Jofra Archer claimed 2 wickets and sent out opener John Campbell back injured before lunch.
Jofra Archer took the effort for England as the home side reduced the West Indies to 35 for 3 chasing 200 on the final morning of the first Test.
England added a helpful 29 runs to their overnight score of 284 for 8 to reach the psychological mark. Archer with a couple of fantastic strikes before he was the last man out for 23.
But his main job is to create chaos with the ball and he did simply that during an excellent five-over spell from the Pavilion End that saw him claim 2 wickets and send opener John Campbell back to retire hurt.
James Anderson began the chase with a solid maiden over but it was Archer’s first ball which brought an unforeseen breakthrough of sorts.
Fast, full and swinging towards leg stump, it thumped into the top of Campbell’s boot and at first led to absolutely nothing more dramatic than a pair of leg-byes.
It soon emerged it had left some damage, though, and a clearly hurt Campbell hobbled off to ice the injury at the end of the 4th over.
Archer followed up with something even more tangible in his 3rd visit, swinging the ball in towards off stump and coaxing a limp defensive shot from Kraigg Brathwaite.
The movement did for the right-hander, clattering the stumps by means of the inside edge. Brathwaite had been described by head coach Phil Simmons as “the glue” of the tourists’ batting line-up but here he had come unstuck for just 4.
Shamarh Brooks proved even simpler victim for the 25-year-old caught on the crease and deceived through the air for a 5-ball duck. Archer was tearing into his celebrations before the lbw was even confirmed.
Mark Wood was given the job of picking up the baton with the score at 26 for 2 and he did not the quality dip for a moment. His 4th delivery moved in off the pitch at great speed, took a deflection off Shai Hope’s thigh pad, and flattened off stump.
2 exploratory overs of spin from Dom Bess brought one close lbw shout against Roston Chase but he and Jermaine Blackwood walked off for lunch with 165 still required.