WI vs ENG: West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite praises his team effort after Test series win over England
WI vs ENG: West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite lauded his team’s performance after their ten-wicket victory over England in the third and final Test match in Saint George’s, Grenada.
With this victory, the West Indies have clinched the three-match Test series with a 1-0 lead with the first two matches ending in a draw.
“I feel fantastic. Feel even better that we have won. Want to thank the fans for coming in here at the Grenada stadium, that’s very pleasing. Main thing was working on my balance, more on my top handwork. Been working on it for the last two years. A total team effort is a total team effort. I must commend all of my teammates. Bonner and Jason in the first Test, Blackwood in the next Test and then Roach. Alzarri bowled those short balls yesterday,” said Kraigg Brathwaite in a post-match presentation.
“The effort from the guys was remarkable. To see how Joshua batted (with the lower order batters), they played well. When you have guys like Holder and Roach, it’s a great thing. I think we learnt a lot from this series. Also It’s really a remarkable day, to see the attitude, we need to keep doing it. Need to continue doing it and not take anything for granted,” he added.
As the visitors resumed Day 5 at 103/8, England batters Chris Woakes and Jack Leach attempted to anchor the innings for the visitors, who had only a 10-run lead.
Kemar Roach struck hard, dismissing the tandem. And their batting run for 120 runs, setting a target of 28 runs for his side.
When it came to bat, West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell made it look easy, chasing down the score in just 5 overs and defeating the Three Lions by ten wickets.
To shred England’s batting line-up, West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua Da Silva struck an undefeated century and all-rounder Kyle Mayers took five wickets.