England began the day 37-2 in their second innings, leading by 219 and needing quick runs before trying to take 10 wickets. A superb onslaught from Stokes (78no off 57 balls) saw 92 added in 11 overs, triggering a declaration which left the West Indies 312 to chase in 85 overs.

Hopes of the Windies reaching that target, or holding out for a draw that would ensure they retained the Wisden Trophy, were dealt a massive blow as a three-wicket opening burst from Stuart Broad (3-42) quickly had the tourists reeling at 37-4.