The 51allout preview takes an unusual form this week, as we turn both barrels on England’s selection policy. Then we re-load those barrels and unleash them again.
A largely awful final day was briefly lit up by Stuart Broad remembering how to bowl, before it descended back into mind-numbing tedium for the final hour.
On a cold and long day, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and his cronies keep England at bay in a manner that tested the spectators’ faith.
England were well below their best on the opening day of the international summer, but only Shivnarine Chanderpaul offered genuine resistance and they ended it in the ascendancy.