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Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
122(225) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 43 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
13 13 19 16 10 15 9 27
RL Chase
102(191) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 30 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 13 17 19 11 20 22

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Wood
O8.2
M2
R41
W5
Eco4.92
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
MM Ali
O15
M4
R36
W4
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

West Indies won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

9,10,11,12 February 2019 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Alan Gardner

5.10pm: Righty oh, that's a wrap for this one. It's been an enthralling, surprising and most-satisfying series, so thanks for joining us. Go have a squiz at Valkerie's report, then stick around the site for more reaction and analysis from George Dobell and the rest of the team. From myself, Miller, Raghav, Ranjith and the rest, it's cheerio for now. We'll be back for the one-dayers, starting next week. Byeeeeeeeee!

4.55pm: Time for the presentations at the Darren Sammy Stadium... Starting with England captain, Joe Root: "I thought we played some good cricket. In that first innings we managed to find a way to ride out some difficult moments in bowler-friendly conditions and then we got up to a good score. Then the bowlers got us on top and we went from there. We played better, that's important, we've got a fantastic squad, but over the next couple of years you'll see a huge amount of improvement. [Hundred?] I spent some time working on things, make sure I'm lining things up, disappointed to get out in the manner I did in the first innings but nice to make it count. [Wood?] He bowled fantastically well, great pace, made for great theatre, great to be on the field watching it and to see him come back into the side and show how good a player he is. Important we performed well this week, tough tour, West Indies have played fantastically but for us to come back and win is pleasing and a real step forward. Thank you to everyone that's come and watched over the three games."

Mark Wood is named Man of the Match: "I was full of confidence after the Lions tour, wanted to hit the ground running and back it up. [Pace?] I don't know, wasn't thinking about the gun, watched Gabriel all series knocking us down, thought I had to get some back for us. [Second innings?] Like running on a beach running in, we gave it a good go and got over the line. [Ashes spot?] I'm not thinking that far ahead, we've got a great squad, plenty more cricket to go. Kevin Shine, Chris Silverwood, they've kept the faith in me, so I'm very thankful."

Kemar Roach is named Man of the Series: "Pretty good series for me, all the hard work has paid off. Very competitive, pleased for the first Test series win of 2019. Ball felt good in my had, put in the right areas and got the rewards. Coming up here, we put our best foot forward, but a great feeling to win a series, been a while. Very proud of the guys and want us to work hard and move forward. Good to get on the park, looking forward to the cricket coming up and doing well for the West Indies. [Bowling strength?] Batting could be better, but the guys stuck to the task, working hard in the nets, stay positive and stick to the process, trust yourself and we'll get it."

And here's West Indies' (technically suspended) captain, Jason Holder: "Bit disappointed [to lose], but still positives. Credit to the boys, we played a good series, lots of improvement but lots of positive coming out of the series. I tried to share as much info as I could, tough watching from the outside. The way we've won, it shows we're moving in the right direction. [Chase ton?] Really pleasing, had a chat with Roston before the game, good to see him get some runs. We could have rolled over, given it up, but I'm really happy he could get his hundred. [Next challenges?] Three facets of the game, we have to be clinical. Bowling has been outstanding, we need to strike a good balance. Counts in the rankings, counts for the morale of the side as well. We need to continue to build and not just rest on our laurels. Places we can improve, we want to be No.1. Thanks to those who came and supported us, and the the English who came out as well."

4.40pm: England win by 232 runs, but West Indies take the series 2-1. No blackwash this time, but the home side certainly fronted up; they made it difficult for England here, too, despite being well behind the game. Roston Chase dredged up a gritty knock, having come in at 10 for 3, defying each and every member of the England attack through the course of the day. Still, England will take victory however it comes, after a chastening couple of weeks. This is only the second Test they've won in the Caribbean since 2004.

Here's James De Lamber: "Regardless of how well they played this test, the fact that a one-legged Keemo Paul has just smacked Stokes for 3 fours sums up England's tour: completely outplayed by a team that everyone thought hadn't got a hope in hell of a match win, let alone a series win!" There we go, an illustrative tableau to finish off a memorable series

"Root will be MoM, but I feel it should go to Wood, who really blasted the match open," opines Dhananjay. Gets my vote

"MoM, MoS and Mof the Winter: Moeen Ali. 32 wickets@25," pipes up Tony Torrance. Yep, his bowling has really come on over the last two series. Batting still a bit flaky, mind, but that's the Mo we love

69.5
W
Stokes to Paul, OUT, short ball, loops up off the splice as Paul pulls - Stokes takes it in his follow through! And then throws down the stumps, for good measure. Not sure why, perhaps he thought he had overstepped, but he quickly offers his hand to Keemo Paul, who did his bit for his team-mate

KMA Paul c & b Stokes 12 (10m 6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

69.4
4
Stokes to Paul, FOUR runs, low full toss and he smokes this down the ground! Like Gordon Greenidge, he's dangerous on one leg
69.3
4
Stokes to Paul, FOUR runs, pitched up and he latches on, sent rasping though point with a free swing of the bat, four more!
69.2
0
Stokes to Paul, no run, full toss, maybe an attempted slower ball, swung to the leg side
69.1
4
Stokes to Paul, FOUR runs, short ball, Paul hammers it up over midwicket! Nothing wrong with his arms, clearly

Time for some one-legged tonking from Keemo...?

END OF OVER:
69 | 4 Runs | WI: 240/9

  • RL Chase102 (191b)
  • KMA Paul0 (1b)
  • JL Denly3-0-16-0
  • BA Stokes8-2-18-1

Here's Aj : "Honestly didn't think he'd get the 100 but now he's there that begs the question what do they do? Paul can barely move." Declare?

68.6
0
Denly to Chase, no run, tossed up and tapped away

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5KC BrathwaiteJD Campbell
2nd5KC BrathwaiteSD Hope
3rd0DM BravoSD Hope
4th21RL ChaseSD Hope
5th45RL ChaseSO Hetmyer
6th34RL ChaseSO Dowrich
7th46KAJ RoachRL Chase
8th56RL ChaseAS Joseph
9th24RL ChaseST Gabriel
10th16RL ChaseKMA Paul