Graeme Swann struck twice before lunch to boost England's victory bid in the penultimate Test of the series at Kensington Oval yesterday. England endured a fruitless first 50 minutes of the third morning until the introduction of Swann, who struck with just his second ball from the Joel Garner End.

Requiring 19 wickets on the final three days to level the series with one to play, Andrew Strauss' team struggled for breakthroughs in the same manner that their opponents had. Swann preyed on the weakness at the other end, having Ryan Hinds in trouble prior to a delivery pitching on middle stump and straightening as it struck the pad. This time there was no challenge and it provided the tourists with a fillip as they headed in satisfied for the first interval of the third day.