Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

607dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Holder ton saves WI on Anderson's record day

Six years ago England were denied by West Indies' last-wicket pair in Antigua but in 2015 it was an outstanding maiden first-class hundred from Jason Holder which earned the hosts a draw

607dMark Nicholas

England's swinging shooting star

The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet

607dShiva Jayaraman

Anderson goes past Botham

Stats highlights from the fifth day's play in North Sound, where West Indies held on for a draw against England

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

Composed Holder shows the way

With Jason Holder in the side, there is hope that West Indies could return to a time when success was measured not by bling or bank balance, not by strutting or swagger, but by deeds on the pitch.

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

England's best not enough on flat pitch

England threw what ever they had at West Indies on the final day, but an unhelpful surface exacerbated their weariness and yielded only five wickets

Day 4

607dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Ballance hundred sets up victory push

England toiled hard to extract two of the ten wickets they hunted for victory in the opening Test on a dying surface, gaining a huge lift late in the day courtesy of a breathtaking slip catch from Chris Jordan, after leaving West Indies a target of 438

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

England's reliable new Volvo

Gary Ballance is one of several admirable young members of England's side, and it defies belief that there was talk of his position being in danger

Day 3

607dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

England on top despite Blackwood and Taylor

An absorbing Test match continued to unfold in Antigua on a day that included a maiden Test century, a four-wicket haul for a spinner who could not get in his county's first XI last year and a searing opening spell of fast outswing

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

Moeen joins England for second Test

England have added offspinning allrounder Moeen Ali to their squad ahead of the second Test in Grenada, which starts on April 21.

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

England's anachronistic offspinner

There seemed to be little use for offspinners in the modern world of mystery spin. But James Tredwell, with his control, reliability and outstanding slip catching, was there waiting for his country

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

Blackwood recalls Caribbean style of old

Identified as a natural talent by Viv Richards, Jermaine Blackwood showed his attacking instincts during a fighting, maiden Test hundred

Day 2

607dReport by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies fight but England in control

The second day of the series involved a similar scenario to the first with West Indies dominating the opening session, but England ending with the advantage

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

Moeen set to replace Rashid

Moeen Ali looks set to replace Adil Rashid in the England Test squad touring the Caribbean

Day 1

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

Astute Bell reaps rewards of patience

Batting in Test cricket remains as much about the shots you don't play as those you do and it was Ian Bell's judgement at the crease that set the foundation for England's domination

607dGeorge Dobell at North Sound

Diluted West Indies attack concedes advantage

Off-field factors have compromised West Indies cricket to a great extent and the impact of this was most visible in the struggles of the bowling attack in Antigua on Monday


607dAndy Zaltzman

In praise of Jase

And a quiz on how best England's performance in the West Indies can be described

607dGeorge Dobell in Antigua

England's bulwark, cannon and handyman

James Anderson stands on the brink of two fine achievements in his Test career, made all the more remarkable by the burden he has carried over the years

607dS Rajesh

At his best against the best

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of James Anderson's Test career is his record against some of the best batsmen of his era

West Indies 4th innings Partnerships

1st7DS SmithKC Brathwaite
2nd83DS SmithDM Bravo
3rd29MN SamuelsDS Smith
4th8S ChanderpaulMN Samuels
5th28S ChanderpaulJ Blackwood
6th34D RamdinJ Blackwood
7th105D RamdinJO Holder
8th56KAJ RoachJO Holder