst (Aus)