James Tredwell enjoyed a starring role as England dismissed the West Indies for 295 on day three of the first test in Antigua, yet opening pair Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott were again dismissed in disappointing fashion as the tourists closed with a lead of 220.
Kent off-spinner Tredwell, whose only previous test appearance came in Dhaka during the tour of Bangladesh in 2010, claimed figures of 4-47 but was guilty of a dropped catch early on as he failed to hold a shot from Jermaine Blackwood off the bowling of Ben Stokes with the hosts on 180-4.
That missed opportunity proved costly as the Jamaica native went on to make 112 not out for his maiden century, but Tredwell made no mistake when enticing the notoriously defensive veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul to drive into the arms of Stokes at cover after a stubborn innings of 46.
Denesh Ramdin was next to depart after fending to Jos Buttler for nine, while Gary Ballance dropped Jason Holder as the West Indies went in at lunch trailing by 165 runs.
Blackwood survived an LBW scare from Stokes when play resumed before driving Tredwell down the ground to bring up his 100. Holder was not offered a second reprieve, however, as Ballance redeemed himself to take a low catch.
Kemar Roach exited for five after edging behind and Jerome Taylor then followed for a disappointing duck after being run-out cheaply by an eagle-eyed Broad.
England made light work of the West Indies' tailenders, Sulieman Benn the last to be dismissed after trying to play James Anderson, now agonisingly close to surpassing Sir Ian Botham's record of 383 wickets in his 100th test, down the legside but instead sending the ball spinning to a grateful Joe Root.
Still leading by 104, the stage was set for England to press home their advantage but they lost Trott early once more as he followed up his first-innings nought by edging behind to Ramdin again for just four.
Cook fared marginally better, but has now gone 34 innings without a competitive international ton after he was caught by Taylor at gully for 13.
Another mature display from Root helped settle the nerves and Ballance will resume alongside him on 44 after Ian Bell was run-out by Devendra Bishoo to leave England flagging at 52-3.