WI vs ENG 3rd Test: West Indies beat England by 10 wickets to clinch series victory
WI vs ENG 3rd Test: On day four of the series in Grenada, West Indies secured the Botham-Richards Trophy with a convincing 10-wicket victory over England in the final Test.
West Indies reached a modest goal of 28 in their second innings without losing a wicket, with skipper Kraigg Brathwaite striking the winning runs to claim a 1-0 series victory.
After being outplayed in the first two drew Tests, it was a remarkable result for the home team, ensuring another fruitless England trip to the Caribbean.
In the last half-century, England has only won one series in the West Indies, a 3-0 victory in 2003-04.
The England players clasped hands with Brathwaite and John Campbell as delighted home fans danced in the stands.
Commentators were clamouring on Joe Root to step down as captain even before the England team limped off the field in defeat.
Despite being one of the best batters in the world, Root has never appeared like a natural leader. And also has gained a reputation as an unimaginative captain.
Earlier in the day, England resumed with a 10-run lead and two wickets in hand.
The visitors added 17 to their overnight total. With Jack Leach’s tenacious fight serving only as a delaying tactic as Kemar Roach took both wickets.
With his first ball of the morning, he broke a tenacious partnership. By having Chris Woakes caught brilliantly one-handed by Jason Holder at leg-slip for 19.
After the umpire issued a not out judgement, Leach caught behind for four off 55 balls. But the judgement needed to be reviewed, leaving England all out for 120.
Kyle Mayers finished with an outstanding 5-18 record.
In Antigua and Barbados, the first two Tests played on flat pitches.