Pint-sized TMS: England take control
Second Investec Test, Headingley, day four
England 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61*
West Indies 427 & 5-0: Brathwaite 4*, Powell 1*
West Indies trail by 316 runs

England captain Joe Root stamped his authority on his team by declaring before the close of day four of the second Test against West Indies, says former player Graeme Swann.

Root declared with England on 490-8, setting West Indies an unlikely 322 to win and forcing the tourists to face six overs before the end of play.

Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell had reached 5-0 by the close.

“What a great, bold declaration – it’s so good in so many ways,” said Swann.

“Firstly, it’s the right thing to do, and secondly, he is trying to stamp his authority on the team.”

Root’s predecessors Alastair Cook