Paul Collingwood's ninth Test hundred helped England to 372 for four at lunch on the second day of the fifth and final test against West Indies on Saturday.
West Indies gained two early breakthroughs when Fidel Edwards bowled Andrew Strauss around his legs, the England skipper having added just three runs to his overnight 139.
Owais Shah, resuming his innings after retiring hurt with hand cramp on Friday, was then run out for 33 after taking a risky single to substitute fielder Dwayne Bravo at mid-wicket.
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior (57 not out) and Collingwood (101 not out) made sure the session belonged to England with a lively unbroken partnership of 104 as West Indies's early aggressive approach faded away.
Collingwood has scored four test centuries against West Indies, two on this tour. West Indies are 1-0 up in the
England 1st innings (Strauss b Edwards 142, Cook c Ramdin b Powell 12, Shah run out 33, Pietersen b Hinds 10, Collingwood batting 101, Prior batting 57; Extras --- lb 5, w 1, nb 11 --- 17).
Total (4 wickets) 372
Fow: 1-26, 2-156, 3-263, 4-268
Bowling: Edwards 21-5-49-1, Powell 16-1-79-1, Baker 17-3-50-0, Nash 23-3-77-0, Gayle 17-0-52-0, Hinds 23-2-60-1.