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Sarwan notches third century of Test series

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  • Ramnaresh Sarwan scores his third century of Test series against England
  • Sarwan shares century partnerships with Devon Smith and Shivnarine Chanderpaul
  • England scored 600 for six wickets declared in their first knock in Barbados
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(CNN) -- Ramnaresh Sarwan proved a thorn in England's side again as the West Indian batsman racked up his third century of the series to boost his side's hopes of saving the fourth Test in Barbados.

Sarwan takes a bow after completing his 14th Test ton.

Sarwan takes a bow after completing his 14th Test ton.

Sarwan shared century stands with opener Devon Smith and crucially Shivnarine Chanderpaul as his side battled to avoid the follow-on in reply to England's massive first innings total of 600 for six wickets declared.

The home side were teetering at 159 for three when England off-spinner Graeme Swann trapped Ryan Hinds for 15, his second leg before wicket victim after ending Smith's innings on 55 earlier on the third day.

But Sarwan continued his untroubled progress to his 14th Test century, brought up halfway through the afternoon session with a quick single.

He already has scores of 107, 94 and 106 in the series which West Indies lead 1-0 after their thumping victory in Jamaica and battling draw in Antigua.

England, desperate to level the five-Test series, had further success after tea as James Anderson claimed his second victim of the innings.

Again it was a leg before wicket decision which saw Chanderpaul depart for 70 having shared a 123-run partnership with Sarwan.

England are playing the Test without inspirational all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who has gone home to treat an injury and will also miss the final match of the series in Trinidad next week.

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