Patience is the key as England tighten grip

SEAMER Stuart Broad says England can polish off the seven wickets needed to wrap up a 2-0 series victory over the West Indies at the Riverside today.<br /><br />Following on England&rsquo;s mighty first innings 569-6, the Windies limped to 115-3 at the close of play yesterday &ndash; still 144 runs short of making England bat again.<br /><br />Broad bowled tidily for his 3-62, but it was James Anderson who took the plaudits, claiming his sixth five-wicket haul in Test cricket to dismiss the tourists for 310.<br /><br />Home favourite Graham Onions then struck twice in the Windies follow-on to bring England on the verge of victory, but Broad insists the hosts will need to be patient if they are to clinch a morale-boosting series success. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re delighted to have picked up 10 wickets today on what is still a pretty decent batting track,&rdquo; Broad said. &ldquo;Seven wickets tomorrow is certainly in our sights. There&rsquo;s no rush to get them all before lunch &ndash; it&rsquo;s still a wicket you need to be pretty patient on &ndash; but if the weather stays right for us, we have to be ruthless enough to take our chance.&rdquo;<br /><br />Broad began the wicket-fest with the crucial wickets of dangermen Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan in the morning session, but modestly praised his fellow seamers for steering England into a winning position. &ldquo;Graham Onions got two huge wickets for us there &ndash; and as a bowling unit, we are delighted with our day&rsquo;s work. We bowled well in partnerships, and Jimmy&rsquo;s &lsquo;five-for&rsquo; was absolutely fantastic.&rdquo;<br /><br />Sarwan was the mainstay of the Windies&rsquo; innings, easing his way to a 15th Test ton before becoming Broad&rsquo;s second victim, and but for a resilient 55 from Denesh Ramdin and stylish 35 from Sulieman Benn, the Windies would have been out a lot cheaper.<br /><br />Captain Chris Gayle played tremendously for his quickfire 54 in the follow-on before two wickets in an over from Onions put England in control.<br /><br />The only sour note was a finger injury sustained by wicketkeeper Matt Prior, although X-rays last night revealed no fracture.