Chris Woakes says England are 'happy' with how day two of the third Test against the West Indies went despite the hosts edging ahead.
England looked the have wrestled control of the match when they rattled through the middle order, reducing the West Indies to 95 for six at one point.
However, the tourists were unable to capitalise and play closed with the West Indies on 232 for eight - a lead of 28 runs.
It sets up what is likely to be a pivotal day three in the Test, with whoever dominates the day likely to gain a significant advantage in the deciding Test of the series.
Woakes, though, believe England have done well to haul themselves back into the match after a dismal first innings batting display.
"At 90-odd for six you obviously hope you can run through them but with an old, soft ball it was always going to be tricky to blow them away," he said.
"Obviously we'd have loved to be going in with a lead but we aren't. I think we're pretty pleased with how it has gone."
Woakes led England's attack on day two, taking three wickets for 48 to finally find some momentum in what has been a frustrating series for him on a precision of docile tracks.
"It was a good opportunity and I probably haven't taken it as I'd have liked," he said.
"It's been a tough tour from that point of view, we haven't taken wickets with the new ball. It's not through a lack of effort, I've constantly been trying to improve, it just hasn't worked.
"Obviously I would have loved to have taken more wickets, but it hasn't happened. To pick up three today was really nice, because I'll always try to do a job for the team. It would be nice to be able to do that a little bit more often, but it just hasn't happened.
"It would be nice to be five, six, seven miles-per-hour quicker, but the first two games were pretty flat and not nice to bowl on for anyone."