|369/10 (111.5 ov) - R/R 3.29||197/10 (65.0 ov) - R/R 3.03|
|226/2 (58.0 ov) - R/R 3.89||129/10 (37.1 ov) - R/R 3.47|
|Shannon Gabriel||not out||0||2||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 129/10 (37.1)|
10 (10) R/R: 4.28
Jermaine Blackwood 10(12)
Shannon Gabriel 0(2)
Jermaine Blackwood 23(48) S.R (47.91)
c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad
So that is it from the Wisden Trophy. Cricket came back after a break of more than 100 days and it came back with a very good fighting series but England showed their superiority and came back to win the series 2-1. Holder and co. showed fight but it was not enough in the end. A lot of positives to take and work with moving forward for the Caribbean nation. England now will welcome Ireland for a 3-match ODI series which will also kickstart the ICC World ODI Super League. Thanks for joining us for the coverage. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Until next time, goodbye and take care!
England skipper, Joe Root, tells that the last two weeks have been excellent and says they have been able to execute their plans that they had in the last two games. On the pace attack, he says that there is a lot of talent and can exploit different surfaces around the world. Credits Broad and says he is a fantastic player and says that the way he has come back and made things happen shows how good a player he is and is pleased that he has achieved the milestone. Tells he grabs the big moment in the series and stands up in difficult situations. Adds he is good with the younger players and is happy to impart that knowledge. Tells they are seeing the best bowlers and tells we should be happy to see two of the best bowlers perform and play together.
West Indies skipper, Holder admits that they did not put enough runs and says they should have put up big runs in the first innings of the last 2 Test. Chase says unlike Sibley and Burns they failed to score big and carry on. Tells that they won the first game and wanted to play their best team and clinch their series and it was just one of those decisions to . Tells they will first have to wait and see how the calendar is and on actually cricket he wants the batters to deliver and score big. Tells the bowler did well and congratulates Roach and Broad for their milestone. Admits it has been challenging to be in the bio secure bubble.
Roston Chase is named West Indies' Player of the Series for his performances with both the bat and all (Selected by England's coach). Roston says that when you do well against England you get a lot of credit in cricketing world which motivates him more. Says they spoke about plans and says the batters needed to put their hands up to win the series but they were unable to do that. Tells he felt comfortable in the crease and he had the opportunity in the first Test to make a century but after that it got more challenging as it was cold and the ball was nipping around. On his bowling, Chase says he has been leading as a spinner as he has been doing that for sometime. Tells he is still not where he wants to be but he is learning and going towards it.
For his terrific 10-wicket haul and 62 with the bat along with his performance in the second Test, Stuart Broad has been named the Player of the Match and Player of the Series for England (Selected by West Indies' coach). Broad says that it was a special milestone and he is happier that it helped them win the match and series. On his ambitions, he says he never set any target but tells he has learnt a lot and feels fresh and has worked on his techincal game and says he is looking forward for the future. On the bowling attack England have, tellls they have a battery of fast bowlers and thinks anyone can perform if called upon. Credits Chris Woakes for his performance and says he has been very good since they got into the bubble. On catching Anderson, he says that it is too far ahead and tells he is still at the peak of his power and though approaching 38 he is still firing on all cylinder.
Stay tuned as we wait for the captain's thoughts and also find out who the Man of the Match and Player of the Series are. A fair few contenders for the latter as we have had some very good performance by a few players in this series.
Stuart Broad had a Test to remember and he was in the mood to punish the Caribbean side. For the hosts, they needed weather to help them out but nature by itself could not do anything if they were unable to fight for themselves. They lost 2 wickets towards the end of Day 3 as Broad was spitting venom. Rain did give West Indies a little bit of hope as Day 4 was washed out but the tourists had lost the game in their head and showed little to no resistance as Broad added 2 more to his 2 from Day 3 and finished the Test with 10 wickets to add to his important fifty from the first innings and the consistency of Woakes saw him grab a 5-fer in the second innings to hand England a dominant win.
England then were always in a position to win it and it was going to take a miracle or English weather to avoid them a win. Building on their lead, the opening pair of Sibley and Burns took their time and batted the tourists out of the game with their fifties. Skipper Joe Root then came out after the dismissal of Sibley and his ODI-esque added impetus to the innings and ballooned that lead to 398 before Burns departed for 90 and the skipper decided they had enough. West Indies bowling struggled as Gabriel bowled just 5 overs and they had surrendered.
Momentum was with England and Broad and they carried it to the field as a brilliant display of seam bowling as they never let West Indies settle and chipped wickets regularly and bundled them to just 197 and carried a 172 runs lead. Stuart Broad was the tormentor in cheif as he grabbed a 6-wicket haul. The West Indies batting struggled and no one got going. The only saving grace for them was that they avoided the follow-on but apart from that there was nothing much to write about them with only skipper Holder and Dowrich showing some fight.
End of a fantastic Test series and England after being 1-0 down have shown their grit and strength to win the series 2-1. A very dominant performance from the hosts with both the bat and ball. West Indies showed a lot of promise at the beginning of the tour but with every Test and passing day in those Tests they looked tired and their fight started to surrender. After being put into bat, the hosts were in a state of bother at 122/4 but a brilliant 140-run stand between Pope and Buttler along with Broad's counter attacking 62 propelled them to 369. Kemar Roach was the pick of the bowler for the hosts as he finished the first innings with a 4-fer.
OUT! CAUGHT! That is all over! Short of a length delivery on leg, Blackwood looks to pull but gets a faint edge. It goes towards the keeper where Jos Buttler dives to his left and takes a good catch. ENGLAND WIN THE MATCH BY 269 RUNS AND WIN THE SERIES 2-1!
Length delivery on off, Blackwood pushes it through mid off for a single. 129/9
On a length on middle, Blackwood pushes it to mid on.
FOUR! Nice shot! Short and outside off, Blackwood punches it through covers for a boundary.
FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Blackwood looks to play an upper cut but gets a top edge. It goes over the slip region towards third man for a boundary.
Good length delivery on off, Blackwood defends it off the back foot.
On a length on middle, Blackwood flicks it towards the leg side.
Good length delivery on off, Gabriel keeps it out. 120/9
On a length on middle, Blackwood flicks it towards square leg for a run.
Length delivery on off, Blackwood punches it through covers but does not take the single.
Archer bowls a bouncer, Jermaine does well to duck under it.
On a good length on off, Blackwood blocks it off the back foot.
Full delivery on off, Blackwood drives it back towards the bowler.
Too high this time. Good length ball on middle and leg, Gabriel looks to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pad. Appeal but this time the umpire is unmoved. 119/9
The last man in is Shannon Gabriel.