result
3rd Test, Lord's, Sep 7 - 9 2017, West Indies tour of England
123 & 177
(28 ov, target 107)194 & 107/1
England won by 9 wickets
player of the match
Ben Stokes
England
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• The Report by Alan Gardner

Anderson seven-for leads England to series

Lord's basked in sunshine on a cool September afternoon as England eased to a nine-wicket win in the third Investec Test

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Scorer: Binoy
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
West Indies123/10(57.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Shai Hope29 (57)
Ben Stokes6/22(14.3)
England194/10(52.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Ben Stokes60 (74)
Stuart Broad38 (45)
Kemar Roach5/72(24)
Jason Holder4/54(13.5)
West Indies177/10(65.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Shai Hope62 (144)
James Anderson7/42(20.1)
Stuart Broad2/35(19)
England107/1(28 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 284 runs
ENG: 107/1CRR: 3.82 
Mark Stoneman40 (74)
Tom Westley44 (72)
Devendra Bishoo11-2-35-1
Roston Chase5-1-25-0

4:16pm A gripping series. Another one where the West Indies have progressed. They have a win in each of their last three series - two of them away. They've found a new batting star in each of those as well. Shai Hope followed Roston Chase and Kraigg Brathwaite to show that, steadily, West Indies are building a Test batting line-up that can challenge. But once again, they're dipped in a dose of reality. They didn't all perform together, and ultimately, the settled, professional, prolific side came roaring back to inflict a comprehensive loss on them. Stokes in the first innings, Anderson in the second. Supporting acts by everyone else in a vastly superior bowling line-up, in a bowlers' Test. Done on the third day before Tea. An anti-climactic end to a nicely poised contest. Gnasher will bring you the presentation and post-match.

4.25pm Thanks Varun. So that ends England's Test season. Series victories over South Africa and West Indies, but a lot of the same problems remain. The next time they play a Test will be at the Gabba on November 23.

Nate: "Love the way england have got back in this for the win after their first innings wobbles...proves that although they are they there, the team has got the resource to overcome their weak spots."

Ebenezer scroog: "Bah! What an anti-climatic end to a very interesting test and series."

Almost presentation time, they can be lengthy at the end of a series!

Man of the Match is Ben Stokes. "It's good to come and put in a performance like that, the way we bounced back is credit to the team. I felt good in that long spell, helps when the ball is swinging. Quite hard for Rooty get the ball out of my hand. Feel like I'm getting back to where I want to me, a lot of credit to Ottis. Jimmy showed his class in the second innings and he deserves all the plaudits. I took the positive approach with the bat, have had a bit of a luck in the series."

West Indies' Man of the Series is Shai Hope. "It's been good to get some runs my belt and hopefully I can carry it on. It's a tough place to play cricket. It was a very good learning experience for me. It's about trusting your plan, your game."

England's Man of the Series is James Anderson. "A Test here at Lord's is always special but this week will live with me for a long time. I didn't think I'd play anywhere near as much as I have for England, and in such an enjoyable one to play with - in a series win - makes it very special. There wasn't much swing today, just trying to create pressure, and we did it brilliantly, got the rewards. I work hard on my fitness, with age you get a few more injuries but not had many this summer. Ottis will be a huge loss, he's been fantastic in both stints with us. A great cricket brain."

Jason Holder "No regrets, thought the guys showed a lot of fight. We brought ourselves back in the game. In the second innings we didn't bat as well as we would have liked. Credit must go to James Anderson - congrats on 500 wickets - but also to Ben Stokes. Going on we have another series in Zimbabwe, we have to keep it going. We have a lot of positives to work with. We still have to be a lot more consistent with the ball and with the bat fight harder at the start of the innings. We also dropped a number of chances. Hopefully it's a breakthrough series for Shai, in the toughest conditions in the world and one of the best attacks."

Joe Root "The guys were fantastic this morning and continued it all day. Jimmy's achievement speaks for itself, the work in puts in and how he knows his game. He's a massive part of the dressing room and hopefully will be for some time to come. He's very helpful, very insightful. We've played some brilliant cricket this summer. The way we've won has been fantastic, hopefully we can take it forward. We've done a lot of learning as well. It's been very enjoyable. Plenty of learning for myself as well and I'm sure there's more to come."

And with that, Root gets covered with champagne for the second time as Test captain. Two series wins in the bag, overall a very successful start with him even if questions remain ahead of the Ashes. That brings an end to England's Test summer, but still more cricket to come. A one-off T20 then five ODIs. Before then West Indies play Ireland in an ODI. We'll gave coverage of all that over the next few weeks. We'll have plenty of reaction on the site to this match and series this evening. For now, though, it's goodbye from Gnasher, Miller and Varun and thanks for joining us.

27.6
2
Bishoo to Stoneman, 2 runs

full outside off, stretches out for it to get underneath for the lap sweep. Manages to get it wide of long leg and hares back before putting in a slide to complete the second run. That's the series for England

27.5
1
Bishoo to Westley, 1 run

short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover off the back foot

27.4
Bishoo to Westley, no run

good length outside off, stabbed to backward point off the front foot

27.3
Bishoo to Westley, no run

full at off stump, pushed back down the pitch

27.2
1
Bishoo to Stoneman, 1 run

back of a length at middle stump, flicked to deep square

27.1
Bishoo to Stoneman, no run

back of a length outside off, defended off the back foot

end of over 2710 runs
ENG: 103/1CRR: 3.81 
Tom Westley43 (69)
Mark Stoneman37 (71)
Roston Chase5-1-25-0
Devendra Bishoo10-2-31-1
26.6
Chase to Westley, no run

good length outside off, forward defence

26.5
4
Chase to Westley, FOUR runs

short one at middle stump, hangs deep in the crease, gets tall and whips it aerially - deliberately - wide of midwicket. Deep square has no chance this time

26.4
2
Chase to Westley, 2 runs

full outside off, reaches across and uses his wrists to tuck this past midwicket. Deep square cleans up

26.3
Chase to Westley, no run

good length outside off, spins back in as he lets it go

26.2
Chase to Westley, no run

good length at off stump, forward defence

26.1
4
Chase to Westley, FOUR runs

tossed up outside off, puts in a big stride to fetch it and places the slog sweep, along the floor, to the midwicket boundary

Chase around the wicket to Westley

end of over 261 run
ENG: 93/1CRR: 3.57 
Mark Stoneman37 (71)
Tom Westley33 (63)
Devendra Bishoo10-2-31-1
Roston Chase4-1-15-0

We will have an extension in play. Fifteen minutes/four overs.

25.6
Bishoo to Stoneman, no run

back of a length, spinning in at off stump. Defended pitch-side

25.5
Bishoo to Stoneman, no run

tossed up outside off, finds midwicket with a big heave across the line

25.4
Bishoo to Stoneman, no run

good length outside off, left alone

25.3
1
Bishoo to Westley, 1 run

tossed up at middle stump, driven to mid-on's left. He puts in a dive to parry it to mid-off

25.2
Bishoo to Westley, no run

yorker at off stump, tapped into the covers

25.1
Bishoo to Westley, no run

short one outside off, pulled to midwicket off the inside half

end of over 25Maiden
ENG: 92/1CRR: 3.68 
Mark Stoneman37 (68)
Tom Westley32 (60)
Roston Chase4-1-15-0
Devendra Bishoo9-2-30-1

There was big round of applause in the last over, across the ground and in the media box, for Henry"Blowers" Blofeld who has just finished his last commentary stint.

24.6
Chase to Stoneman, no run

good length outside off, defended into the covers

24.5
Chase to Stoneman, no run

back of a length outside off, guided off the face to backward point

Best performances - batters
Shai Hope player portrait
SD Hope WI
62 runs (144)
9 fours
0 six
Control81%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
8644216112
Ben Stokes portrait
BA Stokes ENG
60 runs (74)
10 fours
0 six
Control80%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
2491119618
Best performances - bowlers
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson ENG
O
20.1
M
5
R
42
W
7
ECO
2.08
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Ben Stokes portrait
BA Stokes ENG
O
14.3
M
6
R
22
W
6
ECO
1.51
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Lord's, London
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of England
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes
Player Of The Series
James Anderson
James Anderson
Shai Hope
Shai Hope
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2274
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days7,8,9 September 2017 - day(5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand Image
Chris Gaffaney
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
Australia Image
David Boon