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Lawrence Booth for the Daily Mail

England skipper Joe Root was among the runs yet again as his side moved into a dominant position on day four of the second Test against West Indies.

Root hit 72 in the hosts second-innings total of 490 for eight declared, leaving the tourists requiring 322 to win.

Sportsmail’s LAWRENCE BOOTH rounds up the best of the stats that came out of the action…

Joe Root grimaces after being dismissed for 72 on the fourth day of the second Test

Joe Root grimaces after being dismissed for 72 on the fourth day of the second Test

Joe Root grimaces after being dismissed for 72 on the fourth day of the second Test

England's skipper has not let the captaincy affect his batting and he averages 66 in the role

England's skipper has not let the captaincy affect his batting and he averages 66 in the role

England’s skipper has not let the captaincy affect his batting and he averages 66 in the role

Joe Root’s innings of 72 confirmed that the captaincy has not impaired his batting at all. 

On the contrary, since taking over from Alastair Cook, Root has scored 728 Test runs at an average of 66.

Only his conversion rate remains a source of frustration: just 13 of Root’s Test half-centuries have been turned into three figures.

However, Root continues to lose his wicket between 50 and 100 in the Test format

However, Root continues to lose his wicket between 50 and 100 in the Test format

However, Root continues to lose his wicket between 50 and 100 in the Test format

For only the second time in his career, Ben Stokes scored a hundred and a fifty in the same Test. 

The previous occasion came against New Zealand at Lord’s in 2015, when his 92 and 101 helped England to a memorable win.

Ben Stokes scored a 50 and a century in the same Test match for the second time in his career

Ben Stokes scored a 50 and a century in the same Test match for the second time in his career

Ben Stokes scored a 50 and a century in the same Test match for the second time in his career

It felt symbolic when England moved into a 200-run lead thanks to another no-ball from West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. 

In England’s second innings alone, Gabriel conceded 15 in no-balls and wides — a performance that sums up their sloppiness.

Shannon Gabriel conceded 15 runs in no-balls and wides during England's second innings

Shannon Gabriel conceded 15 runs in no-balls and wides during England's second innings

Shannon Gabriel conceded 15 runs in no-balls and wides during England’s second innings

You have to go back nine years for the last time England won a Test after conceding a lead of over 150 on first innings.

At Old Trafford in 2008, they were 179 behind New Zealand, only to win by six wickets.

West Indies, meanwhile, have never lost a Test after enjoying a bigger first-innings advantage than the 169 runs they managed here.

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